The Sideline

Friday night was a huge night for Tacoma public school football.

While the fifth-ranked Lincoln Abes took care of business in a contest they were heavily-favored to win, the additional news from Seattle's Memorial Stadium that the Wilson Rams led throughout and knocked-off Metro Valley champion Ballard was a big one.

LINCOLN - 63, NATHAN HALE - 6

WILSON - 43, BALLARD - 22

It's been a long time since two Tacoma public schools advanced to the State 3A Tournament.

The Round of 16.

The Show.

It was the 1979 football season that saw two Tacoma public…

With the constant rain beating down upon historic Stadium Bowl, the Lincoln fans were screaming for a punt.

Some were absolutely beside themselves.

Facing fourth and 15 from the Wilson 45-yard line, the Lincoln Abes inexplicably, rolled the dice, with possibly an undefeated season and 3A Narrows crown on the line.

Up 6-3 with 1:44 remaining in the game, the Abes could have punted the ball. They could have turned it over to the defense. Both defenses had been fantastic and smothering all night.

Instead, it was time for a Jordan Kitna deep ball down the right sideline…

On homecoming night, the Lincoln Abes put together another solid performance to defeat the visiting Central Kitsap Cougars at historic Lincoln Bowl by a score of 41-14. The victory moves the fifth-ranked Abes to 5-0 in the 3A Narrows league and 7-0 overall.

A win against Wilson (4-1, 6-1) next Friday at Stadium Bowl would lock up the title for Lincoln. Expect a serious ballgame from Wilson, who still has a chance at the title and is battling for one of the coveted top two seeds out of the 3A Narrows which will earn a home game for the first round of the state playoffs.

Junior…

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - TACOMA AREA SCORES

Friday Night - October 10 - Tacoma Area Footaball

4A NARROWS LEAGUE

BELLARMINE PREP - 35, SOUTH KITSAP - 10

OLYMPIA - 34, STADIUM - 6

3A NARROWS LEAGUE

LINCOLN - 69, NORTH THURSTON - 27

CAPITAL - 34, WILSON - 21

FOSS - 29, MT. TAHOMA - 20

4A SPSL LEAGUE

CURTIS - 50, ROGERS - 14

3A SPSL LEAGUE

AUBURN MOUNTAINVIEW - 17, LAKES - 0

2A SPSL LEAGUE

FRANKILIN PIERCE - 38, FIFE - 35

TACOMA AREA FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCORES

LINCOLN 32, CAPITAL 10

FOSS 26, SHELTON 13

CENTRAL KITSAP 47, MT. TAHOMA 6

WILSON 47, NORTH THURSTON 21

BELLARMINE 70, STADIUM 14

FRANKLIN PIERCE 16, RIVER RIDGE 14

STEILACOOM 45, WASHINGTON 20

FIFE 35, WHITE RIVER 13

LAKES 67, AUBURN RIVERSIDE 7

CHARLES WRIGHT 30, VASHON 8

CURTIS 35, SPANAWAY LAKE 21

ORTING 58, CLOVER PARK 7

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