The Sideline

Thursday, August 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Abes coast over Stadium in traditional rivalry

The Lincoln Abes had their way all afternoon with the Stadium Tigers as they cruised to an easy 62-0 win on Saturday in front of a large crowd at Lincoln Bowl. Reviving the old tradition that started in the 1930’s with the top two teams playing off on Thanksgiving afternoon for the city championship, the Abes dominated with their stout defense and a high-octane offense to cruise to the easy win.

“You never expect anything like this,” said second-year Abe head coach Jon Kitna. “Our kids played about as well as could be expected.”

Climbing to number ten in the 3A state rankings, this should propel them even farther, but don’t tell that to Kitna. “We don’t pay attention to the rankings, we tell the kids to stay focused on the upcoming opponent.”

The large Saturday afternoon turnout brought back many Lincoln alumni from past years, as they no doubt got to relive some great times with their fellow Abes. No doubt there will be many more large gatherings if Lincoln continues its current outstanding play and continues its climb up the Narrows 3A standings in future weeks.

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