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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Lincoln Tops Franklin, 35-6

By RayJaun Stelly, The Seattle Medium

With three wins under their belt this season, the Franklin Quakers would look to make it four against Lincoln High School of Seattle Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

Franklin is already having their best season in years. Considering they hadn’t won a game in eight years this season for Franklin has already been a success, even though they’re just at the midpoint of their season. This year has also been the most successful season for Lincoln since recently re-opening the school, as the Lynx came into the game with a perfect 5-0 record.

With both teams already making history in a sense, it left fans on both sides wondering who would come out victorious once time expired.

The Quakers would take a 6-0 lead halfway through the first quarter, as Keivon Bias would catch a deep pass in the Lincoln redzone to set up a rushing touchdown by James “Duke” Scott, Jr.

Franklin looked to build off their scoring drive as their defense forced penalties, and a turnover on downs. Although the momentum appeared to be going in the Quakers direction, Lincoln made the adjustments and exploded for 35 unanswered points.

After forcing back-to-back punts, Lincoln’s quarterback would complete his next five passes as the Lynx scored two touchdowns in the span of four minutes.

Defensively, Lincoln forced the Quakers into back-to-back punts and numerous penalties, as they won the battle at line of scrimmage and took control of the game.

After trailing 14-6 at halftime, the Quakers looked to put together a positive drive after receiving the second half kickoff. But penalties would hinder that effort, and they were forced to punt again just three minutes into the third quarter.

17 seconds after the Franklin punt, Lincoln would score on their third passing touchdown of the game. Offensively, the Lynx could not be stopped, and defensively they refused to let Franklin running back James Scott to outplay them.

As they seized momentum of the game, Lincoln would open up their play book, which resulted in their first rushing touchdown of the night.

On their next series, the Lynx would connect on an 80-yard touchdown pass for the games’ final score.

With the win, Lincoln improved to 6-0 on the season, while Franklin dropped to 3-2. The Quakers will play Cleveland next week and Lincoln faces Nathan Hale

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