Next week is
senior night, the last home football game for the Lincoln Railers,
and for almost everyone in the class of 2015 it will be the last
football game as a player.
But this week
is a time to look forward as much as it is the time to look back.
Railsplitters travel to Jacksonville High School Friday, still
looking for their first win of the 2014 season.
“They are a
team that, year in and year out, as far as size, strength, and speed
can match just about anybody in our conference,” Lincoln Head Coach
Andy McDonald said of the Crimsons. “They are big and tough up
front…And they are playing for a playoff spot.”
at 3-4, needs to win its final two games to be eligible for a
playoff spot. The Crimsons are one of six teams in the Central State
Eight who could play in the post season.
There will be
no playoffs for the Railers, at least not this year.
is, however, looking to the future.
This week, he
sent out a release trumpeting the success of Lincoln’s JV team. But
the future of Railsplitter football extends down to junior high
players as well.
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football teams saw a number of wins this season.
the future for the mighty green is promising.
“It is always
exciting to see kids playing this sport and having some success at
it,” the coach said. “And obviously if they have some success then
they are going to enjoy it more.”
And even if
those future Railers do not win in high school, McDonald said they
will get everything the current team has found and more.
“We hope that
these guys realize the benefits of being part of a team, being a
part of a group of people that have a common mission, realize the
benefit of hard work” McDonald said Thursday. “Those are benefits
that are going to stick with them. They are going to help them in
their family life, their future life, whatever job or career they
plan on doing.”
travel to Jacksonville for a 7pm kickoff at Jacksonville High