School will try to take its first step out of the bottom tier Friday
night as the Railers host Springfield High School.
has won a game this season.
Coach Andy McDonald said if his team is to get its first victory of
the year, the Railer players are going to rebound from last week’s
lopsided, 62-0, loss to Chatham Glenwood.
“We’ve got to
come every day, ready to go to work,” McDonald said Thursday. “Not
just to go through the motions. But we have to have the intent to
get better. I feel like the guys this week have shown that.”
the team will get back a few injured or benched players. The Railers
started the season two weeks ago with 12 starters on the bench.
“We’ll be a
little better manned-up this week,” Coach McDonald added. “Hopefully
that will give some guys a break from playing both sides of the ball
Lincoln is expecting the return of several players, Springfield High
has lost one of its best.
running back Tony Williams is nursing a knee injury. He will miss
Friday’s game, and may not return for the rest of the season.
even without one of their strongest runners, he expects Springfield
High to be aggressive.
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shown is that they do like to spread it out,” the coach noted. “We
expect them to have good team speed. They have some pretty athletic
Railsplitters will have to find a way to control the line of
scrimmage to get their running game going.
game will also feature a tribute to local first responders.
we’ll have a fire truck, a police car…just to introduce, by name,
the first responders,” McDonald said. “(We want to) recognize them
by introducing them.”
moment will happen at halftime.
the Springfield Senators Friday at 7 pm at Handlin Field.
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