The Railers, Greet The Railers
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[August 20, 2018]
By Benjamin Yount
LINCOLN – There is a rhythm to Lincoln
Community High School's annual Meet the Railers night.
Lincoln's football team rests, one knee in the grass, helmet in
hand, watching as LCHS' other fall sports get their time before the
Then the Railersplitters take the field, and football season begins.
Meet the Railers 2018 was no different.
The team won three games last year, that's Lincoln's best season
Head coach Matt Silkowski is looking to do as well, or better, this
The Lincoln football team gets ready to take the
field for parents and fans at Meet the Railers
on Friday night.
Coach Silky, as he is know to the team, said Meet the Railers gives
parents and fans a chance to see the team that he's been molding
over the summer.
“I think there is an urge to be successful, a determination there,”
Silkowski said of the 2018 Railer squad. “There are just a lot of
questions marks as to how we will compete when we line-up against
Lincoln beat Macomb High School last year, 7-6.
But since last year the Railers have lost two offensive weapons,
Titus Cannon and Isaiah Bowers.
“Losing Titus, that's losing 1,200 or 1,400 all purpose yards,”
Coach Silky explained.
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Coach Matt Silkowski speaks with his squad after
Friday's Meet the Railers at Lincoln
Community High School
Silkowski said he expects Tyler Vance, Brandon Schweitzer, and Matt
Yount to carry the ball this season.
As always with the Railers, the offensive line will dictate the
Senior Jake Benninger says the front five have some things to work
on before the home opener next Friday.
“We need to go more whistle to whistle with each play,” Benninger
said of his offensive line mates. “We can't just make contact and
Senior Austin Sparrow wants to see more physicality from the defense
“We're progressing everyday,” Sparrow said. “But we have a lot to
work on. It's early in the season, we're still making some mistakes.
We gotta go out for practice in week one and give it all we got.”
The Railers open the season at home August 24 against the Macomb
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Handlin Field in Lincoln.
[By Benjamin Yount]