The Lincoln Railsplitters beat the Tottenville Pirates 26-7 in Staten Island Friday night thanks to three touchdowns and 115 yards rushing by Antoine Holloman Jr. and 174 yards passing and one rushing touchdown from Javon Moore.
Lincoln showed a powerful offense in the first half as Holloman scored on a two-yard run to make it 8-0 just four minutes into the game. Then six minutes later Holloman scored again on a seven-yard run to go up 16-0. Holloman picked up the hat trick late in the second quarter as he scored on a one-yard run to make it 20-0 with 2:26 left in the half. Carlos Stewart caught a nice pass from Moore for 40 yards to set up that third touchdown.
Not only did Holloman score three touchdowns, but he made an amazing open field tackle early in the second quarter when the score was still 16-0. Tottenville’s Devin Martin picked off a pass in the end zone from Moore and ran it back 70 yards. It looked like a touchdown, but somehow Holloman caught up with Martin to prevent that from happening. The defense kept the Pirates from scoring to maintain the momentum.
With all of that offense going on it was easy to miss the defense. Not only did they shut Tottenville out in the first half, they really stepped up when the Lincoln offense struggled in the second half. Khendell Puryear had an interception and Thomas Holley led a strong line that outmatched Tottenville all night with three sacks.
Finally late in the game, Moore ran in a six-yard touchdown and even though there was still 4:23 left the play brought a feeling of finality with it. It’s the second time in three weeks that the team from Coney Island has beaten a Staten Island team.