The Clinton Governors (7-1) arrived in Coney Island a perfect 7-0, but the Lincoln Railsplitters (7-1) showed ‘em that there is a difference between being undefeated in the Bronx and doing it in Brooklyn as they handled them in a 35-0 victory at Lincoln High School on Friday night.
Luis Rodriguez led the team with three touchdowns, two on the ground and one from Roget O’Neill. O’Neill entered the game late in the second quarter after starting quarterback Paul Litvak left with a shoulder injury. Litvak finished with 59 yards on one attempt. O’Neill finished with 102 passing yards and two touchdowns and 57 yards on the ground. He completed 10 of 16 attempts. Rodriguez caught O’Neill’s first touchdown. The second was caught by Jordan Hannah, who had 101 yards receiving on two catches.
Lincoln switched up a few different positions and with, an injury to Dayquan Audain, the biggest difference was at running back as Kevin Medy, Jordan Nicholson and Deaquan Dunham all got opportunities. Medy scored a touchdown on a five-yard run.
Defensively, Lincoln was led by Alejandro Oregon, who had five tackles including three for loss. Elvin Suazo was also impressive with seven tackles and two sacks. Najee Baker also had six sacks and one for loss.
The win was the 100th career victory for head coach Shawn O’Connor. His record now stands at 100-56 in his 15th season coaching at Lincoln. He won the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) city title in 2011 and 2013. He has coached four All-Americans: Nyan Boateng (Florida/California), Lansford Watson (Maryland), Ishaq Williams (Notre Dame) and Thomas Holley (Florida). He was named Coach of the Year in 2011 by the New York Jets, the New York Daily News, the New York Post. In 2013 MSG Varsity named his Coach of the Year and he was also named All-Brooklyn by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Here are photos from the game: