Lincoln Prep rolls over Northeast

By Toriano Porter PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: September 8, 2018 - 12:27 AM



Complete box score and play by play

The rain-soaked contest between Lincoln Prep and Northeast was pretty much over before the first quarter ended. But the Vikings didn’t go down without a fight in the Blue Tigers’ 56-0 win Friday at Interscholastic League stadium.

Lincoln Prep took control of the IL with the win. The Blue Tigers are 2-1 on the young season and 2-0 in league play.

The Vikings dropped to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the IL.

“I don’t think our kids came mentally prepared to play,” Northeast head coach Roger Franks said. “The game got out of hand early.”

Lincoln Prep’s Howard Brown was the star of this game. The Blue Tigers’ quarterback stands about 5-foot-10 inches but packs close to 180 pounds on his young frame. The sophomore signal caller was in beast mode against the smaller Vikings, accounting for four touchdowns, including three rushing scores in the first quarter.

Brown scored his first TD after Northeast turned the ball over during the game's opening series. He would score once more on a 5-yard run after another Vikings’ turnover. 

Brown’s third touchdown followed Northeast’s third turnover of the opening quarter.

Senior defensive tackle Billy Jenkins was a disruptive force for Lincoln Prep. He forced a fumble, tallied multiple tackles behind the line of scrimmage, and bulldozed his way into the end zone for a 3-yard score out of the Wildcat formation late in the third quarter.

Jenkins, a senior, was pretty dominant, Blue Tigers head coach William Lowe said.

“It’s nice to have a player like that,” Lowe said.

A 6-yard touchdown run from Mario Woods helped push Lincoln Prep’s lead to 28-0 with less than 3 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The Vikings’ defense stiffened at times, but Brown would add another scoring run of eight yards with 4:06 remaining in the second quarter. His 67-yard scoring strike just before half made it 42-0.

Jenkins got in on the scoring act with his punishing run to make it 49-0. A fourth quarter touchdown capped the scoring.

“It was beautiful today,” Brown said. “The defense stepped up and did their thing. The offensive line, receivers. It wasn’t just me.”