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Links Football Set to ‘Encage’ Omaha Benson Bunnies Friday Night

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#3 Isaiah Alford (12) runs the ball to the end zone for the first touchdown of the night against Lincoln Pius X on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at Pius High School.  Photo by Zeke Williams

#3 Isaiah Alford (12) runs the ball to the end zone for the first touchdown of the night against Lincoln Pius X on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at Pius High School. Photo by Zeke Williams

#3 Isaiah Alford (12) runs the ball to the end zone for the first touchdown of the night against Lincoln Pius X on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at Pius High School. Photo by Zeke Williams

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By Angel Tran

The #5 Lincoln High School Football team will be playing at [unranked] Omaha Benson on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

The Links, currently 4-2, are hot on their winning streak after slamming North Platte at home 55-6 at Beechner Field last Friday night.  This Friday, they intend on boosting their season record up to 5-2.

“We’ve been focusing a lot on improving in little aspects of the game,” Senior Quarterback Cedric Case said. “Big picture wise, we’ve been pretty good at everything, but our focus is improving week after week by fixing the little details.”

Wide receiver CJ Jones (12) catches the ball from quarter back Cedric Case (12) during the game against Pius X on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at Pius X. Photo taken by Anthony Torres

There’s no denying that the game is in favor for the Links.  Players are excited to add to their winning record before they take on Kearney, who is also 4-2, next week.

“We’re taking it week by week, and right now our focus is on Benson,” Case said. “We’ll focus on them when Saturday comes, and they’re definitely on the radar, but not until after we play Benson.”

“We’ve had our usual routine this week to prepare for Benson,” Head Coach Mark Macke said. “[We] have been trying to simulate some competition and real game experiences during practice so we can get into the right mindset before taking on Omaha [Benson].”

And it’s not just the players who are excited to win.

“We’re always excited to add to our season record,” Macke said.  “Omaha Benson is a team that plays hard, so we can’t get over our head.  We will do the work to prepare, just like we would for any other team.”

The game’s student section theme is “White-Out” and cost at the door will be $4 for students and $6 for adults.  Come make the 60-minute drive up to Omaha Benson (5120 Maple St, Omaha, NE 68104) after school to watch the game at 4:00 PM.

About the Writer
Angel Tran, Editor-In-Chief

“So live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.” -Stuart Scott


Hey there! (:

My name is Angelina Tran, but most call me Angel.  I am The Advocate’s Editor-in-Chief.

Future Goals and Aspects

A major goal for my life is to finish school with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  I am a part of the Upward Bound program, a college preparatory program based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I plan on majoring in Secondary Education with an Endorsement in History and Business.  My master’s degree will be in Educational Administration and my doctorate degree will be in Educational Studies.

Personal Life

I am a varsity sprinter for the LHS Track and Field team, as well as a varsity letterman.  I am a three-time state qualifier in the 100M, 200M, and 4x100M Relay. I am also a sponsored indoor track sprinter as well as a competitive powerlifter.  My main goal is to return to the Nebraska State Track and Field Championship next May 2019.

Another activity I am involved in is DECA, which stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America.  As a part of DECA, I help with community service projects and events, fundraising, and I compete at the district, state, and national level.  Currently, I am Co-Presidents with my other half, Jayla Toliver.

As the student representative for LHS, I am a co-chair on the district High-School Task Force, a committee that is planning the next two high schools being built in the city of Lincoln.  I am also the committee co-chair of Student Diversity and Community.

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