Hornets Rout Lincoln in SEC Crossover Showdown





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By Mike Williamson- mwillie3@hotmail.com

A showdown between arguably the two best teams I the SEC turned into a blowout a Saline rolled past Ypsilanti Lincoln 38-7 last week.

Lincoln came into the game 2-0 on the season and ranked 6th in Division 2, but the Hornets jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.



It was the third straight week that the Hornets had faced a team ranked in the top 10 in its Division.

The Hornets forced a Lincoln punt after the opening kickoff and it didn’t take long to score as Brendan Munday sprinted into the endzone from 44-yards out for a 7-0 lead.

The Splitters fumbled on the first play of the next possession and Jonah Ashby fell on it for the Hornets giving them the ball at the Lincoln six-yard line.

Following a holding penalty, MJ Griffin ran it in from 14-yards out for a 14-0 lead just three minutes into the game.

Saline forced another punt and JT Turner nailed a 30-yard field goal to extend the lead to 17-0.

Lincoln tried to make a game of it when the quarterback ran a bootleg in from 28-yards out to make it 17-7, but Saline answered when on 4th and 10 Anthony Ferrari hit Griffin for a 25-yard scoring pass to make it 24-7.

Munday scored his second touchdown of the game late in the first half, sprinting in from 20 yards out to make it 31-7 at the half.

Hayden Scott wrapped up the scoring in the second half with a 1-yard scoring run to make the final 38-7.

Munday led the Hornets with 192 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Griffin ran three times for 28 yards and a score and caught two passes for 27 yards and a score.

The Hornet defense held Lincolns high powered offense to just 215 yards as the Hornets rushed for 302 and four touchdowns.

Pictures by Mike Williamson

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