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Spring Practice Preview: Lincoln Trojans

Spring Practice Preview: Lincoln Trojans
Posted at 10:31 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 22:31:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Monday was day one of spring practice for high school football teams in the state of Florida. Tuesday, was day two, and the grind continued at Lincoln High School, as the Trojans look to capitalize on a good finish to last season.

The Trojans finished 5-7 last year, but don't let that record fool you. They had a tough slate, with their out of District opponents tallying a 54-6 record.

Lincoln won three straight games, and captured their 17th straight District Championship, to end the year before falling to powerhouse Columbia in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs.

That tough schedule, only preps them for this year, said head coach Yusuf Shakir on Tuesday. He said they return their quarterback and all but one receiver on offense, and that experience is huge.

"Our strength of our team this year will be the offensive and defensive line," he said. "Two of our three defensive lineman starters are back. We have some good young kids that are big. We'll probably be the biggest we've been in the last three or four years on both sides of the ball, so that's going to help us out a lot, especially with the schedule we're going to play."

Lincoln's spring season comes to a close May 19th, when they host Gainesville Buchholz at Gene Cox Stadium.