Linden wins homecomingBy Matt Cole Published 11:00pm Friday, October 5, 2012
A.L. Johnson played the Linden Patriots as tough as anybody has all season long, but ended up losing 34-0.
The Eagles were able to stop the Patriots on numerous trips inside the red zone without giving up any points in the first quarter.
It wasn’t until the 3:51 mark in the second quarter that the Patriots were able to get on the board. Jalen Lewis scored on a 3-yard run and put Linden on top 8-0 after the two-point conversion.
Linden kept the Eagles in bad field position throughout the game, and the Eagles could never get any offensive rhythm going.
“We played fair for a half,” A.L. Johnson coach Mose Jones said, “but they kept us in bad field position and we couldn’t get any offensive rhythm going all night.”
In the second half, Linden took control of the game. A fumble by Castillo Huggins about half way through the third quarter was recovered in the endzone by Linden’s Kynard Craig for a touchdown to put the Patriots ahead 15-0.
Linden’s next drive was capped off by a 13-yard TD run by Anthony Robinson Jr. to make the score 21-0.
Early in the fourth quarter, Robinson Jr. broke free on an 84-yard run to put Linden ahead 28-0.
The last score was a 13-yard run by Jamal Lewis to make it 34-0 Linden.
Coach Andro Williams said his team made a lot of mistakes during the game.
“We played a good team in A.L. Johnson,” he said, “but we made a lot of mistakes and hurt ourselves.”