Lincoln Trojans prepare for the 2013 High School Football Season.
STOCKTON - The Lincoln Trojans high school football team enters the 2013 season with a huge chip on thier shoulder.
Last season, the Trojans were considered a preseason favorite led by running back Justin Davis who went to USC and quarterback Zack Greenlee who now attends Fresno State. But this year, without any household named stars, the Trojans are flying under the radar to begin this season.
"I'm really excited to prove everyone wrong and how we are not going to be good because we lost a couple of dynamic players." said senior wide receiver Stephen Robinson. "
"I think everyone is looking at the situation as an opportunity to make a name for themselves," added senior defensive end Cyrus Boone. "We don't have any big names this year, but we are looking to use that to our advantage."
"This team is hungry, we come out here and we practice hard and play hard with the hopes of going to sections and hold that blue felt," said junior defensive lineman T.J. Tiatia.
Last season the Trojans went undefeated in league play, but had mixed results in non-league competition against some of the top teams in the area defeating Pleasant Grove and Berkeley, but losing to Elk Grove, St. Mary's and the eventual CIF State Champion Granite Bay Grizzlies.
This season, Head Coach Brian Gray will put his team through the same tough test beginning with Elk Grove in week zero, followed by Pitman, Vacaville, St. Mary's and Granite Bay.
"It allows us to get ready in hurry," said Gray. "You are not going to walk through any practice when you have Elk Grove coming up. And we are fired up to find out immediately where we fit in this whole division one mix."
"I welcome the pressure, it gives u the extra edge," said Hank Glaros. "It makes the game exciting for us."