By Phillip Spencer
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – The Lincoln Tigers football season will be back in action and on the field this spring. After missing the full fall season due to COVID-19, the team is looking to play again and get back into somewhat of a pre-pandemic routine. Returning player Ralph Green discusses the upcoming 2021 football season.
“We’re excited we get to play again,” said Green, a senior tight end from St. Louis. He said COVID wrecked the fall season, but he’s grateful to have an opportunity to play again. “We came into a new conference last year and didn’t do too well, so we’re looking forward to redeeming ourselves this season and even though it’s just three-to-four games, we feel like we have something to prove this year and we’re going to take full advantage of it.” Coaches are ready to go, too.
Assistant Offensive Line Coach Deshawn Haney said he’s ready to prove that the Blue Tigers are ready to play and ready to improve. “We have to get our confidence back and we’re going to compete in every game this season and make sure teams know who we are once the short season is over,” said Haney.
The Lincoln Tigers went 1-10 in the 2019-2020 season after joining a new conference. However, with returning players and a talented incoming group, Lincoln is set to turn it around this spring.
(Phillip Spencer comes from Louisville, Kentucky and is a junior defensive end for the Blue Tigers.)