|South Jersey Football:
Lynx End Pre-season on Sour Note
Saturday, June 24, 2006
South Jersey Lynx Press ReleaseHARRISBURG, PA - After defeating the Philadelphia Scorpions in the previous week, the South Jersey Lynx traveled up the PA Turnpike to face the defending 2005 National Champion Central Penn Piranha. The Piranha ended the Lynx season last year in the 4th round of the playoffs so they were looking for a little get back. Unfortunately, today was not the Lynx day losing 47-0.
The Lynx were in the game up until halftime only down 13-0, but the second half was dominated by the Piranha. The Piranha exploded with 20 points in the 3rd quarter followed by another 14 in the 4th quarter. It was obvious that the Piranha depth was the key to what happened in the second half. With the Lynx already missing key veterans, injuries started taking its toll as well. The Piranha kept their guys fresh with what seemed like endless rotations of players.
Although the score was lopsided, the Lynx did get some positive results from the contest. The most noticeable positive was the offensive linemen. The line was led by Cleveland Johnson, Cesar Segura, William Perkins, Eliseo Calvente, and Ali Linder. They all did a good job of opening up running lanes and allowing the backs to run, especially in a game of this magnitude being the first time they've played together.
The Lynx open the regular season on July 8th with the New Jersey Longhorns in Plainfield, NJ at (2:00p, may change). Head Coach Lester Cream Jr. is looking forward to this game since he has yet to see his entire team play together. "I think I've accomplished what I wanted to accomplish during the pre-season by playing that tough schedule on the road," said Cream, "Our rookies and first year players have gained instant experience and are now ready for the regular season."