We continue our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 8 Lincoln.

Links: Lincoln team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 REVIEW

11-5 (1-3), CIF Division 2 Champions

COACHING RESUME

David Dunn, 9th season, 48-48-1 overall record

RETURNING

Offense – 6. Defense – 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

QB Chris Davila 5-11, 180, sr.

WR Keyshawn Smith 6-0, 175, sr.

WR Benjamin O’Brien WR 5-9, 160, sr.

RB Kenneth Stevenson 6-0, 185, jr.

WR Leviticus Tharpe 5-11, 180, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DB Patrick White 6-2, 170, sr.

DB Trequan Catlin 6-1, 155, sr.

DB Ke’shun Ford 6-0, 175, sr.

LB Marquese Allen-Patmon 6-2, 175, sr.

DL Curon Brown-Dunn 6-0, 180, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Keyshawn Smith, wide receiver

Averaged 21.3 yards per catch as a junior with 14 touchdowns receptions that earned him offers from nearly all of the Mountain West.

Kenneth Stevenson, running back

Next in line as the primary ball carrier for the Hornets but was also the leading tackler a season ago.

Marquese Allen-Patmon, linebacker

Junior season performance earned him double-digit scholarship offers while maintaining a GPA of 4.08.

OUTLOOK

Chris Davila returns at QB from the 2018 season, and talented junior Tyler Jensen has transferred in giving the Hornets two solid options.

The Hornets picked up several transfers in the offseason that added to an already talented roster returning. Depth will come in handy to coach Dunn who dealt with a very thin roster at times last season.

The 2018 Hornets played a 16-game schedule that included a D-2 CIF Championship and an eventual loss in the D3-AA state title game, but a jump up to D-1 and a Western League that remains strong will make the chances of a repeat extremely tough.

2019 SCHEDULE

8/23: at Monte Vista, 7pm

8/30: at El Camino, 7:15pm

9/6: Eastlake, 6:30pm

9/13: at San Clemente, 7pm

9/27: at Mater Dei Catholic, 7pm

10/4: at Madison, 6:30pm

10/11: St. Augustine, 6:30pm

10/18: at La Jolla, 6:30pm

10/25: at Point Loma, 6:30pm

11/1: Cathedral Catholic, 6:30pm

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