Lincoln Trojans Celebrate State Championship Win

By: Alyssa Orange Email
By: Alyssa Orange Email

It had been nine years since the Lincoln Trojans could call themselves state champions, and as they head back to Tallahassee from Orlando with the big trophy, its a feel they won't forget.

"It's the best feeling in the world. I'm a state champion. I love it." says Kicker Carlos Gaston.

"I'm just too excited!" says Quarterback Ronald Butler

"I feel good. State champs baby!" says Runningback Javorius Allen.

Head Coach Yusuf Shakir adds, "You know this state championship is for all the kids that ever went to Lincoln, all the players, the community, all the great support we have in Tallahassee. All the coaches that have ever coached at Lincoln. You know this is a combination. These things just don't happen, its a combination, a building block, so all of this is for all those guys, every teacher, every student that's walked the halls of Lincoln High School."

"We just like to work hard and we play for each other. Everyone doubted us in the beginning and we just came back and do what we had to do. Just believe." adds Butler.

All season long Coach Shakir preached the importance of finishing, and as Carlos Gaston kicked the game winner field goal it seemed his philosophy had paid off.

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  • by Trojan Supporter on Dec 20, 2010 at 09:24 AM
    I'm so proud of the Lincoln players and coaches. It was a great game. That Trojan Defense was on fire. Let's do it again next year.
  • by Veronica Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 04:46 AM
    I am so very proud of the Lincoln Trojans State Champions, and so very proud of the GREAT coaching ability, heartfelt words and compassion of Coach Shakir. Being a 1981 Grad of Lincoln High brings so much joy and happiness, also it is such a great feeling to see my family (Rod, Damien, and Karonte) experience the same excitement and honor in being A LINCOLN TROJAN as I will forever treasure.
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