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Lincoln High varsity football team wins school’s first ever state championship

Press Release

San Francisco (December 18, 2018) - The Lincoln High School varsity football team defeated Orange Glen, the San Diego Section Division V champion, on Saturday, December 15, at City College of San Francisco, capping off a perfect 13-0 season for Lincoln. The Mustangs beat the Patriots, 24-13.

The California Interscholastic Federation Division VI-A state title game win also marked the first state football title in Lincoln’s history and the first ever state championship game held in San Francisco.

“Our guys were up against strong competition all season long. They fought hard to come out on top, and they did,” Head Coach Phil Ferrigno said. “Saturday’s game was a dominant performance by the entire team. Everybody — the offense, defense and special teams — played a role in this season.”

The Mustangs took an early 10-0 lead, and then played the Patriots even the rest of the game. One of the most memorable plays was a 69-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter.

“I’m so proud of everyone on the varsity team who triumphed over and over again this fall to deliver a perfect season for the first time ever at Lincoln,” Principal Shari Balisi said. “The students were determined to win and the coaches were dedicated to helping them bring home this victory. Go Mustangs!”

This is the second year in a row a San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) team finished on top, after Galileo Academy of Science and Technology's championship victory in 2017.

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Page updated on 12/18/18