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Football: Lincoln is in position to take control of Northern League race

October 11, 2012 | 11:24 am

Los Angeles Lincoln is in position to take a giant step toward winning the Northern League championship if it can defeat host Los Angeles Marshall on Friday night.

Lincoln (6-1, 1-0) knocked off prime challenger Franklin last week, and a win over Marshall (3-3) would leave Coach Albert Carrillo's Tigers in ideal shape to win the title.

Lincoln has been winning behind the solid play of junior quarterback Gilbert Soto (1,216 yards passing, 14 touchdown passes) and running back Roger Lemus (10 touchdowns).

It will be the 80th football meeting between the long-time rivals. Marshall has a 40-33-5 advantage.

Last year, Marshall defeated Lincoln in league play and a second time in the City Section Division II playoffs, so the Tigers have plenty of motivation.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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