Another Lincoln Steams Into Town
The Lincoln Capitols, not to be confused with our brave men and women from the USS Lincoln, steam into town to face the Everett Hawks on Friday, May 6 at the Everett Events Center. The Hawks enter the game with an undefeated record of 6-0, after a 72-55 victory over the Tri-Cities Fever in Kennewick, WA last week. The Capitols on the other hand, come in with a disappointing 0-4 record. One of those loses were courtesy of the Hawks, when they traveled to Lincoln on April 15 and came out with a 56-16 victory.
They are a much better team than their record would indicate. They have the hardest schedule when comparing it to the strength of schedule statistics. said Everett head coach Dan Maciejczak. On top of that they just added a great player with 5 years of NFL experience. Maciejczak is referring to Derek Brown - a 59, 205 lbs running back who played 5 seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
Hawks fans can expect a good, high scoring game. The Lincoln Capitols are one of the most experienced teams in the NIFL this season. They played their first season in 2002 and historically have been a pretty competitive team. During their inaugural season in 2002 they were 10-4 and made the playoffs. Then in 2003, they continued that success with a record of 9-5.
Info About Everett Hawks Upcoming Opponent: The Lincoln Capitols
Head Coach Pat Schaben
Last Season Lincoln owner Bruce Bailey fired Head Coach Jose Jefferson and named Pat Schaben, who was an offensive lineman on the squad at the beginning of the year, the team's new interim head coach. Schaben played for the Capitols since the 2002 season until being named interim head coach.
Bruce Bailey then removed the interim part off of Schabens title and named him Head Coach this off-season. Under Schaben, Lincoln ran the ball more and improved their rankings in team rushing tremendously to conclude the season.
Key Players for the Lincoln Capitols
"I consider these 2 to be the cornerstones for the Capitols to build a championship caliber team." commented Coach Schaben, "The veteran leadership that they provide will be as important to our team as their play on the field."
RB Derek BrownHeight: 59
College: University of Nebraska
Brown is one of the best I-backs in Nebraska history, posting a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons in his career. He helped the Huskers earn two consecutive Orange Bowl berths. Brown bypassed his senior season and was drafted in fourth round of the 1993 NFL Draft with the 109th overall pick. He is considered one of the highest profiled players to ever enter the National Indoor Football League, but age may become a factor.
DB Ty Goode
College: Notre Dame
Hes a perennial All-Star and the Capitols #1 insurance policy, Ty Goode has also inked to play for the team this coming season. After a successful multi-sport career at Lincoln Southeast High, Ty went on to Notre Dame to play cornerback for the Fighting Irish. After college, Ty returned and joined the Lincoln indoor team. Ty has filled in many spots on both sides of the ball for the Capitols.
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