Courtesy of St. Paul's Athletics
In overtime, freshman kicker Preston McCarthy scored a 44 yard field goal to win and spoil Lincoln University's homecoming game on Saturday.
Both the Tigers and Lions got off to a slow start. Saint Paul's and Lincoln fought up and down the field and still went scoreless in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Tigers started the second quarter strong with freshman Monte' Robinson's interception and 45 yard return. Robison would complete the game with a total of three interceptions and 61 yards.
With seven minutes left in the second quarter, Saint Paul's defensive back Christian Pride caught an interception and returned it for 25 yards.
Although the Tigers had possession of the football, they were stopped by Lincoln's defense.
Robinson answered the Lion's offensive pattern with another interception. However, the Tigers still couldn't get down the field. It wasn't until the last 31 seconds of the game that the Tigers scored their first touchdown of the game.
Sophomore Jay Kenney completed a two yard touchdown pass to senior Wide Receiver Emory Addison, McCarthy's PAT was good. The score, 7-0.
Lincoln won the coin toss at the beginning of the game and decided to receive the kick for the second half.
The Tiger defense came out strong in the second half and caused the Lions to turn the ball over on downs. Within those plays Tiger's Roman Pritt forced a fumble, but it was recovered by the Lions.
Robinson for the third time intercepted the Lion's quarterback, Aaron Thomas pass attempt.
The Lions ended the third quarter scoreless while the Tigers stayed with seven points.
Scoreless in the third, the Lions showed the determination to score. Within the first three minutes of the game, Matthew Coston caught a seven yard touchdown pass, Domonic Wright's point after attempt was good. The score was now tied.
The Lion's continued hustling on the field with a interception caught by Gerald Foster with a 53 yard return for another touchdown. The PAT was no good, the score, 13-7.
The Tigers rushed up the field for another Tiger touchdown by Albert Tinsley, the PAT was blocked by Foster.
With an effort to end the game, the Lions attempted a 35 yard field goal, however, it was blocked by Tiger's Dominic Tolson.
At the end of regulation play, the score was tied 13-13. This overtime made Lincoln University's history as the first overtime ever.
Saint Paul's won the coin toss and decided to go on offense in overtime play.
Tiger's defense continued to play strong with an interception by Pride. He returned the ball for 15 yards.
The Lion's attempted to hold on for a chance to win, but it wasn't enough. McCarthy ended the game with a 44 yard field goal attempt.
The final score was 16-13.
The Tigers will play in their final game of the season November 6 at 1 p.m. in South Hill against Virginia State University.