No more Roman Pula? Apparently that’s no problem for the Lincoln Abes, who return back to the comfy confines of Lincoln Bowl after a one-year absence.
Pula, the hard-to-tackle running back who started at Lincoln since he was a freshman, is now plying his trade at Eastern Washington University.
But the boys at Lincoln believe they will be just fine, according to seniors Gerrell Wilkins and Chad Walker. They will heed Pula’s advice by working hard and playing with intensity. But they also believe they have enough talent and senior leadership to get Lincoln back to the playoffs for a fourth straight season.
Along with the talented cornerback duo of
Walker and Wilkins, quarterback Damarkus Milner returns and will help open up the offense more with an improved passing game.
Milner threw for 937 yards and eight touchdowns last season.
Wilkins takes over for Pula at tailback, and what he lacks in brute strength he’ll more than make up for in speed and quickness.
Overall, the Abes have good team speed, and with 12 of 22 starters returning Lincoln should be a force again in the Narrows League Bridge Division.