Wednesday Jul 01 2009
Lincoln gets plenty out of football camp
By: Russ Edmondson The News Messenger
Tryon named MVP at Southern Oregon
Lincoln High took 71 players to a football camp at Southern Oregon University in Ashland last week and coach Ken Lowe was pleased with the results. The Zebras were gone for four days, returning from the camp on June 24. Lincoln spent its summer football camp at the University of California over the last two years but the coaches decided to return to Ashland this summer. “We’ve been (to Ashland) before and it was less expensive to go to Southern Oregon this year,” said Lowe, who brought 44 varsity players and 27 junior varsity kids. There were seven other teams at the camp, including Anderson and Corning from California. Union Mine brought only JV players. “That (71 players) was the most that any team brought to camp and that is a definite positive,” Lowe said. “When we go to Cal, we are kind of just another school but the nice thing about Southern Oregon is that we got a lot more personal attention from their coaches. And a little more one-on-one experience. “We really worked as hard as we could in the weight room this year and it showed with some of our linemen, they just had a great camp,” he said. One of those lineman, incoming senior Jacob Tryon, was named the MVP of the camp. The nose guard and offensive tackle is about 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds. Four of his teammates, all incoming seniors, were also honored for their performance at the camp with what Lowe called “outstanding camp awards.” They were receiver Todd Hinnebusch, defensive end and tight end JJ Castillo, defensive back Dylan Crosaint and fullback Tim Bevans. Lincoln participated in a passing league on Wednesday at Del Oro in Loomis and that continues at Del Oro on Monday. This passing league involves defensive backs, linebackers, receivers and quarterbacks.