Lincoln High stepping into the spotlight

Digital screen scoreboard
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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As Lincoln High School steps up into Division II and the new Foothill Valley League, the community is stepping up to embrace the move.

The football field was upgraded last year and Fighting Zebra supporters are close to upgrading the scoreboard to include a digital screen. The screen will add promotional information, player profiles and more, reflecting the growing excellence of Lincoln High sports.

In an unprecedented lineup this season, the Zebras will host Oak Ridge Aug. 17, Whitney Sept. 7, Ponderosa Oct. 5, Rio Linda Oct. 12 and Placer Oct. 26; all games are at 7 p.m., preceded by the junior varsity game.

“We are going to try and copy the similar-sized scoreboard that we have now and half of it will be a digital screen,” said freshman line coach and fundraiser Dave Fear. “San Francisco Bay Coffee Company has agreed to finance a portion of the cost of that.”

The Lincoln-based coffee company stepped up and Fear is asking others in the community to do so as well. The digital screen can also be used to run ads during football games.

Fear said he is also exploring the request of funds from a pending school bond measure. The bond measure will be for improvements and facility upgrades, including a potential field house on campus.

Fear is also spearheading membership in the Savannah Club to also help the Lincoln High Booster Club raise additional funds. Those interested in putting their support behind the Zebras can reach Fear at (916) 759-4924.