Tuesday, September 27, 2016

After convincing win, WSSU feeling good ahead of trip to Lincoln

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- Momentum and a favorable schedule have Winston-Salem State players in a good mood these days.

Fresh off a convincing 35-14 win over Virginia State, the Rams will hit the road with a historic game at Lincoln (Pa.) on Saturday. The two teams haven’t played football against each other since 1948 when a young coach by the name of Big House Gaines lost 21-0 to the Lions.

Gaines, who coached the WSSU football team as well as the basketball team during those heady days of the 1940s, went 8-1 that season for the Rams with their only loss to Lincoln.

Lincoln (Pa.) is one of the original schools in the CIAA that was formed in 1912, but it dropped out of the conference in 1980. When the school resurrected football after a 47-year absence, it rejoined the league in 2010.

“It’s odd that we haven’t played them yet since we got back into the CIAA,” said coach Kienus Boulware of the Rams.


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