On a night that harkened back to the record-setting days in the 1970s of Ron Cuccia and Steve Clarkson, the Wilson of Los Angeles football team engaged in a shootout with Lincoln of Los Angeles that had us reaching for the record book.
The Mules piled up 42 points in the second quarter en route to a 50-14 halftime lead, but Lincoln came back with a fury in the third quarter with 34 points of its own and the scorefest was on. In the end, Wilson won 93-62.
The combined 155 points for two teams is the second highest in state history, according to our own Cal-Hi Sports state records. The record of 165 was set in 2012 with an 86-79 win by Tulare over Porterville in the CIF Central Section. For comparison purposes, third on the list is 146 points with a 90-56 triumph by Fremont of Sunnyvale over Harker Academy of San Jose also from 2012. The CIF Southern Section record is 144 for an 82-62 win by Bloomington over Artesia of Lakewood in 1994 and tied two years ago when Lakewood topped Compton 80-64.
Jacob Holquin of Wilson had the top night individually with 15 receptions for 360 yards and five TDs. That single-game yardage total is an L.A. City record and is just 20 from the single-game state record. Teammate Juilian Hernandez completed 21 of 34 passes for 562 yards and eight TDs, according to the L.A. Times.
Lincoln’s stats already were on MaxPreps on Saturday morning and showed freshman Andre Watkins with 19 carries for 208 yards. QB Geo Suarez also ended 17 of 46 passing for 317 yards and two scores.