Livingston Football Falls to Lincoln, 52-7

Lvingston Lancers Players collect a incomplete pass. Credits: Eric Paragallo
Livingston Lancers line up on the sidelines Credits: Eric Paragallo
Devell Jones, Lincoln High School Running Back recovers a fumble and returns it for a touchdown Credits: Eric Paragallo

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Lancers’ season began with a whimper, as they were beaten by Lincoln High School, 52-7, on Sunday afternoon.

“You gotta be prepared to play,” said Lancer head coach Barry Kostibos, following the loss. “We obviously weren’t able to play with [Lincoln] today. [Lincoln is] very good. [They’ve got] a lot of speed, a lot of size, and that gave us problems.”

Lincoln’s size, speed and preparation was evident throughout the entirety of the game, especially in the first half when they pulled ahead by 40-0, holding Livingston to only six first downs, and forcing the Lancers into three offensive turnovers.

Sign Up for E-News

Despite a lopsided and sloppy first game from Livingston, Kostibos remained positive that his team can play better.

“You’re never as good as you look in your best win," he said. "You’re never as bad as you look in your worst loss. So that’s how we’ll look at it, and we’ll go from there.”

The second half of the game perhaps showcased some of the better Lancer play that Kostibos spoke of. In the final two quarters, the Lancers were only outscored by five, including their only scoring play of the game.

The touchdown came early in the third quarter on an extended 75-yard drive. On third down at the Lincoln 10 yard line, quarterback Matt Gibbons found Will Cardona at the front right corner of the end zone.

Jake Rosenbaum and Aidan Kelly carried the ball up the middle, forcing their way through Lincoln’s front line for a combined 65 yards on the drive.

Kostibos said after an ugly loss his team will take away any positive they can and move forward.

“Now, we’re going to work toward our next game," Kostibos said. "We have to get our work in.”

The Lancers visit Millburn on Saturday. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Evolve Cycle And Fitness Presale Happening Now!

May 18, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ - Evolve Cycle and Fitness is now offering 10 classes for only $90. That’s only $9 a class when you purchase before its official Grand Opening on Friday, June 1, 2018. 

Only two weeks left to take advantage of this limited time offer! Call Martha at 973-979-5919 or click here to sign up.

Evolve Cycle and Fitness is a Premier Fitness Boutique ...

Save Up To 20% at CNP Treasures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your mom or that special someone in your life for Mother's Day? Then CNP Treasures has you covered! Save up to 20% at CNP Treasures located at 14 Northfield Ave in West Orange.

Come by this weekend so we can help you find the perfect gift! Offer expires Sunday, May ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, May 24, 6:30 PM

Heritage Middle School , Livingston

Livingston Public Schools Presents: 6th to 7th ...



Thu, May 24, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Understanding Hearing Loss

Health & Wellness


Thu, May 24, 7:30 PM

Heritage Middle School , Livingston

Livingston Public Schools Presents: 6th to 7th ...


Montclair HS Student Reported Sexual Assault in All-Gender Bathroom, Officials Say

May 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to published reports on Wednesday, Montclair Police officials are investigating allegations of sexual assault reported to have occurred in a bathroom at Montclair High School.

Montclair police officials state that officers received a report about an incident at the high school of a sexual nature that occurred around 3:18 p.m. on Monday. The ...

Still Time to Register for Livingston's Fall Intown Soccer

May 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although a late fee may be applied as of May 13, registration is still open for the Fall 2018 Intown Soccer season in Livingston, including the high school co-ed program.

Livingston Soccer Club's (LSC) Intown program is all about sportsmanship, making friends, getting some exercise and learning a bit about soccer along the way. LSC provides the following ...

10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Receives Donation from Randolph Hockey Family

May 21, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ — While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real-life battles off the ice, there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the members of the Randolph varsity hockey team, when they came together to ...

Please Sponsor Livingston's 82nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration!

May 7, 2018

Dear Livingston Friends:

Fourth of July always brings plenty of family activities for our entire town: the auto show, rides, swim contests, children’s entertainment, food provided by Dinosaur BBQ and others, Beer & Wine Café with live music, Main Stage show featuring Livingston’s own Epic Soul, and our Township’s always fabulous fireworks spectacular.

As a ...

A Royal Pain

I went to a big wedding over the weekend.  It was in England.

I like to think I was invited, but according to the Royal Guards and the Thames Valley Police I was not.  But more about that later.

You see, not too long ago I received an evite addressed to me from H&  Curiously, it was in my spam folder with a warning message. For an evite it was pretty ...