Last year: 10-3
Coach: David Dunn, 3rd year
Key players: Jaechon Murphy (RB), Daniel Edwards (RB), Johnny Garcia (LB), Joshua Briggs (DB).
Scouting report: In 2011, the Hornets won only two games — one in the regular season and one in the first round of the postseason after a very surprising playoff berth. Last season, Lincoln turned the tables. Behind a potent aerial attack led by twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson, both now at Oregon, Lincoln terrorized defenses en route to a 10-win season and the San Diego Section Division III championship. An encore isn’t likely, but that’s because the Hornets have ascended to Division I and lost their top playmakers. Murphy will shoulder the load at running back, but Lincoln will be hard-pressed to compensate for the loss of its star players.