In one of the best named Thanksgiving Day rivalry games, the San Jose Big Bone Game again went to Lincoln with a 7-0 victory against San Jose.
The game matching San Jose’s oldest public high schools has been contested since 1943 and has now gone to Lincoln for 18 consecutive years.
The lone score came on a 24-yard run in the third quarter by Esteban Mosqueda. Lincoln (9-1) then used a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter to preserve the shutout and the victory against San Jose (3-7).
“The defense came up big all day,” Lincoln coach Kevin Collins told the San Jose Mercury News. “We bend but don’t break.”
San Jose had first-and-goal at the end and was able to move to the 5 before an incompletion on fourth down.
By the way, the big bone in question is a rather large cow femur used to record results from the game, not a giant wishbone from a gobbler.