- FOOTBALL: Slade's Three Touchdowns Spark Northeast Rally Over Lincoln High
Makiah Slade is what Lincoln Northeast needed in the second half against Lincoln High Friday afternoon.
The senior running back had 177 yards and three touchdowns to help the Rockets to a 37-20 comeback victory over the Links at Seacrest Field.
Slade's 76-yard touchdown run to start the second half sparked Northeast, after trailing 14-0 at halftime. Slade scored again along with a two-point conversion to give the Rockets a 15-14 lead.
But Lincoln High (0-3) rallied by driving 80-yards and setting up Yohanna Shokai for a 5-yard run touchdown run that put the Links back on top 20-15.
Northeast (1-2) turned the table when Ethan Karr blocked a Lincoln High punt that set up a 1-yard sneak into the end zone from quarterback Derrick Curtis for a 23-20 Rocket lead.
Slade scored his final touchdown on an 11-yard run with 3:30 left in the game and Jordan Ryan's 55-yard return for a touchdown gave the Rockets the victory.