- FOOTBALL: High-Octane Crusaders Retain Spirit Sword
By Jeff Motz
Lincoln Christian's offense makes football look easy.
It was a clinic of execution for the Crusaders as they had no problem defeating Lincoln Lutheran 65-14 Friday night at Nebraska Wesleyan's Abel Stadium.
For Christian, it marks the coveted Spirit Sword will stay in their trophy case for another year, making it the fifth straight year they have won the 11th annual game.
Over 500 yards of offense convincingly gave Christian a 20-0 lead early in the first quarter. Quarterback Logan Power had 15 of 17 pass completions for 312 yards and six touchdowns on the night. He also had three carries for 79 yards and a touchdown.
One of the guys Power went to was wide-receiver Leighton Chicoine, who had more than 160 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
Christian (6-0) led 52-0 with just under a minute left in the second quarter when Lutheran (1-5) utilized running back Ben Schmeling for a 12-yard touchdown run. The Warriors scored late in the second half, on a 68-yard run from Schmeling.
Jared Bubak, a sophomore receiver and back up quarterback, had two touchdowns. Third-string quarterback Nate Free also had a rushing touchdown on a 10-yard run with 5:01 remaining in the game.