- FOOTBALL: Turnovers Prove Costly For Southeast
By Kellan Heavican
Two late fourth quarter turnovers caused Lincoln Southeast to fold against Kearney, as the Bearcats defeated the Knights 21-14 Friday afternoon at Seacrest Field.
Southeast drove to the Kearney two-yard line. But a fumble when running back Martiez Prather never got the hand off from quarterback Jack Strong resulted in Kearney recovering the ball.
Southeast (1-4) got a stop on defense but after moving the ball across midfield, Strong saw his pass get picked off by Alex Harris of Kearney with 4:29 to go. But, the Knights got another stop.
With less than a minute to go, Southeast had one final play. On 4th and 23, with the ball at their own 45, Strong threw the ball up for grabs but it fell harmlessly to the ground. Kearney took over on downs and kneeled out the clock.
The scoring got started early. Both teams found pay dirt through the air and on the ground. It was 14-14 at the end of the first quarter. Kearney (3-2) took the lead early and held on from a one-yard quarterback sneak from Jake Waller.
Both teams had gained over 300 yard offensively.