- FOOTBALL: Southeast Breaks Loose In 2nd Half, Edges Northeast
By LincolnPrepSports.com Staff
It took only the opening kickoff of the second half to turn the tide in favor of the Lincoln Southeast football team on Friday at Seacrest Field.
Brehan Lambert ran the ball back 93 yards to spark momentum and help the Knights to a 28-14 victory over Lincoln Northeast.
Southeast will play Lincoln Southwest in the opening round of the Class A football playoffs next Friday at Seacrest Field.
Prior to Lambert's kickoff return, both teams were tied at 7-7 at halftime, after what had been a first half full of defensive stops and turnovers. Southeast turned the ball over four times in first two quarters. One of which happened on the Knights' first drive of the game, when Northeast's Nick Halleen recovered it at the Southeast 26. Two plays later, Hallen scored from 18-yards out to put the Rockets up 7-0.
Southeast (6-3) then marched 65-yards and capped off the drive with a 32-yard touchdown run from Jaden Davis, who had 35 carries and 211 yards in the game.
Following Lambert's kick return for a touchdown to start the third quarter, the Knights went 65-yards and scored off a 1-yard run on a quarterback sneak from Jampe Gergen to lead 20-7.
Perhaps the second biggest play of the game happened when Southeast nose tackle Tramar Byron intercepted a pass from Northeast's Shadon Shannon as he was hit and ran it back 82-yards for a touchdown.
Northeast's final touchdown came with 6:14 left in the game, when Halleen scored on a three-yard run.
The Rockets finish with a 5-4 record.