LINCOLN–(KFOR Oct. 3)–Joey Ridder came through with a big play on special teams that jump started his Lincoln East football teammates.

Ridder burst through and blocked a North Star punt early in the first quarter and returned the ball 19-yards for a touchdown to help the Spartans to a ________ victory over the Navigators on East’s homecoming Thursday night at Seacrest Field.

Ridder’s blocked punt and score came just three-minutes into the game, when North Star’s opening drive stalled.

East’s wide-receiver Luke Spethman had three touchdown catches on the night.