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FOOTBALL: Omaha North Flexes Muscle, Shuts Down Northeast

LINCOLN–(KFOR Oct. 11)–Omaha North certainly didn’t look like a football team that was under .500 recordwise when they faced Lincoln Northeast, who had only one win coming into the match up.

The Vikings struck quick and fast and picked up a 56-6 victory over the Rockets Friday night at Seacrest Field, in game heard on KFOR FM103.3/1240AM.

North (3-4) got an interception from Tre’on Fairgood Jones in the first minute of the game, which then set up a 22-yard touchdown pass from Darius Hagan to Marquis Sigle to put the Vikings up 7-0.  Running back Sam Scott then broke free on the next North possession and scored a 44-yard touchdown to put the Vikings up 14-0.

Then with seven minutes remaining in the first half, Sigle caught his second touchdown pass of the game from 24-yards out.  Then with just over five minutes left before halftime, Fairgood Jones intercepted a Dylan Gray pass and returned it 30-yards for a touchdown and the Vikings led 28-0 at the break.

Scott scored his second and final touchdown with a 29-yard scamper in the third quarter to put North up 35-0 with 11;31 to play, triggering a running clock the rest of the game.  Scott ran for 143 yards on nine carries.

Isaiah Tucker added a 59-yard touchdown run and another scoring opportunity from 7-yards out for the Vikings, who had 340 yards of total offense.

Northeast (1-6) avoided a shutout with 1:47 left in the game, when Josh Oehm threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Mason Hoke.

Defensively, North kept Northeast to -23 yards on the ground and committed eight sacks on Rocket quarterbacks Gray and Jeremiah Collier.  For the game, Collier completed 9-of-14 passes for 154 yards and an interception, while Gray was 2 -of-5 for five yards and an INT.

Northeast had 186 yards of total offense.

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