Lincoln Southeast’s offensive line managed take control of the Omaha North defense and create paths for the Knights’ ground attack.
Southeast (4-1) managed to get 250 total yards rushing to earn a 24-7 victory over the Vikings Thursday night at Seacrest Field, in a game carried on KFOR.
Running back Nick Halleen was held to under 200 yards for the first time in three games, but ran the ball 34 times for 189 yards and two touchdowns in the Knights’ win. Defensively, Southeast limited Omaha North to 112 total yards of offense.
Halleen scored on a 2-yard run for a 7-0 lead just before the end of the first quarter. The Knights added a 21-yard field goal from Jackson Doty to take a 10-0 halftime lead.
Early in the second half, Southeast capitalized again. Following a short Omaha North punt, the Knights scored on Isaac Gifford’s 25-yard touchdown run that capped a two-play, 35-yard drive to extend the lead 17-0.
North (1-4) got on the scoreboard later in the third quarter, when Tre’On Fairgood-Jones intercepted a Southeast pass in the flat and raced 71-yards for a touchdown.
Southeast bounced back to go 61-yards in 10 plays and capped off the scoring with Halleen’s 1-yard touchdown run with 9:33 to play in the game.