Lincoln Lutheran’s big plays can’t overcome Norfolk Catholic’s defense
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Lutheran Warriors started off Friday night looking for the upset over the Norfolk Catholic Knights at Seacrest Field.
But in a high-scoring game, the Knights’ defense kept them on top late to win 62-42.
Norfolk Catholic had a strong run game, which put them in the back of the end zone twice early in the first quarter, led by senior running back Kanyon Talton.
In an effort to stay on the Knights’ heels, Lincoln Lutheran put up a big effort, with quarterback Garret Hoefs heaving one to Jameson Pella for the long catch-and-run score.
But Norfolk would take the lead into halftime, up 35-21.
The Warriors were down by two touchdowns later in the second half.
To make things interesting, the team went for an early onside kick.
The kick ended up with the favorable bounce to the outside, and the Warriors were right there to get it.
But a few plays later, Hoefs was picked off at the goal line by Carter Janssen.
He returned the pick for six points all the way back to the other end zone, sneaking through some defenders and putting on the jets for the last score.