Lincoln Southwest explodes in second half against Millard West

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Southwest Silverhawks beat the Millard West Wildcats 31-17 on Friday.

The game started out as a defensive showcase, as neither offense could get anything going.

The Wildcats broke the 0-0 tie with a passing touchdown from quarterback Brody Peterson, giving them a 7-0 lead.

Later in the quarter, the Silverhawks committed the game’s first turnover, as QB Collin Frittin was picked off near the 20-yard line by Bradyn Johnson.

After a few defensive stops, the Silverhawks finally got on the board, thanks to a passing touchdown from Frittin to receiver Aiden Welch, tying the game at 7.

On the Wildcats’ next drive, Peterson was picked off in the end zone by Trent Buda, slowing their drive.

Before halftime, the Silverhawks would score a field goal, giving Lincoln Southwest a 10-7 lead.

In the second half, the Silverhawks started to pull away with some quick scores, one through the air to receiver Jack Baptista in the third quarter and one on the ground to start the fourth quarter by running back Cal Newell.

That pushed the Silverhawks’ lead to 31-10.

Later in the fourth, the Wildcats returned a kickoff all the way for a touchdown to cut the lead 31 to 17.

They followed that up with an onside kick return but fumbled near the goal line, spoiling a potential comeback.

In the final few minutes, the Silverhawks played keep away and held on for the victory.

Lincoln Southwest will take on Omaha Westside next week.

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