LINCOLN–(KFOR Oct. 19)–Over the final eight minutes of their football game Thursday night at Seacrest Field, Millard North managed to find a way to bounce back and defeat Lincoln Southwest.
The Mustangs rattled off 21 unanswered points to beat the Silver Hawks 21-10 in a game heard on KFOR.
Millard North (4-5) managed to respond to Southwest’s 69-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Carpenter from quarterback Brockston Teply early in the fourth quarter. From there, things would go down hill for the Silver Hawks, starting with a sideline warning after the touchdown, which later helped set the ball at the Mustang 40-yard line.
Millard North capped the 60-yard drive on a 19-yard touchdown pass to Pierce Moosberry to get the Mustangs on the board, trailing 10-7. A mishandled kickoff return and a holding penalty prompted Southwest to punt. Millard North soon capitalized on a 17-yard touchdown run from Evan Hansen to take control at 14-10.
Southwest (3-6) committed a couple of holding penalties on their next possession but ended on an interception. Millard North sealed the game with a five-yard touchdown run from Colin Bogacz with 1:20 remaining.
Southwest needed a win to secure what may have been a lower-seed in the Class A State Football Playoffs. Millard North will qualify with the win.
Click the link below to listen to the podcast of Thursday night’s football game.