Lincoln East has the ball driving down the field close to the endzone
Lincoln East has the ball inside the Redzone looking to score another touchdown to put the Spartans up by three scores at Secrest Field Oct. 6th. Photo by Dylan Jurgens

Summary

Lincoln East and Lincoln High meet in a Class A District 1 Matchup. It was a hard-fought game by Lincoln East as they prevailed 28-7 with a strong performance in the 2nd half.

It was the Dash Bauman Show on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Seacrest Field, as Lincoln East beat Lincoln High 28-7.

Bauman, the Spartans junior, led the way with two touchdowns, rushing for 100 yards on 18 carries. And his work on the other side of the ball wasn’t bad, either.

Bauman recovered a fumble with 3:38 left in the 3rd quarter and picked off Lincoln High quarterback Adonis Hutchinson, and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown to end the quarter.

“It felt great. I dropped back. I tried to do my job. I saw it coming to me,” Bauman said. “Last year I had a pick that almost went for six but didn’t. So, this year to get it felt amazing. It’s really fun.”

It was a sluggish start for both teams, each going three and out on its first drive. East opened the scoring on a 3-yard touchdown Bauman run with 4:46 left in the first quarter.

Lincoln High running back Kenneth Williams helped set up the game-tying touchdown with 30-yard run to start the 2nd quarter. Julian Babahanov punched it in from 3 yards out to tie the game 7-7 with 7:07 left in the half.

Lincoln East took the lead for good with a 74-yard drive in four minutes. The drive was highlighted by a 23 yard run by Bauman with 4:30 left that would set up a 1 yard rush into the endzone by Bauman to take the lead 14-7 with 3:51 left in the 3rd.

After Bauman’s fumble recovery, the Spartan offense couldn’t get anything going and punted. Lincoln High would start the drive at its own 20-yard line with 51 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.

Following a timeout by the Links, Hutchinson’s throw toward the middle of the field was picked off by Bauman, and he took it back for the pick-six.

Lincoln High’s offense couldn’t muster much after that, losing any momentum they had before the interception.

Lincoln East quarterback Jeter Worthley completed 4 of 10 pass attempts for 44 yards. Hutchison completed 8 of 16 attempts for 54 yards and 2 interceptions for Lincoln High.

Lincoln East improves to 4-3 and 2-1 in Class A District 1. They have a matchup against Lincoln Northstar at home on Friday, Oct. 14, and then go on the road to take on No. 1 Gretna on Friday, Oct. 21.

Lincoln High falls to 3-4 and 0-2 in Class A District 1. They play Columbus on the road Friday, Oct. 14, and then at home against Millard South on Friday, Oct. 21.

Dylan Jurgens is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Sports Media and Communication. Dylan has interests in Sports Writing and Broadcasting. He is from Lincoln, Nebraska. In his free time, he enjoys watching College and NFL Football and hanging out with friends and family.