Lakeview Vikings

Wahoo scored 56 first-half points, found the end zone in a variety of ways and handed Lakeview its fifth straight loss in a 69-14 Warrior win over the Vikings on Friday at Lakeview Stadium.

Wahoo, the No. 2 team in the Lincoln Journal Star Class C-1 ratings, led 14-0 after the first quarter then essentially put the game away with 42 points in the next 12 minutes.

Lakeview found the end zone on an Adam Van Cleave 97-yard kickoff return while trailing 21-0 then scored again on a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Evan Tessendorf to running back Joel Lemburg but only totaled 117 yards of offense while giving up 515. The Vikings also fumbled it away twice and threw an interception.

Wahoo scored twice in the first quarter, first on a Trevin Luben 66-yard run then a 3-yard run also by the senior running back.

Luben made it 3 for 3 on drives with touchdowns when he went in from seven yards out to begin the second quarter. Van Cleave ran back the ensuing kickoff but Wahoo answered with a a 6-yard run, Luben 35-yard punt return, 11-yard pass, 16-yard run and 71-yard pass all for touchdowns before halftime.

Luben scored again on a 3-yard dive and the Warriors found the end zone one last time on a 45-yard run before Tessendorf to Lemburg capped the points for the night.

Luben only needed 11 carries to amass 176 yards and finish with four touchdowns, five total counting the punt return. Quarterback Thomas Waido was 11 for 13 passing with 166 yards and hit Cooper Hancock on five of those for 62 and a touchdown.

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Van Cleave led the Vikings with 54 yards on three carries while Lemburg caught three passes.

Five losses in a row matches the futile stretch the Vikings had to begin the 2014 season when they also lost five straight. The 55-point loss is also the worst in at least the last 17 years of records available online after the game.

Lakeview's previous worst was a 51-6 defeat to Norfolk Catholic in 2011.

The Vikings also haven't lost six in a row in any of the past 16 seasons. They'll try to avoid that dubious mark when they wrap up the season next week at Raymond Central.

The road game will be the first time in five weeks Lakeview hasn't faced a ranked opponent. The Vikings have also played the last five games against foes inside the top 12 of wildcard points standings before Friday night.

Nate Tenopir is the sports editor of The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com.

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