OUNCIL BLUFFS — Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln was looking for some momentum to end the season after the Lynx got their first win of the year last week against Des Moines North.
And it looked like they might get it halfway through the second quarter when Abraham Lincoln held a 14-7 lead over rival Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson.
But the Yellow Jackets would have none of that as they scored 35 straight points in handing the Lynx a 42-21 defeat Friday.
Cameron Baker led Thomas Jefferson with 228 yards on 21 carries and had touchdown runs of 69 and 8 yards.
Yellow Jackets quarterback Cameron Lukavsky ran the ball 11 times for 141 yards and added two more scores on the ground.
Thomas Jefferson coach Brant Anderson said he wasn’t worried when his team fell behind early, and that it was just a matter of making some plays on both sides of the ball.
“Our defense was playing pretty well. We just didn’t get off the field,” Anderson said. “We were making some good plays defensively. We were just giving them one play every three or four to keep them moving the chains.
“So we knew we just needed to make an adjustment or two there. We knew if we just settled in, we’d be fine.”
Abraham Lincoln trailed 28-14 to begin the fourth and had possession, but any chance of a comeback vanished as the Lynx committed three turnovers.
Lynx coach John Wolfe said his team had a hard time keeping its composure once things started getting away.
“Unfortunately the ball started rolling in the wrong direction for us,” Wolfe said. “And what I mean by that is we started to get down and some of the discipline stuff that we’ve struggled with this year started to come out.
“Cameron Baker did a good job. He kind of set the tone for them. We had a difficult time bringing him down for a while. You compound that with some turnovers, and that’s how we ended up the way we did.
The Jackets (3-6, 2-3 District 7) outgained the Lynx (1-8, 1-4) 436-209 for the night.
Lennx Brown completed 10 of 14 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown to help the A.L. cause.
The game was tied 14-14 at halftime after a Lukavsky keeper from 16 yards brought the Jackets back from a 14-7 second-quarter deficit.
Lukavsky had a 53-yard punt return for a touchdown called back in the third quarter when Thomas Jefferson was called for a block in the back to keep the score tied.
But Lukavsky was able to put together a 64-yard scoring drive as Thomas Jefferson took its first lead at 20-14. The Yellow Jackets then recovered an onside kick at the Lynx 49.
Baker ran it in from 8 yards out six plays later, and a 2-point conversion gave Jefferson a 28-14 advantage with 40 seconds left in the third quarter.
CBTJ (3-6, 2-3)...............7 7 14 14—42
AT CBAL (1-8, 1-4)...............7 7 0 7—21
CBAL: Dayton Hiers 10 run (Hampus Jacobsson kick)
CBTJ: Cameron Lukavsky 59 run (Ty Harold kick)
CBAL: Ben Fichter 26 pass from Lennx Brown (Jacobsson kick)
CBTJ: Lukavsky 16 run (Harold kick)
CBTJ: Seneca Calhoun 5 run (kick failed)
CBTJ: Cameron Baker 8 run (Emilio Rubio run)
CBTJ: Baker 69 run (Harold kick)
CBTJ: Quran Owens fumble recovery in end zone (Harold kick)
CBAL: Sean Lorenzen 2 run (Jacobbson kick)
Rushing: CBTJ, Cameron Baker 21-228, Jermaine Green 8-7, Emilio Rubio 3-4, Cameron Lukavsky 11-141, Seneca Calhoun 1-5, Konnor Stanfill 4-2, Nathan Corrill 2-(minus 2), Blayke Binau 3-(minus 2). CBAL, Dayton Hiers 13-27, Lennx Brown 6-17, Sean Lorenzen 9-28, Connor Ellis 5-25.
Passing: CBTJ, Lukavsky 1-4-1 22, Quran Owens 1-1-0 31. CBAL, Brown 10-14-1 112.
Receiving: CBTJ, Rubio 2-53. CBAL, Ben Fichter 4-47, Damari Brown 4-42, Lorenzen 1-17, Ridge Sigafoose 1-6.