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Lincoln spoils East Union’s homecoming
Trojans’ standout QB throws for 369 yards, 6 touchdowns
Lincoln-East Union football
East Union’s Blake Mount (3) and Renald Bacigalupi (12) combine to bring down standout Lincoln quarterback Kenyon Nelson. - photo by SEAN KAHLER


Lincoln 20   21   13   7 – 61

East Union 0    8     8    6 – 22


First Quarter

L – Tyrone Delong 47 pass from Kenyon Nelson (Matt Price kick), 9:33

L – Mason Deguilio 48 pass from Nelson (Price kick), 6:23

L -- Jaythn Long 40 pass from Nelson (kick failed), 3:12


Second Quarter

L – Deguilio 36 pass from Nelson (Price kick), 11:46

L – Nelson 7 run (Price kick), 8:02

E -- Dylan Lee 1 run (Lee run), 4:21

L -- Damien Boozer 65 pass from Nelson (Price kick), 2:02


Third Quarter

E – Anthony Avelar 7 pass from Lee (Lee run), 10:29

L – Boozer 61 pass from Nelson (Price kick), 9:41

L -- Nickolas Luna 35 interception return (run failed), 3:09


Fourth Quarter

E – Lee 11 run (run failed), 11:24

L -- Morrvan Pierro 62 pass from Elijah Chrim-Cordero (Price kick), 7:22


Homecoming East Union High Friday was spoiled by Lincoln.

The Lancers (3-2) had trouble stopping Trojans behind the stellar play of quarterback Kenyon Nelson, who threw for six touchdowns and ran for another in the 61-22 non-league loss.

Next up for East Union is Central Catholic in the Valley Oak League opener.

Lincoln (3-2) got off to a quick start at Cunial Field.

Wide receivers Tyrone Deloney and Mason Deguilio were effective with runs after catches. Both turned short passes from Nelson into TD runs of 47- and 48- yards, respectively, in the first quarter.

Moments later, Nelson's 40-yard deep ball to Jaythn Long made it 20-0.

The Trojans upped their lead to 34-0 early in the second on Deguilio's second TD catch -- a 36-yard connection from Nelson -- and a 7-yard run by Nelson.

The Lancer offense finally got untracked behind the running of senior quarterback Dylan Lee and junior running back Carson Sanders.

Lee's scoring plunge from a yard out coupled with his PAT run made it a 34-8 game.

Lee finished with 159 rushing yards on 22 carries. He connected with Anthony Avelar on a 7-yard touchdown pass in the third.

Sanders chipped in with 134 yards on 22 attempts.

"Our 'O' line played aggressively," said EU coach Mike Kuhnlenz. "I was proud of the way they battled, especially with Lincoln playing up close in cover-zero."

Lee scored again early in the fourth. But by then, the Trojans had more than a comfortable lead.

Nelson, meanwhile, accounted for 436 total yards from scrimmage. He completed 12 of his 14 passes for 369 yards, and rushed for 67 yards on four carries.