Winning ways continue for Danger at home

Nikolas Sierra (44) catches the ball out of the air for a Nebraska Danger interception, April 28, 2017, at the Heartland Events Center (NTV News)

The Nebraska Danger defense blanked Cedar Rapids in the first quarter behind two interceptions and beat Titans, 50-38 Friday at the Heartland Events Center.

Patrick McCain threw for 176 yards and five touchdowns, completing 65.2% of his passes on the night. Dimitri Stimphil turned in a team leading six catches for 53 yards and three touchdowns.

Former Danger and Husker quarterback Brion Carnes started for the Titans (1-9). He threw for 230 yards, but was less accurate at 51.2% and those two first quarter interceptions really stymied their momentum.

“We need to continue to play strong until the last play of the game. I feel like we let them back into the game because we got caught out of place, missed a tackle down the stretch, or just generally forgot our fundamentals. Still give a lot of credit to the guys for getting the win tonight,” Chinn said.

Jamar Love returned the second pick 34 yards, which led to a Danger field goal by Nicholas Giaffgolione to make is 9-0 in favor of Nebraska.

The games first drive for Cedar Rapids ended with an interception by Nebraska defensive lineman Nikolas Sierra. Rob Brown (9 car., 46 yds, TD) rushed for a three-yard touchdown and the game's first points.

“Our defense came to play tonight. This was by far our most aggressive game of the year and it paid off big time. If we can continue that with some consistency to finish out the year we will be hard to beat,” said Head Coach Hurtis Chinn.

Nebraska (6-4) travels to Wichita Falls (7-2) Friday, May 5th. The Nighthawks play Sioux Falls (8-0) Saturday night in Wichita Falls.

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