Fourth-quarter scores help Hornets beat Blue Tigers

Lincoln quarterback Percy Turner breaks a tackle while scrambling from the pocket during Saturday afternoon’s matchup with Emporia State at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

Lincoln quarterback Percy Turner breaks a tackle while scrambling from the pocket during Saturday afternoon’s matchup with Emporia State at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. Photo by Kris Wilson.

The Emporia State Hornets scored three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon to pull away to a 52-23 victory over the Lincoln Blue Tigers at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Lincoln had cut the deficit to 31-23 late in the third quarter on a 13-yard pass from Robert Redmond to Corderious Gregory.

But a 6-yard touchdown run by Tyler Eckenrode in the opening minute of the final period pushed Emporia State’s lead back to double digits.

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