The Cedar Rapids Titans hit the road for just the second time this season Friday night when they traveled to Grand Island, Neb., to face the Nebraska Danger.
Nebraska quarterback Jameel Sewell threw for 204 yards and five touchdowns, but his two fourth-quarter rushing scores helped ice the game as the Danger defeated Cedar Rapids, 52-42.
Cedar Rapids (4-2) built a 32-21 halftime lead with two touchdown passes by quarterback Sam Durley. Running back Washaun Ealey scampered 30 yards for a touchdown, and defensive lineman Jermiah Price returned a fumble 35 yards for another score.
The teams exchanged field goals to begin the second half before Sewell hit receiver Kayne Farquharson for a 15-yard score late in the third quarter to get within 35-31 of Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids backup quarterback Sean Reilly served up a costly interception on the Titans’ next possession, which led to a 22-yard Sewell touchdown toss to Marcus Barnett for a 38-35 Danger lead with just over two minutes to go in the third quarter.
Reilly briefly regained the lead for Cedar Rapids with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Willie Carter midway through the fourth quarter, but Sewell responded with touchdown runs of 2 and 5 yards over the final 3:45.
The loss drops the Titans two games behind United Conference leader Sioux Falls (4-0) in the loss column. Cedar Rapids travels to Bemidji (2-4) for a game March 18.
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