Southeast won the Class 3A District 3 title Thursday night with a 69-0 victory over the decimated Northeast Vikings and some assistance from the Frontenac Raiders.

Southeast won the Class 3A District 3 title Thursday night with a 69-0 victory over the decimated Northeast Vikings and some assistance from the Frontenac Raiders.

The Lancers took advantage of a Vikings team with only 15 players in uniform and stormed out to a 27-0 first quarter lead and 48-0 halftime lead.

“We’ve been hit by the injury bug,” Northeast head football coach Phil Hobbs said. “I’ve never experienced it like this in all my years of coaching. Right now, we have four broken bones, a blown knee and this morning we had three kids injured in a car accident on the way to school. We lost our starting fullback, starting wingback and a starting lineman tonight.”

The Northeast players injured Thursday morning are senior Devon Gouvion, junior Travis Rider and sophomore Justin Wilson.

Senior tight end Jesse Rich, junior running back Tyler Hribar and junior quarterback Chase Cleland were among those wearing street clothes on the Northeast sideline Thursday night.

Southeast scored 10 touchdowns and spread the scoring wealth among seven different players.

Senior quarterback Dalton Powell connected with sophomore receiver Bryce Burdette on two first quarter touchdown passes (27 yards and 44 yards).

Senior running back Colton Phelps scored on 19-yard and 39-yard runs, junior running back Shawn Siemer on 5-yard and 35-yard runs, Powell on a 30-yard run, senior Cody Rakestraw on a 3-yard run, sophomore Quinton Tyree on a 20-yard run and sophomore Josh Thompson on a 54-yard run.

Southeast ran for 368 yards and eight touchdowns on 21 carries.

Northeast started its first drive with a 5-yard run by junior Jorneau Hoy and a 4-yard run by sophomore Sam Brooks. An illegal procedure penalty on third down moved the Vikings back five yards and Northeast failed to convert from a longer distance. Northeast never recovered from its early hole.

Southeast overcame its own early season injury bug and enters the playoffs with a 2-7 record, winning two of its last three games.

“We lost some key players,” Southeast head football coach Bryan Burdette said, not knowing the final score of the Frontenac-Erie game. “That gave us some time for young kids to play and they did a good job. We’re hoping that Frontenac holds on and wins the Erie game.”

Southeast wins the district title and Frontenac (2-7 overall, 2-1 district) makes the state playoffs by virtue of Frontenac beating the Erie Red Devils (2-7 overall, 2-1 district) 46-22. Frontenac needed to defeat Erie by 20 points Thursday night to make the playoffs and won by 24 points.

“I am proud of our kids,” Burdette said. “This year didn’t turn out exactly like we wanted it to, but, realistically, we knew that we could make the playoffs. We’re playing our best football the last three games.”

Northeast ends its 2010 season 0-9.