“We are turning the ball over too much and we are not play well,” Northeast head coach David Masterson said. “We are playing much better in the second half, but we need to start that way in the first quarter.”
The two teams battled for the upper hand in the first period as Dunham (4-3, 2-0) took an early lead when Harrison Domingue scored on a 3-yard run.
Northeast (2-5, 0-2) battled back when Ronnie Davis connected on screen pass with Jalen Snowden for an 18-yard touchdown to close the gap to 7-6 before Domingue scored again on a 5-yard run.
The Vikings responded when Darryl Adams scored on a 7-yard pass from Davis but the extra point failed as Northeast closed the gap to 14-12.
Dunham went ahead for good at 21-12, when Jordan Lange scored on a 5-yard fullback dive and the extra point was good.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Northeast fumbled the squib-kick and Dunham quickly added another touchdown when Daniel Megison scored on a 4-yard run.
Domingue added a 37-yard touchdown run as Dunham led 34-12 at intermission.
Northeast closed the gap to 34-18 early in the third quarter when Snowden scored on a 15-yard screen pass from Davis.
The Vikings had other drives halted by interceptions at Dunham’s 29, 2 and 5-yard lines.
Dunham gained 235 yards rushing (314 total), while Northeast passed for 156 yards (233 total) in the district contest.
Davis completed 13-of-27 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Reggie Richardson had seven carries for 42 yards, while Snowden finished with six receptions for 57 yards and two touchdowns.
“It is very frustrating to see us struggle,” Masterson said. “But we will battle the rest of the season.”
Northeast entertains Episcopal of Baton Rouge (6-1, 1-1) this week.