Lincoln Northeast led 14-7 at halftime against Norfolk on Thursday. The Rockets were unable to hold onto the lead, as the Panthers exploded for a 35-20 win at Seacrest Field.
Norfolk, led by running back Brayden Splater, scored 28 points in the third quarter.
LNE drops to 1-3 on the season. Rockets quarterback Dylan Gray had a pair of touchdown passes in the losing effort.