Central Nebraska Football
Arapahoe Get's Fourth Win of the Season
Arapahoe faced Hitchcock County this past week and came away with win number four as the Warriors beat the Falcons 46-12. Hitchcock County claimed a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second period, Arapahoe took the lead into halftime, 8-6.
In the second half, it was all Warriors as they outscored the Falcons 38-6. Gentry Anderson was the main ball carrier as he tallied 24 carries for 245 yards and three touchdowns. Yordi Gutierrez had 52 receiving yards and a touchdown. Arapahoe is now 4-3 and will face Alma this week. The Falcons are 2-5 and will battle Cambridge this week.
Alma Picks Up Second Win
Alma won their second game of the season on Friday night. Alma beat Southwest by a final score of 44-22. Alma now has a 2-5 record and will need to win on Thursday against Arapahoe for a chance to make the playoffs. Southwest is 2-5 and will be in a similar situation with their 2-5 record as they will battle DCS this week.
Southern Valley Picks Up Sixth Loss of the Season
Southern Valley battled against district opponent St. Patricks on Friday and it was the Irish coming away with a win. The final score read 38-17, and the Irish jumped out to a nice 14-6 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, each team scored once and it was the Eagles who led 21-12 at halftime.
In the second half, St. Patricks took over by outscoring the Eagles 16-6 en route to their win. The Irish are 5-3 and will face Gordan-Rushville this week. Southern Valley is 2-6 and their regular season finale will be against Minden.
Axtell Suffers Third Loss of the Season
SEM Falls to Wilcox-Hildreth
SEM entered Friday's game against Wilcox-Hildreth with a 4-2 record and finished the game with a 4-3 tally. Wilcox-Hildreth won by a final score of 39-18. The Falcons had a 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Wilcox-Hildreth scored again and at halftime, it was 20-6.
In the second half, SEM made a comeback bid by scoring two touchdowns, but the Falcons countered with three of their own. The Falcons are now 7-0 and will face McPherson/Stapelton County. SEM is 4-3 and will take on Eustis-Farnam this week.
Lexington Wins Rivalry Renewal
For the first time since 2009 Lexington and Cozad met on the football field, on Friday night and the Minutemen came out on top 35-12.
Cozad got on the board first after a Lexington football gave them the short field. Matthew Schuster went in from four yards out to take a 6-0 lead. That lead held until 2:33 left in the half, when Lexington’s Dylan Richman stepped in front of an Adam Cole pass and took it 46 yards for the touchdown.
On Cozad’s next possession, Schuster fumbled the ball. On the very next play, Lexington’s Jake Leger hit Richman on a 27-yard pass, the score was then 14-6, still over a minute left to play.
On the Haymaker’s next possession Richman intercepted another pass and returned it to the 13-yard line. Leger ran in from there and within less than a minute Lexington scored 21 points and took a 21-6 lead into halftime.
The Minutemen scored on their first drive of the second half when Leger hit Ajack Waikur from 20 yards out to extend the lead to 28-6. Gustavo Castro scored later on a wild run from 24 and Cole hit Maddux Myer on a 19-yard pass to end the scoring.
All told, Cozad out-yarded the Minutemen 302-123. However, 82 yards of penalties and four turnovers helped to end the Haymakers five-game winning streak.
With the win, Cozad falls to 5-3 while Lexington improves to 3-5. Both teams are alive in the playoff hunt, but probably need to win their games next week.
Dusters Get Second Win of the Season, Take Down Whippets
Holdrege and Minden battled on the gridiron Friday night and the Dusters won by a final score of 29-26. Minden held a 13-7 at the end of the first quarter. In the second period, each team scored a touchdown and Minden went into halftime with a 19-14 lead.
Scoring didn't occur again until the fourth quarter and it was Holdrege who surged and took the lead and won the game by outscoring the Whippets 15-7. Minden was led by Elijah Lovin as he was a dual threat recording 137 yards passing with a touchdown and 168 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Holdrege is now 2-6 and will face Kearney Catholic this week. Minden is 3-5 and will take on Southern Valley.
Elwood Captures First Win of the Season
Overton Wins D2-7 District Title
Overton traveled to Bertrand on Friday night to battle for the D2-7 District title. It was the Eagles soaring over the Vikings for the victory as the final score read 48-22.
In the first quarter, Overton took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a pair of two-yard touchdown runs from Ryan Lauby. In the second quarter, Bertrand cut into the lead with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Callahan to Miles Peterson making it 14-6. Overton answered back before halftime with a 27-yard touchdown run from Braden Kizer making it 20-6 at the intermission.
In the third quarter, Bertrand cut the deficit to 20-14 on a 16 -yard touchdown pass from Callahan to Peterson. Overton answered back with a seven-yard touchdown run from Braden Kizer making it 28-14 entering the fourth quarter.
In the final period, Lauby scored his third touchdown from one-yard to make the lead 36-14. The game clincher was a fake punt from Overton and Braden Kizer ran it in from 52 yards out. Elijah Heusinkvelt scored the final touchdown for Overton on a 47-yard run making it 48-14. Bertrand was able to answer back to round out the scoring on a 56-yard touchdown from Ethan Klingenberg.
Overton was led by Braden Kizer as he had 10 carries for 181 yards three total touchdowns and the Eagles move to 6-1 and will face Elwood next week. Bertrand was led by Tyler Callahan had 90 yards rushing, 111 yards passing, and three total touchdowns. Bertrand is now 5-2 and will battle Pleasanton for the regular season finale.
Gothenburg Moves to 7-1
Gothenburg faced off against Ogallala on Friday and came away with win number seven. Gothenburg started with a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Gothenburg scored again, but Ogallala came out strong recording two touchdowns making it 14-14 at halftime.
In the second half, Gothenburg opened the game up and outscored the Indians 21-0 en route to their win. Ogallala is 4-4 and will take on Chase County this week. Gothenburg is now 7-1 and focuses in on Ord this week. That game can be heard on KAMI 1580 AM, FM 92.7 and 100.1, and online at krvn.com.
Elm Creek Win Big Over Ansley Litchfield
Elm Creek picked up their second win in district play on Friday night as they took down Ansley-Litchfield. The Buffaloes beat the Spartans by a final score of 50-16. Elm Creek was led by Xavier Perez as he carried the ball 24 times for 199 yards and a touchdown. Karsten McCarter had 51 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns as well for Elm Creek. The Buffaloes are 3-4 will face Arcadia-Loup City this week. Ansley-Litchfield is now 3-4 and will battle Burwell this week.
Loomis Drops Third Straight Game
Alma Can't Keep Up With Cambridge
Arapahoe Allow Southwest to Grab Second Win of the Season
Arapahoe faced district opponent Southwest on Friday and lost 50-36. Southwest jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the shootout began as each team scored twice and Southwest led 22-16.
In the second half, Southwest controlled the game by outscoring the Warriors 28-20. Gentry Anderson had 19 carries, 74 yards, and a score to lead Arapahoe. Southwest is 2-4 and will face Alma this week. Arapahoe falls to 3-3 and battle Hitchcock County.
Whippets Shutout by Patriots
Minden hosted Adams Central on Friday night and fell 43-0. Adams Central took control in the first quarter with a 26-0 lead. In the second quarter, they didn't slow their roll as they scored twice more making it 36-0 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Adams Central scored another touchdown. Elijah Lovin had 36 yards passing and 68 yards rushing to lead Minden. Adams Central is 5-2 and will face Kearney Catholic this week. Minden falls to 3-4 and will battle Holdrege this week.
Southern Valley Can't Keep Up With Bridgeport
Southern Valley traveled to Bridgeport on Friday looking for their third win, and they were unable to get the job done. Bridgeport took down Southern Valley 35-6. Bridgeport started strong with a 21-0 in the first quarter.
Scoring didn't occur again until the third quarter as Bridgeport pushed that lead to 28-0 heading into the final quarter. In the fourth quarter, Bridgeport scored again, but Southern Valley was able to get on the board to avoid being shutout. Bridgeport is now 2-5 and will battle Gordan-Rushville this week. Southern Valley falls to 2-5 and will face North Platte St. Pats this week.
Axtell Drops Second Game of the Season
Eustis-Farnam Falls to Wilcox-Hildreth
Wilcox-Hildreth was able to add another blemish to Eustis-Farnam's record with a 92-46 win. Eustis-Farnam found themselves in a 24-18 whole at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Wilcox-Hildreth opened up the game by scoring four times and allowing just one touchdown making it 52-26 at halftime.
In the second half, it was all Falcons again as they outscored the Knights 40-20. Wilcox-Hildreth is now 6-0 and will face SEM this week. Eustis-Farnam falls to 5-2 and will battle SEM on October 19th.
Bearcat Defense Too Much for Minutemen
Scottsbluff is undefeated for a reason, Lexington found out the hard way as they were held to only 57 yards of offense and three first down as the Bearcats won 34-7.
On a cold blustery day, things looked even darker for the Minutemen two plays in as Jacob Krul scored on a 56-yard run to put Scottsbluff up 7-0. However, things settled down and both defenses started to take over. The teams exchanged seven consecutive punts as the northern winds played havoc on offensive game plans as well as on harried punters. Finally, Scottsbluff took advantage of the short field, after a wind-aided punt, as Chris Busby scored his first of two touchdowns. On the next possession, Sebastian Harsh scored from seven yards out to give the Bearcats at 20-0 halftime advantage.
Busby scored again on the second play of the second half and Krul added another touchdown to go up 34-0.
Lexington was able to get on the board in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard pass from Jake Leger to Alex Ramos. That scoring drive started from the 20-yard line.
With the loss Lexington falls to 2-5, they now have this week to look forward to as they take on an old school rival in the Cozad Haymakers. The Minutemen still have a chance to make playoffs. Playoff implications are on the line for the Haymakers too as they have won five in a row.
SEM Picks up Fourth Win
Cozad Improves to 5-2
Cozad had a visit to Kearney on Friday night as they took on the Kearney Catholic Stars. The Haymakers came away with a 15-9 win. Scoring didn't take place until the second quarter and Cozad led 7-0 heading into the half.
In the third quarter, the Stars nailed a field goal in the third quarter and entering the fourth quarter Cozad led 7-3. In the final quarter, each team traded scores but the Haymakers hung on for the win. Matthew Schuster was the workhorse with 83 yards on 24 carries and a score. Adam Cole also had 159 yards and a touchdown through the air. Kearney Catholic is 3-4 and will face Adams Central this week. Cozad is now 5-2 and will face Lexington this week. That game can be heard on KAMI 1580 AM, 92.7 FM, 100.1 FM, and online at KRVN.com
Holdrege Drops Sixth Game of the Season
Holdrege faced off against another district opponent this past week as they took on the McCook Bison. McCook was able to run away with this game as the final score read 63-0. McCook was able to dominate this ball game thoroughly to stay undefeated at 7-0. They will battle Gering this week. Holdrege is now 1-6 and will face Minden this week.
Vikings Take Down Pirates
Bertrand took on Elwood this past week and it was the Vikings who won by a final score of 46-12. Bertrand had a one-score lead at the end of the first quarter, 14-6. In the second quarter, Bertrand forced a safety and headed to halftime with a 16-6 lead.
In the second half, it was all Vikings as they outscored the Pirates 30-6. For Bertrand, Tyler Callahan had 248 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Elwood was led by Raul Clouse as he recorded 124 yards and a touchdown. Elwood is now 0-6 and will battle Loomis this week. Bertrand is now 5-1 and will take on Overton this week. That game can be heard on 880 KRVN, 106.9 FM, and online at KRVN.com with pregame starting at 6:35 P.M.
Eagles Soar Over Coyotes
Overton faced Anselmo-Merna this past week and came away with 68-22 win. Overton jumped out immediately with a 16-8 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, they expanded that lead to 42-14 heading into halftime.
In the third quarter, Overton kept the scoring rolling and pushed that lead to 62-22 entering the final quarter. Overton scored once again making it 68-22 for the final. Anselmo-Merna is now 1-5 and will face Pleasanton this week. Overton is now 5-1 and will battle Bertrand on Friday. That game can be heard on 880 KRVN, 106.9 FM, and online at KRVN.com with pregame at 6:35 P.M.
Gothenburg Moves to 6-1
Gothenburg faced Valentine on Friday night and came away with a 23-0 win over the Badgers. Gothenburg led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. No scoring took place in the second quarter and the Swedes led 7-0 at halftime.
Gothenburg was able to push their lead to two scores as entering the fourth quarter it was 16-0 in favor of the Swedes. In the final quarter, Gothenburg scored another touchdown to make the score 23-0. Gothenburg is now 6-1 and will face Ogallala this week. Valentine falls to 3-4 and will battle Ord this week.