Central Nebraska Football
Eagles Dominated by Cardinals
Southern Valley had a tough opponent on Friday as they faced Doniphan-Trumbull. The Cardinals won big over the Eagles, 55-0. Doniphan-Trumbull led 35-0 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Cardinals scored two more times and led 48-0 at halftime.
In the third quarter, that's when the final score came from Doniphan-Trumbull making it 55-0. Doniphan-Trumbull is now 4-0 and will face Sutton this week. Southern Valley is 1-3 and will battle Gordan-Rushville this week.
Minden Blows Out Filmore Central
Minden faced Filmore Central on Friday night and came away with a 41-7 win. Minden started with a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Minden expanded their lead to 21-0 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Minden scored another 14 points and led 35-0 heading into the final quarter. Minden did allow a touchdown, but they scored one of there own to close out the contest. Minden is now 2-2 and will host Kearney Catholic this week. Filmore Central is now 1-3 and will face Superior this week.
Knights Can't Keep Up with the Dragons
Eustis-Farnam entered Friday's contest against Deshler with a 3-0 record. That undefeated record went away as the Knights lost to Deshler 68-26. Deshler had a 36-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. Deshler increased their lead and at halftime, they led 54-26.
In the second half, Deshler continued to roll as they outscored the Knights 14-0 and that's how they closed the game. Christian Timm had 339 yards rushing and four total touchdowns. Deshler is 1-2 and will face Dorchester this week. Eustis-Farnam is 3-1 and will face McPherson County-Stapelton this week.
Lexington can't Keep Up with Waverly, Falls to 1-3
Lexington faced Waverly at home this past Friday and fell 48-7. Waverly started fast as they led 14-0 after the first quarter. Waverly continued to pour it on as they scored three more times in the second quarter, but Lexington was able to get on the board and the Vikings led 35-7 at halftime.
In the second half, Waverly outscored Lexington 13-0. Waverly moves to 3-1 and will face Norris this week. Lexington will face McCook this week with their 1-3 record.
SEM Moves to 3-1
SEM faced Spalding Academy on Friday night on the road and won 52-46. Spalding Academy led at the end of the first quarter 12-0. In the second quarter, SEM scored 22 points while allowing Spalding just one score. SEM led 22-20 at halftime.
In the third quarter, it was a defensive struggle as SEM led 30-26. In the fourth quarter, it was a shootout, but SEM was able to take home the victory by outscoring Spalding Academy 22-20. SEM will have a bye this week and play McPherson County-Stapelton on September 28th and look to improve their 3-1 record. Spalding Academy will face Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family.
Cozad Wins on Homecoming Night
Cozad hosted Sidney on Homecoming and the Haymakers took home the win 14-7. Conner Wescoat got the scoring started for Cozad as he punched it in from one yard out in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Adam Cole hit Maddux Myer on a 60-yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-0.
In the third quarter, Sidney made a run at Cozad’s lead as Cade Lewis scored on a 41-yard touchdown run and that made the score 14-7. For the remainder of the game, each team exchanged turnovers and punts. The pivotal point in the game was when Cozad was able to milk the final minutes of the game with their ground attack and clock management.
Cozad was led by quarterback Adam Cole with 154 yards and one touchdown through the air. Cade Lewis led Sidney with 143 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Cozad is now 2-2 and will face Holdrege this week. That game can be heard on KAMI 1580 AM, 92.7 FM, 100.1 FM, and online at KRVN.com. Sidney is now 3-1 and will face Chadron this week.
Holdrege Falls to 1-3
Holdrege faced Chase County on Friday searching for their second victory of the season. The Dusters though, fell 45-7. Holdrege was unable to keep up with the Longhorns throughout the evening. Chase County moves to 2-2 and will face Alliance this week. Holdrege falls to 1-3 and will battle Cozad this week. That game can be heard on KAMI 1580 AM, 92.7 FM, 100.1 FM and online at KRVN.com with pregame at 6:35 P.M.
Overton Dominates Loomis
Overton faced off against a familiar foe on Friday night against Loomis. The Eagles soared over the Wolves as the final score read 68-0. Overton started fast as they led 24-0 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, it was much of the same as Loomis couldn't keep up and Overton led 44-0 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Overton scored another two times and the lead was 60-0 entering the final period. Overton capped off the game with another touchdown making it 68-0. Overton is 3-1 and will face Pleasanton this week. Loomis will battle Bertrand and that game can be heard on KRVN beginning at 6:35 P.M.
Adams Central too Much for Swedes
Gothenburg took an undefeated record into their game against perennial power Adams Central. The Patriots, though, outlasted Gothenburg 21-0 to drop the Swedes to 3-1.
Evan Johnson was efficient at quarterback for the Patriots going 13-17 for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Adams Central scored on their first drive against the top-rated defense in C1. Gothenburg would settle in after that, but it ended up being the only points that the Patriots would need.
Gothenburg’s power running game was stifled by the Adams Central defense that often put eight or nine plays on the line to stop the run. The Swedes were held well below their average offensively. Gothenburg had the ball inside the Patriot 10 as time ran out in the first half, but would never get as close again.
In the end, only 30 yards of offense separated the two teams, but the Patriots capitalized to win it here tonight.
District play starts next for both teams.
Loomis Blows Out Blue Hill
Loomis entered Friday night's game against Blue Hill with a 1-1 record. The Wolves were able to take down the Bobcats 74-34. Loomis started fast as they led 22-6 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Loomis kept things rolling as they scored 28 points while holding Blue Hill to 14 and the halftime score was 50-20.
In the second half, Loomis maintained that lead by outscoring the Bobcats 24-14. Loomis dominated the ground game as Issac Wahls put up 366 yards on 22 carries and eight touchdowns. Payton Shutz had 157 yards on the ground as well. Loomis will battle Overton next week. Blue Hill will have a bye then face Franklin next week.
Alma Falls to Shelton
Alma was searching for their first win on Friday against Shelton and they weren't able to do that. The Cardinals fell to the Bulldog by a final score of 40-0. Alma will have to wait until September 21st for their next opportunity to get that elusive first win when they face Dundy-County-Stratton. Shelton is 2-1 and will face Nebraska Christian.
Warriors Fall to Broncos
Arapahoe faced Amherst this past week and lost by a final score of 37-14. Amherst got the scoring started as they led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter. In the second, Arapahoe scored, but also allowed a score as the halftime count was 14-8.
In the third quarter, Arapahoe was able to punch it in for another touchdown, but they again allowed Amherst to score as it was 22-14 entering the fourth quarter. In the final quarter, Amherst scored two more times and that rounded out the contest. Colton Hearn led the ground attack for Arapahoe as he carried the ball eight times for 62 yards and a touchdown. Gentry Anderson had 15 tackles for the Warriors. Arapahoe has a bye week this week then they will face Cambridge on September 21st. Amherst will have the week off then face Ansley Litchfield.
Sidney Takes Down Minden
Minden faced Sidney on Friday and it was the Red Raiders who won 28-7. The scoring didn't begin until the second quarter as Sidney put up two touchdowns and led 14-0 at halftime. In the third quarter, Sidney scored again but couldn't convert the extra point and led 20-0 heading into the final quarter.
In the final quarter, Minden was able to get on the board, but then they allowed another touchdown and a two-point conversion. Eddie Gonzalez had 103 yards rushing and a receiving touchdown for Minden. Minden will face Filmore Central this week. Sidney faces Cozad that game can be heard on KAMI 1580 AM, FM 92.7, 100.1, and online at KRVN.com.
Battle of the Birds, Wood River Beats Southern Valley
It was a game against a pair of Eagles and it was Wood River who took down Southern Valley by a final score of 53-20. In the first quarter, Wood River was in control as running back Jose Trejo scored two rushing touchdowns and running back Camden Thompson punched it in as well as the score read 20-0 after one quarter.
In the second quarter, Southern Valley cut into the lead on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Carter Bose to Clayton Berry making it 20-6. Wood River answered back with a nine-yard touchdown run for Jose Trejo making it 27-6 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Southern Valley cut into the lead more on a one-yard touchdown pass from Pete Brown to Clayton Berry making it 27-12. In the final quarter, it was all Wood River as they outscored Southern Valley 26-8.
For Wood River, they were led by running back Camden Thompson as he had 190 yards rushing and three scores. Southern Valley was led by Clayton Berry as he had 125 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Wood River is now 2-1 and will face Hastings St. Cecilia. Southern Valley falls to 1-2 and will battle Doniphan-Trumbull next week.
Eustis-Farnam Dominates Elba
Eustis-Farnam faced Elba on Friday night and came away with a 72-12 win. Eustis-Farnam dominated the game from the get-go as they led 37-6 at the end of the first period. In the second quarter, the Knights kept things rolling as they scored two more times and it was 51-6 heading into halftime.
In the third quarter, the Knights boosted their lead to 59-6. In the final quarter, the Knights allowed a score but scored twice themselves to close out the game. Christian Timm had 306 yards rushing and six touchdowns. Eustis-Farnam is 3-0 and will face Deshler this week. Elba will battle Red Cloud this week and look for their first win.
Minutemen Fall on the Road
Lexington faced a tough opponent on Friday night as they battled Seward. Seward dominated the game from the very beginning as they led 20-0 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Lexington was able to get on the board, but Seward put up another three scores and it was 41-6 at halftime.
In the second half, Lexington was able to outscore the Bluejays 15-13, but it was too little too late. Seward is now 3-0 and will face Bennington this week. Lexington is 1-2 and will face Waverly this week.
SEM Moves to 2-1
SEM faced Heartland Lutheran in week three of the football season and came away with a big win. The Mustangs won 41-12. At the end of the first quarter, Heartland Lutheran led 12-8. In the second quarter, neither team could score so the score remained 12-8 with SEM trailing.
In the third quarter, SEM took the lead at 22-12. In the final period, SEM poured it on by scoring three more times to make it 41-12. SEM is now 2-1 and will face Spalding Academy this week. Heartland Lutheran is now 0-2 and will face Santee this week.
Bertrand Wins Big
Bertrand faced Franklin on Friday night and it was all Vikings throughout the contest as they won 66-6. In the first quarter, Bertrand jumped out to a 32-0 lead. In the second quarter, Bertrand kept things rolling as they scored 26 more points and led 58-0 at halftime.
In the second half, things slowed down for the Vikings but they outscored the Flyers 8-6. Jordan Holen led the way for the Vikings 114 yards rushing and a score. Wyatt Kaps also added a touchdown on five carries and 19 yards. Bertrand has a bye week then they will face Loomis on September 21st. Franklin is now 0-3 and will play next on September 21st against Blue Hill.
Overton Moves to 2-1
Overton faced Maxwell on Friday night and came away with a big win. The Eagles beat the Wildcats by a final score of 58-12. The Eagles were able to dominate this game and pick up their second win on the season. Overton will face Loomis next week. Maxwell is 2-1 and will battle Medicine Valley this week.
Cozad Picks Up First Win of the Season
Cozad faced off against Chase County on Friday and it was the Haymakers who came away with a win 19-14. Chase County jumped out ahead in the first quarter 7-0. In the second quarter, Cozad bounced back in a big way as they scored 13 points but they allowed seven points and Chase County led 14-13 at halftime.
In the third quarter, neither team was able to score. In the final quarter, Cozad took the lead and made it 19-14 to close out the game. Sophomore Matthew Schuster had a big game on the ground as he recorded 132 yards on 42 carries and a score. Adam Cole also had 182 yards passing and a touchdown. Chase County will face Holdrege this week. Cozad will battle Sidney and that game can be heard on KAMI 1580 AM, 100.1 FM, and 92.7 FM.
Axtell Takes Down Elwood
Axtell and Elwood battled on the gridiron on Friday and it was the Wildcats who won 62-25. In the first quarter, Axtell was in control by a narrow margin 14-12. In the second quarter, neither team could find the end zone so the score was at 14-12 entering the intermission.
In the third quarter, Axtell opened up their offense and outscored Elwood 26-6 making it 40-18 entering the fourth. In the final quarter, Axtell continued to pour it on scoring 22 while holding Elwood to seven. Axtell will face Kenesaw on September 21st. Elwood will battle Anselmo-Merna on September 21st
Swedes Ground Game too much for Dusters
The Gothenburg Swedes remained undefeated as they knocked off Holdrege on Friday night 40-13. The Swedes relentless offense pounded out nearly 500 yards, most of it on the ground en route to another dominating win.
Trenton Harbur had his best game yet for the Swedes running for 178 yards including the opening score when he went off right tackle and out-ran the Dusters for a 74-yard tally. Holdrege answered on their next drive with a 19-yard pass from Drake Johnson to Treven Melroy.
On their next possession, Gothenburg went on a nine play 84-yard drive capped off by a nine-yard run by Owen Geiken. The Dusters then fumbled the ensuing kickoff. The Swedes took advantage of the short field as Geiken went in from 10 yards out to give the Swedes a 19-7 lead. Maguire Bartlett finished the scoring in the first half, going in from one yard out; Gothenburg led 26-7 at halftime.
The Swedes rolled up over 300 yards of offense in the first half as the offensive line continued their outstanding play.
Harbur scored on an 11 yard run on Gothenburg’s first possession of the second half to increase the lead to 33-7. The Dusters countered with a 15-yard pass from Johnson to Cole Watts as Holdrege had success through the air in the second half. Brennan Seitsinger rounded out the scoring in the game with a two-yard plunge.
With the win, Gothenburg moves to 3-0 and Holdrege falls to 1-2.
Elm Creek gets First Win of the Season
Elm Creek played Morrill Friday night and came away with a 66-30 win. Elm Creek got things rolling in the game with a 19-yard touchdown run from Hans Robbins. From there, Elm Creek kept rolling and led 36-18 in the first quarter. In the second period, Elm Creek did the remainder of their damage as they led 66-24 at halftime.
After halftime, Morrill scored the points of the half. making the final score 66-30. For Elm Creek, Xavier Perez had 209 yards and four touchdowns. Elm Creek will be off until September 21sta when they play Burwell. Morrill will play Perkins County on September 21st.
Loomis Dominates Franklin
Loomis faced Franklin on Friday and won by a large margin, 70-16. Loomis controlled the contest from the get-go as they led 14-0 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Loomis kept things rolling and headed in halftime with a 34-0 lead.
In the second half, it was much of the same as Loomis outscored Franklin 36-16. Loomis is 1-1 and will face Blue Hill this week. Franklin is 0-2 and will battle Bertrand this week.
Alma Falls to 0-2
Alma faced off against Northern Valley Kansas last week and lost in overtime 50-48. Northern Valley took the lead at the end of the first quarter 8-6. In the second quarter, Alma took the lead as they outscored Northern Valley 16-6. At halftime, Alma led 22-14. In the third quarter, Northern Valley stormed back and trailed just 28-26 heading into the final quarter.
In the fourth, Northern Valley outscored the Cardinals 16-14, making it tied at 42 at the end of regulation. In the overtime period, Northern Valley had the edge, outscoring the Cardinals 8-6. Alma will face Shelton this week. Northern Valley will face Triplains/Brewster.