Central Nebraska Football
Overton can't keep up with South Loup
Overton faced an extremely talented opponent on Friday, as the Eagles battled South Loup. It was South Loup taking down the Eagles 51-8. South Loup began their domination in the first quarter as they put up 30 points. In the second quarter, South Loup scored another 13 points and led 43-0 at halftime. In the second half, Overton did get on the board so the shutout was avoided by scoring a touchdown and converting the two-point conversion. South Loup scored in the second half also with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Overton will look to bounce back against Ravenna on Thursday at 7 pm and you can hear that game on 880 KRVN, 106.9 FM, and krvn.com.
Minden now 1-7 on the season
Minden faced off against Chase County on Friday night and it was the Longhorns getting the better of the Whippets. Chase County won by a final tally of 56-13. Chase County imposed their will right away as they scored 23 points in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Chase County kept rolling as they scored 27 points and led 50-0 at halftime. In the second half, Minden did outscore the Longhorns 13-6, but the deficit was too much for them to overcome. For Minden, Eduardo Gonzalez had 83 yards and a score on the ground. Minden will now face Gothenburg in their regular-season finale. Chase County now will battle Chadron and look to improve their 5-3 record.
Holdrege falls to 2-6
Holdrege traveled to McCook on Friday to face their rival. The Dusters didn't get the outcome they were looking for as the Bison won by a final score of 35-6. McCook started strong as they posted 14 points in the first quarter. In the second period of play, McCook scored another 14 points and led 28-0 at halftime. In the second half, there wasn't near as much scoring as McCook scored seven in the third quarter. Holdrege did get on the board as they scored six points on the board in the final period of play. McCook is now 7-1 and will face Lexington. Holdrege falls to 2-6 and will face Hastings.
Axtell falls to 2-5 on the year
Axtell hit the road on Friday night to face Lawernce-Nelson. The Raiders took down the Wildcats by a final score of 58-27. Lawerence-Nelson started out fast as they posted 30 points in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Lawernce-Nelson scored another 16 points, but Axtell got on the board with seven points of their own to make the score 46-7 at halftime. In the second half, Axtell did outscore Lawerence Nelson 20-12, but that wasn't enough as they fell 58-27. For the Wildcats, Jake Marsh went 10-15 with 128 yards and two scores through the air. Axtell is now 2-5 and will face Giltner this week.
Cozad falls to Broken Bow
Cozad hosted their final home game of the year on Friday and the Haymakers fell to the visiting Indians of Broken Bow 21-0. Neither team could find the goal line in the first half and heading into the intermission the score was 0-0. In the second half, it was all Broken Bow. In the third quarter, the Indians posted 14 points. In the final period, the Indians put up another seven points to round out the scoring. For Broken Bow, Tycen Marten had 185 yards and two scores on the ground. For Cozad, Adam Cole had 57 yards through the air and 36 yards on the ground. Broken Bow is now 4-4 and will battle Kearney Catholic. Cozad is 2-6 and will face Gordan-Rushville.
Gothenburg takes down Kearney Catholic in an instant classic
Gothenburg traveled to Kearney on Friday night and the Swedes won 21-20 of the stars. It was tooth and nail throughout the game as after one quarter of play the scores was 7-7. In the second quarter, It was deja-vu as each team posted seven points and at halftime, it was 14-14. In the third quarter, Kearney Catholic took the lead by converting on a field goal and they went into the fourth quarter with a 17-14 lead. In the final quarter, Kearney Catholic made another field goal making the score 20-14. But late in the fourth quarter, Gothenburg scored and made the extra point making the final score 21-20. Gothenburg is now 6-2 and will face Minden this week. Kearney Catholic is now 6-2 and will battle Broken Bow.
Rough Riders rally to beat Bertrand
Arapahoe wins big
Arapahoe battled Hitchcock County on Friday night on the gridiron and the Warriors won 70-22. Arapahoe did their scoring fast and furious. In the first quarter, Arapahoe posted 28 points to the Falcons zero. In the second quarter, The Warriors scored twenty more points and the score was 48-8 at halftime. In the second half, Arapahoe outscored Hitchcock County 22-14. For Arapahoe, Gentry Anderson had 105 yards and two scores on 5-7 passing for the Warriors. Arapahoe is now 6-1 and will look to keep things going against Eustis-Farnam this week.
Wallace takes down Eustis-Farnam
SEM falls to 0-7
It has been a tough season for SEM this year and on Friday they struggled against now 2-5 Ansley-Litchfield. The Spartans took down the Mustangs by a final score of 42-0. SEM was never able to get anything going on offense, and couldn't stop the Spartans on the defensive side of the ball. Ansley-Litchfield is now 2-5 and will face Pleasanton. SEM is now 0-7 and will play Central Valley to finish the season.
Hastings takes down Lexington
Loomis falls to Wauneta-Palisade
Loomis hit the road on Friday night and the Wolves fell to the Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade, 63-20. The Broncos got things started right away as they posted 20 points in the first period. In the second quarter, Loomis posted 14 points but Wauneta-Palisade countered with six points of their own. And at halftime, the score was 26-14 in favor of the Broncos. In the second half, it was all Broncos as they poured in 37 points and Loomis just scored six. For the Broncos, Austen Rozelle had 101 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. For Loomis, Brian Hemmele had 24 yards and two scores on the scores on the night. Wauneta-Palisade is now 4-3 and will face Hitchcock County. Loomis will battle Wallace to finish the regular season.
Southern Valley drops to 0-8
Southern Valley was looking for their first win of the season on Friday night against St. Cecilia and the Eagles fell big. The final score was 43-16 in favor of the Bluehawks. St. Cecilia dominated the game throughout and didn't look back. St. Cecilia is now 3-5 and will face Gibbon this week. Southern Valley is now 0-8 and will look to get their first win in the final game of the year which is against Sandy Creek on the road.
Elm Creek faced off against Alma on Friday night and the Buffaloes took down the Cardinals by a score of 62-20. Elm Creek didn't take any time getting ahead as Elm Creek scored 30 points in the first quarter to Alma's zero. In the second quarter, Elm Creek maintained their lead and even added to it a little as at halftime the score was 46-6 in favor of Elm Creek. In the third quarter, Elm Creek posted another score making it 54-6 after three periods. In the final quarter, Alma did outscore Elm Creek 14-8 but that wasn't enough. For Elm Creek, Preston Walker finished with 125 yards and two scores on the ground. For Alma, Kaleb Kindler had 148 yards rushing. Elm Creek is now 6-1 and will face South Loup this week. Alma is now 2-5 and will battle Southwest this week.
Minden falls to 1-6
Minden hosted Kearney Catholic on Friday and the Whippets fell by a score of 30-8. Kearney Catholic has been a stout team all year and it was much of the same on Friday night. Kearney Catholic improves to 6-1 on the year and they will tangle with Gothenburg on Friday. Minden will look to bounce back and take down Chase County on Friday.
Elwood moves onto 3-3
Elwood faced off against Red Cloud on Friday night and won big by a final score of 77-7. The Pirates were able to dominate this game thoroughly from the get-go and they never looked back. For Red Cloud, they will look to bounce back next week against Harvard. For the Pirates, they will look to improve to 4-3 against McPherson County.
Arapahoe takes down Wallace
Arapahoe hit the road on Friday night to face the Wildcats of Wallace. The Warriors were victorious as they took down Wallace by a score of 71-34. Arapahoe started out strong putting up 39 points to Wallace's six. In the second quarter, it was more of Arapahoe as they put up another 26 points and led 65-18 at halftime. In the second half, Wallace outscored the Warriors 16-6 but it was way too little to make a comeback. Gentry Anderson led Arapahoe with 159 yards and five scores on the ground. Arapahoe is now 5-1 and will face Hitchcock-County this week. Wallace will battle Eustis-Farnam.
Eustis-Farnam loses big to Wauneta-Palisade
Eustis-Farnam faced off against a tough opponent on Friday night as they hosted Wauneta-Palisade. The Broncos didn't mess around in this game and started fast scoring 34 points in the first quarter. In the second quarter, it was another 15 points for Wauneta-Palisade and they led 49-0 at halftime. In the second half, Wauneta-Palisade kept scoring as they put up another 13 points before the game was over. Eustis-Farnam will look to bounce back against Wallace this week. Wauneta-Palisade will face Loomis this week.
SEM falls to 0-6 on the season
SEM battled against Pleasanton on Friday night and things didn't go in the favor of the Mustangs. Pleasanton took down SEM by a final score of 52-16. Pleasanton got things rolling with two touchdowns in the first quarter and a 16-0 lead. In the second quarter, Pleasanton kept rolling as they scored another 22 points and led 38-0 at halftime. In the second half, SEM outscored Pleasanton 16-14, but that wasn't enough. Pleasanton will face Blue Hill this week. SEM will look to bounce back this week against Ansley-Litchfield.
Southern Valley falls to 0-7
Southern Valley faced a solid Doniphan-Trumbull team on Friday night and the Eagles fell 21-0. Doniphan-Trumbull played a consistent brand of football scoring seven points in each of the first three quarters in route to their win. For the Cardinals, they will battle Gibbon next week. Southern Valley is still seeking their first win and they will face St. Cecilia.
Loomis evens their record at 3-3
Loomis faced Hitchcock County on Friday and the Wolves won by a final score of 66-30. Loomis got the game rolling by scoring 22 points in the first period. In the second quarter, Loomis posted another 22 points and the Falcons did get on the board as they scored a touchdown. At halftime, the score was 44-6. Hitchcock County did outscore Loomis 24-22 in the second half but it was too little too late. Loomis is now 3-3 and will fac Wauneta-Palisade this week. Hitchcock County will battle Arapahoe this week.
Elm Creek takes down Overton
Elm Creek and the Overton Eagles battled on Friday night and it was the Buffaloes coming away victorious. It was a tight battle in the first quarter as each team was knotted up at 6-6. In the second quarter, Elm Creek dominated, scoring 24 points and leading 30-6 at halftime. In the second half, Overton made a comeback bid scoring 22 points in the fourth but Elm Creek held them off by scoring 14 points as well. For Elm Creek, Devon Walker had 81 yards and a score. For Overton, Braden Kizer had 79 yards and a touchdown through the air. Elm Creek will battle Alma this week. For Overton, they will face a very good South Loup squad.
Alma takes down Bertrand
A pair of teams struggling to find their way this season and it was the Alma Cardinals taking down the Vikings of Bertrand. It was a tooth and nail game throughout as the teams were tied at six after one quarter. In the second quarter, Alma scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Bertrand answered with a 23-yard fumble return by Miles Petersen but the Vikings couldn't convert the extra point and trialed 14-12 at halftime. In the third quarter, Alma scored and led 20-12 at the end of three. In the fourth Wyatt Wilken scored from one out for the Vikings, but Alma answered with a 17-yard pass from Burke Boehler to Daylan Russell to close the door on the comeback. For Alma, Kaleb Kindler had 187 yards rushing on 34 carries and a score. Alma moves to 2-4 and will face Elm Creek next week. Bertrand is now 1-5 and will face Southwest.