STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Pierce High School athletic director Darren Sindelar was looking forward to a break. The man in charge of staging the Bluejays' three early-round state playoff games — with West Point-Beemer, Wahoo and St. Paul — had worked hard to make sure all of the logistics had been taken care of and th…

PIERCE — For the first time in the storied history of the Pierce High School football program, the Bluejays won a state championship on their home field when tbey led almost the entire way in a 28-19 victory Friday night over Adams Central at the Pierce High Athletic Complex.

LINCOLN — Those dreams Nebraska’s high school football players have of playing for state titles in Memorial Stadium won’t happen this year.The championship games have to be played on high school fields.The Nebraska School Activities Association on Friday night announced that all state champi…

ORD — Just when it seemed that Oakland-Craig was finally going to take charge in its Class C2 semifinal game, Ord made a statement that the Knights couldn't answer.

ORD — Second-seeded Ord scored 10 points in 1 minute, 34 seconds of the fourth quarter, and it was enough for the host Chanticleers to end Class C2 defending champion Oakland-Craig's season 38-28 Friday night at Bussell Park.

BENKELMAN — A pair of interceptions around intermission spelled doom for No. 6-seeded Stanton at third-seeded Dundy County-Stratton here Friday afternoon as the host Tigers ended the Mustangs’ season 50-24 in the Class D1 quarterfinals.

PIERCE — It would be easy to say that Pierce's 42-28 overpowering of Wahoo was revenge for last season, when the Warriors battered the Bluejays 35-0 in the Class C1 state championship game.

HARTINGTON — An Oakland-Craig interception on the Trojans’ first offensive play of the game and a touchdown one play later may have produced a flashback in the memories of Hartington Cedar Catholic fans of the touchdown barrage the Knights accumulated during a 52-14 October regular-season ru…

PIERCE — Sophomore quarterback Abram Scholting threw three first-half touchdown passes, and No. 2-seeded Pierce built a 22-point lead through three quarters and advanced to the Class C1 semifinals by overpowering No. 7-seeded Wahoo 42-28 on Friday night at the Pierce High Athletic Complex.

HUMPHREY — As the second half of Friday night's Class D2 playoff matchup progressed, players and coaches on both sidelines began to realize that the winner could be decided on the last possession of the game. They were right.

A pick-six to start the scoring gave David City Aquinas the momentum early on, and from there, the Monarchs' double-wing rushing attack never let Norfolk Catholic get the momentum back.

PIERCE — Momentum was as difficult to hang on to as the football for both the Pierce Bluejays and the West Point-Beemer Cadets in the first round of the Class C1 state playoffs.

ALLEN — A fumble recovery for a touchdown put Kenesaw up 26-8 in the first quarter and spelled doom on this Halloween weekend for the Allen Eagles as they dropped a final 16 game to Kenesaw 64-20 here Friday afternoon in the Class D2 playoffs.

Lutheran High Northeast scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2 minutes, 39 seconds left, but Weeping Water answered with a 13-yard touchdown pass with just 46 seconds remaining and followed that up with a game-sealing interception on the next play as the Indians edged the Eagles 36-32 in Class…

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