NDN volleyball

Class C No. 1 Norfolk Catholic fought off two set points in the third set to sweep No. 4 Lutheran High Northeast 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 at the Andrews Activities Center on the Lutheran High campus.

With the win, Norfolk Catholic improved to 5-1 on the year and will take on defending Class C1 state champion Wahoo on the road Thursday.

Lutheran High fell to 5-3 and will take on Ponca and Laurel-Concord-Coleridge on Thursday in day one of the Wakefield Invitational.

In other news

WAKEFIELD – Wakefield used a monumental performance from junior, Justin Erb and a relentless rushing attack to ground the Norfolk Lutheran High Northeast Eagles here at Eaton Field in the Trojan’s homecoming game.

For everything that the relatively young Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur athletic co-op had accomplished — a state championship last season in boys basketball, for example — one thing the Wolverines had not yet owned was what coach Dan Maresh viewed as a signature football win.

Some teams have a stable of running backs.

Battle Creek has that, but the Braves also have a stable of linemen, and that combination propelled 3-1 Battle Creek — Class C2’s 10th-ranked team — to a decisive 30-0 win over Class C1 O’Neill (now 1-3).

Norfolk Catholic rallied from a 12-0 deficit to pull within 18-17 before halftime, and nearly got the go-ahead touchdown before Class C No. 2 Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur responded with back-to-back scores.