Norfolk High football readies for home meeting with Elkhorn

The Norfolk High football team is 0-1 on the year after dropping a 27-24 overtime road loss at Columbus last Friday. 

Brayden Splater led the Panthers defensively with 14 tackles, with a forced fumble-recovery-and touchdown all on the same play.  He also had three tackles for loss.  Norfolk’s scoring came courtesy of two defensive touchdowns, a kickoff return for a score, and a field goal.  Quarterback Jace Monday was injured in the third quarter.  The team returns to action on Friday when they host 0-1 Elkhorn on Friday at 7:00.  The Antlers were blown out by Omaha World Herald sixth ranked Elkhorn South 34-7 in their opener last Friday.

In other news

The Norfolk High softball team routed South Sioux City in a single game last night at home 12-0.  Sydney Rader twirled a three-inning no hitter and hit a home run as the Lady Panthers improved to 9-7 on the season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers showcased a strong defense and a balanced attack in earning their first win of the season.  Peyton Barber ran for 82 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries as the Bucs silenced the Panthers, 20-14 at Carolina.  Jameis Winston was 16 of 25 for 208 yards, one touchdown an…