Lincoln Pius X returns to a familiar grouping for its Class B football district in 2014 and 2015 while Omaha Benson gets three former Metro Conference members for its first two-year stint in Class B.
Pius X is with Beatrice, Crete and Norris. Benson is with Omaha Gross, Omaha Roncalli and Ralston. South Sioux City and Columbus replace Pius X and Benson in Class A.
The Class A district assignments were as The World-Herald projected last month. Schools were assigned based on their playoff point totals for the past two seasons.
The Nebraska School Activities Association released district assignments for football on Wednesday. In advance of the NSAA setting schedules for the next two seasons, schools will submit wish lists of opponents for non-district games. The new schedules will be released Feb. 12.
District 1: Lincoln High, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Southwest, Millard North, Omaha Northwest, Papillion-La Vista, Papillion-La Vista South
District 2: Kearney, Lincoln East, Lincoln Southeast, Millard West, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha Bryan
District 3: Bellevue East, Bellevue West, Omaha Central, Omaha Creighton Prep, Omaha North, Omaha South, South Sioux City
District 4: Columbus, Fremont, Grand Island, Lincoln Northeast, Millard South, Omaha Burke, Omaha Westside
District 1: Omaha Benson, Omaha Gross, Omaha Roncalli, Ralston
District 2: Elkhorn, Elkhorn South, Gretna, Omaha Skutt
District 3: Bennington, Blair, Elkhorn Mount Michael, Schuyler
District 4: Nebraska City, Platteview, Plattsmouth, Waverly
District 5: Beatrice, Crete, Lincoln Pius X, Norris
District 6: Aurora, Grand Island Northwest, Seward, York
District 7: Adams Central, Hastings, Lexington, McCook
District 8: Alliance, Gering, Scottsbluff, Sidney
District 1: Arlington, Ashland-Greenwood, Boys Town, Douglas County West, Fort Calhoun, Omaha Concordia
District 2: Auburn, Conestoga, Falls City, Johnson County, Louisville, Syracuse
District 3: Boone Central/Newman Grove, Madison, Norfolk Catholic, Pierce, Wayne, West Point-Beemer
District 4: Columbus Lakeview, Columbus Scotus, David City, North Bend, Wahoo, Wahoo Neumann
District 5: Fairbury, Lincoln Christian, Lincoln Lutheran, Milford-Dorchester, Raymond Central, Wilber-Clatonia
District 6: Central City, Grand Island Central Catholic, Holdrege, Kearney Catholic, Minden, St. Paul
District 7: Broken Bow, Cozad, Gothenburg, O'Neill, Ord, Valentine
District 8: Chadron, Chase County, Gordon-Rushville, Mitchell, Ogallala
District 1: David City Aquinas, Fremont Bergan, Logan View, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, Tekamah-Herman, Yutan
District 2: Elmwood-Murdock, Freeman, Humboldt-TRS, Palmyra, Southern, Weeping Water
District 3: Centennial, Fillmore Central, Malcolm, Shelby-Rising City, Thayer Central, Tri County
District 4: Homer, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, Oakland-Craig, Ponca, Stanton, Wisner-Pilger
District 5: Ainsworth, Battle Creek, Crofton, Hartington Cedar Catholic, Norfolk Lutheran, West Holt
District 6: Arcadia-Loup City, Centura, Gibbon, Ravenna, Twin River, Wood River
District 7: Doniphan-Trumbull, Hastings St. Cecilia, Sandy Creek, Southern Valley, Superior, Sutton
District 8: Bayard, Bridgeport, Cambridge, Hershey, Kimball, North Platte St. Patrick's
District 1: Cedar Bluffs, East Butler, Nebraska City Lourdes, Mead, Omaha Christian
District 2: Omaha Nation, Pender, Scribner-Snyder, West Point GACC, Winnebago
District 3: Bloomfield, Creighton, Hartington, Plainview, Wakefield
District 4: BDS, Diller-Odell, Friend, McCool Junction, Pawnee City
District 5: Cross County, Harvard, Heartland, High Plains, Nebraska Lutheran
District 6: Clarkson/Leigh, Fullerton, Howells-Dodge, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, Nebraska Christian
District 7: Boyd County, Clearwater/Orchard, Elgin/Pope John, Neligh-Oakdale, Niobrara/Verdigre, North Central
District 8: Amherst, Ansley-Litchfield, Burwell, Greeley-Wolbach/North Loup-Scotia, South Loup, Twin Loup
District 9: Arapahoe, Axtell, Blue Hill, Elm Creek, Franklin, Shelton
District 10: Creek Valley, Dundy County-Stratton, Hemingford, Morrill, Perkins County, Sutherland
District 1: Allen, Bancroft-Rosalie, Emerson-Hubbard, Lyons-Decatur NE, Winside, Wynot
District 2: Falls City Sacred Heart, Johnson-Brock, Lewiston, Lincoln Parkview, Sterling
District 3: Exeter-Milligan, Giltner, Lawrence-Nelson, Meridian, Red Cloud
District 4: Elkhorn Valley, Grand Island Heartland Lutheran, Hampton, Humphrey St. Francis, Osceola, Palmer
District 5: CWC, O'Neill St. Mary's, Osmond, Randolph, Stuart, Wausa
District 6: Anselmo-Merna, Overton, Pleasanton, Sandhills/Thedford, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller
District 7: Alma, Bertrand, Elwood, Kenesaw, Loomis
District 8: Bartley Southwest, Eustis-Farnam, Hitchcock County, Medicine Valley, Wallace
District 9: Brady, Maxwell, Mullen, Paxton, Stapleton
District 10: Crawford, Garden County, Hay Springs, Leyton, Potter-Dix, South Platte
Metro coaching honors
Brett Froendt of Omaha Westside is the Metro Football Coaches Association's recipient of the Tom Jaworski head coach of the year award, named for the retired Omaha Creighton Prep coach.
Co-winners of the Jerry Ball Memorial Award for assistant coaches are Jarod Meysenburg of Omaha North and Craig Secora of Westside.
Player position awards: Quarterback, Alec Ditoro, Papillion-La Vista; Running back, Calvin Strong, Omaha North; Receiver, Clester Johnson, Bellevue West; Offensive lineman, Michael Decker, Omaha North; Defensive lineman, Harrison Phillips, Millard West; Linebacker, Matt Connelly, Westside; Defensive back, Trey Carr, Omaha Burke; Kicker, Christian Hagan, Omaha Westside.
Offense — Line: Shawn Rouse, Omaha Benson, jr.; Michael Decker, Omaha North, jr.; Brandon Chunka-Butler, Bellevue East, sr. Jeremy Kowalski, Papillion-LV South, jr.; Vince Stierman, Omaha Creighton Prep, sr. QB: Easton Stick (captain), Prep, sr. RB: Micah Rensch, Prep, jr.; Drew Klein, Papillion-LV South, sr. SE: Tommy Walther, Bellevue East, sr.; Brady Pelzer, Bellevue East, sr.; Skyler Monaghan, Millard West, sr. K: Scott Botkin, Millard South, sr.
Defense — Line: Harrison Phillips, Millard West, sr.; Niko Rangel, Omaha South, sr.; Dalton Frahm, Omaha Burke, sr. LB: Michael Emodi, Prep, sr.; Brady Novak, Westside, sr.; Logan McNeill, Prep, jr. DB: Drew Fitzmorris (captain), Westside, sr.; RJ Urzendowski, Prep, sr.; Avram Tynes, Millard North, sr.; Donny Nekola, Omaha Bryan, jr.; Gunnar Orcutt, Millard North, sr. P: Colton Hough, Burke, sr.