TIGERS NEED TESTING
North Bend is 17-1 and hasn't lost since its season opener. So why aren't the Tigers in the Class C-1 ratings? They haven't beaten a team in their class that's more than two games above .500. They have the East Husker semifinals Friday and finish the regular season Feb. 19 at home against No. 8 Fort Calhoun.
REMATCH FOR CLASS B POWERS
Omaha Skutt's one loss this season was at home to Beatrice in the River Cities Conference tournament final. The rematch comes Saturday in the Orangemen's gym. Beatrice's big men, Alec Cromer and Cam Jurgens, combined for three points the first time around.
Practically every conference tournament this week has a revised schedule after Tuesday's storm resulted in a rare wipeout of the entire state slate. Some tournaments now will have Monday finishes.
FREMONT TAKES TOP SPOT
We'll see how the Tigers respond after being elevated to the top of the overall ratings for the first time in school history. A road game Friday night at Norfolk will be followed by a home game Saturday against Omaha Burke.
The Class B Trojans are the only unbeaten team left in the state following losses last weekend by Class C-1 Pierce and C-2 West Point Guardian Angels. Platteview has two games this weekend and another big one looming Tuesday night at Wahoo Neumann.
ANTLERS SEEK MOMENTUM
Elkhorn (11-6) has been under the radar in Class B, but it's time for the seventh-ranked Antlers, 3-4 in their last seven games, to get things moving in the right direction if a return to state is in the cards. A good place to start would be Friday night at home against No. 3 Gretna.