Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, Falls City Sacred Heart share Class D All-Sports Award

Bruning-Davenport-Shickley players hold the Class D-2 championship trophy after beating Blue Hill in the 2017 state football championship at Memorial Stadium. 

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley and Falls City Sacred Heart share The World-Herald’s Class D All-Sports Award for the 2017-18 school year.

Each scored 62 points in the fall and winter sports seasons. Neither school’s track team cracked the top 10 at the state meet. It’s the first time since 2008 that Class D’s combined boys-girls scoring ended in a tie.

BDS led the Irish 36-22 after the fall season. Eight Man-2’s football champion beat Sacred Heart 50-16 in the semifinals, with the Irish landing second in the final ratings. BDS was third in the final D-1 ratings, with Sacred Heart ninth in D-2.

But the Irish caught the Eagles with a sweep of the Class D-2 girls and boys basketball titles. BDS reached the D-1 girls final, losing to North Central. The Eagles were ranked seventh in boys basketball.

BDS also won the All-Sports Award in 2016. It was the 11th title for Sacred Heart and the first since 2014.

Mullen led the boys standings for the first time. The Broncos were top five in four of their five sports — third in wrestling and basketball, fourth in track and fifth in football — for 50.5 points. Sacred Heart and Riverside, the latter third in the overall standings (60 points), tied for second at 38.

Humphrey St. Francis topped the girls scoring for the first time since 2008 and the sixth time overall. The Flyers scored 44.5 points on a third in volleyball, a second in basketball and a fourth in track. Exeter-Milligan was second with 36 points and BDS third with 34.

Class D state champions

Cross country: Malcolm boys, Ainsworth girls. Volleyball: Johnson-Brock, D-1; Exeter-Miligan, D-2. Football: East Butler, Eight Man-1; BDS, Eight Man-2; Riverside, Six Man. Wrestling: Burwell. Girls basketball: North Central, D-1; Falls City SH, D-2. Boys basketball: Nebraska City Lourdes, D-1; Falls City SH, D-2. Track and field: Axtell boys, Giltner girls. Boys golf: West Holt.

Combined boys-girls: BDS 62, Falls City SH 62, Riverside 60, Humphrey SF 54.5, Mullen 50.5, Giltner 48.5, Exeter-Milligan 46, Heartland 46, Johnson-Brock 41.25, North Central 38.5, Hyannis 32, Blue Hill 30, Ewing 28, Pleasanton 27, East Butler 26, West Holt 26, Mead 24, Red Cloud 24, Ansley-Litchfield 23.75, Kenesaw 20, Medicine Valley 20, Meridian 20, NC Lourdes 20, Harvard 18, Overton 18, Boyd County 16, Cody-Kilgore 16, Tri County 15.25, Axtell 15, Hay Springs 14, Humphrey/LHF 14, South Loup 14, Twin Loup 14, Wilcox-Hildreth 14, Wynot 14, Elkhorn Valley 13.5, Elm Creek 13.5, Paxton 13, Clarkson/Leigh 12, Deshler 12, Palmer 10.5, Bloomfield 10, Nebraska Lutheran 10, Spalding Academy 10, West Point GACC 10, Franklin 9, CWC 8, Osmond 8, Walthill 8, Morrill 7.5, Sterling 7.5, Fullerton 7, McCool Junction 7, Loomis 6.75, Sandhills/Thedford 6.75, Elwood 6, Lincoln Parkview 6, Plainview 5.25, Grand Island HL 5, Maxwell 4.5, Friend 4, Lawrence-Nelson 4, Clearwater-Orchard 3, Winside 3, Arthur County 2, Brady 2, Elgin/Pope John 2, Wauneta-Palisade 2, High Plains 1.5, Plainview 1.5.

Boys: Mullen 50.5, Falls City SH 38, Riverside 38, BDS 28, East Butler 26, West Holt 26, Giltner 25.5, Johnson-Brock 21.25, Heartland 20, Kenesaw 20, Medicine Valley 20, NC Lourdes 20, Harvard 18, Blue Hill 16, Boyd County 16, Cody-Kilgore 16, Axtell 15, Hay Springs 14, Mead 14, South Loup 14, Twin Loup 14, Wilcox-Hildreth 14, Elkhorn Valley 13.5, Paxton 13, Deshler 12, North Central 12, Tri County 11.25, Palmer 10.5, Bloomfield 10, Exeter-Milligan 10, Humphrey SF 10, Nebraska Lutheran 10, Spalding Academy 10, Wynot 10, Franklin 9, Osmond 8, Walthill 8, Morrill 7.5, Sterling 7.5, Fullerton 7, Lincoln Parkview 6, Grand Island HL 5, Maxwell 4.5, CWCE 4, Hyannis 4, Lawrence-Nelson 4, Clearwater-Orchard 3, Winside 3, Arthur County 2, High Plains 1.5, Plainview 1.5.

Girls: Humphrey SF 44.5, Exeter-Milligan 36, BDS 34, Hyannis 28, Pleasanton 27, North Central 26.5, Ewing 26, Heartland 26, Falls City SH 24, Red Cloud 24, Ansley-Litchfield 23.75, Giltner 23, Riverside 22, Johnson-Brock 20, Meridian 20, Overton 18, Blue Hill 14, Humphrey/LHF 14, Elm Creek 13.5, Clarkson/Leigh 12, Mead 10, West Point GACC 10, McCool Junction 7, Loomis 6.75, Sandhills/Thedford 6.75, CWC 6, Elwood 6, Friend 4, Tri County 4, Wynot 4, Plainview 3.75, Brady 2, Elgin/Pope John 2, Wauneta-Palisade 2.

Point system

» The World-Herald uses a four-class system for its All-Sports Awards, though there are six classes in football, volleyball and basketball.

» Boys basketball classifications are applied to the All-Sports Awards. Classes C-1 and C-2 form Class C, with D-1 and D-2 forming Class D.

» The All-Sports point system awards 20 points for a first-place rating in football, volleyball and basketball; 15 for track, wrestling, soccer, softball and baseball; and 10 for all other sports. The scoring value in each sport diminishes with order of finish: 20-18-16, 15-13.5-12, 10-9-8.

» Final World-Herald ratings are the basis for All-Sports scoring in football, volleyball, softball, basketball, baseball and soccer. State-meet placings dictate points in other sports. Schools in selective-sport cooperative sponsorships receive equal splits.

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