MULLEN, Neb. — John Rouse ran for 290 yards and three touchdowns and threw two touchdown passes Monday as No. 3 Blue Hill defeated No. 5 Mullen 42-30 in an Eight Man-2 semifinal.

Blue Hill (12-0) scored on its first three possessions to lead 21-0.

Mullen (11-1) got three touchdowns, two by rushing, from junior Lane Edis. He finished with 196 yards on 30 carries.

Blue Hill plays the winner of the BDS-Falls City Sacred Heart semifinal for the Eight Man-2 title at 2:45 p.m. next Monday at Memorial Stadium

Blue Hill (11-0)......14 7  7 14—42

At Mullen (11-0)......0 0 14 16—30

BH: John Rouse 44 run (Joe Macklin kick)

BH: Lane Deisley 6 run (Macklin kick)

BH: Deisley 9 pass from Rouse (Macklin kick)

M: Lane Edis 60 run (Luke Christian pass from Brady Gracey)

M: Edis 3 run (run failed)

BH: McCoy Menke 39 pass from Rouse (Macklin kick)

M: Zachery Sweet 63 pass from Gracey (Ty Kvanvig run)

BH: Rouse 44 run (Macklin kick)

BH: Rouse 42 run (Macklin kick)

M: Edis 27 pass from Gracey (Kvanvig run)

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