GI Northwest's Carter Terry, Lincoln High's Cedric Case set to eclipse 7,000-yard mark

Grand Island Northwest senior senior quarterback Carter Terry throws on the run while being flushed out of the pocket by York players Friday night at Viking Field. 

The 7,000-Yard Passers Club could double its membership this week to four.

Carter Terry of Grand Island Northwest, who’s already the Class B record holder, needs 171 yards against Crete, while Cedric Case of Lincoln High needs 97 against Kearney to reach that career threshold.

The only ones ahead of them are Class A’s Alec Ditoro of Papillion-La Vista with 8,451 from 2010 to 2013 and Class C-1’s Matt Masker of Kearney Catholic, currently the No. 3 quarterback at NU, with 7,050 ending last year.

For the second year in row, Case is Class A’s yardage leader. He’s 127 of 187 for 1,774 yards and 17 touchdowns. Terry is third in Class B at 1,503 yards, with 16 TDs. Class B’s leader, Joseph Krause of Seward, is averaging nearly 300 yards a game at 2,093 yards through seven games. He’s thrown 26 touchdowns entering the Jays’ home game against defending Class B champion York.

Want more big numbers?

Christian Timm of Eustis-Farnam is the state’s top rusher with 2,290 yards in seven six-man games. He gets a week off before the Knights finish at Sumner-Eddyville-Miller on Oct. 18. Through the review of Bobby Mills of Grand Island, the state’s 1,000-Yard Guy, Timm’s state-record game against South Platte on Aug. 31, will go down as 512 yards.

Another state record, one that was 60 years old, also is Timm’s. He has 49 touchdowns this season, three more than Riverton’s Roger Deisley in 1958.

Baylor Scheierman of Class C-1 Aurora, who committed early to South Dakota State for basketball, leads the state’s passers with 2,190 yards and 34 touchdowns. Three more scoring strikes — the Huskies host Milford — will break Masker’s season record set two years ago.

Last week’s big gainer was six-man running back AJ Jenkins of Wilcox-Hildreth, whose 447 yards on 29 carries against Timm’s team let the Falcon senior become the sixth in state history in any class to have four consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons, and he went past the 5,000-yard mark for his career in only 28 games.

A couple of extra points to finish

Last Saturday’s column on freshman starting quarterbacks in Class A failed to mention Lincoln Southeast’s Jack Strong, who broke in with the Knights in 2014.

Belated, and much deserved, thanks to Bob Jensen of Huskerland Prep Report in Central City for his help in our season preview back in August. Jensen toiled to get the last 70-some preview forms from coaches.

Epperson leads SkyHawks

Omaha Gross held Jarod Epperson and Class B top-ranked Omaha Skutt scoreless for a quarter, then the SkyHawk senior broke for touchdowns of 33 and 68 yards to start a 42-0 televised victory at Bryan Stadium.

Epperson ended with 178 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries. Tyson Gordon had two touchdown runs and an interception to keep Skutt undefeated through eight games.

Omaha Skutt (8-0).............0 21 21 0—42

Omaha Gross (2-6).....................0 0 0 0— 0

OS: Jarod Epperson 33 run (Joey White kick)

OS: Epperson 68 run (White kick)

OS: Tyson Gordon 20 run (White kick)

OS: Epperson 28 run (White kick)

OS: Tommy Legel 50 run (White kick)

OS: Gordon 3 run (White kick)

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