A roundup of players with Midlands ties and how they fared in Division I football contests.
Alex Harris (Kearney), WR, Jr.: Place-kick holder in 27-24 loss at Cincinnati.
Next up: East Carolina, Oct. 19
Nouredin Nouili (Norris), OL, Fr.; Started at left guard in 24-10 loss to San Diego State.
Saturday: at New Mexico (7 p.m., CBSSN)
Ryan Langan (Riverside), LS, Jr.: Long snapper in 20-17, 2-OT win at South Alabama.
Next up: Coastal Carolina, Oct. 19
Caleb Shudak (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), K, Jr.: Two kickoffs, 60-yard average, in 10-3 loss at Michigan
DNP: Matt Fagan (Council Bluffs St. Albert), OL, R-Fr.:
Saturday: Penn State (6:30 p.m., ABC)
Trevor Downing (Creston, Iowa), OL, R-Fr.: Started at left guard in 49-24 win over TCU.
Saturday: at West Virginia (3 p.m., ESPN)
Malcolm Lee (Bellevue West), DL, So.: Starter at defensive tackle, no stats, in 45-20 loss to Oklahoma.
DNP: Jacob Ahlschwede (Lincoln Southwest), QB, Fr.
Next up: at Texas, Oct. 19
Adam Holtorf (Seward), OL, Sr.: Started at center in 31-12 loss to Baylor.
Nick Lenners (Lincoln Southwest), TE, So.: Two receptions for 20 yards.
Next up: TCU, Oct. 19 (1:30 p.m., FSN)
Mitchell Brinkman (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), TE, Sr.: Four receptions for 47 yards in 27-20 loss to Ball State
Brett Kitrell (Ashland-Greenwood), OL, Jr.: Started at left guard in 21-20 win at Buffalo.
Brian Arp (Kearney), DL, R-Sr.: Two solo tackles.
Bryce Stai (Norris), DL, R-Fr.: Played, no stats.
DNP: Cole Irland (Ashland-Greenwood), OL, R-So.
Saturday: Northern Illinois
Dylan Plautz (Omaha Westside), QB, So.: Did not play in 23-13 win at Washington.
Max Duggan (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Fr.: Starter went 17-of-25 for 219 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 34 yards on 10 carries y in 49-24 loss at Iowa State.
Next up: at Kansas State, Oct. 19
Bryson Williams (Lincoln Southeast), NT, So.: Injured; did not play in 48-0 win over Kent State.
Saturday: Michigan State (2:30 p.m., BTN)
Hoss Smith (Oakland-Craig), RB, Jr.: Did not play in 34-21 loss to VMI.
Saturday: Western Carolina
Alex Cloyd (Millard South), TE, Jr.: One reception for an 8-yard touchdown in 28-26 win over UC Davis.
DNP: Marcus Vaughn-Jones (Omaha Creighton Prep), DB, R-Fr.
Kevin Williams (Omaha North), OL, So.: Did not play in 41-23 loss at Northern Arizona.
Saturday: at Eastern Washington
Jackson Scott-Brown (Council Bluffs St. Albert), OG, Sr.: Started at left guard in 21-14 win over Youngstown State.
Caden Houghtelling (Cambridge), DL, R-Fr.: One assisted tackle.
DNP: Christian Ellsworth (Grand Island Northwest), QB, Sr.; Jayden Scott (Omaha Concordia), TE, R-Fr.
Saturday: at North Dakota State
Austin Simmonds (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Sr.: Was 15-of-25 for 210 yards, with a TD and an INT, and ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries in 38-0 win over Indiana State.
Jake Matthew (Millard North), LB, Jr.: Starting linebacker had a 3-yard tackle for loss and an 8-yard sack.
DeValon Whitcomb (Omaha North), DT, Sr.: Starter had one tackle, for a 3-yard sack, and four assists.
Stephen Hillis (Hartington Cedar Catholic), LB, Fr.: Four tackles and two assists.
Conner Thiele (Oakland-Craig), LB, Jr.: Played, no stats.
DNP: Trystn Ducker (Bellevue West), WR, Sr.; Dominic Long (Gothenburg), K/P, So.; D.J. Gross (McCook), LB, Fr.; Shane Dailey (Bellevue West), WR, Fr.
Saturday: at Missouri State
Cade Johnson (Bellevue West), WR, Jr.: Two receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown, one carry for -1 yards, in 28-10 win over Southern Illinois.
Matt Clark (Syracuse), OL, Sr.: Started at center.
Josh Manchigiah (Papillion-La Vista South), DB, Jr.: Starter had two solo tackles.
Ryan Earith (Papillion-La Vista South), DL, Sr.: Starter had two solo tackles and one assist.
Caleb Sanders (Glenwood, Iowa), DT, So.: Two solo tackles, one a 7-yard sack, and one assist.
Chase Norblade (Papillion-La Vista South), DB, Fr.: One solo tackle.
Cole Frahm (Omaha Burke), K, So.: One kickoff for a touchback.
Ben Dinkel (Kearney), P, So.: Five punts, 35.2-yard average.
Luke Sellers (Papillion-La Vista South), FB, Sr.: Starter had no carries.
DNP: Jack Domandle (Millard West), OL, Jr.; Ti’Jaih Davis (Boys Town), CB, R-Fr.; Caden Johnson (Wahoo Neumann), DE, Fr.; Baily Darnell (Auburn), DB, Fr.; Elijah Wilson (Omaha Central), DE, Jr.; Jake Wolfe (Millard West), K, So.
Saturday: at Youngstown State
Triston Fairchild (Papillion-La Vista South), RB, Sr.: Did not play in 21-14 loss to Lehigh.
Jacob Hardy (Adel-DeSoto-Minburn), DL, Sr.: Started at defensive end, with two solo tackles (one for a 4-yard loss), in 35-6 win over Valparaiso.
DNP: Braeden Hartwig (Lincoln Southwest), RB, Jr.: Linden Howe (Kearney Catholic), LB, Fr.; Taylor Murph (Ralston), WR, Sr.
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Front row, from left: Sam Sims, Grand Island; Dietrick Stolz, Grand Island Central Catholic; James Burks, Omaha Burke; Dylan Sales, Omaha Burke; Shane Dailey, Bellevue West; Jarod Epperson, Omaha Skutt. Second row, from left: D.J. Gross, McCook; Garrett Snodgrass, York; Xavier Watts, Omaha Burke; Jevyon Ducker, Bellevue West; Kohl Herbolsheimer, Millard South; Alex Rodgers, Omaha Roncalli. Third row, from left: Joseph Krause, Seward; Ethan Piper, Norfolk Catholic; Nick Henrich, Omaha Burke; Garrett Nelson, Scottsbluff; Chris Hickman, Omaha Burke. Back row, from left: Zavier Betts, Bellevue West; Mehki Butler, Omaha North; Caden Johnson, Wahoo Neumann; Tyson Gordon, Omaha Skutt; Baylor Scheierman, Aurora; Noah Stafursky, York. Not pictured: Isaiah Alford, Lincoln High
Like the burr oaks at Mahoney State Park that were the backdrop for this photo, the 2017 All-Nebraska football team branched out with players from the Wyoming state line to the Missouri River.
The 2016 All-Nebraska football team "earned their wings" at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.
Back row from left: York's Masry Mapieu, Bellevue West's Sylvo Johnson, Lincoln East's Chris Walker, Gretna's Patrick Arnold, Bellevue West's Tyler Ciurej, Omaha Burke's Cole Frahm, Wilber-Clatonia's Riley Homolka, Norfolk's Lane McCallum, Ashland-GW's Brett Kitrell, and Beatrice's Cam Jurgens.
Middle row from left: Kearney's Noah Urbanek, Bellevue West's Jaylin Bradley, Omaha North's Kendrick Parker, Omaha North's Milton Sargbah, Elkhorn South's Moses Bryant, Omaha Skutt's Christian Banker, and Creighton Prep's AJ Hubner.
Front row from left: Wahoo Neumann's Noah Vedral, Omaha North's Zion Williams, Bellevue West's Diego Galvan, McCook's Zach Schlager, Bellevue West's Kevin Ponec, Norris' Austin Schultz, and Millard North's Jack Begley.
The 2015 All-Nebraska football team gathered at Papillion-La Vista High School for the photo shoot.
The 2014 All-Nebraska football team posted on the steps of the Joslyn Art Museum. The cover read: "A Step Ahead: The 24 members of the All-Nebraska football team towered over foes."
Back rows, starting from left: Papillion-La Vista South’s Jeremy Kowalski, No. 75; Seward’s Adam Holtorf, No. 79; Papillion-La Vista South’s Ryan Earith; Kearney’s Brian Arp, No. 55; Elkhorn South’s Brett Stinson; Grand Island’s Kevin Cahoy, No. 12; Omaha Central’s Tre Sanders, No. 6; Omaha Central’s DaiShon Neal, No. 9; Grand Island’s Pierce Almond, No. 2; Blair’s Vance Janssen; Bellevue West’s CJ Johnson; Boone Central/Newman Grove’s Wyatt Mazour; Omaha Central’s Xavier Graham, No. 64; Creighton Prep’s Jeremiah Stovall; and Creighton Prep’s Jack McLeay, No. 54. Front rows, starting from left: Omaha North’s Cole Bixler, No. 34; Omaha North’s Michael Decker, No. 78; Omaha North’s Calvin Strong, No. 5; Omaha North’s Jason Martin; Grand Island Central Catholic’s Youhanna Ghaifan; Millard North’s Adrrell Taylor, No. 27; Omaha North’s Marquise Lewis, No. 1; McCook’s Bryce Lyons, No. 21; and Omaha North’s Markell Vaughn, No. 22.
In 2013, the All-Nebraska football and volleyball teams came together for a photo shoot, and the cover was designed to look like a Facebook page with the teams taking one big selfie.
The 2012 All-Nebraska football team made a splash in the shark tunnel of the Scott Aquarium at the Henry Doorly Zoo.
Standing, from left: Luke McNitt, Kearney; DJ Foster, Lincoln Southeast; Josh Banderas, Lincoln Southwest; Nick DeLuca, Millard North; Harrison Phillips, Millard West; Mike Milenkovich, Millard North; Bryce Sosnowski, Millard South; Nathan Bazata, Howells-Dodge; Casey Sayles, Omaha North.
Middle row: Christian LaCouture, Lincoln Southwest; Jordan Bellar, Norfolk Catholic; Clay Fisher Millard North; Isaac Aakre, Millard North; Matt Kraft, Millard South; Alec Ditoro, Papillion-La Vista; Jake Schlager, McCook; Lee Carhart, Creighton Prep; Freeman Coleman, Millard South.
Front row: Andy Bayne, Millard North; Trey Carr, Omaha Burke; Calvin Strong, Omaha North; Skyler Monaghan, Millard West; Devin Washington, Lincoln Southeast; RJ Urzendowski, Creighton Prep.
With the Omaha skyline in the background, the 2011 All-Nebraska football team was "Standing Tall" at Pioneer Courage Park not far from the Omaha World-Herald building.
Bottom Row (from left): Tay Bender, RB, Lincoln Southwest; Isaac Aakre, RB, Millard North; Landon Arnold, OL, Millard North; Andrew Coppa, DL, Omaha Burke; Trey Foster, DL, Lincoln Southeast; Bo Liekhus, DB, Bellevue West.
Middle Row (from left): Darian Barrientos-Jackson, DB, Omaha Central; James Anderson, OL, Omaha Burke; Andy Janovich, LB, Gretna; Drew Farlee, K, Norfolk Catholic; Mike Minter Jr., DB, Lincoln North Star; Sam Cotton, DL, Lincoln Southeast; Devin Washington, RB, Lincoln Southeast; Sam Foltz, DB, Grand Island; Jeremy Callahan, P, Lexington; Robbie Lafour, OL, Lincoln Southeast; Jake Schany, LB, Blair; Jordan Nelson, RB, Omaha Burke; Ryker Fyfe, QB, Grand Island.
Top Row (from left): Jordan Brichacek, OL, Howells; Zach Oliver, WR, Omaha Burke; Terry Grigsby, DB, Omaha North; Drew Ott, LB, Giltner; Mike Shoff, OL, Cambridge.
All-Nebraska football captains Jimmie Forsythe of Omaha Burke and Tyson Broekemeier of Aurora were the focus in 2010 during this shoot at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing.
The 2009 All-Nebraska football hopped aboard this old streetcar at the Durham Museum.
There was "nothing pedestrian" about the 2008 All-Nebraska football team, which posed in front of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
Back row, from left, Tyrone Sellers of McCook, Corey Serrano of North Platte, Nathan Zook of Grand Island, Eric Koehlmoos of Pierce, Tyler Daake of Norfolk Catholic, Tyler Niederklein of Millard West, Charles Viers of Millard West, Josh Kage of Papillion-LaóVista, Jake Herweyer of Millard West, Cole Pensick of Lincoln Northeast, Jordan Hale of Millard South, Andrew Rodriguez of Aurora, James Davis of Omaha North, Jon Lechner of Prep, Scott Criss of Omaha Creighton Prep and C.J. Zimmerer of Omaha Gross. Front row, Matt Berry of McCook, Braden Taylor of Grand Island, Vinny Molina of Kearney, Kohlman Adema-Schulte of Millard West, Bryant Giles of Omaha North, Michael Burrus of Papillion-LaóVista South, Ronald Coleman of North, Tyler Seals of Bellevue West and Greg Hardin of Bellevue West.
For the 2007 All-Nebraska football team, The World-Herald chose individual shots for the cover instead of the group photo, and the result was "Picture Perfect."
No challenge was too steep for the "Rock Solid" 2006 All-Nebraska football team, who posed in front of a climbing wall at Dick's Sporting Goods.
The 2005 All-Nebraska football team wore letterman jackets for the photo shoot instead of their jerseys.
Top, from left, Millard North's Corey Young, Lincoln Southwest's Ian Dike, Millard North's Adam Nelson, Bellevue West's Silas Fluellen, Omaha Central's D.J. Jones (back row), Millard North's Jeff Tarpinian, Kearney's Tony Green, Lincoln Southwest's Ben Martin, Bellevue West's Jeff Martin, Lincoln Southwest's Ollie Sloup, Papillion-LaVista's Kyle Dooley and McCook's Josh Cherry.
Bottom, from left, Omaha Benson's Anthony Williams, Kearney's Joey Rousseau, Lincoln Southwest's Andy Cotton, Omaha Burke's Ricky Henry, Omaha South's Philip Barrientos, Creighton Prep's Mark Waring, Omaha Burke's Alex Henery, Millard West's Brandon Pete, Omaha Burke's Travis Liechti, Millard North's Paul Homer, Omaha North's Aaron Terry and Millard West's Matt Leaders.
Nothing says football like rows of poinsettias. Those were the accents that went with this photo shoot for the 2004 All-Nebraska football team.