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Meet the 2019 Super Six: Nebraska and western Iowa's best prep football players pack plenty of punch

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The World-Herald’s Super Six gathered at Camp Ashland near the Platte River, site of this old boxing ring anchoring a cement arena constructed in the 1930s. The ring leaders are Lincoln Southeast's Isaac Gifford, Council Bluffs Lewis Central's Logan Jones, Bellevue West's Jay Ducker, Omaha Burke's Xavier Watts, Carroll Kuemper's Blaise Gunnerson and Bellevue West's Zavier Betts — a Super Six that is ready to rumble on Friday nights.

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Well-chiseled prizefighters Lincoln Southeast's Isaac Gifford, Council Bluffs Lewis Central's Logan Jones, Bellevue West's Zavier Betts, Carroll Kuemper's Blaise Gunnerson, Omaha Burke's Xavier Watts and Bellevue West's Jay Ducker are part of perhaps The World-Herald's best Super Six since 2013.

Zavier Betts

Bellevue West senior Zavier Betts has 2,145 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns in his career. “The sky is the limit for Zavier,” Thunderbirds coach Michael Huffman said.

Jay Ducker

Bellevue West running back Jay Ducker, who committed to Northern Illinois, has 3,635 rushing yards and 57 rushing touchdowns in his career.

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Blaise Gunnerson

Carroll Kuemper's Blaise Gunnerson, who is a four-star on 247Sports, picked the Huskers thanks to a 90-minute presentation from strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval.

Isaac Gifford

Isaac Gifford missed four games due to a torn meniscus last season, but he's rebounded physically and is ready to lead Lincoln Southeast.

Logan Jones

Lewis Central's Logan Jones, an Iowa commit, had 49 tackles and eight sacks to help the Titans reach the UNI-Dome for the first time as a junior.

Xavier Watts

Xavier Watts is a threat on offense and defense for the Bulldogs. The Notre Dame commit had 1,093 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, plus 58 tackles and five interceptions as a free safety.

Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

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