Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Class D-2 is featured, with Nos. 5-10 today.
Henry Tanksley had 28 points and Tucker Pinyan hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to carry Lincoln Parkview, in its tournament debut, past Anselmo-Merna 63-39 in the Class D-2 first round at Lincoln Northeast's Ed Johnson Gymnasium.
The No. 8-rated Sandhills/Thedford Knights rattled off 30 unanswered second-half points to take down No. 1-rated and previously undefeated Anselmo-Merna 30-14 on Friday.
Some of the top storylines to watch headed into Friday night's games, plus the top matchups this week.
A look at the preseason rankings for Eight Man-2, players to watch, games to checkout and more.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Eight Man-2 is featured, with No. 4 Anselmo-Merna today
Troy Gilligan iced the game with four free throws in the final minute to lift Anselmo-Merna to a 55-51 victory over South Loup in the second boys semifinal in the MNAC Tournament on Thursday.
Anselmo-Merna’s tempo was too much for Brady on Saturday. The Coyotes ran and pressed their way to a 61-49 win over the Eagles in the championship game of the Brady Holiday Tournament.
Kyle Jensen ran for three scores and Derek Luzum caught two touchdown passes from Sam Zeleny as Exeter-Milligan, last year's Eight Man-1 state champion, defeated Anselmo-Merna 40-26 for the Eight Man-2 title in Monday's finals at Memorial Stadium.
Get the full story later today on NEPrepZone.com or in tomorrow's print editions.
When: 10:15 a.m.
Exeter-Milligan is getting used to ending its season at Memorial Stadium. For Anselmo-Merna, Monday’s Eight Man-2 championship game is something new.
The Anselmo-Merna Coyotes have been a frequent participant in the Nebraska State Class D1 and D2 football playoffs.
Anselmo-Merna is headed to the Class D2 State Championship for the first time since 1996 when head coach Matt McGinn played for the Coyotes.