The teams who finished near the top of the Class C-1 rankings in 2018 will bring back varying amounts of experience to the field this season.
No matter what happens the rest of the way, Ashland-Greenwood has one of its best seasons and a remarkable turnaround. The Bluejays are a win away from their first state tournament appearance since 2007 — and their third in 91 years — after beating No. 6 Lincoln Christian 67-61 in the C1-3 subdistrict final at the Weeping Water Activity Complex.
Ashland-Greenwood junior Bryce Kitrell knows what it takes to be a Division I football player. His two brothers, Bo and Brett, can tell him all about it.
His new college destination lets Brett Kitrell forget about the measly text message he got from the new Minnesota coaching staff. Kitrell signed with Ohio on Wednesday, less than three weeks after the Ashland-Greenwood offensive lineman decommitted from his summertime pledge to the Gophers.
Trevor Nichelson of Ashland-Greenwood is Gatorade’ Nebraska player of the year in football.
Ashland-Greenwood coach Ryan Thompson has gotten used to watching Trevor Nichelson chew up big chunks of yardage. So last Friday’s game against Milford-Dorchester wasn’t much different. That is until he was told Nichelson’s rushing total.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with previews of new teams each day. Working their way up from the smallest class, the ratings are based on last season’s final Top 10. This week, Class C-1 is featured, with Nos. 5 through 10 today.
Kitrell committed Friday to Minnesota — possibly becoming the first Gopher scholarship player to hail from Nebraska.
Ashland-Greenwood lineman Brett Kitrell's dad and brother played football at Nebraska. The 2017 lineman opted Friday to head 315 miles in the opposite direction, committing to Minnesota.