The frigid wind and the Palmer Tigers had something in common Thursday evening -- neither could slow the red hot Renegades.

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-1 is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.

A 12-3 run to open the second half gave the Class D No. 1 Spartans a 37-26 lead, and No. 3 CWC's fourth-quarter rally came up short as Boyd County improved to 11-0 with a 55-48 win.

Class D No. 2 Wynot used a 17-2 burst to close the second quarter and open the third, then held off a late push by fourth-ranked Chambers-Wheeler Central for a 56-46 win in the opening round of the girls state basketball tournament at Lincoln Southwest.

A pair of 15-0 scoring runs can change any basketball game. Especially when one team scores both of those runs. O'Neill St. Mary's used a big run in the first half, and an even bigger one in the second half to knock off Chambers/Wheeler Central 77-39 in the Class D2-7 subdistrict title game Thursday at Rock County High School.

Damien Baumgart threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Evan Classen with 2:22 left and then found Carson Weidner for the go-ahead two-point conversion as Humphrey St. Francis defeated Chambers/Wheeler Central 22-20 in the Eight Man-2 final at Memorial Stadium.

Riley Sibbel was money from outside in the first half, Sydney Hupp took ownership of the pain in the second half and O'Neill St. Mary's withstood run after run by Chambers/Wheeler Central to claim a 66-53 win in the Class D1-7 subdistrict final here Thursday.

"I'm not sure we deserved to win, but we'll take it," Humphrey St. Francis coach Eric Kessler said after the Class D2 No. 4 Flyers downed No. 8 Chambers/Wheeler Central 50-43 here Friday.

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