Every challenge that No. 1 seeded Creighton provided, East Butler answered. The fifth-seeded Tigers turned fourth-and-goal at the 1 into a touchdown and two-point conversion, and then an interception sealed a 40-28 upset victory Tuesday in the Eight Man-1 quarterfinals.

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.

Cole Kreikemeier had made big plays almost the entire night for Guardian Angels Central Catholic. So when coach Dave Ridder needed someone for the hands team after Creighton had pulled to within 48-44 with 1 minute, 15 seconds remaining, he knew just who to count on.

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 No. 3 Creighton today.

Amherst made it four in a row, but not without a little drama. The Broncos trailed Creighton 30-24 with three weight classes to go Saturday at the state dual meet. But that’s just how Amherst coach Tyler Herman wanted it.

He wasn't literally everywhere, but Tyson Belitz sure seemed to be. The Neligh-Oakdale junior scored 18 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, had six steals, passed out four assists, knocked down a three-quarters court shot to end the first quarter and helped spark a 12-0 run to start the second half during the Warriors' 53-35 win over Creighton here Friday.

One more drive. That was what Riley Tegtmeier was urging, exhorting, pleading for on the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley sideline Monday after Creighton had scored its fourth unanswered touchdown, shrinking the Eagles' lead to 32-28 with 4:58 left in the Eight Man-1 semifinals.

Things looked pretty good for coach Greg Wood and his High Plains Storm Tuesday afternoon at the start of their Class D1 quarterfinal playoff game against Creighton in Clarks, but things quickly went downhill — much like the running style of the Bulldogs in the Storm’s 72-32 season-ending loss.

With a new man on the sideline, a Neumann slashed the Elgin Public/Pope John defense to help lead Creighton to a familiar result here Friday. Junior Ryan Neumann -- making his first career start -- finished with 298 all-purpose yards and scored seven total touchdowns as the Bulldogs opened the Gene Suhr era with a 64-36.

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 the Nos. 5 through 10 teams today.

Gene Suhr is coming out of coaching retirement to lead Creighton’s football team. A member of the Creighton school board, he graduated from the northeast Nebraska school and moved back with his wife, Anne, when he retired at Papillion-La Vista after the 2006 season.

The Creighton girls basketball team’s 21st victory, a 51-39 win over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge in the D1-6 subdistrict final Thursday night, adds to the Bulldogs’ school record win total for boys or girls but, more importantly, continues a journey that began years ago for the squad’s eight seniors.

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