When starting quarterback Dalton Bohac went down with an injury in the Eight Man-1 state championship game, only to return and lead East Butler past South Loup for its first state title since 1989, coach Shawn Biltoft figured it was indicative of the character his team showed throughout the season.

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.

HOWELLS — In the final 1 minute and 36 seconds, it looked like Howells-Dodge had outlasted East Butler in a matchup of preseason top-rated Eight-Man 1 teams.

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. 5-10 today.

Just like last week’s playoff game against Howells-Dodge, the High Plains Storm found themselves in a first-half barnburner last night in the second round of the state football playoffs against the undefeated East Butler Tigers, who made the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

About mid-season the Cross County Cougar boys’ basketball season went into a nose dive losing six straight games.

The East Butler Tigers climbed one game above the .500 mark Tuesday night with a 49-40 win at Cross County in girls non-conference action. East Butler took a 15-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, never looked back.

The East Butler Tigers left the field at the Osceola Invite in the dust on Saturday. The Tigers scored 225 points with the Fillmore Central Panthers back in second at 160.5. Third place went to Palmer with 88.

The Polk County Slammers were one hit away from possibly sweeping the triangular field at David City on Thursday night, but they came up a little bit short.

After a slow first quarter offensively, the East Butler Tigers kicked it into high gear and ran away from the Nebraska Lutheran Knights by the final score of 58-8 Friday night.

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