Fremont Bergan’s hopes for a volleyball-basketball state championship sweep are stronger than ever.
Elkhorn Valley trailed by 11 points entering the fourth quarter. The Falcons outscored St. Patrick's 22-10 in the final frame to earn a 55-54 victory.
Jaxson threw touchdown passes of 24, 22 and 48 yards and ran for touchdowns of 70 and 25 yards to lead the Eagles to a 60-24 win over Madison County rival Elkhorn Valley.
It would take a calamitous final day at the state meet to deny Burwell a second straight team championship. The Longhorns head into the final day with a 105-79 lead on Elkhorn Valley.
Meet favorite and defending champion Burwell (42 points) has a tenuous lead with three others close behind. Mullen is second with 38, followed by Elkhorn Valley (37) and Cambridge (33). All four have three competitors in Friday’s semifinals.
Elkhorn Valley coach Emily Vaughn implored her team to calm down after it surprised Class D1 No. 4 Elgin Public/Pope John by winning the first game 25-23 in the Class D1-3 district final.
Tonight will either be good or great for Elkhorn Valley. Three of four wrestlers won semifinal matches Friday to pull into second place in Class D. Amherst, the six-time defending team champion, still leads 97-78.5 heading into the final day at the Century Link Center.
A pair of 5-1 Niobrara Valley Conference volleyball squads in Elkhorn Valley and North Central duked it out for the maximum here Thursday night.
The High Plains volleyball team was in action on Saturday at Tilden in triangular action.
The Hampton Hawks dropped to 0-6 on the year with a 57-6 loss at home to the Elkhorn Valley Falcons in D2-4 District grid action.
If you were at Heartland Lutheran Friday night, you really saw three different games.