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. The stories will start with the smallest classes and work up, and are based on last season’s final Top 10 ratings. This week, Class C-1 is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.
Will McElvain of Des Moines Lincoln provided the signature play in Saturday’s third annual River Battle Bowl at Treynor Stadium.
Thursday night’s Elkhorn South-Gretna game in Class B started a final-week schedule that includes these blockbusters — Millard West at Lincoln High in Class A, Norfolk Catholic at West Point-Beemer in Class C-1, Hartington Cedar Catholic at Ponca in Class C-2 and Kenesaw at Heartland in Eight Man-2.
Jacob Johnson is a running back and a defensive back for Fairbury, but Friday night he was briefly an assistant coach, too. Johnson’s key interception and 179 rushing yards led Class C-1 No. 7 Fairbury to a 38-20 win against Auburn.
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, Class C-1 is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.
Will Mettenbrink provided a timely end to Northwest’s outside shooting drought Tuesday. The 5-foot-7 senior sank three straight 3-pointers in the third quarter after the Vikings started 0-for-7 from outside against Fairbury.
After a hot start on offense, the Centennial Broncos girls basketball team watched as the Class C1 Fairbury Lady Jeffs found their stroke from beyond the arc, hitting six threes in the game as they left Utica with a 39-32 win Tuesday night.
While the numbers game obviously wasn’t in Grand Island Central Catholic’s favor during Thursday night’s 63-12 home dual loss to Fairbury, Crusaders coach Roy Emory said he found plenty to like about his team’s performance.
The Centennial Bronco boys fell behind the No. 5 seed Fairbury Jeffs Monday night, but were able to come back to post a solid 51-34 win in C1-4 action at Friend High School.
No apologies needed from Damian Green. The Fairbury sophomore, who finished fourth in his district last weekend, will wrestle in Friday night’s Class B 145-pound semifinals. He may have been as surprised as anyone.
FAIRBURY – The Fillmore Central Panthers lived to fight another day on Tuesday night with a 56-36 win over the Southern Raiders in Class C2-3 subdistrict action at Fairbury High School.
No one mistook this for a ballet performance, but no matter; at the end of a rock 'em-sock 'em semifinal it was the Duke girls whose noses were above the water.
The Duke girls' defensive game plan worked, they found their missing stroke on offense and the Fairbury Jeffs paid Friday night to the tune of a 65-41 win by No. 4-ranked York.
Drew Hoffmann was unconscious from three Friday night and that proved most helpful in York's 65-42 win over the Jeffs of Fairbury.
The No. 8 team in Class C1 slowed down the Fillmore Central Panthers girls Saturday night in a 48-29 win in nonconference hoop action.
After being no-hit in their Crete Invite opening game by the hosts, the Centennial Broncos were able to put together 18 hits over the next two games, but nine errors on defense kept the Broncos out of the win column. Crete topped the Broncos 11-0 in four innings, Fairbury/Thayer Central scored six runs in their last two at bats to win 8-4 and Nebraska City’s 11-run inning gave the Pioneers a 15-5 win in five frames.