Class C belonged Friday to a pair of sophomores. Taya Skelton of Fort Calhoun repeated as the girls winner — she’s now halfway to a four-year class sweep — while Minden’s Aiden Wheelock claimed the boys title in the state cross country meet at Kearney Country Club.

Boys Town coach Tom Krehbiel had some simple instructions for Kharee McKoy with 8.8 seconds left in the Class C1-2 subdistrict final with Fort Calhoun’s Tyler Pace at the foul line trying to break a 52-52 tie. Make a play.

Conor Young needed to remember his brother’s advice. The Cozad quarterback fumbled on his first touch of the playoffs and set Fort Calhoun up in prime field position to get on the board.

It was obvious early in the game that Ashland-Greenwood coach Ryan Thompson had confidence in his squad. Leading Fort Calhoun 14-0 late in the first quarter, the Bluejays were ready to punt on fourth-and-6 from their own 15. But when the Pioneers were whistled for offsides, Thompson decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the 20.

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