Bruning-Davenport/Shickley gave away a lot of inches Thursday night to Nebraska City Lourdes. But the Eagles snagged nine more rebounds than the team with starters listed at 6-foot-8, 6-6 and 6-5 and none shorter than 6-1, and Class D-1’s top-ranked team grabbed a 44-39 win in the Mudecas A Division semifinals at the Beatrice City Auditorium.

LINCOLN — Shelby-Rising City’s sizeable one-two punch of Emmie Noyd and Macy Stewart paved the way as the unrated Mustangs knocked off Class C-2 No. 1 Freeman 18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-17 Thursday in first-round play at Lincoln Southwest.

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-2 is featured, with Nos. 5 through 10 today.

It wasn’t 30. But it wasn’t far off, either. Class C-2 No. 6 Sutton capped a day of blowouts with one of their own, a 56-38 win over No. 5 Freeman in the quarterfinals of the girls state basketball tournament at Lincoln North Star.

The Crofton volleyball team just kept winning this year. They won their way through the regular season. Won their way into the state tournament. And for the first time in 21 years, won their way to the state championship match.

Hartington Cedar Catholic capitalized on a quick start and its defense to ride into the Class C-2 semifinals Friday with a 41-7 win over Freeman. The Trojans scored on a 65-yard run by quarterback James Kaiser, then a 1-yard run by the senior to go up 14-0 in the first quarter.