HENDERSON — It had been eight years since the Johnson-Brock football team had won a game in the state playoffs, but the Eagles finally broke through Thursday in Henderson.

Johnson-Brock’s Brynn Westenburg is more than a setter. She’s a record setter. The senior recently broke the Class D-1 state record for career assists, moving past the 2007 mark of 2,550 by Lawrence-Nelson’s Julie Wehrman. Westenburg set the record in a recent victory over Diller-Odell.

Early thoughts of destiny were wiped away by Johnson-Brock’s balance. A day after overcoming two large deficits — including a 13-6 fifth-set margin — to beat Norfolk Lutheran in the opening round of the Class D-1 state tournament, West Point GACC overcame a 20-12 hole for a 26-24 win in the opening set.

Though Howells-Dodge fell short in its opening round of the Class D-1 state tournament at Lincoln Southeast — it wasn’t because coach Neil VanLengen’s team was just happy to be here nor was it for a lack of trying.

Randolph has saved its best for last. Junior running back Drew Loberg rushed 16 times for 153 yards, and scored six touchdowns to lead Randolph to a 76-33 win over Johnson-Brock here Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Class D2 state playoffs.

The No. 3 rated team in D2, the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves, rolled over the Johnson-Brock Eagles on Friday night 56-14.

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