LINCOLN — The red-zone fumble was devastating at the time, but neither Nick Halleen nor Lincoln Southeast let it decide Friday’s game against No. 3 Omaha Westside.
Colin Urban’s 31-yard field goal with 1:21 left Thursday night — and a blocked field goal at game’s end — lifted defending champion Omaha Burke to a 16-14 season-opening win over Lincoln Southeast.
ASHLAND, Neb. — The sun had just risen over the Platte River and the summer heat was starting to replace the morning air as five star football players waited in a boxing arena that was built during the Great Depression but looks as if it has been there for centuries.
"Class A is always tough," Millard South coach Andy Means said. 2019 will be no exception.
Lincoln Southeast defensive lineman Teivis Tuioti, son of Nebraska defensive line coach Tony Tuioti, is no stranger to learning new systems and new places. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior started his third high school football season at his third school earlier this week.
In 2011, Lincoln Southeast claimed the Class A state football title. With plenty of talent on hand, the Knights are looking to do it again in 2019 — and snap the Metro Conference's seven-year title streak.
Lincoln Southeast offensive lineman Xavier Trevino announced Saturday his commitment to walk on with the Nebraska football program.
Lincoln Southeast defensive back Isaac Appleget announced his commitment to South Dakota State on Thursday, about two weeks after he landed a scholarship offer from the Jackrabbits.
Lincoln Southeast wide receiver Isaac Appleget has two FCS scholarship offers. Both came after a strong showing at the Lindenwood Mega Camp in St. Charles, Mo on May 31. South Dakota State and Southeast Missouri State offered the class of 2020 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver at the camp.
Minnesota Lynx rookie Jessica Shepard will be out for the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in her right knee.
The Lincoln Locker Room football camp series came to an end Friday with the High School Jamboree at Lincoln Pius X.
Teivis immediately becomes a top defensive lineman for the Knights and potentially one of the top defensive linemen in the state.
Lincoln Southeast senior-to-be Xavier Trevino loves to lift weights — and a lot of them. Take a quick glance at the 6-foot-2, 290-pound offensive lineman's Twitter feed and you can see just how much weight.
Millard North pushed Lincoln Southeast to the limit in the No. 1 doubles final Friday afternoon. But once Katie Whitehead and Caroline Miller broke serve in the 10th game, they not only earned a win, they also gave the Knights the Class A team title.
Third-set tiebreakers produced drama and a handful of upsets during the opening day of the Class A state meet. The bracket affected most was No. 1 doubles, where the second, third and fourth seeds all lost quarterfinal tiebreakers.
Four different Crusaders scored, and Class A No. 2 Omaha Marian beat eighth-ranked Lincoln Southeast, 4-1.
One upset down means Lincoln Southeast will play for a district crown.
Lincoln Southeast junior Isaac Gifford received a scholarship offer from Oregon State 15 months ago, and his relationship with Beaver assistant Trent Bray has continued to develop.
It wasn’t quite wire-to-wire, but the Norfolk High boys basketball team produced a complete game in its last home appearance of the season.
Longtime coach John Larsen doesn’t hesitate to talk to his players about making positive life choices and the consequences that can result if they don’t. He speaks from experience.
Lincoln High had four players score in double figures in a come-from-behind victory over Lincoln Southwest in the second quarterfinal of the day.
Thomas Faber scored 19 points Saturday as preseason No. 3 Omaha Creighton Prep defeated No. 10 Lincoln Southwest 57-45.
Omaha Burke defeated Lincoln Southeast 35-13 as the top team in Nebraska kept rolling in the Class A playoffs.
Michael Anderson caught two touchdown passes Friday night as Lincoln Southeast defeated Lincoln Southwest 14-10 at Seacrest Field.
Lincoln Southwest, Hastings and Elkhorn were teams that emerged victorious by winning three games apiece in their tourneys, while Beatrice won the River Cities Conference bracket with a pair of victories.
Alex Gordon was there in spirit Sunday at the 25th Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame induction.