A 12-1 record featuring a 4-0 district mark and a trip to the Eight Man-2 title game was nothing new for Mullen and coach Mitch Pfeiffer, but it served as vindication for a program that has built a name for itself through consistently taking care of business.

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, Eight Man-2 is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.

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, Eight Man-2 is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.

What appeared to be an evenly matched showdown between unbeaten teams on paper, was anything but, as No. 7 Mullen dominated Garden County 58-6 on Friday.

For the second week in a row, the Telegraph Game of the Week pits two high-powered rushing teams against each other. This time it’s Class D2’s No. 3 rushing attack, Mullen (3-0), against No. 12, Garden County (3-0), in a 7:30 p.m. kick on Friday in Mullen.

Mullen advanced past Paxton with a 45-42 win on Thursday in the D2-10 Sub-District Final, after a wild final quarter at St. Pat’s in North Platte.

At a school with as much wrestling tradition as any in the state, it's hard to make history. That's just what Gideon Monette did on Saturday, winning the school's 40th state individual title - placing the tiny school in the Sandhills 11th best in the history of high school wrestling in the state.