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.

Some of the nicest people you’ll meet live in the Sand Hills and Dan Brost enhanced that reputation. Brost, 57, died Thursday at an Omaha hospital. He had been diagnosed two years ago with cancer. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Lariat Auditorium in Mullen.

Brittni McCully hit a pair of crucial 3-pointers and Mullen came back to beat Sandhills/Thedford 45-42 in overtime in the first girls semifinal of the MNAC Tournament on Thursday at North Platte Community College.

The Broncos boys completed a come back of their own in a 40-38 thriller over Sandhills/Thedford in the first boys semifinal of the MNAC Tournament on Thursday at North Platte Community College.

Cody Blackwell sunk two clutch free throws with 7 seconds remaining to ice a 47-44 win for Paxton over Mullen in the championship game of the Paxton Holiday Tournament.

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