In an act observers called true sportsmanship, Megan Erickson helped Emma Bixler cross the finish line during a district meet in the north-central Nebraska town of Ainsworth. Erickson’s assistance has drawn attention on social media as an example of a young person doing the right thing no matter what.

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-1 is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.

He wasn't literally everywhere, but Tyson Belitz sure seemed to be. The Neligh-Oakdale junior scored 18 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, had six steals, passed out four assists, knocked down a three-quarters court shot to end the first quarter and helped spark a 12-0 run to start the second half during the Warriors' 53-35 win over Creighton here Friday.

The end zone was about all that could stop Neligh-Oakdale senior Garett Allemang in the Warriors' 79-32 win over Pender in the first round of the Class D1 playoffs here Thursday.

NELIGH -- The recent culture change of the Neligh-Oakdale football program was evident following a disastrous 70-second first-quarter stretch for the Warriors.

Neligh-Oakdale seemed to be in a free fall. Trailing 14-0 to Randolph at the end of the first quarter, the Warriors (13-3) seemed to be in the grasp of the duldrums brought about when they let a 15-point halftime lead slip away in a 57-48 overtime loss to Class D No. 1 Clearwater-Orchard.

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