NORTH PLATTE — In a renewal of a matchup that was last played in 2003, the Scottsbluff football team went on the road and recorded an impressive 41-20 win over Class A North Platte on Friday night in both schools’ season opener.

Grand Island may not have had its best offensive night Friday against North Platte, but ferocious defense and a huge advantage on the boards allowed the Islanders to take a 63-38 victory.

Lincoln High’s high-powered offense continued to hum Friday with a 54-14 rout over North Platte. Links quarterback Cedric Case maintained his torrid pace through the air, tossing four touchdown passes. Now through five games, the junior has passed for 1,645 yards, 22 touchdowns and only one interception.