Ivan Rios headed in a long free kick early in the second overtime and Garrett Esch added some insurance later in the extra session, enough to give Class B No. 5 Columbus a 2-0 win over fourth-ranked Omaha Gross in the first round at Morrison Stadium.

The Omaha Gross coach couldn’t help but get a little emotional after his daughters started and ended Saturday’s shootout against Waverly with scores, the latter finishing off a substate victory for the Class B No. 9 Cougars at Bergquist Stadium.

Sometimes it takes a loss to get a team back on the winning track. Case in point, Omaha Gross. “We’re playing like we should be again,” coach Yvonne Carson said. “We’ve had our share of ups and downs, but the bottom line is that we made it to state.”