FULLERTON — In avenging their only loss of the season on Thursday, Fullerton got off to a quick start and then used a difference making second-half drive to advance in the Class D-2 playoffs.
OSCEOLA -- Big plays early gave Osceola a lead they could work with Friday night.
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 No. 4 Osceola today.
Cross County/Osceola will take six wrestlers, along with three champions, to the state wrestling tournament in Omaha next week. David City captured its fifth consecutive district championship with 175 points.
Class D-2 No. 6 Hampton went to the fourth quarter trailing 38-35, but picked up all phases of their game from there and pulled away for the 56-45 win.
Osceola kept rolling towards next week’s showdown against Class D-2 No. 1-rated Humphrey St. Francis. On Friday, the Bulldogs dominated injury-plagued Fullerton from start to finish in a 58-0 triumph.
Not many fans on either side of the gym at halftime probably thought Thursday night’s game between the Osceola Bulldogs and the Heartland Huskies would go down to the last shot. But it did.
OSCEOLA — Class D-2, fifth-ranked Humphrey St. Francis used some early second half momentum and a game of keep away to beat No. 4 Osceola 40-8 on Friday night.
At the end of the first eight minutes the Heartland Huskie and Osceola Bulldog boys were deadlocked at 16-16.
The end of the regular season in high school wrestling is quickly approaching with the last regular season tournaments of the year taking place this past weekend.
Osceola refused to quit Tuesday night and the team’s perseverance nearly paid off.
Exeter-Milligan’s defense forced nine second quarter turnovers and the Osceola Bulldogs never recovered from the 20-4 second quarter run by the No. 2 seed.
The closest game on Saturday in opening round action at the Crossroads Conference girls basketball tournament at the York City Auditorium was the Shelby-RC Huskies by 17 over the Cross County Cougars.
Osceola’s 18-2 run in the third quarter put an end to any speculation of a last-minute comeback by the Nebraska Lutheran Knights as they dropped a 51-32 decision at home to the Bulldogs.
The Nebraska Lutheran Knights trimmed a 13 point fourth quarter Osceola Bulldogs lead to 38-33 with 6:12 to play in the game, but could get no closer. The Bulldogs held on for the 54-38 win and improved their record to 7-3 on the year.
The Sutton Mustangs hosted their annual Duals Tournament on Friday with five other teams participating in the event. The Sutton wrestlers posted the best record on the day as they went 5-0, and second place went to Wood River with a 3-2 record.
After Thursday night’s 50-46 loss to the Deshler Dragons, the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves didn’t mess around Friday night … they started quick against the Osceola Bulldogs.
Trailing 18-17 at the end of the first half, the Exeter-Milligan girls basketball team pulled away over the final two quarters of Friday night’s game opposite the Osceola Bulldogs.
The Cross County/Osceola wrestling team competed at the Lakeview Invite on Friday. The Cougars came away with a sixth place team finish, scoring 68 points with seven of the eight wrestlers in action on Friday coming away with top six finishes.
Talking to his team following a 48-0 win over Osceola in the first round of the Class D2 playoffs here Thursday, Stuart coach Lance Howitt began talking about the Broncos' second-round opponent.
The Osceola Bulldog volleyball team picked up a little momentum heading to the Crossroads Conference Tournament this weekend with a 3-0 sweep over the McCool Junction Mustangs Thursday night.
The Osceola Bulldogs ran for 309 yards and scored nine touchdowns on the ground in their 76-8 win over the Hampton Hawks Friday night in D2-4 District play.
The game to determine third place at the Cross County Volleyball Invite came down to a battle of the neighbors.