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.

One of the big regular-season tests for No. 1 Perkins County (3-0) comes this week. The Plainsmen set out across the state line to take on Sedgwick County (Colo.) (2-0), the No. 1 eight-man team in Colorado and the defending state champs.

Caden Waitley and Jaden Dietlein crossed the finish line together. The two Perkins County runners planned it that way. "We started coming down the back stretch, and we were just like, ‘Dude, let’s just tie this thing,’" Waitley said. "So, that’s what we did."

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. 5-10 today.

Bridgeport scrapped its way to a physical 48-42 win over Perkins County in the boys SPVA title game on Saturday at North Platte Community College. Led by a game-high 22 points from Andrew Nelson, No. 3-seeded Bridgeport (14-2) upset top seeded Perkins County (11-4).

A fast start powered the Kimball girls basketball team to a 63-21 rout of Perkins County in the first round of the South Platte Valley Association Tournament on Monday night in Kimball.

Perkins County showed why they are one of the highest ranked teams in Class D1 with a 66-30 win over Sutherland on Friday. But the game was much closer than the score indicated.

Big plays led to a big win for the Perkins County football team Friday night. The Plainsmen, who came into the game ranked No. 5 in the Omaha World-Herald's Class D-1 poll, scored seven touchdowns on plays that covered at least 46 yards en route to rolling past the No. 3 Bobcats 64-18.

When Perkins County shellacked No. 2-ranked Elm Creek 56-10 on Sept. 4, it put a shockwave through the state Associated Press rankings. It wasn’t a surprise to the No. 5-ranked Plainsmen, or their coach Carlie Wells.

The Lady Irish volleyball team started the season Thursday with an emphatic three-set win over Perkins County, 25-7, 25-16, 25-15. St. Pat’s jumped out to early leads in each set and cruised to the opening night victory at home.

A stiff wind out of the north didn’t seem to hamper Burwell’s passing attack in the first round of the Class D-1 playoffs Thursday. Junior quarterback Victory Sikes completed 9 of 12 attempts for 266 yards with five touchdowns as the No. 9-rated Longhorns topped Perkins County 52-20.