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 Nos. 10-5 today.

Two goal line stands and four foiled two-point conversions. Burwell’s defense was at its best inside its 3-yard line Monday night for a 26-24 victory over undefeated Palmer that sends the Longhorns back to Lincoln for another crack at the Eight Man-1 state championship.

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, Class D-2 is featured, with Nos. 5-10 today.

The Sandhills/Thedford girls basketball team is looking to improve on 2015’s fourth-place finish at the Class D2 State Tournament. The No. 3-seeded Lady Knights take on No. 6 Lyons-Decatur Northeast in the first round on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lincoln North Star High School.

For the fourth time in five years, and second consecutive season, the Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights are headed to the state tournament after defeating Mullen 41-30 in the D2-5 District Final on Friday in North Platte.

There was no evidence that Sandhills/Thedford’s hot shooting early overloaded the gym lights at Lincoln Southwest and forced a 10-minute delay during the first quarter Thursday. But that wasn’t a totally unlikely explanation.

Brittni McCully hit a pair of crucial 3-pointers and Mullen came back to beat Sandhills/Thedford 45-42 in overtime in the first girls semifinal of the MNAC Tournament on Thursday at North Platte Community College.

The Broncos boys completed a come back of their own in a 40-38 thriller over Sandhills/Thedford in the first boys semifinal of the MNAC Tournament on Thursday at North Platte Community College.

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