No. 3 Sutton 38, No. 4 BRLD 28

Sutton amassed 531 yards of offense — all on the ground — as the Mustangs reached the state final for the first time since 2012. That 531 is a C-2 playoff record for rushing yards in a game. Cade Wiseman ran for four touchdowns while Jackson Perrien had two, including a 99-yarder in the first half. Sutton (11-1), which led 20-14 at halftime, never trailed in the second half. Perrien’s 33-yard run to start the fourth quarter made it 32-22, and Wiseman added a 65-yard score with 3:46 left for a 38-22 lead. Will Gatzemeyer threw for two touchdowns and ran for another for BRLD (10-2).

No. 2 Oakland-Craig 54, No. 1 St. Paul 13

Oakland-Craig (12-0) led 22-0 after one quarter and never let up to reach the state final for the first time since 2015. St. Paul (11-1) cut its deficit to 22-6 early in the second quarter, but Jaron Meyer answered with a 55-yard TD run and added a 30-yard score before halftime. Caden Nelson had two touchdown runs in the second half.

Photos: Nebraska high school state football champions since 2004

Get a daily roundup of game recaps, player features and more in your inbox.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Commenting is limited to Omaha World-Herald subscribers. To sign up, click here.

If you're already a subscriber and need to activate your access or log in, click here.

Recommended for you

Load comments

You must be a full digital subscriber to read this article You must be a digital subscriber to view this article.