The Guardian Angels Central Catholic Football team plays host to Creighton in the State Semifinals Monday night for the right to go play at Memorial Stadium for the D-1 State Championship.
Head Coach Dave Ridder says the Bulldogs have a diverse offense.
“It’s going to take a great defensive effort because I think they have the number one offensive stats in the state. They pass it well, but they run the ball very well. And they move it around. Their quarterback does an excellent job of distributing the ball.”
Creighton won 90-54 at home over Nebraska City Lourdes in the State Quarterfinals on Tuesday while the Bluejays defeated Heartland 56-34 at home.
Ridder says the Bluejays really came to play in the second half against the Huskies.
“Yeah we had to make some adjustments at halftime defensively, and well we weren’t keeping our responsibilities as far as our defensive responsibility. And offensively we decided we needed to run the ball, and run at them, and mix in a little play action pass, and that seemed to work well for us.”
GACC outscored Heartland 30-0 in the final 24 minutes after trailing 34-26 at the break.
The Bluejays come in at 11-0 while the Bulldogs are 10-1.
Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. in Beemer, and the game can be heard on 107.9 the Bull with pregame starting at 5:40.