It’s week six of the high school football season (week five in Wyoming) and we’ll dial up three broadcasts for you tonight here at KNEB.
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Gering (1-4) at Lexington (2-3)…Remember there are only 23 teams in Class B now and that means tonight’s game is key if either of these teams wants a shot to qualify on the back end seeding wise for the playoffs. Gering lost their homecoming game last week to Scottsbluff 42-7. The gap between those teams still pretty wide according to Gering coach Josh Hiatt.
A similar gap had existed for the last twenty years between the Lexington and McCook programs. But in a absolute stunner last week it was the Minutemen beating McCook in double overtime 24-21 for their first win over the Bison since 1999. Lexington coach Jeff Rowan on that shocker.
Lexington currently 18th in power points with Gering in 19th place at the moment. Here’s some keys to a Gering win tonight courtesy of Coach Hiatt.
Coverage tonight will start at 5:30 on KNEB AM 960, 100.3 FM, and kneb.com and then kickoff at 6 pm. We’ll have KRVN’s Scott Foster and Darren Hanson with the broadcast.
#2 Scottsbluff (5-0) at Sidney (2-3)…The Bearcats, as expected, rolled last week at Gering to a 42-7 win. They scored all 42 of their points in the first half and that meant a running clock throughout the entire second half over Memorial Field. Scottsbluff got three rushing touchdowns from Jacob Krul, a pair of rushing touchdowns from Sabastian Harsh, along with the first of the season from Jasiya DeOllos. Scottsbluff head coach, Jud Hall, said they took care of business.
The season long captains for the Bearcats are Harsh and Terrance Mokeac but then every week the coaches select a pair of game-week captains; one is a special teams award and the other is an overall coaches pick. This week those two guys are Krul and Tyler Smith.
This game doesn’t carry near the weight it used to. Sidney now playing in Class C-1. They opened the year with back to back wins but they’ve since lost three in a row to the likes of Minden (21-16), Cozad (28-27), and Chadron (24-9). Veteran head coach, Chris Koozer has a really good player in quarterback/linebacker Eli Ahrens.
Coverage for Scottsbluff at Sidney tonight can be heard on 101.7 The Trail and kneb.com starting at 6:30 for pregame and then kickoff at 7 pm.
TV ONLY GAME: Bayard (1-3) at Morrill (2-2)…We’re excited to bring this 8-man game to you tonight on KNEB.tv with the Tigers at the Lions. Bayard at just 1-3 but take a look at their schedule; their three losses have come to teams that have a combined record of 15-0! Bayard’s lone win came against Leyton/Banner County. By comparison, they lost to Sutherland 59-33 while last night Hemingford lost at Sutherland 60-18.
Morrill is 2-2 and off a blowout home win over Perkins County last Thursday night by the final of 50-14. The Lions have four players with over 150 yards rushing on the season and quarterback Tanner Whetham has thrown 7 touchdowns and no interceptions. Morrill possesses a big play threat at WR in senior Blake Lofink, who has 11 grabs this season, averaging 38 yards per catch and he’s got five touchdown catches.
Chuck Schwartz has the broadcast tonight on KNEB.tv, ALLO channel 15, and Mobius channel 1500 starting at 6:45 with kickoff at 7 pm.
Rest of Area Schedule
Alliance (2-3) at McCook (2-3)…The Bulldogs have won back to back games over Brush CO and Chase County after starting 0-3. SR quarterback Trevor Dubray has thrown for over 700 yards with 7 touchdowns on the season. The roller coaster for McCook continued last week with a shocking loss in double overtime against Lexington. A rare 2-3 record through five games for the Bison as they play their second district game of the year.
Bridgeport (2-3) at St. Pat’s (2-3)…After three straight losses to start the year the Irish might be finding their stride with wins the last two weeks against Gibbon and Hershey. Bridgeport last week was a winner over Gibbon by the final of 23-10. Cole Faessler has nearly 500 yards rushing with 8 rushing touchdowns this season for Bridgeport.
Chadron (4-1) at Ogallala (4-1)…It’s another big C-1 game in the region tonight with these 4-1 squads squaring off. Earlier this week Ogallala SR quarterback Clayton Murphy committed to play at Chadron State. The Cardinals only loss came against Valentine in week three but they’ve won back to back games over Broken Bow and Sidney.
Mitchell (3-2) at Chase County (2-3)…The Tigers lost last week at home 18-0 to Ogallala. On the year for Mitchell running back Rylan Aguallo has already rushed for 729 yards on the year.
Last night: Sutherland 60, Hemingford 18
Some other area games: Crawford at Cody-Kilgore, Kimball at Perkins County, Leyton/Banner County OPEN WEEK, Hay Springs at Minatare, Potter-Dix at Creek Valley, Sioux County at Hyannis
Wyoming Games: Pine Bluffs at Big Horn, Southeast at Tongue River, Torrington at Riverton, Glenrock at Burns, Midwest at Lingle Ft. Laramie (This game cancelled and a forfeit win for Lingle Ft. Laramie), Newcastle at Wright