[mccookgazette.com] Fair ~ 37°F  
High: 78°F ~ Low: 48°F
Monday, Sep. 26, 2016
Week 5 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 1
Posted Monday, September 26, at 1:00 AM
Week 5 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 1 Another week in the books, another rushing record set and this one's a doozy. The record setter is no mystery man to anyone who follows high school football. The lightning bolts raised havoc with football in the Panhandle last Friday evening, causing abbreviated games and postponements. Saturday in David City, the strikes and booms caused a 55 minute delay before the Class B Battle Royale between Aquinas and Neumann could be wrapped up...

Read more   Post comment


Classic 1 vs. 2 Battle goes to Wahoo Neumann
Posted Saturday, September 24, at 10:43 PM

Classic 1 vs. 2 Battle goes to Wahoo Neumann By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Bishop Neumann is getting the hang of these # 1 vs. # 2 Class C-1 battles. The Cavaliers, who have been involved in Three of these games in 5 weeks, survived a one hour lightning delay and a determined young David City Aquinas football team, to pull out a 21-14 win on a rain soaked football field in David City...

Read more   Post comment


Otte's late 2nd Quarter Touchdown dash keys York win over McCook
Posted Saturday, September 24, at 1:21 AM

Otte's late 2nd Quarter Touchdown dash keys York win over McCook York four year starter Simon Otte waited until 19 seconds left before halftime before he touched the ball for the first time. Then like a flash, the multi-talented senior gathered in a screen pass, followed a picture perfect wall of blocking, and proceeded to weave his way 51 yards for a Duke touchdown...

Read more   Post comment


Week 4 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 3
Posted Wednesday, September 21, at 12:20 AM

Week 4 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 3 By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) And now our 3rd set of Friday Night heroes. I just cannot foresee anything less than three parts to these salutes. Every player deserves a mention if an outstanding performance occurs...

Read more   Post comment


Week 4 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2
Posted Monday, September 19, at 9:27 PM

Week 4 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2 By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) We now proudly our 2nd group of Friday Night heroes: *Dylan Kautz-Norfolk Catholic - Man, woman and child did this lad unleash the fireworks among the lightning bolts off in the distance last Thursday in Norfolk. The Class C-1 state sprints champion put 'em in the aisles with his first half barrage that left Boone Central/Newman Grove on the short end of a 41-0 score...

Read more   Post comment


Week 4 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 1
Posted Monday, September 19, at 1:46 AM

Week 4 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 1 By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) We head into Week 5 of the 2016 high school football season and already have a 1000 yard rusher. A 1000 yards in 4 games you say? Nope. This 8-Man runner has reached the magic plateau in just Three games. THREE...

Read more   Post comment


Scottsbluff defense, Max Mason, Bearcat O-Line come up big in 28-13 win at Aurora.
Posted Saturday, September 17, at 1:36 AM

Scottsbluff defense, Max Mason, Bearcat O-Line come up big in 28-13 win at Aurora. It seemed like every time Aurora's offense had a little momentum going their way on homecoming night, the ballhawking Scottsbluff defense was there to squash the drive...

Read more   Post comment


Week 3 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 3
Posted Wednesday, September 14, at 2:06 AM

Week 3 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 3 Part three of our Friday Night Hero salute is led by a freshman quarterback that plays for the defending Class C-1 state champions. Talk about pressure. Must not be a big deal to this youngster the way he has performed the first 3 weeks of the season...

Read more   Post comment


Week 3 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2
Posted Tuesday, September 13, at 8:16 PM

Week 3 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2 No use in idle chatter. Off we go with Part 2. *Max Mason-Scottsbluff - 5-6, 160 pound speedster leads the state 11-Man rushers with 719 yards after 3 games. This young man is unbelievable to watch in live action. In last week's 56-0 win over Lexington, the elusive Mason ran for 206 yards on just 13 carries, scoring 3 touchdowns...

Read more   Post comment


Week 3 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 1
Posted Monday, September 12, at 9:50 PM

Week 3 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2 Did the stars ever come out Friday night. Most were individual performances but there is one salute in Part 1 that include the entire offensive and defensive units as well as the coaching staff. Couldn't be helped in this case...

Read more   Post comment


Aquinas overcomes pesky GICC for 24-7 to stay undefeated.
Posted Sunday, September 11, at 12:55 AM

Aquinas overcomes pesky GICC for 24-7 to stay undefeated. There are always two sides to a post game story. Aquinas coaches chalked up the businesslike win over the Crusaders as a learning experience by a ton of young players who were replacing a wealth of graduated talent, coupled with the fine game plan GICC defensive coach Keith Kester devised to slow down their offense...

Read more   Post comment


O'Neill dominates unbeaten Boone Central/Newman Grove
Posted Saturday, September 10, at 1:37 AM

O'Neill dominates unbeaten Boone Central/Newman Grove Albion, Ne. By the end of the night, Boone Central/Newman Grove's magnificent looking football facility must have looked like a giant woodshed to the hometown Cardinals. The visiting O'Neill Eagles took unbeaten and 7th rated Boone Central/NG to the woodshed and administered a good old Class C-1 whipping they will not soon forget...

Read more   Post comment


St. Edward uses huge second and third quarters to pull away from Heartland Lutheran.
Posted Friday, September 9, at 12:58 AM

St. Edward uses huge second and third quarters to pull away from Heartland Lutheran. Grand Island. Ne No. 2 rated St. Edward rode the running of senior Brayden Olson and outscored Grand Island Heartland Lutheran 42-12 in the middle quarters to pull away for a 62-32 victory in a battle of unbeaten 6-Man football teams Thursday evening in G.I...

Read more   Post comment


Week 2 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 3
Posted Tuesday, September 6, at 10:40 PM

Week 2 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 3 And, last but not least, we give a round of applause to these gentlemen who had themselves a heck of a game last Friday, plus a special opening deep bow to a great man. *Coach Reed Schwartz Tribute-Jug Brown Stadium-Falls City - The Sam Foltz Tribute at Memorial Stadium was awesome, but the night before, both the Falls City Tigers and Ashland-Greenwood Bluejay football teams combined forces to honor A/G's beloved coach, who lost his 16 year fight with cancer this summer.. ...

Read more   Post comment


Week 2 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2
Posted Monday, September 5, at 11:30 PM

Week 2 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2 In Part One of of our Friday Night Heroes we spoke of the offensive explosions that occurred last Friday, but there were also some superb defensive gems turned in that were absolutely in the "total team defense" category...

Read more   Post comment


Week 2 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 1
Posted Monday, September 5, at 12:39 AM

Week 2 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 1 There may be a few defensive coaches in the 11-Man ranks putting in some extra hours over this Labor day weekend given the offensive outbursts that took place last Friday. In Class A, Omaha Burke edges Creighton Prep 38-37, South outscores Bryan 41-38, while down in Class B, Columbus pushes across a 2 point conversion to edge Bennington 50-49, while Elkhorn tops Blair 49-42...

Read more   Post comment


Big 2nd Quarter lifts Wahoo Neumann to 34-14 win over Columbus Scotus
Posted Saturday, September 3, at 1:57 AM

Big 2nd Quarter lifts Wahoo Neumann to 34-14 win over Columbus Scotus Pawnee Park, Columbus Ne. Class C-1 top rated Wahoo Neumann used 7 and a half minute span in the second quarter to score 21 points enroute to a 34-14 win over #2 rated Columbus Scotus at Pawnee Park in Columbus Friday night...

Read more   Post comment


Week 1 Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 3
Posted Wednesday, August 31, at 12:06 AM

Opening Week's Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 3 Here comes installment number three of our Friday Night heroes. *Alex Horky-Twin Loup - The 5-9, 165 pound junior was all over the place in Twin Loup's huge 42-23 win over pre-season rated #2 rated Sandhills-Thedford. Horky and the Wolves of Mike Kozeal let the Class D-2 field they will be a force to be reckoned with in 2016...

Read more   Post comment


Opening Week Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2
Posted Monday, August 29, at 11:49 PM

Opening Week Friday Night Lights football Heroes - Part 2 And you thought there was only one group of these opening night stars. No way, Jose, there were too many standouts to limit this to one article. By the way, I thought it worth mentioning that there is no particular order to these players of the week. I just randomly choose who goes what day and where. The young man or team mention at the conclusion of the blog is no less important or deserving than the first...

Read more   Post comment


Opening Week Friday Night Lights Heroes - Part 1
Posted Monday, August 29, at 12:07 AM

Opening Week Friday Night Lights Heroes - Part 1 There is no doubt that these articles have to be one of the most exciting pieces of the high school football season for me. Granted, there are many unsung heroes making these salutes possible, but they know that and are happy to be a part of the big picture...

Read more   Post comment


View all blog posts (470)