Cambridge RB Delvin Jackson prepares to set sail
Talk about being in heaven on the sidelines, friends! What a gorgeous
day for the king of high school sports. Another week loaded with nice
State-Wide rushing performances and some other goodies worth
mentioning as well. Let's get to it!
*Tyler Freeland-Dundy County - His 55 yard TD scamper the first play
from scrimmage was all the Tigers would need to subdue Bridgeport. The
score held up for a Dundy 7-0 "W".
*RYAN RANDALL-BLIAR - Oh Mother, how good is this guy? Can you say "Leading Rusher in The State"? Randall has TWO games over 300 this year and ran for 327 last week against a good Beatrice squad. The JUNIOR now has 980 in 4 contests. Reminds me of some of McCook's former backs.
*Millard West Offense - After scoring a meager 19 points in their
first 3 games, the defending champs "O" exploded for 46 straight
points and put a shocker on Omaha Burke 56-28 last Thursday night. The
fireworks started with the Wildcats trailing 28-13 entering the 3rd
quarter. Vincenzo Guido scampered 23 yards for a score, Zach Leinbaugh
then returned a punt 76 yards to the house. Not to be outdone, Guido
then applied a crushing blow by shaking loose for an electrifying 95
yard TD run to give MW their first lead. The 'Cats weren't done
however, as Darius Evans caught an 80 TD strike from Zach Whitham and
the barrage continued through the 4th quarter. Are the Green and Black
*Quentin Urban-Millard South - In another wild top 10 match-up, the
Patriots scored 4 times in the final stanza, with the amazing Urban
tallying TWICE in the last 1:41 to lift MS to the 47-41 victory over
Elkhorn. Urban scored on a 74 yard Punt Return and must have like that
yard number, because he took a blocked field goal attempt 74 yds. for
another touchdown just a bit later. 160 pound DB Tyler Harris was
credited with the field goal block. Bad part of the deal was the 517
rushing yards given up by the Patriots "D", but not too many teams
have the 1-2 running punch Elkhorn has.
*Speaking of Elkhorn, their Two-Headed Rushing Machine of Dane Eccles
and Trevor Roach blitzed the MS "D" to the tune of 367 yards between
the two. Eccles had 234 yds on only 12 carries and Roach bulldozed his
way to 133 on 19. Eccles now has 534 and Roach 431 for the season. I
WILL see this Elkhorn team at Kearney in October.
*Josh Crowell-Ravenna - After being throttled by Kearney Catholic a
week ago, the All-Stater gave Sutton a lesson on long distance running
by going off for 320 yards on only 16 carries. He scored on runs of
48, 56, 34, 73, 38 yards.
*Garrett Kolling-Alma - Helping to try and bring the Cardinals back to
football prominence, he rushed for 169 yds on 26 carries and scored on
runs of 41, 10, and 50.
Alma staged a furious comeback in the nightcap at Foster Field on the
campus of UNK Friday by reeling off 52 unanswered points in the 60-22
win over Franklin. Cards trailed 24-8 before scoring 2 Tds in the
final 2:16 of the first half and the avalanche continued the remainder
of the way.
*Yusef Wade-Lincoln North Star - He ran for 111-23 and scored twice as
the Gators beat Kearney 35-28.
*Sean Campbell-Pleasanton - Exploded for 226 yds on 28 totes as
Pleasanton beat SEM 62-28. He scored runs of 56 and 42 yards and
caught a 40 yard TD pass. The 2000 yard rusher in '08 now has 594
yards for the '09 campaign.
*Jared Curry-Ponca - In yet another huge game for the Indians, Curry
came up big with 159 yds on 23 carries in a 38-16 win over Stanton. He
tallied on runs of 5, 12 and 39 yards. Stanton 1000 Yarder Tate Erbst
ran for 123-20 in the game. Curry's total for the year is 490 and
Ersbt if right behind with 475 rushing.
*Big Ron Coleman-Omaha North - Steamrolled his way to 200-25 carries
in the Vikings 33-27 win over Papio. Two other North backs hit the
century mark also. Raechien Logan-Martin rushed for 153 yards and
speedster Thomas Hodges blazed for 133 yds. on only 6 carries.
*Brad McNabb- Bellevue East - The QB rushed for 161 yards on 27
touches and ran for 2 scores in their 22-17 win over Papio South.
*Brauillo Castillo-Columbus Lakeview - Escaped for 247 yds on 19 tries
and hit P-dirt from 3, 56, 18, and 81 yards out. Little Bro Roberto
also topped the century mark on the ground. Lakeview rushed for 395
yards in the blasting of Mt. Michael (50-16)
*Ben Coenen-Omaha Gross - The signal caller ran for 144 yds on only 10
carries, scoring on HALF of those runs! He went in from 3, 30, 49, 8
and 5 yards out.
*Josh Egbarts-Douglas Co. West - In a 28-26 heartbreaking loss to
Elmwood-Murdock, he ran for 149 yards. DCW had a failed 2 point pass
try to tie the game and send it into a possible Overtime.
Jacob Salomons-Lincoln SE - How about this guy! Star runner Zach
Taylor had been hit violently in the back and then later finally
collapsed in the end zone with a hip pointer, so the back-up Salomons
came in and rambled for 185 yards as the Knights, who were already
without QB Darius Vick, beat rival Lincoln NE, 21-10.
*Bryce Bostwick-Lincoln East - The Spartain must have thought he was
Jimmy Ebke and ran for 178 yards and scored from 55, 36, and 12 yards
out. They beat Lincoln High 41-0. Bostwick had already rolled up
137-12 by halftime.
*Jacob Ramsay-Lincoln Pius - Must have thought HE was Alex Henerey and
booted 4 field goals, TWO from 50 yards out, in the 'Bolts 27-7 win
over Ralston. The two 50 yarders had the distance to be through the
uprights at 55 yards, I was told.
*Christian Dudzik-Omaha Skutt - The magical QB with his stellar
blocking line, was 12-14 passing for 221 yards in the Skyhawks win
over Crete 33-0. He also ran for 112-12 carries. 6 of Dudzik's passes
were snared by Jacob Smith, 2 for TDS.
*Chase Wurdeman-Seward - Went off for 198 yards on 28 carries in a
18-10 win over winless Hastings. The BlueJays will entertain Numero
Uno Aurora this Friday.
*Matt Roth-David City Aquinas - Rushed for 168 yards and scored on
runs of 4, 59, and 3 in the Monarchs 41-31 win over Centennial.
*Kyle Herman-Milford - 150 yds on 26 carries and 2 scores in the win
*Joe Marshall-Malcolm - Sure Fire 1000 Yard Rusher sped for 179 yards
and scored twice in the 48-0 route of High Plains. Marshall now has
472 yards in only 3 games.
*Jordan Pella-Freeman - I'm guessing this kid has nearly 400 on the
ground this season as he scored on runs of 5, 3, 2 and 75 in Freeman's
48-12 drubbing of Lewiston.
*Jake Wirthele-Sterling - From Pella's neck of the woods, The Sterling
fullback ran for 244 yards on 29 carries as his Jets broke a 16-16 tie
and scored 32 unanswered points in a 50-22 win over Pawnee City. This
is the 2nd straight 200 yard rushing game for Wirthele. He hit pay
dirt from 1, 55,and 57 yards out.
*Ryan Harre-Exeter-Milligan - Speed Merchant rushed for 132-15 in a
40-8 win over Shickley, who is playing their last season of football
before joining forces next season.
* Nate Most-Giltner - Came 209 yards closer to breaking Scott Frost's
career passing mark in the Hornets 50-13 win over Henderson Heartland.
The gun-slinging Most, who has 731 yards thus far, needs 1,069 to get
Bits and Pieces:
*The McCook Bison travel to Hastings to take on the Tigers at one of
my favorite venues in the state. Never find better lighting than that
on the Hastings College football facility. Hastings is winless in four
tries and have struggled offensively, but still have a nice QB in ace
Discus man, Brady Rutt and a fine defensive stalwart in 5-11, 185 Sr.
Brandon Reeves. Bison should be able to crank up the ground game
here.....and if you are into score comparisons, Hastings lost 26-7 to
the same Scottsbluff team the Bison just beat 10-7 last Friday. The
Tigers have averaged under 180 yards per game on offense thus far in
'09 and have given up 98 points.
*Cambridge ventures to Kearney Catholic to take on a Stars bunch that
shocked Ravenna 35-0 two weeks back, then fought for their lives
before finally putting away a vicious hitting Doniphan-Trumbull team
13-12 in OT last Friday. The Stars wide-open offense usually causes
fits for any defense, and the thing that may be a concern is the way
KC shut off Ravenna's running game. Trojans are rated number 8 and the
Stars 10 in this week's ratings.
*How good is Arapahoe? After not only doubling the score on Hayes
Center, coach Daren Hatch's team put up 50 big ones. Junior runner
Dustin Park is the real deal, folks. He has rushed for 424 yards in 3
games, including a buck 92 against the Cardinals last week. An Overton
team rolls into Arapahoe Friday that has lost only to powerful Axtell.
Glen Snodgrass' has a stellar RB too in 6', 200 pound 1000 Yarder
Jared Hodgsen, who sat out all last season. Hodgsen ripped Elwwod to the tune of 305 yards last week and in the process, almost DOUBLED his season rushing total which now stands at 621. This should be a dandy of a game.
*How shell shocked is Scottie Jorgensen's Hayes Center team? The
Cards can't afford to dwell on last week's loss with an always
dangerous Wallace coming in. Wallace has one of the most versatile
QB's in all of 8-Man Two in Sean May. The 165 lb. Jr. ran for 696 yds.
and passed for another 366 last season. As a Freshman he ran for 610
and tossed for nearly 700 yards. The slickster had been the D-2 leader
in Rushing after two games with an amazing 446 yds. on only 50
totes....oh, yes, he also had another 199 in the air. I look for a HC
rebound this week.
*Good or bad? In the Gothenburg/Minden game I saw Friday evening, the
Whippets, trailing 26-6 with 5:22 left in the 3rd quarter, embarked on
one of the most time consuming drives I have ever witnessed in my
life. Starting on their own 6, they methodically pounded the ball
downfield, running behind big D-1 prospect 305 lb. Peter Trausch, and
kept the ball TWELVE MINUTES AND 27 SECONDS. They ended up scoring
with 4:55 left I the game on a 4th down play. Blum took it the final
yard. Gothenburg then proceeded to take it down the field and score on
a 3:15 drive and the game was in the bag. One heck of a drive by
Minden, but do you really want to take a quarter to do that down by
three scores late in quarter number three? Beats me, but I was
certainly impressed by the 25 play drive. Kept the ball for over a
quarter + 27 tics....WOW. Swedes touched the ball 3 times in that 3rd
Get out to see a game this week. I'll be seeing you on the sidelines!