High school football state championships. Omaha North won their second straight Class A title, led by Calvin Strong who rushed for 286 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings beat Creighton Prep 41-0. In the Class D-1 final, Hemingford brings the panhandle a state championship for the first time since 1986. A 52-8 win over BDS. Colt Foster finished with seven tackles and had a sack. He also caught a 22-yard touchdown pass. Ethan Skinner rushed for four touchdowns and 233 yards. He ended the season with 47 touchdowns and Brady Turek had touchdown runs of 76 and 61 yards and finished with 190 yards rushing and caught a 16-yard pass. In the D-2 Final, Exeter Milligan pulled out their version of the Wildcat formation, calling it the Wild Wolf. A direct snap to running back Kyle Jenson. He ran for three touchdowns and 187 yards in their 40-26 win over Anselmo-Merna. The Timberwolves have won 26 straight games.
Class D2 – 1,581
Class D1 – 1,760
Class A – 4,115
No. 5 Aquinas (11-1) vs. No. 7 Hartington Cedar Catholic (10-2), Tuesday, 10:15 a.m. Aquinas has been in the finals nine times and won six titles. They are going for their third championship in four years.
No. 1 Boone Central/Newman Grove (12-0) vs. No. 2 Ashland-Greenwood (12-0), 2:45 p.m. TuesdayBoone Central coach Arnie Johnson is retiring after this game. His record at Boone Central in 27 years is 197-90 and his career mark is 238-122-1.
No. 1 Omaha Skutt (10-2) vs. No. 4 Elkhorn (10-2), Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.
Skutt won the regular-season matchup 24-21 in a game between two schools, just seven miles from each other. Some of these kids on both teams have known each other since they were five or six years old. This brings a whole new meaning to a rivalry.