October 25, 2014

High school football scores from 10/24/14

Ansley-Litchfield 83, Central Valley 35
Aquinas Catholic 28, Archbishop Bergan 0
Arcadia-Loup City 52, Wood River 6
Ashland-Greenwood 48, Douglas County West 7
Auburn 13, Syracuse 10
Bancroft-Rosalie 106, Allen 70
Battle Creek 35, Lutheran High Northeast 0
Beatrice 49, Lincoln Pius X 17
Bellevue West 34, Omaha Central 28
Bennington 62, Schuyler 10
Bishop Neumann 22, David City 14
Blair 62, Mount Michael Benedictine 21
Blue Hill 55, Axtell 26
Cedar Bluffs 62, Mead 36
Chase County 68, Mitchell 12
Cody-Kilgore 40, Arthur County 34
Columbus 20, Millard South 13
Columbus Scotus 42, Columbus Lakeview 3
Creighton Preparatory School 28, Papillion-LaVista South 10
Crete 12, Norris 7
Deshler 35, Walthill 29
Elkhorn South 42, Gretna 35
Exeter-Milligan 50, Red Cloud 6
Falls City 50, Conestoga 9
Fillmore Central 35, Shelby 0
Fort Calhoun 18, Omaha Concordia 13
Garden County 84, Crawford 46
Gibbon 46, Twin River 19
Gothenburg 24, Ord 21
Grand Island 59, North Platte 7
Grand Island Central Catholic 45, St. Paul 34
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 72, Omaha Nation 6
Hastings 26, Lexington 20
Hastings St. Cecilia 58, Sandy Creek 0
Hay Springs 64, South Platte 13
Heartland 80, Nebraska Lutheran 20
Hershey 42, Cambridge 6
Howells-Dodge 44, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 6
Humphrey St. Francis 86, Heartland Lutheran 6
Kearney 37, Norfolk 24
Kearney Catholic 27, Holdrege 14
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Huskers and Rutgers ready to meet for first time since 1920

Another national leading sellout when NU hosts Rutgers (photo/Huskers.com)

Another national leading sellout when NU hosts Rutgers (photo/Huskers.com)

It will be the 337th consecutive sellout for the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights visit today for an early 11 a.m. kick.

This game ends a string of five straight evening/night games for the Huskers and Bo Pelini has stressed to his players to come out ready to go right away.  Here are some of the key matchups and players to watch.

Ameer Abdullah vs. Rutgers’ defense.

Abdullah is the third-leading rusher in the nation and Rutgers had trouble against Ohio State when it came to wrapping up tackles. Linebacker Quentin Gause is the Knights’ best run-stopper.

Husker wideouts vs. Knights’ secondary.

Nebraska has two wide receivers (Kenny Bell and Jordan Westerkamp) with 27 catches for more than 500 yards and multiple touchdowns, and entrenched starting cornerback Gareef Glashen will need help from Nadir Barnwell, who is there next best.  He may be picked on.  Rutgers DBs also need to worry about quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr.’s running ability.

Blackshirts vs. Rutgers’ tight end Tyler Kroft.  

Can Rutgers use Kroft as their go-to guy in third down situations.  The Preseason All-American candidate has just 10 catches for 109 yards and no touchdowns in seven games.  The Huskers have troubles at times covering the tight end, perhaps the Knights use him more in key situations.

College Football Scout Report

Who: Rutgers (5-2) at Nebraska (6-1).

Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.

When: 11 a.m.

TV: ESPN2.

Series: Nebraska leads 1-0.

High school football scores from Thursday 10/23/14

Anselmo-Merna 70, Brady 32
BDS 50, Pawnee City 6
Bertrand 46, Loomis 8
Bloomfield 72, Plainview 0
Boone Central/Newman Grove 32, Norfolk Catholic 16
Boys Town 42, Arlington 28
Burwell 52, Amherst 48
CWC 67, Wausa 6
Central City 48, Minden 14
Cozad 39, O’Neill 7
Creighton 36, Hartington-Newcastle 0
Cross County 72, Harvard 0
Diller-Odell 56, McCool Junction 18
Dundy County-Stratton 84, Creek Valley 22
East Butler 50, Lourdes Central Catholic 14
Elgin Public/Pope John 34, Boyd County 14
Elm Creek 49, Franklin 20
Emerson-Hubbard 51, Winside 20
Eustis-Farnam 46, Alma 6
Falls City Sacred Heart 62, Parkview Christian 14
Freeman 43, Elmwood-Murdock 7
Friend 80, Omaha Christian Academy 36
Fullerton 60, High Plains Community 46
Giltner 56, Lawrence-Nelson 18
Hartington Cedar Catholic 48, Ainsworth 0
Hemingford 81, Sutherland 26
Johnson-Brock 1, Lewiston 0 (FORFEIT)
Kenesaw 29, Elwood 28
Maxwell 67, Mullen 27
Medicine Valley 42, Wallace 14
Millard West 35, Lincoln Southeast 28
Neligh-Oakdale 50, Clearwater/Orchard 13
Omaha Gross Catholic 42, Omaha Benson 6
Omaha North 48, Bellevue East 0
Osceola 64, Elkhorn Valley 20
Perkins County 48, Morrill 28
Ravenna 33, Centura 14
Riverside 68, Santee 20
Shelton 40, Arapahoe 14
Southern 16, Palmyra 6
Tri County 41, Centennial 40
Wilcox-Hildreth 85, Maywood 47

Lawyers push for dismissal in underage sex case involving two former Lincoln hockey players (AUDIO)

Former Lincoln Stars players

Former Lincoln Stars players Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith.

Lawyers for Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith, two former Lincoln Star hockey players accused of having sex with a 15-year old girl, are calling the alleged victim a “sexual predator,” and are asking the judge to dismiss the case.  Attorneys Joseph Friedberg and Jade Rosenfeldt say the girl proudly call herself a “Puck Slut,” and they claim she was competing with an Iowa woman to have sex with players on every team in the USHL.

Carey and Smith, both 19, are charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and distributing child pornography.  Prosecutors say the video was made in a Moorhead motel room, when the Stars hockey team was on a road trip to play the Fargo Force in February of 2014.  That video allegedly made its way around other locker rooms across the league.

Clay County attorney Brian Melton says the defense’s claims are outrageous.

Attorney Rosenfeldt is surpised by the accusations  made by Melton.

Melton says that Rosenfeldt is a “highly paid hatchet woman,” using whatever she can to discredit the victim’s claims.  Friedberg responded to Melton by saying he was surprised the country attorney would “stoop” to calling names.

Jerry Oster, WNAX, contributed to this article.

Huskers may really need to have Randy Gregory make an IMPACT this week (AUDIO)

Randy Gregory (photo/lottimpacttrophy.org)

Randy Gregory (photo/lottimpacttrophy.org)

If there was ever a week for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory to make an impact, Rutgers would be the team to do it against. As defensive coordinator John Papuchis likes to point out the Scarlet Knights don’t mind going toe to toe with you in an old-fashioned grind it out type of game.

Gregory is one of 20 defensive players around the country named a quarterfinalists for the 2014 Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy, presented to the nation’s most impactful defensive player. Gregory has 28 total tackles, including six tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. Gregory also has an interception, a fumble caused, two pass breakups and a team-high nine quarterback hurries.

Gregory is one of two defenders from the Big Ten on the list, joining Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun. Gregory and Calhoun are among six defensive ends on the Lott quarterfinalists list.

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