Omaha, NE Football


Nugent: Do single digit losses show progress for the Huskers and Scott Frost

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Waiting is the hardest part, right? If the margin of defeat means anything, and it should, the Huskers are making progress. What it shows is a team that is better now compared to the start of the 2020 season. That’s the last time the Huskers played a top-five team. The opener at Ohio State, a 35 point loss despite being much closer through most of the first half. Compare that to Saturday in Norman, a seven-point game against a third-ranked Sooners team. No doubt you can make the argument today Oklahoma won’t end up in the playoff, but Ohio State wasn’t exactly a slam dunk playoff team last year too. We’ll see what happens to Oklahoma.
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Huskers Face a Challenge in Spartans’ Walker

The Huskers need to improve in the tackling department this week against Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said after Tuesday's Nebraska football practice. Walker leads the nation in rushing yards and averages more than eight yards per carry. “He’s going to challenge your leverage....
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Logan-Magnolia set for physical battle with Harrison County rival

(Logan) -- Following a tough, tight loss to Woodbury Central in week two, Logan-Magnolia has refocused and found their footing in back-to-back wins. The KMAland A/1A/2A No. 2 Panthers (3-1 overall, 2-1 A District 8) held off a strong Tri-Center squad this past Friday evening, leaning on senior running back Gavin Maguire during a 26-14 slugfest.
Lincoln Journal Star

Columbus Scotus tight end Garrett Oakley commits to Kansas State

A lot can change in five months. In April, Columbus Scotus tight end Garrett Oakley became the third Nebraskan to join Northern Illinois' 2022 recruiting class alongside Omaha Skutt's Caden Becker and Millard North's Jake Gassaway. Now, only Gassaway is still committed to the Huskies. Oakley decommitted from Northern Illinois...

Badgers roll to historic win over SkyHawks on gridiron

BENNINGTON — Friday’s Class B battle of unbeatens took an unexpected turn as the Bennington football team rolled to a 42-7 victory over Skutt Catholic. Entering the contest, the Badgers were 0-10 all-time against SkyHawks. Bennington made a huge statement to not only Skutt in its first win over the green and black in program history, but also to the […]

Ratings: Nebraska high school football, Sept. 20

Nebraska high school football ratings by World-Herald staff writer Stu Pospisil, as published in The World-Herald on Sept. 20. Team (record); points for-points against; previous rank. 1. Millard South (4-0); 176-55; 2. 2. Bellevue West (3-1); 173-78; 1. 3. Omaha Westside (4-0); 140-77; 3. 4. Omaha Creighton Prep (2-2); 101-61;...

Area Football Wrap: Underwood runs past East Sac County

Class 1A No. 2 Underwood football led East Sac County 56-0 at halftime of Friday's home game en route to a 62-13 victory. The Eagles held the Raiders to just 79 yards through the air and 26 rushing yards. They also intercepted two passes. Seniors Scott Pearson and Collin Brandt were responsible for the interceptions.
Fremont Tribune

Plattsmouth dominates EMM in road triumph

ELKHORN – Plattsmouth’s experienced offensive linemen kept pushing back Elkhorn Mount Michael defenders throughout Friday night’s football game. Their work allowed the Blue Devils to push ahead on the scoreboard in winning fashion. Plattsmouth overwhelmed Elkhorn Mount Michael 47-7 with a steady scoring attack. The Blue Devils gained 388 rushing...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: IWCC pressures Ellsworth in one-sided win

COUNCIL BLUFFS – Saturday afternoon was the showdown between Iowa Western against the Ellsworth Panthers. The Titans stadium at Lewis Central was packed with supporters who cheered along with the cheer squad to get the players excited before the game. The Reivers yelled chants and hollered inspirations at one another as they prepared for kickoff to get each other fired up. The Reivers got first possession of the ball and the real show began.
Fremont Tribune

Lions produce positive yardage against Falls City

LOUISVILLE – Louisville athletes sent plenty of scoring fireworks into the air Friday night with their ability to run the football against Falls City. The Lions took down the Tigers 57-38 in a game that featured more than 1,000 yards of offense. Louisville ended the evening with 587 total yards and the Tigers racked up 510 yards. The schools combined for 46 first downs in a game that had just seven penalties.

Local Recap

The Fremont High football team played at Grand Island Friday night, 17-15. Fremont will play at Omaha South, this Friday night. The Fremont High boys finished third at the Heartland XCC Meet in Pella, Iowa, Saturday, with 117 points. Millard West was first with 65. Braden Taylor led Fremont, finishing eleventh in 15:59.2. Derek Leicht of Dubuque Hempstead was first in 15:37.3.
Fremont Tribune

Fremont stunned by Grand Island on final minute drive

The odds seemed stacked against Grand Island Senior High. Trailing Fremont by a point, the Islanders took over on their own 9-yard line with 2:24 remaining and no timeouts. A Grand Island offense that had been on the field for only nine of the previous 51 plays needed to come to life — and quickly.

Wright’s defensive touchdown not enough for Raiders against Underwood

Just when the Raiders needed a spark, their defense was able to provide one. Midway through the fourth quarter it seemed that Underwood was on their way to another touchdown. With the clock ticking away the Eagles were just 17 yards away from another touchdown. That’s when Luke Wright was...

Johnson-Brock moves up one spot in latest football rankings

(KMAland) -- Johnson-Brock is the only area mover in the latest Omaha World-Herald state football rankings. The Eagles are up one spot to No. 8 in Class D-2 this week. Plattsmouth (No. 3 in B), Ashland-Greenwood (No. 2 in C-1), Lourdes Central Catholic (No. 5 in D-1), Weeping Water (No. 10 in D-1), Falls City Sacred Heart (No. 4 in D-2) and Sterling (No. 1 in 6-man) are all in the same spot as last week.

Harlan uses balanced offense to spoil Glenwood's homecoming

(Glenwood) -- The Radio Iowa Class 3A and KMA 3A/4A/5A No. 1 Harlan Cyclones made Glenwood's homecoming unpleasant with a dominant 41-13 victory on Friday night. "We had some guys step and make some plays," said Harlan head coach Todd Bladt. "It was a big game because it was their...