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Best in Class: Week Two

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Starting today, we’ll try to highlight the best Nebraska prep football games in each class and where you can watch or listen to each. A load of good games on the schedule for week two. Here we go.

Class A, No. 4 Omaha Burke (1-0) at No. 7 Millard West (1-0). A big one at Buell as the Wildcats host the defending champions in an early litmus test. The Bulldogs survived Lincoln Southeast in week one, 16-14, when they blocked a field goal on the final play of the game. West ran over Millard North in a 30-0 opening win, while getting four touchdowns from quarterback Tristan Gomes. Millard West Striv.

Class B, No. 2 Scottsbluff (1-0) at No. 9 Hastings (1-0). Hastings may have shocked the Class B field last week with their opening 30-7 win over McCook. In doing so, coach Charlie Shoemaker’s squad allowed just 160 yards of total offense. The next test is No. 2 Scottsbluff who broke away from Class A North Platte last week 42-21 after being tied at the half. Hastings Striv. KNEB, Scottsbluff. KHAS, Hastings.

Kearney Catholic (1-0) at Class C-1, No. 4 Aurora (0-1). In a high-flying, state championship season in 2018 very little could stop the Huskies. But last Friday, Adams Central limited the defending champions to just a short field touchdown in 24-8 win. The Huskies look to reset before games with top-ranked Wahoo next week and Class B, N0. 8 Northwest the following week. The Stars opened the season with 56-7 rout of Broken Bow. Aurora Striv. AM 1460, Kearney. 97.3 The Wolf, Grand Island.

Wilber-Clatonia (1-0) at Class C-2, No. 5 Sutton. Two of the most physical teams in Class C-2 meet in Sutton. The Wolverines opened the season with a 54-7 win over Superior and the Mustangs made a long trip to North Platte and won 17-7. Running the ball and stopping the run in this one. Sutton Striv.

Fullerton (1-0) at Class D-1, No. 6 Osceola/High Plains (1-0). Both teams survived Week One tests from potential playoff teams. The Warriors defeated Arcadia/Loup City 34-26 and the Stormdogs watched Palmer miss a field goal on the final play to hold on for a 50-48 win. High Plains Striv.

Class D-2, No. 4 Bloomfield (1-0) at O’Neill St. Mary’s (1-0). Two teams that pitched shutouts in week one tangle in O’Neill. The Bees have advanced to the quarterfinals in each of the past three seasons an opened with a 56-0 win over Winside. The Cardinals, who beat Boyd County 40-0, have not been to the playoffs since 2016.

Six-Man No. 4 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (1-0) at No. 2 McCool Junction (1-0). An early season classic could be in store here. Last season the Mustangs had one of the best defenses in Six-Man and defeated H/LHF 49-6. The Bulldogs travel after getting a 71-0 win over Deshler in week one, while the Mustangs were sidelined by a Hampton forfeit and will play their first game on Friday. McCool Junction Striv.

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