Oakland-Craig advanced in the Class C-2 playoffs on Friday night when – on the final play of the game – a snap went over the head of the Shelby-Rising City punter’s head and was recovered in the end zone by the Knights to give them a 28-22 victory.
Jeffy McNeil had a receiving touchdown and also rushed for 105 yards on nine carries for Oakland-Craig while Robby Mayberry had 91 rushing yards on 26 carries and Jarred Mulder scored twice on the ground for Oakland-Craig.
Of the eight first-round games on Friday, the only upset was 10th-seeded Aquinas Catholic taking a 38-14 victory over seventh-seeded Doniphan-Trumbull.
Below are all the first-round results from Class C-2.
Centennial 28, North Platte St. Patrick’s 0
BRLD 56, Freeman 39
Wilber-Clatonia 47, North Bend Central 39
Oakland-Craig 28, Shelby-Rising City 22
Norfolk Catholic 77, Archbishop Bergan 32
St. Paul 42, Hastings St. Cecilia 7
Aquinas Catholic 38, Doniphan-Trumbull 14
Sutton 22, Battle Creek 7