O’NEILL — Boone Central/Newman Grove went into the defending Class C-1 state champion’s house and dominated from start to finish.
Telegram Super Senior Dylan Gentrup threw a 47-yard touchdown to Cody Nelson in the first quarter and the Class C-1, No. 10 Cardinals never looked back in a 42-0 win over No. 3 O’Neill.
Gentrup added a short TD in the third quarter and finished with 67 rushing yards.
In between Gentrup’s scores, Levi Krueger went to work. He ran for 132 yards on 23 carries and scored on three short runs in the second and third quarters.
BC/NG held O'Neill's all-state quarterback Alex Thramer to just 5 of 13 passing for 69 yards and intercepted him twice.
The Cardinals (2-1) don’t get a break next week as they square off with No. 1 Norfolk Catholic on Friday.
Grand Island CC 7
DAVID CITY — Class C-1, No. 2 David City Aquinas handled Grand Island Central Catholic at home Friday, coasting to a 63-7 win.
Seven different Monarch players scored a touchdown, all on the ground except for a fumble recovery by Michael Coufal. Nolan Maguire and Kyle Petree each scored two rushing touchdowns.
The highlight of the game came from the Aquinas special teams. Telegram Super Senior Kyle Ruth blocked two field goals and a punt in the first half.
Aquinas (3-0) comes to Columbus on Friday to play Scotus Central Catholic.
Cross County 6
STROMSBURG — After two early touchdowns, Stanton let its defense go to work.
The Mustangs forced Cross County to go 0 for 12 on third downs and limited the Cougars to 179 yards of total offense Friday in an 18-6 road win.
Stanton led 12-0 after the first quarter and added its final score in the third quarter.
Grant Hollinger put the Cougars on the board with a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. The Cross County quarterback finished 11 for 28 for 149 yards passing.
Cross County (0-3) plays Friday at Arcadia-Loup City.
St. Francis 22,
HUMPHREY — Class D-2, No. 5 Humphrey St. Francis was pushed for four quarters Friday night, but the Flyers hung on for a 22-20 home victory over eighth-ranked Wynot (1-2).
St. Francis (3-0) trailed 6-0 at halftime after Wynot's Lucas Thingstad hauled in a 9-yard touchdown reception from Landon Wieseler in the first quarter.
Trevor Pfeifer threw for a couple of second-half touchdowns — a 24-yard toss to Nolan Kosch and 29-yarder to Pierce Eisenmenger — and ran for a 1-yard score to give the Flyers a 22-14 lead in the fourth quarter.
Thingstad, who rushed for 114 yards on 27 carries, answered with a 1-yard TD run later in the fourth, but the ensuing two-point conversion attempt failed and St. Francis escaped with the narrow victory.
Riley Huettner rushed for 49 yards on 13 carries for St. Francis, and Pfeifer finished with 89 yards through the air.
Riley Jarosz and Eisenmenger led the Flyer defense with 18 and 15 tackles, respectively.
St. Francis plays Friday at Emerson-Hubbard.
Nebraska Lutheran 48,
WACO — Nebraska Lutheran pulled away from Osceola in the second half of Friday night's game in Waco.
The Knights (2-0), who led 16-0 at halftime, scored 32 points in the final two quarters to get the 48-8 victory.
Osceola's lone touchdown came on a Brennan Bryan run in the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs, now 1-2 on the season, couldn't get their offense going in the road loss. They had 190 total yards, including 129 on the ground in 39 attempts.
Senior quarterback Caden Theis led the team with 23 carries for 71 yards and threw for 51 yards on two completions. He was intercepted once.
Brody Ienn hauled in a pair of receptions for 52 yards, including a 10-yarder from sophomore Carter Boden on his only passing attempt.
Theis had 20 tackles to lead the Bulldog defense.
Osceola plays Friday at Class D-2, No. 9 Giltner.
Lutheran High NE 52,
Shelby-Rising City 6
SHELBY — Shelby-Rising City never got its offense going Friday and Lutheran High Northeast took full advantage.
The Eagles forced three turnovers and limited S-RC to 117 yards of total offense in a 52-6 road win.
The Huskies' only points of the game came in the first quarter when Lincoln Schoenrock showed off his school-record speed on a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Schoenrock found less success against the Eagles' defense, gaining just 16 yards on eight carries.
S-RC (1-2) plays Friday at Class C-2, No. 4 Wilber-Clatonia.
Hartington CC 61,
Twin River 6
HARTINGTON — Class C-2, No. 8 Hartington Cedar Catholic had little trouble with Twin River on Friday, downing the Titans 61-6.
Twin River had just 59 yards of total offense, including 56 rushing yards on 32 attempts. Curtis Miller led seven different Titan ball carriers with 37 yards on six rushes.
Cedar Catholic did the majority of its damage in the first half, taking a 47-0 lead at the break.
Twin River's only touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Quin Otto in the fourth quarter.
The Titans (0-3) host Crofton on Friday.