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FOOTBALL

Record: 4-5

Postseason Summary: Did Not Qualify

Season Highlight: Defeating Shelby-Rising City 21-6 on Sep. 21. S-RC ended the season 6-4 and qualified for the playoffs.

How it ended: David City finished the season with a 34-16 loss at the hands of North Bend Central. The Scouts fell behind 13-0 in the first quarter and gave up 14 points in the third quarter during the loss.

Standout/Star: Nick Ruth

Future Outlook: David City starts the Robert Evans era this season. Key players like Clayton Denker return hopeful for the postseason.

VOLLEYBALL

Record: 13-17

Postseason Summary: Loss to Wahoo 25-12, 25-13 and 25-12 in the first round of the sub-district playoffs.

Season Highlight: David City won its last three regular-season games defeating Weeping Water 2-0, Boys Town 2-0 and Wilber-Clatonia 2-1.

How it ended: The NSAA did the Scouts no favors putting them in a district that included an opening match with the top team in the state. Wahoo hit .419 for the match and went on two weeks later to win its second straight state championship.

Standout/Star: Lauren Vandenberg

Future Outlook: David City has a junior heavy team with four returning starters. New head coach Tali Reeves will be looking to take advantage of the juniors talents over the next two years.

CROSS COUNTRY

Record: N/A

Postseason Summary: The David City boys cross country team finished seventh out of 14 teams in the D-1 district meet.

Season Highlight: Placing fourth in the Southern Nebraska Conference Championship, behind James Escamilla who placed 21st.

How it ended: David City was unable to qualify any runners for state and had its season end at districts.

Standout/Star: James Escamilla

Future Outlook: James Escamilla and Carter Ossian graduated, leaving the Scouts with a void at the front. However, the cupboard isn't exactly empty. Success will depend on new runners seizing opportunities and displaying the work ethic necessary to be consistent point scorers.

BLUE RIVER SOFTBALL (David City, East Butler, Shelby-Rising City)

Record: 9-27

Postseason Summary: Blue River went 1-2 in the B-4 district playoff. The Panthers lost 13-1 to Crete in the opening round, defeated Aurora 11-6 in the first round of the consolation bracket and then lost 12-2 to Fairbury to end the season.

Season Highlight: Defeating Aurora in the loser's bracket of the district tournament keeping the season alive.

How it ended: Fairbury controlled a 12-0 lead by the top of the third and never let Blue River find its grove.

Standout/Star: Kaitlin Hain

Future Outlook: The Panthers only lose four seniors and will be looking to pull in some players from last year’s JV squad. They return some pitchers and will look to be competitive during the season.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Record: 12-11

Postseason Summary: Lost 79-31 to Wahoo in the first round of the sub-district playoff.

Season Highlight: Going on a five-game win streak from Jan. 12-28  defeating Malcolm, Shelby-Rising City, Central City and Thayer Central twice.

How it ended: A loaded sub-district including two of the top five teams in Class C-1, according to the Lincoln Journal Star, proved to be too steep a hill to climb for David City boys basketball. The 20-3 Warriors dictated the terms early, jumped out to a 22-9 lead through the first eight minutes and controlling play the rest of the way.

Standout/Star: Luis Salazar

Future Outlook: David City loses five seniors off the team and will be under first-year head coach Aaron Carlson. The Scouts will have five seniors on the team and will need everyone of them to carve out their own roles.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Record: 6-16

Postseason Summary: Lost 67-21 to Wahoo in the sub-district playoffs.

Season Highlight: Wins over East Butler and Shelby-Rising City.

How it ended: Three Warriors scored in double digits for a Wahoo squad that lead 24-4 after the first eight minutes.

Standout/Star: Macy Svoboda

Future Outlook: Lauren Vandenberg and Neely Burns became key players for David City throughout the season and will be instrumental for new head coach Beth Bohusvlasky to find success in the win column. 

BOYS GOLF

Record: N/A

Postseason Summary: Made the state tournament and finished eighth as a team. Jordan Kracl led the team finishing tied for 19th.

Season Highlight: Qualifying as a team to the state tournament.

How it ended: Will Danielson placed 25th in the state tournament, Keyan Helgoth took 60th, Ethan Zegers finished 76th and Wiley Hein took 90th.

Standout/Star: Will Danielson

Future Outlook: David City returns Jordan Kracl, Keyan Helgoth and Ethan Zegers and will look to find a new player to fill the final scoring position.

TRACK & FIELD

Record: N/A

Postseason Summary: At the state meet, Christian Faz and Carter Ossian competed in the triple jump, Clayton Denker placed seventh in the 400 and also ran in the 200. Macy Svoboda competed in the long jump.

Season Highlight: Denker medaling at state in the 400.

How it ended: David City boys finished 46th as a team in Class C, Christian Faz finished 14th in the triple jump and Carter Ossian took 17th.  Denker took 16th in the 200 and Macy Svoboda finished 16th in the long jump.

Standout/Star: Clayton Denker

Future Outlook: Clayton Denker will returning for his senior season and hopes to be joined by teammates at the state meet. The new year will also bring first-year head coach Tali Reeves first season.

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