Keithen Drury ran for 389 yards and seven touchdowns yesterday to lead Blue Hill to a 55-29 win over North Central in the first round of the Class D-1 state high school football playoffs. The Bobcats are now 6-3 on the season and will play at top ranked Hemingford on Wednesday. Hemingford destroyed Shelton yesterday 71-14.
In other action, Amherst beat Ansley-Litchfield 50-22, Bruning Davenport Shickley shut out Omaha Christian Academy 50-0 and Elm Creek rolled past Arapahoe 67-22.
In Class D-2, Giltner rolled past Lawrence Nelson 74-36. The Hornets will play at Humprey St. Francis in the second round. The Flyers beat St. Mary's yesterday 70-14. Kenesaw downed Meridian 54-26. The Blue Devils will host Randolph on Wednesday. The Cardinals beat Bancroft-Rosalie 54-14. In other action, Bertrand defeated Hay Springs 48-20, Brady got by Overton 48-36, Elwood blanked Loomis 56-0 and Exeter Milligan blasted Red Cloud 56-6.
Playoff football continues tonight as Hastings St. Cecilia will host Southern at Duncan Field. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm. "Pigskin Preview" begins at 6:00pm on 1230AM KHAS. In Class A, Kearney is at Norfolk and Grand Island is at home to take on Columbus. In Class B, Aurora is at Scottsbluff. Class C-1 matchups include Grand Island Central Catholic at Wilber Clatonia and Boys Town at Kearney Catholic. Elsewhere in Class C-2, Gibbon is at Aquinas Catholic on Classic Hits 98.9FM KKPR and Hartington Cedar Catholic is at Sutton.
Adams Central beat Hastings High in volleyball last night, 25-23, 28-26. The Patriots also downed Seward 19-25, 27-25, 25-15. The Tigers beat Seward 25-19, 26-24. Grand Island lost to Lincoln East in the consolation game of the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament. In other action, Centura beat Sandy Creek, Grand Island Central Catholic defeated Heartland Lutheran and North Platte knocked off Kearney Catholic.
The Hastings College football team will battle 8th ranked Northwestern tomorrow at Lloyd Wilson Field. The Red Raiders lead the nation in total defense, giving up just 216 yards per game. The Broncos are sixth in the nation in total offense averaging 466 yards per game. Kickoff will be at 1:00pm. Pre-game show begins at noon on 1230AM KHAS.
The Hastings College basketball teams will open the season tonight with ranked opponents. The women will play at 13th ranked Southwestern College while the men will face 6th ranked Bellevue University in the York Classic.
The Nebraska football team will play their second consecutive home game tomorrow against the Boiler makers of Purdue. Nebraska is 7-1 on the season, 3-1 in the Big Ten Conference. Purdue is 3-5 overall, 1-3 in the conference. Kickoff will be at 2:30pm. Pre-game coverage begins at 9:30am on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.