This will be a rather quick Friday Night Preview for tonight’s action around the region. Week 8 of the regular season for teams in Nebraska and week 7 over in Wyoming.
First, here’s a few scores for area teams from Thursday:
Sutherland 56, Bayard 30
Mullen 50, Maxwell 14
Paxton 63, Minatare 34
We’ve got two games tonight on the RRN-Scottsbluff so let’s get to those game first.
Scottsbluff (4-3) at McCook (4-2)…The annual showdown between Class B powerhouses takes the Bearcats on the road to Weiland Field. Scottsbluff comes in at No. 9 in power points and McCook is at No. 11. Scottsbluff is going for their third straight win in the series. The first thing that stands out about this Bison team is the amount of seniors they have starting on both sides of the ball. Of the 25 “starters” Jeff Gross passed along earlier this week, 23 are starters. Here’s Scottsbluff head coach Jud Hall on this veteran laden team for McCook.
One of the eye popping scores in Class B last week was Aurora putting up 55 points on Hastings in a 21 point road win. This McCook defense a few weeks ago held Aurora to just 21 points.
There will be no surprises tonight for the most part with both programs well dialed into what the other wants to do, but there will be some wrinkles and McCook coach Jeff Gross says that’s where both teams have to be at their best defensively.
If either teams wants a shot at hosting a first round playoff game then a win tonight is a must. Coverage on 106.9 The Trail and KHYYfm.com will start at 5:30 with kickoff scheduled for 6 pm.
Gering (0-7) at Mitchell (6-1)…Even with the Tigers having such a successful season with eyes on the playoffs, you have to imagine this game has been one they’ve been looking forward to all season. Mitchell beat Class B Alliance in week one handily and tonight they get the Bulldogs at their place. Mitchell lost their first game two weeks ago at home to Gothenburg but bounced back with a 55 point showing in a win at Ogallala last week. Head coach Nick Kuxhausen says they are not overlooking Gering.
For Gering, obviously still looking for their first win of the season. They’ve dealt with plenty of adversity in the form of quarantines earlier and then some big injuries. Danny O’Boyle has keys for the Bulldogs tonight.
Coverage tonight on KNEB.tv, ALLO 15, Mobius 1500, KMOR 93.3 FM, and KMORfm.com at 6:30, kickoff at 7 pm.
Other Area Games: Alliance (1-5) at Lexington (2-4), Gothenburg (4-3) at Chadron (5-1), Ogallala (3-3) at Sidney (2-5), Gordon-Rushville (2-5) at Valentine (2-3), Kimball (0-7) at Hemingford (5-2), Hyannis (2-5) at Morrill (1-6), Garden County (5-2) at Leyton (5-2), Banner County (0-6) at Potter-Dix (6-0), Hay Springs (2-4) at Sioux County (0-4), Creek Valley (5-1) at South Platte (4-2)
Canceled: Chase County at Bridgeport
Canceled: Crawford at Cody-Kilgore
2A- Wheatland at Torrington, 7 pm
1A, 9-man- #3 Lusk at #1 Southeast, 2 pm…SE head coach Mark Bullington won his 150th game last week.
1A, 9-man- Pine Bluffs at Lingle/Ft. Laramie, 7 pm
1A, 6-man- NSI at Guernsey-Sunrise, 5 pm
3A- #5 Douglas at Buffalo, 7 pm