Archive - Oct 2013 - Sports Article
Sometimes its better to be lucky than good.
Broken Bow was a mix of both in a 22-14 win over Grand Island Central Catholic Thursday night.
Broken Bow took a 20-0 lead into the half on the strength of two touchdowns from Zac Jones including an 83-yarder at the end of the first quarter and one touchdown from Jeremy Christner.
The Crusaders fought back in the second half with a touchdown drive then a fumble recovery for a touchdown to end the third quarter and cut the score to 20-14.
Sandhills/Thedford senior Kaitlin Marten couldn't get to her parents fast enough.
Moments after Sandhills/Thedford captured the 2013 Sandhills Conference Volleyball title, Marten proved that she still had some energy left in her tank as she bounded up the large carpet steps in Sandhills High School gym into the waiting arms of her parents Adam and Lisa.
It was a long time coming.
Sandhills/Thedford had come so close in Saturday tournaments all season. This time, something finally gave.
#5 Broken Bow vs. #12 Grand Island Central Catholic
#11 South Loup (3-5) at #6 CWC (5-3)
#4 Twin Loup (7-1) vs. #13 Alma (4-4) (at Sargent)
#15 Sandhills/Thedford (4-4) at #2 Shelton (7-1)
#11 Mullen (5-3) at #6 Anselmo-Merna (6-2)
Arcadia at Cody Kilgore
All Times TBD
In a battle of two of the top teams in six-man football, No. 4 Arcadia came just short of topping No. 2 Sioux County, losing 30-18.
After a scoreless first quarter, Jordan Hovie-a mid-season Lexington transfer- helped the Huskies move the ball down the field before scoring on a six-yard touchdown run to put the Huskies up 6-0. Hovie Scored again in the final four minutes of the second quarter on a 19-yard touchdown run, extending the Huskies lead to 12-0.
Sioux County put up a 10-yard touchdown pass before the first half ended and the scored stayed at 12-8 at the break.
Broken Bow- 40 Ainsworth- 7
Anselmo-Merna- 41 Elwood- 34
Twin Loup- 25 South Loup- 15
Loup City- 48 Ansley-Litchfield- 24
Loomis- 50 S-E-M- 14
Twin Loup vs. South Loup is always a heavyweight fight where both teams can win the game by grinding it out.
This year, there was a slight twist as Twin Loup used a bit of trickery to help get the 25-15 victory.
In the final minutes of the first quarter, Twin Loup quarterback Jack Gibbens pitched the ball out to Dexter Griebel, who the launched a 41-yard pass to Brayden Davis, who took it in for the touchdown.
The score extended the Wolves lead to 18-7 to end the first quarter.
Ansley-Litchfield completed the 3-0 sweep of Twin Loup in the LVC Tournament final saturday, winning the tournament for the second straight season.
For full coverage, see the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
Loomis 28 Anselmo Merna 26
Bertrand 55 S-E-M 8
Broken Bow 26, O'Neill 14
Mullen 76 Creek Valley 14
Sandhills/Thedford 78 South Platte 6
Arcadia 48 Minatare 14
Palmer 41 South Loup 16
Twin Loup 32 Ansley-Litchfield 0
Broken Bow used a second half surge to beat O'Neill 26-14 Friday night.
The Indians got two touchdowns from Jeremy Christner and two from Zac Jones. Jones had a 33-yard touchdown run late in the game negated by a holding penalty.
The win gives coach Mike Garner his 7th district title and the 5th in 6th years.
For full coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.