October 21st, 2014
Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class.
Nebraska's De'Mornay Pierson-El quickly established his reputation as one of the nation's top punt returners.
This freshman can do more than special teams.
Knowing that Pierson-El has returned two punts for touchdowns, Northwestern mostly kicked away from him Saturday. That didn't stop him from hurting the Wildcats in other ways in the Cornhuskers' 38-17 road victory.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) â€” Justin Jackson got off to a fast start, and Northwestern looked ready to avenge its heartbreaking loss to Nebraska from a year ago.
Then Ameer Abdullah got going in the second half, and the Wildcats fell apart.
Northwestern managed just 28 yards in the final two quarters and Abdullah had three of his four 1-yard touchdown runs in the second half, helping the 19th-ranked Cornhuskers roll to a 38-17 victory on Saturday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska officials have launched a pilot program to keep more neglected children with their families, as long as steps can be taken to keep them safe.
The program gives parents a chance to avoid law enforcement and the courts if they are deemed a low risk to hurt their children.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) â€” The last time Nebraska played at Northwestern two years ago, so many Cornhuskers fans packed the stadium that the home team had to go to a silent count on offense.
Coach Bo Pelini wouldn't be shocked if a similar scenario unfolds again.
No. 19 Nebraska visits Northwestern in a game that matches two teams that played absolute thrillers the previous three years. They also are trying to keep pace in the Big Ten West race, and Pelini wouldn't be surprised if the Cornhuskers got another assist from their fans.
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) â€” Authorities are hunting for two men who robbed the Eaton Federal Credit Union in Kearney.
Police say the robbery occurred around 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Kearney Eaton Employees Federal Credit Union office on East Highway 30. One of the men was armed with a handgun, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
Additional Information: Police say the men got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
There are two suspects, both are black males, short hair and thin build.
No. 19 NEBRASKA (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) at NORTHWESTERN (3-3, 2-1), 7:30 p.m. EDT (Big Ten Network)
Line: Nebraska by 6 1/2.
Series Record: Nebraska leads 5-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Both teams are trying to stay in the thick of the Big Ten West race. Nebraska came up short against Michigan State 27-22 two weeks ago and Northwestern fell at Minnesota last week. Minnesota and Iowa lead the division at 2-0.
Adams Land and Cattle and Broken Bowâ€™s third grade class celebrated a milestone this past week. This is the 20th year that the corporation has taken the class under its wing in a partnership program between the company and Broken Bow Public Schools. Part of their sponsorship includes a day trip to the companyâ€™s South Lot.
â€śI love interacting with the kids,â€ť said tour guide, ALCC employee and third grade mom Stephanie Miller, â€śespecially the kids who have never been around corn or beef.â€ť
Allen def. Winside, 25-20, 25-22, 25-19
Arapahoe def. Medicine Valley, 20-25, 25-12, 25-14, 25-16
Broken Bow def. Shelton, 25-13, 25-17, 25-14
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. High Plains Community, 25-19, 25-13, 23-25, 25-15
Columbus def. Hastings, 25-17, 25-17, 14-25, 14-25, 15-10
Columbus Scotus def. Archbishop Bergan, 25-15, 25-8, 25-14
Creek Valley def. Peetz, Colo., 26-28, 29-27, 25-17, 25-18
Creighton def. Bloomfield, 25-20, 25-11, 25-13
Crofton def. Guardian Angels, 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-13
Randy Martinez, age 23 of Broken Bow died Sunday Oct. 5, 2014, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Eddyville.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family to help with final expenses.
Randy Daniel Martinez Jr. was born Jan. 31, 1991, at Laramie, Wyo., to Randy Daniel Martinez and Sheila Menning.