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BDS Opens Season With Pair Of Wins

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley rolled past Palmer 58-6 on the road.  Eagle quarterback John Christensen rushed for 187 yards and three scores and passed for another 55 yards and two scores.  Logan Schroeder caught two TDs and Dylan Domeier rushed and caught a TD pass.
"Dylan has come a long way from last year and is gaining confidence each game," Eagle co-head coach Chris Ardissono said.
BDS had 471 total yards compared to just 154 for Palmer.  The Eagles were up 44-6 at halftime.  Domeier rushed for 90 yards and Dalton Kleinschmidt had 65.  
Isaac Kamler paced the defense with 17 tackles and Christensen had 14.  Schroeder and Nolan Weber both had nine tackles.  Domeier and Isaac Else both had eight tackles.
BDS travels to Nebraska City to take on Lourdes Central Catholic this Friday night.
"Well, this week we have Lourdes," BDS co-head coach Mark Rotter said.  "The last time B-D saw Lourdes was 2006 and the "Miracle at Lourdes" went against us."
Kleinschmidt rushed for a TD against Palmer.  Caleb Hendrickson, Josiah Kamler and Aaron Mick all scored PATs against the Tigers.
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Bruning-Davenport/Shickley started its 2018 campaign with a 40-0 victory over Elmwood-Murdock in Bruning.  The Eagles led the contest 14-0 after one quarter and 34-0 at halftime.  They added a score in the fourth stanza as well.
"We were happy with the effort," BDS co-head coach Mark Rotter said.  "We have a lot of things to work on.  The last time we had a punt blocked was in 2002—some of our players weren't even alive then."
The Eagles rushed for 358 yards, while allowing just 130.  John Christensen rushed for 121 yards and two scores and a PAT.  Kameron Dickson rushed for 86 yards and a TD.  Dylan Domeier rushed for 28 yards and Aaron Mick had five yards.
Christensen threw for 96 yards on the night.  He connected four times with Jacob Schoenholz for 45 yards and two scores.
"Jacob was thrown to four times and he caught all four—two for touchdowns," Eagle co-head coach Chris Ardissono said.
Dickson had 41 yards receiving and Logan Schroeder had 14 yards receiving and a score.
Ardissono praised Schroeder for his kickoffs.
"He kicked off six times and every one was on the ground," the coach said.  "That was exactly what we wanted him to do—those are difficult to return."

Isaac Kamler was in on 24 tackles and Christensen had a hand in 20.  Domeier was in on 17 stops and Isaac Else was in on 13.

Bobcats Remain Undefeated

Exeter-Milligan/Friend improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 48-12 win over Lourdes Central Catholic.  The Bobcats led the contest 20-6 after one periond and 28-12 at halftime.
The Bobcats scored 20 unanswered points in the second half. EMF accounted for 381 yards of total offense compared to 151 for the Knights.  Lourdes had two turnovers and the Bobcats had one.  Penalties were about even.
Max Zeleny got the scoring started in Milligan with a six-yard TD reception.  Edwen Baptista zipped in from 48 yards out to make the score 12-0 as both PAT attempts failed.  After a Lourdes CC score, Spencer Pribyl ran in from five yards out and a Baptista PAT run had the score 20-6 after one period of play.
The Knights opened the scoring in the second period.  Pribyl would then connect with Baptista for three-yeard pitch and catch.  A Pribyl to Zeleny PAT saw the scoreboard read 28-12 at the break.
Pribyl rambled in to score from four yards out and 27 yards out in the third and fourth quarters.  Christian Weber rushed in from 16 yards in the fourth period to cap the scoring.
Pribyl went 8-for-13 passing fro 89 yards and two scores.  Mitchell Manning rushed 18 times for 119 yards on September 7.  Baptista rushed for 96 yards and Pribyl ran for 58 yards.  Weber had 17 yards rushing.  Manning caught one pass for 37 yards.  Zeleny hauled in five balls for 36 yards.
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Exeter-Milligan/Friend improved to 2-0 on the season and jumped into the Top 10 ratings with a 60-28 victory over Palmyra in Friend.  The Bobcats scored early and often and led the contest 22-6 after one period and 48-14 at halftime.
EMF scored once in the third and fourth quarters, while Palmyra added 14 points in mop up time.
Spencer Pribyl hooked up with Max Zeleny to get the EMF scoring.  Later Mitchell Manning dashed in from three yards out.  Edwin Baptista toted the rock 31 yards for a first-quarter score.  Manning scored his second TD to begin the second quarter.  Pribyl hooked up with Colton Bossaller for a 26-yard pitch and catch.  Pribyl then hooked up with Zeleny for a second score—this one from 52 yards out.
Manning zipped 59 yards for a third-quarter score and also hit paydirt from 13 yards in the fourth quarter.
For the game, Pribyl was 3-for-3 through the air for 91 yards and three scores.  Manning rushed nine times for 117 yards and four TDs.  Baptista hauled the mail 12 times for 114 yards and one score. Casey Jindra carried seven times for 14 yards.  Christian Weber rushed three times for seven yards.  Pribyl rushed one time for five yards.  Zeleny hauled in two passes for 65 yards and two scores and Bossaller caught one for 26 yards and a TD.

Zeleny was credited with 6.5 tackles in the game and had an interception.  Bossaller had six tackles and both Manning and Jindra had 4.5.  Johnny Babula logged four tackles and Baptista and Trever Zelenka both had 3.5.  Slater Wells had three tackles. Casey Underwood had 2.5 tackles and Pribyl had two.

FC/E-M Softball 6-10 On Season

Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan fell to Hastings 11-1 on Saturday in Hastings.  The host Tigers scored nine runs in the first two innings and added two more in the fourth.  The Panthers scored their lone run in the third inning when Jayda Gaston crossed the plate on lead-off hitter's Josie Kresak's triple.
“We didn’t start the game very well offensively and it kind of set the tone for the game," FC/E-M coach Aaron Lauby said.  "We started to hit the ball pretty well the second time through the line up but dug ourselves too big of a hole to get out of.  Hastings is a talented team and if you don’t start off well they can make you look bad in a hurry.”
The Panthers responded with a 10-0 victory over Holdrege.  FC/E-M scored six runs in the second inning and four more in the third.  Jacy Schlueter held the Dusters at bay with eight strikeouts.
Kresak, Kayla Geiger, Schlueter, Kelsi Gaston, Caitlin Murphy, Sydney Simacek, Jayda Gaston and Vanessa Lukes all had hits for the Panthers.
"We decided before the game to be very aggressive offensively and really look to attack early in counts and be in an attack mode all game," Lauby said.  "We were able to get a big inning early and finish the game in four innings.”
Last Saturday, FC/E-M was able to finish 2-1 in a tournament at Fairbury.
“We had a good day today in a very competitive tournament field,” Lauby said.  “To finish 2-1 is a good sign of progress for us.  As a coach I want to make sure I put the kids in situations to be successful and they then have to come through when they get those opportunities.  We handled our chances pretty well today. ”
Centennial defeated the Panthers 9-3 in Fairbury.  Kalisha Gergen, Kayla Geiger and Sydney Simacek scored runs for FC/E-M.  Gergen pounded a triple in the contest.  Simacek smacked a double. Schlueter and Gergen combined for the loss.
The Panthers got past Logan View 8-5.  Gergen, Geiger and Caitlin Murphy scored twice in the contest.  Kresak and Georgia Meyer each scored once.
Gergen pounded a home run for the winners.  Simacek smacked a double.  Schlueter earned the win with six innings of work.
FC/E-M also downed Freeman 5-3 in Fairbury.  Gergen scored two times and Kresak, Geiger and Simacek all crossed the dish once.  Kresak smacked a double.  Geiger had a pair of hits.  Schlueter belted a double, along with Murphy.  Gergen and Schlueter combined for the victory on the hill.  The pair combined to strike out eight Falcons.

FC Downs Cougars 27-0

In the dampness that was Friday night, Fillmore Central and Sandy Creek fought to a first-half draw.  But the second half belonged to the home team, and the Panthers sloshed past the Cougars for a 27-0 victory.
FC scored three times in the third period.  Panther quarterback Jake Stoner crashed in from a yard out for the first score.  Stoner would later hook up with Izayah Morris for a five-yard pitch and catch.  With seconds left in the third stanza, Panther Dominic Gomez hit pay dirt from 12 yards out.
Brock Tatro capped the game's scoring with a 20 yard TD scamper early in the fourth quarter.  Seth Kenley went 3-for-4 on PATs.  The Panther defense limited Sandy Creek to 61 yards of total offense (1.24 yards per play).
Stoner rushed for 71 yards on seven carries and went 3-for-6 through the air for 17 yards.  Brock Tatro rushed for 33 yards and Gomez rushed 12 times for 41 yards.  Noah Monroe rushed for 17 yards and Isaac Janning had 14 yards.  Carson Tatro caught one pass for 14 yards.
Maliki Mitchell had 10 tackles for the Panthers.  Stoner logged eight stops.  Gomez and Mose each had five tackles.  Trenton Srajhans, Parker Uldrich and Koby Head all had four tackles.  Mitchell, Moses and Carson Adams all had fumble recoveries.  Connor Asche had a tackle for loss.
FC (1-2) travels to Minden this Friday night.

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On August 31, Fillmore Central  took on the Holdrege Dusters in Geneva.  The Dusters moved down from Class B but have had limited success the last several years.  
FC used the momentum of the opening kickoff which pinned the Dusters on their own five yard line.  After three plays, and the Dusters barely avoiding a safety, they punted from the one-yard line.  Jake Stoner returned the Holdrege punt to the 24 yard line.  The Panther’s struggles to hold on the ball returned and turned great field position and excellent chance to take an early lead into a turn over.
On the third play of the drive and a third and one, a fumble gave the ball back to Holdrege. FC's defense held the Dusters time and time again only to see the FC offense fumble the ball four times on the first four series losing two of them.  The Panthers got on track in the final series of the half sustaining a 20 play drive that ended on a controversial stop on the one-yard line.
"We tried to get off a last second play but the officials which have stressed consistent timing between plays and the ready for play signal would not let us snap the ball before the clock ran out," Panther head coach Mitch Lockhart said. "So many teams are playing no huddle offenses, they have made it a point of emphasis that teams are given consistent time between plays before they are allowed to hurry the other team or to allow subs.  It was an unfortunate circumstance, our kids stayed composed and were ready to run the play.  We had used up all of our time outs in the drive to get down to the one.
"It was a disappointing way to finish the half.  We felt good about our ability to stop Holdrege and we had some success moving the ball on offense.  We had good momentum heading into the second half only to see it disappear on the opening kickoff of the half.  Our returner came up hard to field the kick, stumbled and had the ball bounce off his chest right to a Holdrege player."
The Dusters commenced to take the momentum from the turnover and punch in their first score with a 21 yard drive that ended with a seven yard TD pass (PAT good).  Holdrege took advantage of good field position to score again with a 37 yard drive several series later.  Their final score was a result of a 32 yard pass with 4:10 left in the fourth quarter.  Riley Moses blocked the PAT to make the score 20-0.
"Once again turnovers robed us of momentum and field position," Lockhart said.  "We stressed all week long that we need to take care of the ball and this will continue to be stressed and focused on."  

Players of the game include:  Team Player of the Week: Riley Moses;  Scout Player of the Week: Aidan Trowbridge; Defensive Player of the Week: Parker Uldrich; Offensive Player of the Week: Jake Stoner; and Lineman of the Game: Connor Asche.

Eagles Start 2018 Season 6-1

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley volleyball crew has opened up its 2018 campaign with a perfect record.  The Eagles downed Southern in its home opener and then swept Hampton and Exeter-Milligan in a triangular.  Next, BDS defeated Class C-2 Cross County.
The Eagles swept Southern 25-11, 26-24, 25-8 on August 28.
"Our ladies took the court and were ready to play," BDS coach Kari Jo Alfs said.  "We served aggressively tonight and passed well."
Jadyn Kleinschmidt hammered 20 kills against the Raiders.  Regan Alfs pounded 13 kills and Macy Kamler had seven.  Kleinschmidt ripped three ace serves and both Taylor Sliva and Sera Johnson had two.  Jordan Bolte tallied 28 assists and Alfs had 11.
Kamler tallied 18 digs and Kleinschmidt had 11.  Caitlin Mosier had 10 digs.  Emilie Schardt had two blocks and both Kamler and Alfs had one ace block.
BDS downed Hampton, 25-17 and 25-16.
Kleinschmidt cracked down eight kills and Alfs had five.  Mosier thumped three ace serves and Johnson had a pair.  Bolte posted nine assists and Alfs had seven.
Kleinschmidt had two blocks.  Mosier had four digs and Sliva had three.
In a battle of No. 1 and No. 2 in Class D-2, BDS downed E-M 25-20, 25-19.
"The girls played together as a team putting up a huge block in the front row and digging very well in the back row," Alfs said.  "Not one girl stood out—all of the girls on the floor at each particular rotation played well."
Kamler pounded down eight kills and Alfs had seven.  Kleinschmidt added six terminations.  Mosier belted a pair of ace serves.  Bolte tallied 11 assists and Alfs had seven.
Kleinschmidt, Kamler and Alfs all had an ace block.  Kamler tallied eight digs and Johnson had seven.  Kleinschmidt had six digs and Bolte had five digs.
BDS defeated Cross County, 25-20, 25-18, 25-16, on Tuesday, September 4.
"Cross County is a very tall team who puts up a huge block at the net," Alfs said.  "We had 34 kills on the night and powered our way through them.  We also served aggressively.  Tonight was not one of our most consistent nights, but we found a way to fight back and take it to them."
Alfs noted her Eagles were down several times in several sets, but always found an answer en route to the sweep.
Alfs blasted 14 kills against the Cougars and Kleinschmidt thumped 10.  Kamler had eight kills.  Bolte tallied 19 assists and Alfs had 11.  Kleinschmidt crunched five ace serves and Mosier had three.
Kamler posted one ace block.  Johnson tallied 10 digs.  Kleinschmidt and Kamler both had six digs.  Mosier had five digs.  Alfs and Bolte both had four digs.
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On Thursday, September 6, the Eagles lost their first game of the season at Superior.  The defending Class C-2 State Champion Wildcats got past BDS 10-25, 25-9, 25-14, 25-15.
"The girls did a nice job serving tonight—only missing two on the night," Alfs said.  "I felt like we hustled after balls but unfortunately, our passes were not accurate.  We were out of system tonight and allowed Superior to capitalize on way too many free balls we sent over.  We were able to go to the bench and get some inexperienced players into the game and they did a nice job of providing some spark."
Macy Kamler pounded 11 kills against Superior and Jadyn Kleinschmidt had 10.  Regan Alfs belted eight and Emilie Schardt had one.  Alfs put up 15 assists and Jordan Bolte had 12.  Kamler and Kleinschmidt both had 10 digs.  BDS began MUDECAS play on Monday.

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