Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 AT 1:38 AM / Updated at 7:43 PM
Tuesday’s Nebraska state football preview capsules
Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald


No. 1 Adams Central (11-0) vs. No. 2 Boone Central/Newman Grove (10-1), 7 p.m. at Albion: This 1-vs.-2 matchup is hard to read. Boone Central has beaten three unranked western opponents handily, taking lopsided leads by halftime in each game. Adams Central has been tested the past two rounds by No. 10 Grand Island Central Catholic and No. 6 Kearney Catholic, with each opponent within a touchdown during the fourth quarter. Boone Central quarterback Tanner Mazour is a 1,000-yard passer. Jake Fowler, who was held out of the GICC game to heal up, had 31 carries for 105 yards against Kearney Catholic to boost his season totals to 1,619 yards and 24 touchdowns in nine games. Radio: KHAS (1230 AM, Hastings), KZEN (100.3 FM, Central City).

No. 5 Norfolk Catholic (10-1) at No. 4 Pierce (10-1), 6 p.m.: Pierce ended a 32-game winning streak for the two-time defending champion Knights with a 20-19 win on Oct. 12. Norfolk Catholic now is dealing with the emotions of a major spinal injury to linebacker Isaac Pfeifer in the quarterfinals — Pierce went through a similar situation last year before a game with its rival. On the field, Pierce is averaging 340 rushing yards a game, led by Nate Meier’s 1,440 yards. Three-year starting quarterback Jordan Bellar has thrown for 1,597 yards and 21 touchdowns for Norfolk Catholic. Radio: KQKX (106.7 FM, Norfolk), KEXL (97.5 FM, Norfolk).


No. 8 Doniphan-Trumbull (9-2) at No. 4 Sutton (11-0), 6:30 p.m.: Since losing a two-score lead in a 36-29 setback to Sutton, the Cardinals have won five straight. Jordan Slough, averaging 212 yards a game in the playoffs, has rushed for 2,194 yards for Doniphan-Trumbull and Riley Wiltfong has passed for 2,176. Sutton’s dual-threat quarterback, junior Cole Wiseman, has rushed for 1,545 yards and passed for 1,225. Mustangs back Trae Ramer has added 1,025 yards rushing. Radio: KKPR (98.9 FM, Kearney).

No. 2 Norfolk Lutheran Northeast (11-0) at No. 1 David City Aquinas (11-0), 6 p.m.: Last year, a 14-7 win in the second round over Lutheran was the closest game for Aquinas in the playoffs. These teams will be willing to slug it out with their rushing games. Lutheran has Arrin Rathke with 1,363 yards and Ken Blank with 1,120. Aquinas, working on a 24-game winning streak, calls frequently on Landon Stouffer and Seth Hoffman in its wing-T attack. Radio: KNEN (94.7 FM, Norfolk), KLIR (101.1 FM, Columbus).

About Stu Pospisil

Stu Pospisil has been The World-Herald's lead writer for high school sports since 1990 and for golf since 1988. He primarily covers football in the fall, basketball and wrestling in the winter and track and field in the spring. You can follow Stu on Twitter (@StuOWH) or email him at