Published Friday, July 26, 2013 AT 6:59 AM / Updated at 12:21 AM
Prep Football Countdown: Eight Man-1 No. 3 BDS
Nebraska Prep Zone Omaha World-Herald

Leading up to the Nebraska high school football season, NEPrepZone.com will be looking at the top teams in each class, based on last season’s final rankings. Eight Man-1 takes the stage this week, with a new post each day. Let us know in the comments how you think each team will finish, as well as the players you’ll be watching.

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EIGHT MAN-1 NO. 3 BRUNING-DAVENPORT-SHICKLEY
District D1-5

Coach: Mark Rotter, 13th season

Last season: Lost in state semifinals to Exeter-Milligan

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense: RB Wyatt Schoenholz (Sr.), RB/QB Grant Norder (Jr.), TE Chris Rohr (Jr.)

Defense: DB Schoenholz, DT Regan Ahrens (Sr.), DB Nathan Hendrickson (Jr.)

KEY DEPARTURE

Ryan Tegtmeier, QB: A four-year starter under center and leader of the team, Tegtmeier graduated last year, leaving some big shoes to fill.

KEY RETURNING PLAYER

Schoenholz: After spending most of his time at split-end last season, Schoenholz has moved to running back full time. His quickness in the backfield and awareness in the secondary will be a necessity for BDS.

KEY POSITION CHANGES

Norder: Norder moves from running back to quarterback.

ON OFFENSE

Finding lineman will be a huge key for the Storm. They lost three offensive linemen to graduation, so some rough patches early on are to be expected. The backfield will be the strength as Norder and Schoenholz have excellent speed and quickness.

ON DEFENSE

Five of the eight defensive starters were lost to graduation. Stopping the run could be the No. 1 issue as the Storm are lacking in size up front.

GAME TO WATCH

McCool Junction, Sept. 27

DISTRICT OPPONENTS

Franklin, Harvard, Heartland, McCool Junction, Red Cloud

COACH’S QUOTE

“We were wiped out by graduation last year, so finding players to replace our starters will be a major challenge. But I like the potential. We’ll be very quick. Grant Norder has never started a game but we are very pleased with how he looks early on.”

SCHEDULE
Aug. 30, Cross County
Sept. 6, at Giltner
Sept. 13, at Pawnee City
Sept. 27, McCool Junction
Oct. 4, at Red Cloud
Oct. 11, at Franklin
Oct.18, Heartland
Oct. 25, Harvard

– Connor Schuessler

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