Published Friday, August 2, 2013 AT 6:59 AM / Updated at 6:01 PM
Prep Football Countdown: Class C-2 No. 1 David City Aquinas
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. Class C-2 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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CLASS C-2 NO. 1 DAVID CITY AQUINAS
District C2-5

Coach: Ron Mimick, 23rd season

Last season: Finished 13-0 to win the state championship for the second year in a row.

Returning starters: OG/DT Mitch Napier (Sr.), QB Trev Senrad (Jr.); HB/LB Matt Jakub (Sr.), HB/DE Eric Kobza (Sr.), CB Evan Kranda (Sr.), LB Zach Krenk (Sr.), OL Nick Comte (Sr.), OL Trevin Steager (Jr.)

KEY DEPARTURE

Seth Hoffman, RB: Hoffman was one of the top rushers and had 101 carries last season, scoring the game-winning touchdown in the championship. As a whole, the team lost five key starters from last year.

KEY RETURNING PLAYERS

Jakub and Comte: The seniors will lead the team — Jakub with the skill positions and Comte on the line.

ON OFFENSE

The Monarchs will need to avoid injuries and lean heavily on their returning players, including their junior quarterback, who’ll lead the Wing T offense. A third straight championship is not out of the question.

ON DEFENSE

The 5-3 defense returns very valuable linebackers and lineman from a season ago. Aquinas will need a few pieces to step up and rely on its senior leadership.

GAME TO WATCH

At No. 4 Fremont Bergan, Sept. 14

DISTRICT OPPONENTS

Centennial, Malcolm, Twin River, Yutan

COACH’S QUOTE

“If we can develop a great attitude and work habits, we could play deep into November.”

SCHEDULE

Sept. 6, at Columbus Scotus
Sept. 14, Fremont Bergan
Sept. 20, Elmwood-Murdock
Sept. 27, at Twin River
Oct. 4, Yutan
Oct. 11, at North Bend
Oct. 19, Centennial
Oct. 24, at Malcolm

— Emily Gregor

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