Tag Archives: Prep Football Previews

Prep Football Countdown: Class A No. 1 Millard North

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 A 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 A NO. 1 MILLARD NORTH
District A-2

Coach: Fred Petito, 30th season

Last season: 13-0, won the state championship

RETURNING STARTERS

OC Brandon Vandervorst (Sr.), OG Pete Bruening (Sr.), WR Jake Humber (Sr.), SS Clay Fisher (Sr.), FS Auram Tynes (Sr.), LB Grant DeVeers (Sr.), LB John Curran (Sr.).

KEY DEPARTURE

Isaac Aakre: The quarterback was named the Gatorade Nebraska player …

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Prep Football Countdown: Class A No. 2 Omaha North

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 A 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 A NO. 2 OMAHA NORTH
District A-2

Coach: Larry Martin, 14th season

Last Season: Lost 17-14 to Millard North in state championship game.

RETURNING STARTERS

RB Calvin Strong (Jr.), OL Michael Decker (Jr.), FB Tristan Frezell (Sr.), OL Adam Steinspring (Sr.), DL Aaron Wilson (Sr.), LB Collin Weingaertner (Sr.), LB Elijah Hawkins (Sr.), LB Jason Martin (Jr.), DB/RB JaVaughn Perkins (Sr.), …

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Prep Football Countdown: Class A No. 3 Millard South

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 A 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 A NO. 3 MILLARD SOUTH
District A-3

Coach: Andy Means, 10th season.

Last season: The Patriots lost in state semifinals to Millard North 38-35.

RETURNING STARTERS

QB Anthony Cloyd (Sr.), WR Ryan Devries (Sr.), OL Austin Kraft (Jr.), OL Van Nelson (Sr.), DL Christian Jelinek (Jr.), OLB Cody Knapp OLB (Sr.).

KEY DEPARTURES

Bryce Sosnowski and Freeman Coleman: The all-state defensive …

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Prep Football Countdown: Class A No. 4 Lincoln Southeast

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 A 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 A NO. 4 LINCOLN SOUTHEAST
District A-5

Coach: Ryan Gottula, third season
Last season: The Knights lost in state quarterfinals to Omaha North.

RETURNING STARTERS

QB/FS Luke Gifford (Sr.), WR/CB Trey Beamon (Sr.), OT/DT Fyn Anderson (Jr.), OC/DT Marshall Dean (Sr.); OG/DT DJ Foster (Sr.), OG/DT Kwame Rovertson (Sr.), TE/DE Peter Read (Sr.), RB/LB Hunter Johnson (Sr.).

KEY DEPARTURES

QB Najee

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Prep Football Countdown: Class A Nos. 5-10

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 A 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 A NO. 5 MILLARD WEST
District A-1

Last season: Finished 7-4.

Key returning player:
Harrison Phillips, OL/DL. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound lineman committed to Stanford, where he’ll likely play defensive end. “Stanford’s the best academic school west of the Mississippi River. That’s something you can’t look past, for sure. The campus is gorgeous. It’s 13 miles from the ocean,” Phillips told The …

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Prep Football Countdown: Class B No. 1 Omaha Gross

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 B 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 B NO. 1 OMAHA GROSS
District B-1

Coach: Tim Johnk, eighth season.

Last season: Gross finished 12-1 and won its final 11 games, including the Class B state title.

Returning starters: WR/DB Jacob Johnson (Sr.), RB/LB Anthony Vigneri (Sr.), FB/LB Tyler Koraleski (Sr.), OG/DT Kyle Kuncl (Sr.), OL/DE Zach Becklun (Sr.), OT/DT Noah Arneson (Sr.).

KEY DEPARTURE

Zach Johnk, QB: It’s …

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Prep Football Countdown: Class B No. 2 Norris

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 B 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 B NO. 2 NORRIS
District B-5

Coach: Jim Jacobsen, fourth season

Last season: Finished the season 10-3, losing in the finals to Omaha Gross 14-7.

Returning starters:

QB/LB Jakson Reetz (Sr.), WR/S AJ Flodman (Sr.), FB/LB Nolan Graham (Sr.), FB Riley Kentfield (Jr.),TE/DE Josh Gutzmer (Sr.), LB CJ Adamson (Sr.), DB Byron Hood (Sr.).

KEY DEPARTURE

James Kruger, RB: Kruger had …

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Prep Football Countdown: Class B No. 3 Omaha Skutt

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 B 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 B NO. 3 OMAHA SKUTT
District B-1

Coach: Matt Turman, 11th season

Last season: Lost to Omaha Gross 9-6 in state quarterfinals.

Returning starters: QB/S Creighton Koley (Sr.), WR/C Zach Zeplin (Sr.), TE/DE Ryan Bouda (Sr.), RB Dakota Krejci-Smith (Sr.), DE Sam Elliott (Sr.), RB/LB Joe Dooley (Sr.), OLB Ty Weis (Sr.).

KEY DEPARTURE

Austin Hauptman, RB/LB: Hauptman was a force …

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Prep Football Countdown: Class B No. 4 Beatrice

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 B 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 B NO. 4 BEATRICE
District B-5

Coach: Bob Sexton, 11th season

Last season: Lost in state quarterfinals to Aurora 27-19

Returning starters: OC Corey Jordan (Sr.), OG Nathan Rains (Jr.), OT Tyler Parthemer (Jr.), LB Clayton Welch (Sr.), LB Jessup Workman (Jr.), FS Dakota Buss (Sr.)

KEY DEPARTURES

Zach Decker, QB/K/P: The do-everything quarterback made his biggest mark on special teams …

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Prep Football Countdown: Class B Nos. 5-10

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 B 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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NO. 5 AURORA

District B-6

Coach: Randy Huebert, 15th season

Returning starters: RB/LB Eli Bricker (Sr.), OT/DT TJ Dozier (Sr.), RB/LB Brock Rejchardt (Sr.), DB Brendon Meyer (Sr.), LB Caleb Oswald (Sr.), OC Keenan Smith (Sr.).

Players to watch: Bricker, Dozier, Rejchardt.

Coach’s quote: “We will be young but we have the potential to develop into a competitive team.”

NO. 6 GRETNA

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