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Nebraska high school football playoff results, picks

Last week's results and this week's picks from the Nebraska prep football playoffs
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Grand Island this past week got payback for a regular-season 10-7 loss at the hands of Kearney. On Friday, the No. 13 Islanders took care of No. 4 Kearney, beating their favored opponent 29-19. With the exception of this matchup, there wasn’t much parity in Nebraska’s top class, with five other rematches going the same way as they did in the regular season. 

Class A playoffs Round 1 results 

No 1. Omaha Westside vs No. 16 Creighton Prep: Omaha Westside 54-6

No. 9 Bellevue West vs. No. 8 Papillion-La Vista: Bellevue West 48-34

No. 5 Millard West vs. No. 12 Millard North: Millard West 49-14

No. 13 Grand Island vs. No. 4 Kearney: Grand Island 29-19

No. 3 Elkhorn South vs. No. 14 Papillion-La Vista South: Elkhorn South 42-8

No. 11 Lincoln East vs. No. 6 Lincoln Southeast: Lincoln East 24-17

No. 7 Gretna vs. No. 10 Omaha North: Omaha North 35-34 (2OT)

No. 15 Lincoln North Star vs. No. 2 Millard South: 38-0 Millard South


Omaha Westside vs. Bellevue West; Millard West vs. Grand Island; Elkhorn South vs. Lincoln East; Omaha North vs. Millard South. Our picks: Omaha Westside, Grand Island, Elkhorn South, Millard South

Class B playoffs Round 1 results

No. 1 Bennington vs. No. 16 Crete: Bennington 65-7

No. 9 Norris vs. No. 8 Grand Island Northwest: Norris 50-14

No. 5 Elkhorn North vs. No. 12 Elkhorn High: Elkhorn North 31-21

No. 13 Scottsbluff vs. No. 4 York: Scottsbluff 14-0

No. 3 Skutt Catholic vs. No. 14 Omaha Gross: Skutt Catholic 42-14

No. 11 Blair vs. No. 6 Plattsmouth: Blair 21-14

No. 7 Seward vs. No. 10 Hastings: Hastings 35-6

No. 15 Ralston vs. No. 2 Waverly: Waverly 42-0


Bennington vs. Norris; Elkhorn North vs. Scottsbluff; Skutt Catholic vs. Blair; Hastings vs. Waverly. Our picks: Bennington, Scottsbluff, Skutt Catholic, Waverly

Class C1 Round 1 results

No. 1 Wahoo vs. No. 16 Scotus Central Catholic: Wahoo 46-0

No. 9 Douglas County West vs. No. 8 Broken Bow: Broken Bow 28-20

No. 5 Pierce vs. No. 12 Omaha Roncalli Catholic: Pierce 34-14

No. 13 Gothenburg vs. No. 4 Sidney: Sidney 28-14

No. 3 Ashland-Greenwood vs. No. 14 Chadron: Ashland-Greenwood 53-14

No. 11 Aurora vs. No. 6 Adams Central: Adams Central 9-7

No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 10 Ogallala: Auburn 36-32

No. 15 Columbus Lakeview vs. No. 2 Boone Central: Boone Central 49-7


Wahoo vs. Broken Bow; Pierce vs. Sidney; Ashland-Greenwood vs. Adams Central; Auburn vs. Boone Central. Our picks: Wahoo, Sidney, Ashland-Greenwood, Boone Central

Class C2 Round 1 results

No. 1 Norfolk Catholic vs. No. 16 Aquinas Catholic: Norfolk Catholic 42-12

No. 9 Battle Creek vs No. 8 Kearney Catholic: Kearney Catholic 31-15

No. 5 Malcolm vs. No. 12 Chase County: Malcolm 20-12

No. 13 Wilber-Clatonia vs. No. 4 Fillmore Central: Fillmore Central 16-6

No. 3 Ord vs. No. 14 Cedar Catholic: Ord 18-13

No. 11 Bishop Neumann vs. No. 6 Mitchell: Mitchell 58-20

No. 7 Hastings St. Cecelia vs. No. 10 Yutan: Yutan 42-6

No. 15 Amherst vs. No. 2 Oakland-Craig: Oakland Craig 37-6


Norfolk Catholic vs. Kearney Catholic; Malcolm vs. Fillmore Central; Ord vs. Mitchell; Yutan vs. Oakland Craig. Our picks: Norfolk Catholic, Malcolm, Mitchell, Oakland-Craig

Class D1 Round 1 results

No. 1 Stanton vs. No. 16 Summerland: Stanton 60-30

No. 9 Ravenna vs. No. 8 Arapahoe: Arapahoe 12-6

No. 5 Sandy Creek vs. No. 12 Weeping Water: Sandy Creek 22-20

No. 13 Perkins County vs. No. 4 Cross County: Cross Country 58-6

No. 3 Crofton vs. No. 14 Bridgeport: Crofton 72-34

No. 11 Elkhorn Valley vs. No. 6 Plainview: Elkhorn Valley 36-8

No. 7 EMF vs. No. 10 Shelby-Rising City: EMF 26-0

No. 15 Clarkson/Leigh vs. No. 2 North Platte St. Patrick’s: North Platte St. Patrick’s 39-0


Stanton vs. Arapahoe; Sandy Creek vs. Cross County; Crofton vs. Elkhorn Valley; EMF vs. North Platte St. Patrick’s. Our picks: Stanton, Cross County, Crofton, North Platte St. Patrick’s

Class D2 Round 1 results

No. 1 Johnson-Brock vs. Anselmo-Merna: Johnson Brock 36-14

No. 9 Lourdes Central Catholic vs. No. 8 Sandhills/Thedford: Sandhills/Thedford 52-12

No. 5 Central Valley vs. No 12 BDS: Central Valley 46-6

No. 13 Lawrence-Nelson vs. No. 4 South Loup: South Loup 62-12

No. 3 Dundy County Stratton vs. No. 14 Twin Loup: Dundy County Stratton 48-14

No 11. Howells-Dodge vs. No. 6 Ainsworth: Howells-Dodge 32-12

No. 7 Humphrey St. Francis vs. No. 10 Axtell: Humphrey St. Francis 42-8

No. 15 Mullen vs. No. 2 Wynot: Wynot 50-20


Johnson-Brock vs. Sandhills/Thedford 52-12; Central Valley vs. South Loup; Dundy County Stratton vs. Howells-Dodge; Humphrey St. Francis vs. Wynot. Our picks: Johnson-Brock, South Loup, Howells-Dodge, Wynot

Class D6 Round 1 results

No. 1 Sumner-Eddyville-Miller vs. No. 16 Paxton: Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 52-0

No. 9 Stuart vs No. 8 Southwest: Stuart 50-33

No. 5 Wilcox-Hildreth vs. No. 12 Garden County: Wilcox-Hildreth 39-21

No. 13 Sioux County vs. No. 4 Pawnee City: Pawnee City 55-22

No. 3 Potter-Dix vs. No. 14 Red Cloud: Potter-Dix 58-14

No. 11 Cody-Kilgore vs. No. 6 Parkview Christian: Parkview Christian 40-8

No. 7 Hay Springs vs. No. 10 Hampton: Hay Springs 66-26

No. 15 Shelton vs. No. 2 Arthur County: Arthur County 60-14


Sumner-Eddyville-Miller vs. Stuart; Wilcox-Hildreth vs. Pawnee City; Potter-Dix vs. Parkview Christian; Hay Springs vs. Arthur County. Our picks: Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, Pawnee City, Potter-Dix; Arthur County

--Sam Pimper