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Wed
08
Nov

Heartbreak is modern-day realization for Husker fans

My mind was moving a lot faster than my body was as I walked from the south end zone of Tom Osborne Field toward the interview room following another Husker heartbreak Saturday afternoon.
Nebraska led Northwestern 24-17 late in the game as the Huskers had a chance to go up by 10, chose to punt, and allowed the Wildcats to tie the game and force overtime.
Overtime was real simple. Northwestern is good inside the red zone, Nebraska isn’t.
Ballgame.
One thing I couldn’t shake out of my mind was something friend and collegue Dave Bradley wrote a week ago.
“I used to think as a Husker football fan that I was entitled to winning seasons, bowl games, conference championships and the occasional national championship. When I grew up, Husker football was king. It was the crown jewel of college football. Players from around the country wanted to come here to be a part of a winning tradition.”

Thu
02
Nov

Mullen muscles Giltner out of playoffs

It was a classic gridiron battle of speed vs strength and late Wednesday afternoon Giltner and Mullen fans discovered that strength would overcome.

Mullen, the No. 1 seed in the west bracket of the Class D2 playoffs powered past the high-flying No. 9 seeded Hornets 53-8 in Giltner.

The game turned late in the second quarter as Mullen rattled off 25 points in the final four minutes of the half using three Giltner turnovers to do so.

Mullen's Lane Edis finished the night with 22 carries for 185 yards and five touchdowns. For Giltner, Alex Goracke completed 20 of his 30 throws for 218 yards and a score.

Mullen (10-0) will move on to the quarterfinals and take on Lawrence-Nelson (8-2). Giltner ends its season with a 6-4 mark.

For live updates from the field follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage.

Wed
01
Nov

Giltner’s last stand

A two-possession second-half lead; 28 unanswered points; the comeback; overtime; two defensive stands. Arapahoe and Giltner gave every fan their $7 worth and more Thursday night.
The Hornets trailed 50-36 with 3:35 left in the ballgame before a mad rush to the finish where Giltner tied the game and eventually won in overtime 58-50, utilizing nearly every scenario in the football dictionary.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
01
Nov

Giltner edges Hampton in five-set thriller

Cross-county foes Giltner and Hampton went toe to toe Monday in semifinal action at the D2-7 volleyball tournament, fighting for the chance to play another day.
Giltner had the more experienced roster, but the Lady Hawks showed heart, pushing the game to a fifth and deciding set, where the Lady Hornets won the clincher in thrilling fashion.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
01
Nov

Huskers win ugly in Purdue

A win is a win, right? Not so fast, my friend.
That late score by Stanley Morgan, Jr. Saturday night did little to change my mind that hey, two weeks of preparation and that’s the best you’ve got?
Granted, this isn’t your father’s Purdue team, but seriously, didn’t Rutgers just beat these guys?
Rutgers.
I’ll give the Huskers a little bit of credit. The Boilermakers did play Wisconsin tough this season. They are better. They have a stout defense up front. Their quarterback is okay. It was a night game in Indiana. It was a little chilly.
But that’s all I’m going to give. The thing that keeps coming back is that serious lack of a running game, and a serious lack of running play variations.
Don’t give me the zone read anymore with Lee because defenses know he’ll never keep it. How about student body left or right?

Wed
01
Nov

Aurora comes up empty at Skutt

Aurora ended its season Friday night wondering what might have been had a few breaks gone the other way. As it was, the Huskies came up empty time and again, falling to Omaha Skutt 23-0 in the first round of the Class B football playoffs.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Fri
27
Oct

Huskies fall in first round

Aurora's football season ended on a cold night in Omaha Friday as the Huskies fell to Omaha Skutt 23-0 in the first round of the Class B playoffs. See this week's print or e-edition for details.

 

Fri
27
Oct

Giltner wins comeback OT thriller

What an odd opening round Class D2 playoff game between Arapahoe and Giltner Thursday night in a contest won by the visiting Hornets 58-50 in overtime. The Hornets held a 14 point lead in the second half, blew it and trailed Arapahoe by 14 with 3:30 to play before mounting an improbable comeback to tie it and send the game to overtime. It only took one extra frame for Giltner to score a touchdown and hold Arapahoe on a 4th down from the two-yard line.

With the win, Giltner advances to the second round of the playoffs and will host top-seed Mullen next Wednesday (Nov. 1). We'll have complete coverage from last night's exciting win in the upcoming edition of the News-Register.

For live updates from the field follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage.

Wed
25
Oct

Huskies outlast Seward, 48-39

Aurora guaranteed itself a spot in the Class B football playoffs Friday with a thrilling 48-39 win over Seward in a high-scoring, back-and-forth regular season finale.
Offense was the name of the game on a windy night for football, though the Husky defense made key stops down the stretch to secure the win.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
25
Oct

Aurora with newfound drive toward postseason

Don’t look now, but a team many in the Class B field do not want to see pop up on its schedule is the Aurora Huskies.
Aurora picked up its sixth win in eight tries Thursday on the road at Holdrege in straight sets, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-15. The win claws the Lady Huskies back to a .500 mark after struggling in the middle portion of the year.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

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