SHICKLEY – Bruning-Davenport/Shickley looked unstoppable Monday night as they blew out Falls City Sacred Heart 50-16 in a Class D2 state semifinal.
The Eagles opened up an early lead on a three yard touchdown pass from John Christensen to Holden Stengel. Then Thomas Mick got an interception and a long return off Sacred Heart quarterback Drew Bippes to set himself up for a 14-yard touchdown run to make it 14-0 in the first quarter.
Sacred Heart’s offense responded with a 15 play drive that ended in a nine yard touchdown pass from Bippes to Jake Hoy to make it 14-8, but that was as close as the Irish got.
Christensen scored on runs of 33 and 3 yards then hit Caden Norder for a five yard touchdown to open a 36-8 lead heading into halftime. In the second half he hit Karson Dickson for a score and a 32-yard Garrett Schardt run capped off the scoring for BDS.
Sacred Heart got on the board one last time on a six yard touchdown run by Hoy with 13 seconds remaining.
Christensen had another big offensive day for BDS with 155 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He also completed 9-of-11 passes for 131 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Dickson was his top receiver with three catches for 74 yards and a score.
Bippes led Sacred Heart with 72 yards rushing. He was 16-for-28 through the air for 107 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Hoy had 9 grabs for 75 yards and a score.
BDS avenges last year’s semifinal loss to Sacred Heart and moves on to the state championship game. Their opponent will be Blue Hill, who defeated Mullen 42-30.
BDS and Blue Hill will face off Monday, Nov. 20 at Memorial Stadium for the D2 championship. Kickoff will be at 2:45 and the game will be broadcast on Ol’ Red 99.5 and ncnsportsnow.com.
FC Sacred Heart (10-2)……8 0 0 8—16
BDS (12-0)……..20 16 8 6—50
BDS: Stengel 2 pass from Christensen (Norder run)
BDS: Mick 14 run (pass failed)
SH: Hoy 8 pass from Bippes (Bippes run)
BDS: Christensen 33 run (pass failed)
BDS: Christensen 3 run (Schardt run)
BDS: Norder 5 pass from Christensen (Schardt pass from Christensen)
BDS: Dickson 16 pass from Christensen (Schardt run)
BDS: Schardt 32 run (run failed)
SH: J. Hoy 6 run (Sells pass from Bippes)
Running: SH: Harring 15-77, Bippes 11-59. BDS: Christensen 21-148, Mick 6-57, Schardt 6-47.
Passing: SH: Bippes 15-41-2 105; BDS: Christensen 9-11-2 131.
Receiving: SH: J. Hoy 9-78, Arnold 4-24. BDS: Dickson 3-75, Stengel 3-23, Norder 2-23.
John Rouse’s five touchdowns lead Blue Hill in Eight Man-2 semifinal
By: World-Herald News Service
MULLEN, Neb. — John Rouse ran for 290 yards and three touchdowns and threw two touchdown passes Monday as No. 3 Blue Hill defeated No. 5 Mullen 42-30 in an Eight Man-2 semifinal.
Blue Hill (12-0) scored on its first three possessions to lead 21-0.
Mullen (11-1) got three touchdowns, two by rushing, from junior Lane Edis. He finished with 196 yards on 30 carries.
Blue Hill plays BDS for the Eight Man-2 title at 2:45 p.m. next Monday at Memorial Stadium
Blue Hill (11-0)……14 7 7 14—42
At Mullen (11-0)……0 0 14 16—30
BH: John Rouse 44 run (Joe Macklin kick)
BH: Lane Deisley 6 run (Macklin kick)
BH: Deisley 9 pass from Rouse (Macklin kick)
M: Lane Edis 60 run (Luke Christian pass from Brady Gracey)
M: Edis 3 run (run failed)
BH: McCoy Menke 39 pass from Rouse (Macklin kick)
M: Zachery Sweet 63 pass from Gracey (Ty Kvanvig run)
BH: Rouse 44 run (Macklin kick)
BH: Rouse 42 run (Macklin kick)
M: Edis 27 pass from Gracey (Kvanvig run)