NEBRASKA CITY – He may be committed to play baseball in college, but Austin Schultz certainly had no problem impressing on the football field Friday night.
The senior ran for 216 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Norris Titans to a 48-21 victory over the Nebraska City Pioneers.
His big day led to 327 yards on the ground for the Titans, as they improve to 3-3 on the year.
Schultz first score came from 24 yards out early in the first quarter, and was immediately answered by Bryce Levy. The junior quarterback hit Tyler Levy for a 75 yard touchdown.
Norris would score the next two touchdowns on a 52 yard Schultz run and a pass from Aidan Oerter to Tyler Ruhl from 21 yards out. They would take a 21-7 lead into the second.
Shortly after the second quarter began, Bryce Levy would sneak in a score to get within seven for the Pioneers.
Schultz’s third touchdown run came less than two minutes later. This one was a nine yard scamper.
In the second half, Schultz would take in his fourth touchdown from 23 yards out. The game would be sealed after Cade Argo blocked a field goal and Dylan Meyer would take it 75 yards to put Norris up, 42-14.
Oerter threw for 110 yards and two touchdowns, as well for Norris.
For the Pioneers, Bryce Levy threw for 265 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. Dylan Knoell led the rushing attack with 142 yards. Jace Becker also added 44 before he was knocked out of the game in the first half.
Despite finishing with more yards of offense, Nebraska City drops to 0-6 now this year.
Next week, Norris will host Crete, while the Pioneers will head to Platteview.