OMAHA – Two proud soccer programs will meet on the pitch for the first time in history on Thursday night.
No. 1 Omaha South will host No. 7 Grand Island at Collins Stadium with plenty to play for. Both the Packers (5-0) and Islanders (4-0) are undefeated to start the 2018 season.
“It gives us an opportunity to get out there in the Metro and show people that we can play out here too,” Grand Island Head Coach Jeremey Jensen shared. “There’s a lot of tradition and history there. It will be fun for our kids, but we’re certainly going there with the expectation of winning.”
“[We’re] a little excited. The wait is over,” South Coach Joseph Maass added. “South and GI have never played before am I’m pretty sure many of the kids in both programs have been looking for this game to happen.”
The match will be broadcast live on News Channel Nebraska and streamed online at NCNsportsNow.com with live coverage beginning at 6:55 PM.