OMAHA – With the quarterfinal round set for high school football teams across the state updated rankings from the Omaha World Herald were posted.
According to a release from the Omaha World Herald and through 10 weeks of the season, the Wayne High football team remained inside the top 10 despite a first-round exit from the Class C1 playoffs last week.
There were no changes inside the top 10 as Wayne High ended their season at 6-4 and with a #8 ranking in the Omaha World Herald. The Blue Devils suffered at 31-13 road loss in the #9 at #8 opening round playoff game at Adams Central.
Eight of the other nine teams in the rankings stayed where they were at picking up first round wins. #1 Pierce is now 9-0; followed by 10-0 and #2 Ashland-Greenwood (flipped in power point rankings); #3 St. Paul (9-1); #4 Kearney Catholic (8-1); #5 Adams Central (8-2); #6 Auburn (8-1); #7 Wahoo (7-2); #8 Wayne (6-4); #9 Lincoln Christian (8-1) and #10 Central City (4-4*). *Didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
Power point rankings for the C1 quarter finals this week:
#1 Ashland-Greenwood vs. #5 Adams Central at 6 p.m.; #2 Pierce vs. #7 Wahoo at 7 p.m.; #3 St. Paul vs. #6 Lincoln Christian at TBA and #4 Kearney Catholic vs. #5 Auburn at 6 p.m.
In Class C2, following a road victory for #11 Hartington Cedar Catholic at #6 Bridgeport, 21-0 HCC improved to 8-2 and remained at #7 in the OWH. For #7 Norfolk Catholic, they suffered a 27-10 loss to #10 Aquinas Catholic as the Knights fell three spots to #8 in the OWH and Aquinas Catholic moved up two to #6. #5 Yutan also moved up a spot in the rankings while Crofton replaced North Platte St. Patrick’s at #10. The Warriors did end their season at 5-5 following a 44-14 loss to Oakland-Craig.
Cedar Catholic will next face #3 Oakland-Craig Friday at 7 p.m. in a rematch from October 9 where the Knights won 52-14.
Lutheran High Northeast (8-2) dropped out of the top 10 rankings following a 36-32 loss to Weeping Water as Stanton remained at #7 improving to 8-1. The Mustangs topped Arcadia-Loup City, 56-14 and will next travel to Dundy County Stratton Friday. A team that was ineligible for the playoffs, Wakefield remained at #5 with their 7-0 regular season record.
Lincoln Journal Star rankings remained the same from an October 26 post for prep football rankings.