WAYNE/LAUREL – A pair of eight-man northeast Nebraska football teams are back in action after securing wins their last time out while two Class C1 teams in the area are coming off week four losses. KTCH and KCTY will offer an afternoon and evening broadcast on Friday, September 24.
In Laurel, two schools who are separated by about 20 miles will compete against one another on Friday afternoon as Laurel-Concord-Coleridge hosts Hartington-Newcastle at 3 p.m. Later in the evening, the Wayne High football team is back on the home turf welcoming in Battle Creek at 7 p.m.
LCC is coming off a 55-8 road victory at Elkhorn Valley last Friday to improve to 3-1 while Hartington-Newcastle moved to 2-2 following a 34-30 road win at Plainview last Friday.
LCC is rated #9 in the Omaha World Herald and #10 in the Lincoln Journal Star.
In 2020, LCC won 60-16 at Hartington-Newcastle.
Join Nate Burrows for our northeast Nebraska Area High School Football Game of the Week on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage of LCC football vs. Hartington-Newcastle at 2:40 p.m.
Moving into the 11-man top 10 showdown, 3-1 WHS welcomes in fellow 3-1 Battle Creek.
Wayne High remained at #6 in the Lincoln Journal Star and #10 in the Omaha World Herald while Battle Creek fell two spots to #6 in the OWH and stayed at #9 in the LJS.
Wayne High dropped a 21-11 game at #2 Ashland-Greenwood last Friday while the Braves suffered a 28-21 home loss to #4 Columbus Scotus on September 17.
Last year, Wayne High won 31-12 in Battle Creek.
Blake Hilkemeier and Luke Stara will have the call of Wayne High vs. Battle Creek on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for 6:40 p.m.
Area HS Football Friday schedule:
@ Allen: Pender VS Allen
@ Emerson-Hubbard: Winside VS Emerson-Hubbard
@ Guardian Angels Central Catholic: Clarkson/Leigh VS Guardian Angels Central Catholic
@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: BRLD VS Hartington Cedar Catholic
@ Lutheran High Northeast: Elkhorn Valley VS Lutheran High Northeast
@ Ponca: Norfolk Catholic VS Ponca
@ Omaha Benson: Norfolk VS Omaha Benson
@ Boone Central: Pierce VS Boone Central
@ Randolph: Osmond VS Randolph
@ Wakefield: Plainview VS Wakefield
@ Columbus Scotus: West Point-Beemer VS Columbus Scotus
@ Stanton: Wisner-Pilger VS Stanton