NORFOLK – Several area high school football standouts will put the pads on and battle not only their opponent but the weekend heat.
According to a release from the NEN All-Star Football Classic Board of Directors, the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic will be played at noon from Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk on Saturday, June 12. This will mark the Eighth Red vs. White game.
Steve Neptune of West Holt High School and Dan Maresh of Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur (BRLD) have been named head coaches for the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic scheduled for Saturday, June 12.
Neptune served as an assistant for the Red Team in the 2015 game and will lead the Reds in 2021. Maresh was an assistant for the White Team in 2015 and will serve as head coach for the Whites this year.
Neptune’s staff will include Justin Jordan of Lutheran High Northeast, Joe Kvidera of Emerson-Hubbard, Chris Nemetz of West Holt, Colin Schurman of Stuart Public School and Bradley Wright of Boyd County.
Wayne High athletes competing on the Red Team include Layne Evans, Nolan Hunke, Victor Kniesche and Reid Korth while Wakefield representatives will feature Nicholas Arenas, Blake Brown, Justin Erb and Rylan Weaver.
Anthony Isom, Allen; Kerby Hochstein and Myles Thoene, Hartington Cedar Catholic; Kobe Heitman, Hartington-Newcastle; Austin Hall, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge; Hunter Bennett and Alex Luze, Ponca; Justin Haselhorst, Randolph; as well as Garret Meier, Tristan Miller, Logan Moeller and Shawn Rinkel, Pierce will also complete on the Red Team.
Joining Maresh on Team White will be Mason Alitz of BRLD, T.J Hilsinger of BRLD, Rusty Rautenberg of Elkhorn Valley, Trevor Staman of Norfolk Public School and David Stricklin of Humphrey St. Francis.
Saturday’s weather in Norfolk is calling for sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning.