ALBION/WAKEFIELD – Week seven of the high school football season will feature key district games for several area teams.
Friday night’s high school football broadcast schedule will be highlighted by a northeast Nebraska showdown in Class D1 between eight-man football teams of Wakefield vs. Laurel-Concord-Coleridge as Class C1 Wayne High visits Boone Central. Both games will kick off at 7 p.m.
After dropping four straight to open the season, Wakefield has rattled off back-to-back wins outscoring their opponents 136-82 to now sit 2-4 on the season.
For Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, they have strung three straight wins together after their season-low in scoring loss to Stanton (11-8). The Bears recently won at Plainview, 58-8 last week.
The Bears remained #10 in the Class D1 Lincoln Journal Star rankings and moved up a spot to #8 in the Omaha World Herald poll.
Last year, Wakefield edged Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, 30-24 in Laurel.
Join Nate Burrows on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com again for the final home game of the 2021 season for Wakefield but also at Eaton Field as they transition to the new sports complex next fall. Pregame coverage is set for 6:40 p.m.
For Wayne High, they recently suffered their second loss in the past three weeks after opening the year on a three-game winning streak to now sit 4-2. WHS suffered an 18-14 loss to a top ranked Class C2 team of Norfolk Catholic on the home turf last week.
The Blue Devils fell three spots to #9 in the Class C1 Lincoln Journal Star rankings and fell three spots to #10 in the Omaha World Herald poll while Boone Central remained #3 in both rankings.
Next up for Wayne is, Boone Central who has won six straight to open the year. The Cardinals recently won at Battle Creek, 13-0 after edging the Class C1 defending champions of Pierce, 35-33 the week prior in Albion.
Last year, Wayne High topped Boone Central, 38-27 in Wayne.
Join Blake Hilkemeier and Luke Stara on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for 6:40 p.m. in Albion.
Thursday area football schedule:
@ Norfolk Catholic: BRLD VS Norfolk Catholic
Friday area football schedule:
@ Walthill: Allen VS Walthill
@ Emerson-Hubbard: Pender VS Emerson-Hubbard
@ Howells-Dodge: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Howells-Dodge
@ Elkhorn Valley: Hartington-Newcastle VS Elkhorn Valley
@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Oakland-Craig VS Hartington Cedar Catholic
@ Lutheran High Northeast: Plainview VS Lutheran High Northeast
@ Omaha Westside: Norfolk VS Omaha Westside
@ West Point-Beemer: Pierce VS West Point-Beemer
@ Ponca: Crofton VS Ponca
@ Homer: Randolph VS Homer
@ Wausa: Winside VS Wausa
@ Wisner-Pilger: Clarkson/Leigh VS Wisner-Pilger