WAYNE/HARTINGTON – Week eight of the high school football season will mark the ending of eight-man prior to playoffs next week as 11-man teams still have two games left on the schedule entering Friday.
Both Wakefield and Wayne football teams will be carried on KTCH/KCTY on Friday, October 15.
Wakefield closes out their year (not eligible for playoffs) at Hartington-Newcastle while Wayne High hosts O’Neill for senior night.
The Trojans are coming off a 64-46 home loss to Laurel-Concord-Coleridge last week and are 2-5 on the season. For Hartington-Newcastle, the Wildcats are 3-4 and recently won 46-16 at Elkhorn Valley on October 8.
Last year, Wakefield won 64-41 against Hartington-Newcastle in Wakefield.
Join Nate Burrows and Blake Hilkemeier on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com. Pregame coverage is set for 6:40 p.m.
Moving into the Wayne High game, WHS has dropped back-to-back and are 4-3 on the season. The Blue Devils are coming off a series of five straight ranked opponents and lost to #3 Boone Central, 35-13 last week. Wayne fell from the #9 ranking in the Lincoln Journal Star but remain at #10 in the Omaha World Herald poll.
For O’Neill, the team enters 1-6 following a 63-0 home loss to Battle Creek. The lone win for the Eagles this season is 37-7 at Valentine on September 3 as O’Neill is currently on a five-game losing streak.
In 2020, Wayne High won 42-7 at O’Neill.
Join Sports Director, Aaron Scheffler on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com. Pregame coverage is set for 6:40 p.m. Seniors and their parents will be recognized around 6:47 p.m. Friday evening prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff.
Thursday area football result:
Pender 56, Homer 16
Friday area football schedule:
@ Allen: Emerson-Hubbard VS Allen
@ Guardian Angels Central Catholic: Stanton VS Guardian Angels Central Catholic
@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Ponca VS Hartington Cedar Catholic
@ Laurel-Concord-Coleridge: Lutheran High Northeast VS Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
@ Crofton: Norfolk Catholic VS Crofton
@ Norfolk: Grand Island VS Norfolk
@ Battle Creek: Pierce VS Battle Creek
@ Randolph: Wausa VS Randolph
@ Winside: Wynot VS Winside
@ North Bend Central: West Point-Beemer VS North Bend Central
@ Madison: Wisner-Pilger VS Madison