WAKEFIELD/ASHLAND – An afternoon homecoming football game will showcase the northeast Nebraska Area High School Game of the Week while the Blue Devils hit to the road Friday night for the second straight week.
Join Nate Burrows and Blake Hilkemeier on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 as Wakefield welcomes in (LJS #7) Lutheran High Northeast at 3 p.m. and Sports Director, Aaron Scheffler will have the call of (LJS #6/OWH #10) Wayne High football at (#2 both papers) Ashland-Greenwood on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 at 7 p.m. Both games will begin 20 minutes prior to kickoff and heard online at waynedailynews.com.
Wakefield will be in search for their first win of the season as they compete against undefeated Lutheran High Northeast. The Trojans are 0-3 following a high-scoring road loss at Stanton, 81-50 last Friday as the Eagles improved to 3-0 after edging Guardian Angels Central Catholic, 22-20 in Norfolk last Thursday.
Last year, Wakefield won at Lutheran High Northeast, 40-0.
Moving into 11-man action, Wayne High is off to a 3-0 start after securing a 30-17 road win at then top five Columbus Lakeview last Friday. Ashland-Greenwood will also enter 3-0 following a 38-0 road victory at Arlington for their second straight shutout win of the season.
In 2020, Ashland-Greenwood won at Wayne, 28-20 on their way to a 9-0 regular season finish. The Bluejays finished 10-1 following a quarterfinal round loss to Class C1 runner-up, Adams Central, 35-6. Adams Central eliminated the Wayne High football team in the opening round, 31-13 as WHS ended last year with a 6-4 record.
Friday area schedule:
@ Homer: Allen VS Homer
@ Emerson-Hubbard: Walthill VS Emerson-Hubbard
@ Guardian Angels Central Catholic: Madison VS Guardian Angels Central Catholic
@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: David City VS Hartington Cedar Catholic
@ Plainview: Hartington-Newcastle VS Plainview
@ Elkhorn Valley: Laurel-Concord-Coleridge VS Elkhorn Valley
@ Norfolk Catholic: Oakland-Craig VS Norfolk Catholic
@ Papillion-LaVista: Norfolk VS Papillion-LaVista
@ Pender: Bloomfield VS Pender
@ Pierce: Arlington VS Pierce
@ Twin River: Ponca VS Twin River
@ Wynot: Randolph VS Wynot
@ West Point-Beemer: O’Neill VS West Point-Beemer
@ Osmond: Winside VS Osmond
@ Howells-Dodge: Wisner-Pilger VS Howells-Dodge