L-N team football team moves on in playoffs

 

October 26, 2023

The Raider offense this year has been a combination of passing and running. Above, Connor Janda lets the ball go in the EPPJ game. The Raiders had 111 yards rushing and 106 yards passing. (Photo courtesy of the Elgin Review)

The football guru's that control high school football in Nebraska have devised a system that makes schools do a "play-in" game to make the playoffs. Thirty-two Class D schools are divided into east and west divisions and play this play-in game with the hope that traveling is reduced for all schools. After that starting round of games, the 16 teams that won are reseeded into one state-wide bracket.

Well . . . the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders were one of only four schools where the lower seeded team defeated the higher seeded team. (L-N was seeded No. 11, EPPJ was seeded No. 6.) It turned out to be o...



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