MULLEN – Running back Lane Edis picked up 206 of his 307 yards rushing and three of his four touchdowns in the second half – scoring on runs of 37, 52 and 31 yards – and top-ranked Mullen (12-0) defeated Lawrence-Nelson, 36-24, Monday to earn their first spot in Memorial Stadium’s championship series since 2004.
Edis gets to Lincoln with 2,598 yards rushing this season – 130 yards behind the school record of his dad’s, Wade Edis, who set it in Mullen’s first championship season in 1990. Edis was an all-state player that season.
Standing in the way of the Broncos’ second football title is No. 2 Johnson-Brock (12-0). The Eagles defeated Humphrey St. Francis on Monday, 58-44, to advance to their first ever state championship appearance.
Bob Jensen, who has been publishing the Huskerland Prep Report since 1990, says the Broncos like to do a lot of the same things the Flyers do: lineup in a tight formation and run the ball down your throat with not a lot of finesse.
“They are going to want to make sure that they don’t miss tackles against Lane Edis, because he’s a finisher. You aren’t going to miss him and then catch him 30 yards later. You miss him and you’ll be saying hello to him in the end zone.”
Edis, a 180-pound senior, has 51 touchdowns this season and his career totals stand at 6,703 yards and a school-record 142 touchdowns.
He jumps 22′ 10″ in long jump and has a high jump best of 6’4″ on the track and field team.
Mullen and Johnson-Brock will kickoff on Monday morning at 10:15. Fans can listen to the game on Today’s Best Country, B103 (103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com).
Listen to Bob Jensen’s full interview during the News Channel Nebraska Halftime Show, presented by Fontanelle Hybrids.
D2 Championship: Mullen vs. Johnson-Brock
When: 10:15 a.m. Monday
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln
Radio: 103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com
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