Area teams have a strong presence in the latest top ten high school football rankings released by the Omaha World Herald. Sandhills/Thedford remains in the top 10 of the Class D2 rankings at #7. The Knights are averaging 56 points per game and have allowed just a total of 12 points defensively through the opening four games of the season. Sandhills/Thedford will travel to Arnold this week to face South Loup in a Friday afternoon contest. Burwell remains #2 in the Class D1 rankings. Arcadia/Loup City moves into the D1 top ten this week at #10. After dropping their first two games by a combined 6 points, the Rebels have won two in a row including a 32-7 win over previously unbeaten Amherst last week. SEM holds at #10 in the six man top ten rankings. The Mustangs will play at 1-2 Silver Lake this Friday. Cozad was edged by top ten ranked Adams Central last week 21-13 for their first loss of the season. Even with the loss, the Haymakers moved up one spot to #5 in this week’s C1 rankings. Top ranked teams by the publication this week include : Omaha Westside – Class A ; Hastings – Class B ; Pierce – Class C1 ; Oakland-Craig – Class C2 ; Dundy County Stratton – Class D1 ; BDS – Class D2 ; McCool Junction – Six Man
The Broken Bow boys cross country team remains in the top ten at #8 of the latest Class C state rankings released by the Nebraska Cross Country Coaches Association. The Indians claimed the team title at the Ravenna Invite last week and will travel to the Ogallala Invite this Thursday.