The Broken Bow Indians will host St. Paul for its football home opener tonight at Mark Russell Field. Bow fell just short in their season opener at Ogallala last Friday. First year head coach Carlie Wells told KCNI/KBBN sports that he was very pleased with the effort given by his players last week. Coach Wells said that the stat sheet showed that Broken Bow accomplished several good things but unfortunately a few critical mistakes and some missed opportunities cost Broken Bow in the end. It’s those things that Broken Bow has been working to correct this week.
Bow will face a good test tonight as St. Paul visits Mark Russell Field. The Wildcats are ranked #9 in Class C1 this week by the Omaha World Herald but are coming off a loss to top five ranked Pierce in their season opener. In spite of the loss, St. Paul showed they have a lot of offensive fire power as they scored 38 points. The Wildcats are led in part by running back Eli Larson who ran for 152 yards and returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown last Friday. Coach Wells said good sound tackling will be key for the Indians to be successful tonight.
Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on KCNI 1280 AM / 96.3 FM and kcni1280.com with coverage beginning with the Custer Federal State Bank Friday Night Lights Pregame Show at 6 pm. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm. Also, tonight’s audio of the game will accompany the video presentation by the Broken Bow Sports Network which can be accessed on the Broken Bow schools website www.bbps.org
Interview with Broken Bow head coach Carlie Wells
Other area matchups today include:
Mullen at Twin Loup – Game broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com
Ansley/Litchfield vs Ravenna at Litchfield
South Loup at Hyannis
Anselmo-Merna at Hemingford (afternoon)
Sandhills/Thedford at Morrill
SEM vs GI Heartland Lutheran
Arcadia/Loup City vs Nebraska Christian
Sandhills Valley at Overton
Gothenburg at Kearney Catholic
Cozad vs Wood River