West Shuts Out East in Low Scoring West Nebraska All Star Football Game

The 42nd annual West Nebraska All Star Football game played Saturday in Scottsbluff was a defensive struggle with the West team picking up the victory 6-0. It was only the second time in 29 years that the game featured a single score to decide the winner. The only score of the game came when Sidney’s Arik Doty found Ogallala’s Lucas Paloucek on a 9-yard touchdown pass. The East team had some scoring opportunities but could not cash in. One opportunity came when Broken Bow’s Trey Brooks recovered a fumble in the second half to set up the East team at the West’s 17 yard line. The East was able to move the ball inside the five-yard line. But on a fourth and goal from the four, Valentine’s Lane McGinley intercepted a pass from Broken Bow’s Grayson Garey to get the ball back for the West squad with 13:00 left to play in the game. The East threatened again late in the stanza when Cozad’s Adam Cole hit McCook’s Paxton Terry on a 33-yard pass to the 49-yard line with less than five minutes left to play. However, the West defense stood tall one more time on the drive when Scottsbluff’s Jacob Delzer iced the win for the West with an interception.