Blog: Week 4 Friday Night Lights Football Heroes – Part Two (9/21/22)
Fullerton High’s Bracy Cook (#32 with ball) is one of the most versatile players in 8-a-side football with his rushing, receiving and passing skills offensively and his jarring tackles defensively. *(Photo courtesy of Cathy Cook of Fullerton)
*Brady Cook, Aiden Norman, Tyler Gochenour-Fullerton – To cook and Norman combined for 453 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns in Fullerton’s wild 74-42 win over the Nebraska Lutheran Aerial Show. Brady Cookwho ran for over a thousand yards a year ago, ran for 251 yards on 14 bins with 4 touchdowns. Aiden Norman really had a night with his 202 yards on 19 carries with 5 touchdowns. Aiden also returned a 79-yard kickoff for a score, made 6 solo tackles on defense, intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and converted 5 double PATS on runs.
Tyler Gochenour gave the Nebraska Lutheran little to no chance to return kickoffs by starting 9 of 11 in the end zone for touchdowns. Brady Cook by the way, has 409 rushing yards to date with 8 touchdowns.
* Jackson Roberts-North Platte St. Pats – Twice 1000 yards rushing Junior carries 9 times for 150 yards with 27, 43 and 7 yard TD runs in the Irish 57-14 game over Sutherland.
*Izaac Dickey, Jackson Lindburg, Alex Noyd-Cross County – In a 58-14 victory over an improved Twin River team, Izaac Dickey rushed for 127 yards with 4 touchdowns, Jackson Lindburg added 103 yards with a TD and All-State Junior Alex Noyd tallied 18 tackles on defense and generally made life miserable for the Titans, as did the strongman dicky, who made three “friendly” visits to the Twin River backfield, resulting in tackles for a loss. He also picked up a fumble.
*Isaiah Weber-Gretna – 5-7, 170-pound junior broke for 194 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries in the Dragons’ 49-20 victory over Millard South. Weber also had 4 receptions for 40 yards and made 2 solo saves on defense, which included a sack. Weber’s The 2022 rushing total has reached 457 yards to date.
*Evan Hansen-Millard North –The Mustang quarterback gave the #1 Omaha Westside a little work before the Warriors finally put away Millard North 35-23. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound junior rushed 21 times for 183 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown that put the Mustangs up 14-7 at the time.
Hansen also completed 10 of 20 passes for 145 yards and a 9-yard pass for Doctor Thomas. Evan Hansen has 472 passing yards (5 touchdowns) and 389 rushing yards (4 touchdowns) through 4 games for the Mustangs 2-2.
* Caleb Richardson, Jace Chrisman-Grand Island – In the Islanders’ 27-14 win over a fast Lincoln High team, Richardson ran 20 times for 117 yards with a 6-yard dash, while the team leader Jace Chrisman added 100 yards on 13 carries.
*Charmar Brown-Creighton preparation – Another big night for the senior quarterback in the Jays’ 31-7 win over Millard West. “Marty” rushed for 150 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns, giving up his 756 yards (9 touchdowns) for the year.
*Tadd TeBrink-Crete – Walked through the “D” Schuyler with his 227 yards and 3 touchdowns on 25 carries in the Cardinals’ 28-7 win over the Warriors.
*Braeden Stull, Korbin Gribble, Josiah Mobly-Scottsbluff – Bluffs QB completed 7 of 10 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the narrow Bearcats 20-17 on a pretty salty York team. by Stül two scoring throws went to Korbin Gribble (27 meters), Josiah Moly (57 meters).
*Walker Ott, Hunter Palmer-Wisner-Pilger – During the Gators’ 44-32 victory over Pender, quarterback Walker Ott hit 7-12 passes for 99 yards and a pair of touchdowns (55 points, pick 6), and Palm Hunter added 129 yards on 23 carries with TD canters of 21 and 5 yards.
Ott’s scoring passes were managed by Palmer (23 yards) and Devin Schultz (25 meters)
*Evan Kastons-Waverly – Junior escaped for 177 yards on 17 carries with touchdown passes for 23 and 77 yards in Waverly’s 42-0 shutout of Norris.
*Jake Ryan Minden – The Whippet RB rushed 17 times for 148 yards and scored carries for 48 and 24 yards in the 44-26 win over The Fairbury Aerial Show
*Jax Biehl, Jackson Martin-Fairbury – The famous Jax Biehl at jackson Martin the hookup accounted for every touchdown (31, 8 17, 43 yards) in Jeffs’ 44-25 loss to an ever-improving Minden team. Biehl, the C-1 Aerial King so far in 2002, threw for 1,279 yards and 20 touchdowns in just 4 games while fellow senior classmate Jackson Martin completed 29 of Biehl’s 72 successful passes for a monster of 659 yards and 9 touchdowns.
We are only talking about 4 games here. You don’t suppose Biehl and Martin play a little ball in the summer, don’t you?
*Ben Ely, Caden Fry, Brooks Armstrong-Red Cloud – The Warriors finally got rid of Pawnee City for a 55-30 win last week after the Indians took a 30-20 lead midway through the 2nd quarter. Ely blasted the Pawnee defense with his 232 yards on 22 carries with TD runs of 39, 1, and 4 yards. He also completed 6 of 11 passes for 101 yards and a 15-yard TD strike for Caden fries.
Fry not only had 7 receptions for 116 yards, but caught 3 more touchdown passes (17, 4, 5 yards) from Brooks Armstrong in the battle at 6.
*Isaac Classen-Humphrey St. Francis – 9 carries, 131 yards and three touchdowns in the Flyers’ 68-12 win over East Butler. Bricklayer Geilenkirchen (try putting that name on the back of a St. Frans jersey) recorded both a rushing and receiving touchdown
*Trey Connell-South Wolf – Ran for 132 yards on 2 carries and all three touchdowns (1, 55, 3 yards) in the Bobcats’ 32-22 loss to Sandhills-Thedford. Connell has 547 yards and 8 touchdowns so far in 2022.
*Luke Kasten-Potter-Dix – The king of 6-a-side football never looked better in the Coyotes’ #1 63-0 win over Sioux County. solid gold Castle rolled for 145 yards on 9 carries and FIVE touchdowns and 9 tackles (2 sacks on defense) in limited action.
Luke Kasten career stats to date: Passing-3,172 yards with 56 TDs/13 INTs. Rushing: 3,024 yards (51 touchdowns). Reception-554 yards (8 TDs). Defense-355 tackles with 82 TFL and 20 sacks, 7 interceptions, 6 Fumble recoveries with 2 FR touchdowns in just 32 games.
*Kaden Hunt-Winside – 152 yards on just 9 carries and a 66-yard TD gallop for Mr Hunt in Winside’s 50-8 win over Walthill.
* Trev Peters-Heartland (Henderson) – Scored 4 touchdowns on McCool Junction in the Huskies’ 70-0 loss to the Mustangs. The fleet foot Stones scored on rushing touchdowns covering 68, 47, and 46 yards and also recorded a 39-yard Pick 6 in the rout.
ThisRev Peters is an exceptional athlete that I have seen live on the grill and hardwood.
*Gage Mintken, Dylan Young-Hay Springs – The Hawks lost a heartbreaker 44-42 to Arthur County, but that didn’t slow down Mintken and young.
Mintken Pledge escaped for 173 yards on 31 carries with 3 touchdowns, while QB Dylan Young was sharp, completing 7 of 12 passes for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one of which was a sparkling 66-yard pass to Change.
*Beau Knapp at Trent Watkins-Elm Creek – The From Knapp to Watkins 42 yard Hail Mary pass completion at gun down Central Valley 52-48.
*Kason Loomis-Bridgeport – 167 yards and FOUR touchdowns on just 12 carries on limited duty in Bridgeport’s 71-18 win over Hemingford. Loomiswho ran 1,000 yards on the nose in 2021, is already at 875 yards (15 TDs) after 4 games this fall.
*Kyle Kasik-Clarkson-Leigh – A great night for grown-ups Kasikwho rushed for a modest 118 yards on 17 touches and FOUR touchdowns in the Patriots’ 54-26 win over a pesky Shelby/Rising City team.
*Preston Larson-Giltner – 6-0, 180-pound junior rushed for 128 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown in a 28-12 loss to High Plains Community. Larson, who has 443 yards rushing after 4 games, also caught a pair of passes for 32 yards and made 16 tackles on defense.