Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Class D-2 is featured, with Nos. 5-10 today.

The Cross County Cougars boys basketball team got double-figure scoring from three of its players along the way to a 47-32 home-court victory over the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves Friday night in Stromsburg.

The Wynot defense took it from there as they shutout the Exeter-Milligan offense in the second half and went on to win the Class D2 State quarterfinal match-up by the final score of 62-32.

After playing a 46-40 overtime game with Class D-2, No. 4 Exeter-Milligan in the opening game of the season, and coming off an 81-6 blitzing of Giltner in the first round of the state playoffs, Kenesaw had high hopes for an upset of the defending champion Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Just a few weeks ago the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves defeated the Hampton Hawks 3-1 to win the CRC title. On Monday night in a match that lasted nearly two hours the Hawks returned the favor as they won the Class D2-2 subdistrict by the identical 3-1 score at Fillmore Central High School.

In the first half the Exeter-Milligan defense held down the fort as the offense sputtered to just 14 points. Once the offense got untracked, the Sterling Jets were on a quick flight home as the defending Class D2 State Champions rolled in their first title defense by the final score of 42-6.

In the game of volleyball momentum has a way of switching benches in the blink of an eye. After donning a purple jersey the first set, Old Man Mo put on T-Wolves blue and never changed back as the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves fought off a shaky start to win the Crossroads Conference Volleyball Championship at the York City Auditorium Tuesday night 3-1 over the Hampton Hawks.

Giltner’s upset bid came up just shy Friday night against unbeaten Exeter-Milligan. Alex Goracke’s fourth-and-4 pass attempt from the Timberwolves’ 9-yard line slipped through the fingers of an open receiver with 10 seconds to play as the Hornets fell 16-14 to Class D-2 No. 2-rated (Omaha World-Herald) Exeter-Milligan in wet and misty playing conditions. The drama didn’t end there, though, as the Timberwolves fumbled the snap in victory formation and quarterback Sam Zeleny had to quickly scramble to cover the ball to secure the hard-fought win.

The Class D-2 No. 3-rated Hampton Lady Hawks volleyball team and the No. 4 Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves opened their season at the Bruning-Davenport-Shickley (BDS) triangular Thursday night at Shickley.

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