Grand Island Central Catholic fell to Boone Central/Newman Grove in its season finale Friday night, as the Cardinals pounded out a 43-0 victory.

Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with previews of new teams each day. Working their way up from the smallest class, the ratings are based on last season’s final Top 10. This week, Class C-1 is featured, with Nos. 5 through 10 today.

Grand Island Central Catholic did a lot of things well, but shooting the ball was not one of them, as the Crusaders found themselves on the wrong end of a 49-47 battle against Boone Central-Newman Grove in the semifinal round of the Class C-1, Subdistrict 9 tournament Tuesday at Northwest High School.

A double pass that ended with David Engelhaupt finding Andy Bettenhausen for a 24-yard touchdown punctuated Norfolk Catholic's 21-point barrage over the final 3 minutes of the first half.

Just over three minutes of the second quarter was all Boone Central/Newman Grove needed to turn the momentum in its 49-28 win over Pierce here Friday. Trailing 7-0 after the Class C1 No.5 Bluejays' Austin Freeman returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, sophomore Dylan Gentrup scored the first of three Cardinal touchdowns in a span of 3:13 on a 6-yard run with 8:18 left.

Big plays came in numerous forms for Boone Central/Newman Grove during Friday night’s 42-0 victory over Grand Island Central Catholic at Memorial Stadium.

Perhaps the biggest factor in Boone Central/Newman Grove's 23-17 win over Norfolk Catholic in the quarterfinals of the Class C1 state playoffs here Friday was a 4-yard punt. Then again, it may have been all-state quarterback Wyatt Mazour. Or both.

Wyatt Mazour's arms and legs are known commodities. On Thursday, a heady audible by the Boone Central/Newman Grove quarterback helped the Class C1 No. 1 Cardinals seal a 32-16 win over No. 2 Norfolk Catholic.

Moving the ball wasn't a problem for Class C No. 1 Boone Central/Newman Grove in a 49-21 win over No. 4 Pierce.

It was an early start for the Broncos on Saturday as they played in the 8:30 game at the Adams Central Volleyball Invite. They were defeated by the host Patriots 25-10, 25-14, but gave the Doniphan Trumbull Cardinals all they could handle before losing in three sets 18-25, 25-19, 21-25.

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