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4th Annual Nebraska vs. Kansas All-Star Game
Nebraska 23, Kansas 12

On Saturday June 25, 2011 the Nebraska 8-Man football team competed in the 4th Annual Nebraska vs. Kansas All-Star Game. The athletes traveled to Hays, KS on Wednesday, June 22 to start practicing for the game. On Wednesday evening, both teams were invited to a special program and dinner with NFL great, Gale Sayers. Gale Sayers spoke to the athletes on hand and signed autographs afterward. The team continued to practice and had activities throughout the week up until the game on Saturday evening.

Nebraska was looking to increase the series lead, which was at 2-1 in Nebraska’s favor. After a few early Kansas mistakes, Nebraska took a 16-point lead and never trailed the game. The final score was Nebraska 23, Kansas 12 and increased the series led to 3-1. Kansas won the first game of the series.

Nebraska had a touchback on the opening kickoff, and Kansas on the first play snapped the ball over the quarterback’s head. Kansas recovered the football in the endzone for a safety. The next score game when Kansas was about to punt and snapped the bowl over the punter’s head. John Parrish (Sterling) recovered the bowl in the endzone for Nebraska’s first touchdown. Sawyer Monroe (Silver Lake) kicked the extra point to bring the score to Nebraska 9, Kansas 0 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter found one more touchdown for the Nebraska Team. Monroe caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Michael Koehler (Osmond). Monroe kicked the extra point. Kansas was able to answer with a touchdown when Daniel Krehbiel (Pretty Prairie) scored on a 1-yard rush. The PAT failed and the score at the end of the half was Nebraska 16, Kansas 0.

Neither team was able to score in the third quarter. The last score came for Nebraska came on a 1-yard rush by Monroe. Monroe also kicked the extra point. Kansas scored one more time with a 1-yard rush from Krehbiel. Nebraska held on to their early lead and won the game. The final score was Nebraska 23, Kansas 12.

MVPs for Nebraska were Dwight Hanzel (Humphrey) on offense and Cory Brester (Howells) on defense. MVPs for Kansas were Krehbiel on offense and Dylan Barnard (Madison) on defense.

Photos of the game and week

 

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