2020 Nebraska high school football championship recaps

nebraska high school footballOmaha Westside wins its first high school football state championship since 1982. Twitter photo by @WHS_WarriorFB
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For the first time since 1982, Omaha Westside can call itself a Nebraska high school football champ. The Warriors, ranked No. 1 in the High School Football America Nebraska Top 5, beat No. 2 Elkhorn South 37-21 for the Class A state championship.

Quarterback Cole Payton had an outstanding game throwing for 218 yards with two touchdowns and rushing for 139 yards with three touchdowns.

In the Class B title game, Elkhorn beat Aurora 49-12. It is the Antlers’ first state high school football championship since 2011. It’s the sixth overall state title for Elkhorn head coach Mark Wortman, who’s a Nebraska Hall of Fame coach with 41 years as a head coach.

The Pierce Blue Jays beat Adams Central 28-19 for Nebraska C1 state title.

Ord outscored Archbishop Bergan 21-zip in the second quarter on its way to a 28-7 win in the Class C2 state championship game. It was Ord’s first-ever high school football state championship.

Dundy County-Stratton won a thrilling double-overtime victory over Burwell for the Class D1 championship. The 42-26 victory gives DCS its first-ever high school football state championship.

The D2 state title goes to Brunning-Davenport/Shickley after a 36-28 win over Sandhills Thedford. It was BDS’s third title in six years.

The 6-Man title goes to McCool Junction with a 70-20 win over Sterling. It’s the first state title for the Mustangs.

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