Hit News’ 2008 Nebraska Class A Playoff Breakdown: Games 1 & 2

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Millard West VS Omaha Northwest (Game 1)

Bellevue West VS Omaha Burke (Game 2)

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights


#1 Millard West (9-0)  VS  #16 Omaha Northwest (2-7)

Game 1

First off: Congrats to Northwest for making the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. Hopefully, in the near future, this will encourage more school participation in the sport.Unfortunately, this game should provide an opportunity for Millard West to rest up some of their key players after a half or so of play.  

Wildcats’
Keys To victory

Huskies’
Keys To victory

Nebraska’s fastest sprinter, Kohlman Adema Schulte, and a very accurate QB in Nate Hauptman should inflict enough damage to seal the deal.

Stop the Huskies run game featuring Antaries Daniels and do your thing on offense and you should have things well in hand by halftime. 

Don’t get over confident—anything is possible.  That’s why they play the game.

 

The line must block for Antaries Daniels—we may never see how good this kid really is due to the Huskies perennial inequities up front–they need some beef on the line!

The defense must find a way to stop the Wildcats’ well balanced offensive attack. Good luck with that task!

 

 

Wildcats’
Key Players To Watch

Huskies’
Key Players To Watch

Kohlman  Adema-Schulte, RB; Tyler Niederlein, WR;  Nate Hauptman QB.
Antaries Daniels, RB.

 


#9 Bellevue West (6-3)  VS  #8 Omaha Burke (7-2)

Game 2

The game is a rematch between two pretty evenly matched teams. Their first game was tied 21 all late into the fourth quarter when the Thunderbirds reached into their bag of tricks with a long and perfectly executed hook and ladder play for the winning TD.

This is not the most desirable match-up for the Bulldogs as they seem to struggle most against teams that can throw the ball– the Thunderbirds’ with QB Tyler Seals and WR Greg Hardin leading the charge are the best passing team in the history of Nebraska high school football. And just when you think you are stopping the pass, out pops the Thunerbirds’ dangerously shifty David Hernandez on his way towards a long scamper.

Just as dangerous as Seals’ arm is when he throws the ball, dual-threat Burke QB Jimmie Forsythe’s lightning quick feet are just as lethal to opposing teams when he is on the run. In addition:  Kelvin Johnson, a power runner with speed; Reggie Bush–I mean Stephon Washinton and the blazzing Jake Marousek combine to provide the most explosive backfield in the state.

It will be a tall task for both defenses to contain one another.

The weather may play a key part in deciding this one:The colder and nastier the better it may be for the Dawgs. A nice calm night–as is forcasted–may be problematic for the Bulldogs unless their improving secondary steps up another notch or two.

High school football fans wishing to see some of the best skill players in the state–Don’t miss your chance to attend this game!
 

Thunderbirds’
Keys To Victory

Bulldogs’
Keys To Victory

Bulldogs are vulnerable against the pass–exploit their weakness and limit turnovers, while using the pass to set up the run.

Defensively Bellevue West needs to contain Forsythe like they did in the first meeting. At the same time the Thunderbirds can’t lose focus on all of Burke’s other weapons like Jake Marousek, Kelvin Johnson, and Stephon Washington and Lavant Moore.

That is a big “if ” with all those weapons at Burke’s  disposal.  But containing Forsythe will start the Thunderbirds in the right direction towards victory. 

If the Thunderbirds can play defensively like they did in the first half of their previous game againt the Bulldogs–it could be a long night  for Burke.

Burke must limit penalties (they rank among the most penalized teams in Class A) and turnovers. The line and the backs  must  pick up the Thunerbirds’ constant blitzing attack and/or find a way to exploit it.  Most importantly,  Forsythe must trust his arm and his feet to deliver a team victory. 

The defensive line and/or scheme must find a way to pressure Seals and defensive playmakers like  Jack SaxtonChris Lucido and Nate Anderson must play big. Don’t overlook the slashing speedster David Hernandez, who will burn you as quick as Seals’ arm.

Thunderbirds ‘
Key Players To Watch

Bulldogs’
Key Players To Watch

Tyler Seals, QB; Greg Hardin, WR, DB;  Brent Webb, DB, Tim Neal, RB: David Hernandez, RB.
Jimmie Forsythe, QB; Lavant Moore, WR; Jack Saxton, LB;  Nate Anderson, DB, RB; Chris Lucido, DB, RB; Stephon Washington, RB, DB.

 

Related Links: Breakdown of Games 3 & 4

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