Week 2 of the high school football season could be summed up as being a blow out when it comes to Class A and Class B.
Two of the highly anticipated games of the weekend, Omaha Westside vs. Omaha Creighton Prep and Millard North vs. Millard West, turned out to be very lopsided.
In the Thursday night game, Westside took control early and never looked back in their 41-0 throttling of the Junior Jays. It may be the worst loss Prep has suffered to the Warriors in their series that dates back to 1959.
Over at Buell Stadium on Friday, Millard West struck fast and cruised to a 42-7 victory over the Mustangs. Both games played before nearly or at full capacity crowds.
In Lincoln, it was no different, although the margin wasn't nearly as extreme. North Star raced back from a 10-0 deficit to beat East 27-10 Friday and the game beforehand at Seacrest Field, Southwest rallied from down 20-0 to 20-14 in the fourth quarter before a late Kearney touchdown sealed the win.
Perhaps the game of the night in Lincoln was North Platte and Lincoln High over at Beechner Field, where it came down to a field goal with seconds left to give the Bulldogs a 16-13 victory over the Links.
Northeast got a 56-0 win at Omaha Bryan, Pius X earned a 24-0 win at Omaha Benson, Lincoln Lutheran blew an early lead to rally back in the fourth quarter to within three, but Auburn got two late touchdowns to earn a 51-34 victory.
Lincoln Christian suffered their second straight loss after a 71-12 drubbing at the hands of Wahoo Neumann.
Class B was no different. Omaha Skutt winning 49-10 over rival Omaha Gross, Plattsmouth blowing out Schuyler 56-0, Gretna blasting Blair 38-6, Aurora 53-6 over Alliance. But two games stood out. Crete winning 22-15 over Seward, while Waverly suffered a 26-14 loss at York.
Yes, it's early in the season and district play doesn't start for a couple of weeks. Depending on the district, if a team wins at least three of their games, they could still clinch an at-large berth into the playoffs.
We won't worry about that for now.
Before some of you get "huffing mad" at me, let me point out one thing.
Prior to this week, Creighton Prep and Millard North were No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Behind them, in order, were Bellevue West and Millard West. In my opinion, it seems fitting to move those two teams up the ladder in order.
Not discounting the ability of the Wildcats (42-7 victory over the Mustangs), but the Thunderbirds seem to have just as good of players and bring back some talent from a team that was a playoff qualifier a year ago. Millard West also has some players back from a team that got beat in the quarterfinals.
Unfortunately, they won't meet at all during the regular season. We'll just have to wait until the playoffs, barring nothing happens to either team between now and then.
Class B's top eight stay the same. Only Sidney and Plattsmouth are the newest additions.
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