They are off to a 4-0 start under a new head coach and Lincoln Pius X may not be getting the respect they deserve among other Class A teams.
Granted, the newcomer from Class B has a pretty easy schedule but with two of their wins against Metro Conference teams, I think that more than qualifies them to be a top ten team.
The dual quarterback system of Thomas Robertson and Joe Raun has proven to be effective for first year head coach Ryan Kearney. Brock Wordekemper and Chris Cassidy do a good job of helping out in the backfield and T.J. Hansen is a key receiver that's proven to be beneficial through their first four games.
Now, Pius X has Bellevue East coming to town on Friday night and a chance for the Thunderbolts to be 5-0 before their Sept. 30 meeting with Class A 8th-ranked Lincoln Southeast at Seacrest Field.
Of the three "big" games in Lincoln this year, the Pius X/Southeast game ultimately could prove who may be the city champion and where each teams ends up in the district standings.
Did I mention that Pius X's schedule has been easy so far?
Well aside from Southeast, the final three opponents are highly respectable teams. Grand Island comes to Pius X on Oct. 7, while Lincoln East will visit on Oct. 14 and the 'Bolts will travel to top-ranked Omaha North on Oct. 21.
LPS Volleyball Classic Goes To Marian and Elkhorn South
Omaha Marian and Elkhorn South won their divisions of the famed LPS Volleyball Classic this weekend.
Marian, the three-time defending Class A state champs, had to go five sets to beat Lincoln Southwest before edging Papillion-LaVista to win the gold division championship.
Southwest finished third over Lincoln Southeast in the gold division. In the silver division, Elkhorn South beat Lincoln Pius X in the championship. Lincoln Northeast took third in the silver division.
The LPS Volleyball Classic is usually one of the big mid-season volleyball tournaments and can be a turning point for high-ranked teams in how they finish their regular season before districts and state.