Friday Night Lights, 6/16

Nebraska commit Masry Mapieu (left) talks with Huskers defensive lineman Mick Stoltenberg (44) on Friday, June 16, 2017, during the Friday Night Lights camp at Memorial Stadium.


High school

My school: York.

Positions: Offensive right tackle, defensive tackle.

This week: The Class B third-ranked Dukes take a 6-1 record into Friday’s game against Seward.

Rankings: A three-star prospect according to, Mapieu is the No. 2 ranked high school senior in the state by

Career highlight play: “Last year I made an interception against Seward. John Erwin, one of our outside linebackers, he went in for a pass rush and he tipped it and I saw the ball in the air and I just jumped up. I knew I was going to catch it, but I was thinking about what I was going to do with it, how to turn and catch it. I caught it, and suddenly this guy came out of nowhere and just picked me up and laid me down. He was a wrestler, so he just went down low and picked me up, and this other guy came out of nowhere and hit me. That was my first interception.”

Other sports: Wrestling or basketball (for the conditioning).

The college life

Projected position at NU: Defensive tackle.

First contact with the Huskers: “Right after the Iowa Hawkeyes offered me a scholarship, colleges knew about me and were following me on Twitter. After I got an offer from Iowa, (Nebraska defensive line coach) John Parrella hit me up real quick. We just talked, and he wanted me to come down for camp, so I came down for camp and they were really interested in me. When I went down there for camp I really wanted to go to Nebraska, so I gave it my all during the camp. Right after the camp, John Parrella brought me over and said, ‘Hey, I’m going to give you a scholarship.’ I was super-excited, so I told him I’m going to commit now.”

Date committed: June 17, 2016.

If I wrote my recruiting profile

Ht.: 289 pounds.

Wt.: 6-foot-5.

Mel Kiper would say: “Good at taking on double-teams. Playing in the 3-4 defense gets double- or triple-teamed a lot. Can hold his ground.”

Quick hits

On his start in high school football: “My freshmen year I was down in McCool Junction still. When I was in eighth grade, York was in the state championship, and I wanted to take things further with football so I thought York was a great place for me to be and would get me where I needed to be, so I came up here and everything worked out great here.”

If I could play a different position for one game: “I’d want to play running back. I want to run the ball. I want to truck somebody.”

— Brent C. Wagner


Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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