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Ord made history on Friday night. The Chanticleers are hoping to make a little more.

Ord, ranked fourth in Class C-1, secured its first appearance in the state football finals with a 37-0 shutout of No. 5 Bishop Neumann in Ord.

The Chanticleers took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter on a trick play when Solomon Campise found Quinton Ries in the corner of the end zone on a reverse pass.

Ord never looked back after that. It took a 21-0 second-quarter lead on Jesse Ulrich's 11-yard touchdown and pushed the cushion to 28 on his 3-yard score.

Ulrich produced 263 yards of total offense.

"Growing up here all 18 years, you just dream of this as a little kid,” Ulrich, who rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns and was 7-for-14 passing for 90 yards. “Just to accomplish it when everyone at the beginning of the season doubted you is special. You can’t put it into words. I love every single one of these guys and, no, we’re not done yet. We’re going to keep going.”

Ord (11-1) hadn’t even qualified for the postseason over the previous four seasons and had won a total of one playoff game since 1999.

Neumann (9-3), which knocked off No. 1 Pierce last week, was seeking its second state finals appearance in three years.

Cavaliers quarterback Noah Vedral threw for 122 yards.

Information from the Grand Island Independent

ORD 37, BISHOP NEUMANN 0

Neumann --
Ord 14 13 --37 

Ord--Hurlburt 9 run (Meyer kick)

Ord--Ries 5 pass from Campise (Meyer kick)

Ord--Ulirch 11 run (Meyer kick)

Ord--Ulrich 3 run (Meyer kick)

Ord--Hurlburt 15 run (kick failed)

Ord--Meyer 19 FG

 BNOrd
First downs11 18 
Rushes-yards31-62 46-258 
Passing yards122 95 
Passing8-18-3 8-15-0 
Fumbles-lost2-0 2-0 
Penalties-yards4-38 4-32 
Return yards109 20 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING--BN, Vedral 9-32, Fairbanks 9-32, Lilly 5-17, Blum 4-11, Unger 2-10, TEAM 2-(minus 40); Ord, Ulrich 22-173, Hurlburt 14-66, Campise 2-12, Stevens 7-9, TEAM 1-(minus 2).

PASSING--BN, Vedral 8-18-3 122; Ord, Ulrich 7-14-0 90, Campise 1-1-0 5.

RECEIVING--BN, Miller 4-78, Blum 1-35, Johnson 1-9, Unger 1-2, Fairbanks 1-(minus 2); Ord, Shoemaker 2-34, Campise 2-23, Reilly 2-22, Ries 2-16.

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