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    Five years ago, the second level of the three-story crow’s nest at Howells’ football field had no windows and was used strictly for storage.

      Wisner-Pilger coach Brent Bauer said his football team, starting this season, will begin wearing ‘heritage jerseys’ for one or two games.

        You can’t think about high school football in Lincoln without thinking of the Southeast marching band. They have played in festivals, contests and even filled in for the Cornhusker Marching Band during the 2009 Holiday Bowl.

        With Seacrest Field and Lincoln Pius X’s Aldrich Field just a matter of blocks apart on A Street, serious high school football fans can get their fill of games on Friday nights when Pius X is at home and there are double-headers involving the LPS schools at Seacrest.

        The 30-foot-tall windmill wiggled in the wind, but it was a lot better than running the scoreboard from atop a school bus on the sidelines at East Butler football games.

        Down Nebraska 2 from Lincoln is an old tradition in Syracuse where players gather in the parking lot after games. On average there are around 50 kids that gather together on tailgates and with music to talk about the game just played and the games ahead of them.

        Tradition was threatened at Elkhorn last season when the Nebraska School Activities Association required spectators wear shirts during the playoff games.

        Some traditions aren’t all during game days. Tradition at Class C-2 power Aquinas seeps onto the practice field.

        Working conditions for high school football radio announcers can range from college-like press boxes in classes A and B to doing games from the top of the bleachers or high up a light pole in a crow’s nest that’s only accessible via a ladder.


        Second-year Waverly head coach Tim Williams has embraced the home game atmosphere Viking fans have come to expect.

        Doug Mickey has a few miles on the road in his 20-plus years as an over-the-road trucker, so Columbus Lakeview coach Kurt Franzen can check off any worries about the bus on road games for the Vikings.

        Not far away from Lincoln is Ashland-Greenwood, whose new tradition came up almost by accident.

        Team-by-team previews for the six Lincoln Public Schools football teams.

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