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Grand Island vs. Omaha Burke, 11.19

Omaha Burke's Dylan Sales (68) lifts quarterback Tyler Chadwick after playing the final down to win 24-20 over Grand Island during the Class A state championship at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 19.

Class A

School (Record) | Pvs.

1. Omaha Burke (13-0) | 1

2. Millard West (9-3) | 9

3. Grand Island (10-3) | 10

4. Millard South (9-2) | 2

5. Omaha Westside (9-2)| 3

6. Omaha North (6-4) | 4

7. Bellevue West (10-2) | 5

8. Elkhorn South (7-4) | -

9. Lincoln High (7-3) | 6

10. Lincoln Southeast (7-4) | 7

Comments: Millard West gets the nod over state runner-up Grand Island for the No. 2 spot based on its double-overtime win over the Islanders in Week 7. Millard West’s resume also includes wins against No. 4 Millard South, No. 5 Omaha Westside (in the quarterfinals of the playoffs) and No. 6 Omaha North. Two of Millard West’s losses came to Burke, the second in the semifinals, a game that appeared to be going to overtime, but a Millard West turnover and a Bulldog touchdown in the final seconds gave the state champions the seven-point win. Millard South, Westside, Omaha North and Bellevue West all drop two spots from their final regular-season spots because of Millard West’s and GI’s playoff runs.

Class B

School (Record) | Pvs.

1. Omaha Skutt (13-0) | 1

2. Scottsbluff (12-1) | 2

3. York (9-3) | 4

4. Waverly (9-3) | 7

5. McCook (9-2) | 3

6. Seward (8-3) | 6

7. Omaha Roncalli (8-3) | 8

8. Blair (7-4) | 9

9. Northwest (5-5) | 5 |

10. Hastings (4-6) |10 |

Comments: Blair’s wild first-round win against Northwest and Waverly’s quarterfinal road victory at McCook accounted for the biggest changes in the final order.

Class C-1

School (Record) | Pvs.

1. Aurora (13-0) | 2

2. Wahoo (10-2) | 3

3. Ord (11-2) | 4

4. Bishop Neumann (9-3) | 5

5. Pierce (10-1) | 1

6. Adams Central (8-3) | 6

7. Columbus Lakeview (6-3) | 7

8. Ashland-Greenwood (8-3) |-

9. Lincoln Lutheran (7-3) | 8

10. Auburn (8-2) | 9

Comments: Even though a perfect storm kept Lakeview out of the playoffs, it retains the No. 7 spot because the three teams the Vikings lost to — Wahoo, Bishop Neumann and Pierce — did nothing in the postseason to spoil their resume. Lakeview started the season rated No. 6 and never wavered far from that spot after performing up to expectations all season. Pierce slips four spots for its lone loss of the season in the quarterfinals to Bishop Neumann. Ashland-Greenwood avenged a loss to Lincoln Lutheran in the regular-season finale with a victory over Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.

Class C-2

School (Record) | Pvs.

1. Centennial (13-0) | 2

2. Norfolk Catholic (11-2) | 1

3. Oakland-Craig (11-1) | 3

4. BRLD (8-3) | 4

5. Sutton (10-2) | 6

6. Aquinas (7-4) | 5

7. Wilber-Clatonia (9-2) | 7

8. St. Paul (8-3) |8

9. Doniphan-Trumbull (7-3) | 9

10. Shelby-Rising City (6-4) |10

Comments: Centennial’s thrilling overtime win against Norfolk Catholic in the state final and Sutton’s quarterfinal victory over Aquinas account for the only changes in the top 10.

Class D-1

School (Record) | Pvs.

1. Creighton (13-0) | 2

2. Burwell (12-1) | 3

3. Exeter-Milligan/Friend (11-1) | 4

4. North Central (8-4) | -

5. Nebraska Christian (9-1) | 5

6. Wakefield (6-2) | 7

7. Lutheran High NE (9-2) | 8 |

8. Guardian Angels CC (9-2) | 9 |

9. Howells-Dodge (7-3) | 10 |

10. BDS (8-1) | 1 |

Comments: BDS couldn’t overcome a season-ending ACL injury to two-time all-stater John Christensen and had its 21-game winning streak snapped by Osceola-High Plains in the first round. North Central’s run to the semifinals of the playoffs included a win over previously unbeaten Nebraska Christian in the second round. Wakefield was ineligible for the playoffs, but the Trojans’ earlier wins over Lutheran High Northeast and Guardian Angels keeps them ranked.

Class D-2

School (Record) | Pvs.

1. Johnson-Brock (13-0) | 1

2. Humphrey SF (11-1) | 4

3. Falls City SH (9-2) | 2

4. Mullen (12-1) | 5

5. Lawrence-Nelson (8-4) | 10

6. Clearwater-Orchard (8-2) | 3

7. Bloomfield (10-1) | 6

8. Kenesaw (10-1)|7

9. Overton (9-2) | 9

10. Sandhills/Thedford (8-2) | 8

Comments: Lawrence-Nelson rises five spots for reaching the semifinals with wins over Clearwater-Orchard and Kenesaw along the way. Humphrey St. Francis gets a two-spot bump for its win over Falls City Sacred Heart. Overton beat Sandhills/Thedford in the second round and those teams switch positions.

Six-man

School (Record) | Pvs.

1. Wilcox-Hildreth (12-0) | 2

2. Harvard (10-1) | 1

3. Hay Springs (11-1) | 3

4. McCool Junction (8-2) | 4

5. Minatare (9-2) | 6

6. Hyannis (8-2) | 5

7. Spalding Academy (7-3) | 7

8. Humphrey/LHF (6-2) | 8

9. Sterling (5-4) | 9

10. Cody-Kilgore (6-4) | -

Comments: Minatare and Hyannis trade spots after Minatare’s win over the Longhorns in the quarterfinals. Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family was ineligible for the playoffs, but its regular-season wins over Sterling and Deshler keep it in the top 10. Cody-Kilgore enters after beating previous No. 10 Deshler in the first round.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7437 or rpowell@journalstar.com. On Twitter @ronpowell_ljs.

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Ron Powell is a longtime prep writer for the Journal Star. He covers high school football, boys basketball and track as well as state college football and Husker and professional tennis.

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