Lincoln Southeast at Omaha Burke, 11/2/18

Omaha Burke's Chris Hickman (81) talks with a coach during the first half of action in the Class A quarterfinals Friday in Omaha.

NU quarterback recruit Luke McCaffrey (Littleton, Colorado) completed 14-of-25 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 86 yards on five carries, including an 81-yard touchdown run, in Valor Christian's 44-6 Class 5A playoff win against Regis Jesuit.

Husker wide receiver recruit Darien Chase (Camas, Washington) had five catches for 66 yards and a rush for 51 yards in Union's 50-10 playoff win against Skyline. The Titans scored on their first seven drives of the game.

NU running back recruit Rahmir Johnson (Oradell, New Jersey) rushed 15 times for 129 yards and a touchdown in Bergen Catholic's 42-6 win against Seton Hall Prep. Johnson also caught one pass for 21 yards.

Husker offensive line recruit Michael Lynn (Englewood, Colorado) is also in the Class 5A playoffs with Cherry Creek. On Friday, Lynn helped pave the way the 436 total yards in Bruins' 41-14 win against Castle View.

Nebraska tight end recruit Chris Hickman (Omaha Burke) had two catches for 18 yards on offense and four tackles on defense in the Bulldogs' 35-28 win against Millard West in the Class A state semifinals.

Husker linebacker recruit Jackson Hannah (Nashville) had 10 tackles, including a sack, in Montgomery Bell Academy's 10-3 win against Briarcrest Christian.

NU athlete recruit Jamie Nance (Blanchard, Oklahoma) had four catches for 26 yards and four rushes for 17 yards in his team's 21-11 win against Cache.

Husker running back recruit Dedrick Mills (Garden City Community College) had five rushes for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Broncbusters' 22-10 win against Butler Community College to conclude the regular season. With the win, Garden City CC clinched a spot in the Nov. 29 national championship game against East Mississippi.

Husker defensive line recruit Ethan Piper (Norfolk Catholic) played a big role in slowing Sutton's potent running attack in the Knights' 50-28 Class C-2 state semifinal win Friday. Piper also caused a fumble.

Nebraska safety recruit Quinton Newsome (Suwanee, Georgia) had a pair of tackles in North Gwinnett's 49-0 win against Central Gwinnett in a Georgia state playoff game.

Husker offensive line recruit Bryce Benhart (Lakeville, Minnesota) helped pave the way for 244 rushing yards in Lakeville North's 35-8 win against St. Michael-Albertville in the state quarterfinals.

— Clark Grell

Reach the writer at 402-473-2639 or cgrell@journalstar.com. On Twitter @LJSSportsGrell.


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Clark Grell is sports editor.

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