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The White broke through for its first victory in the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic Saturday, scoring the winning touchdown in the 28-21 decision on a 25-yard pass from Ty Haase of West Point-Beemer to Battle Creek’s Jared Bellar with 5:27 remaining in the contest.
Five former Boone Central/Newman Grove Cardinals, along with two other Albion News area participants, had a big hand in the White win. Zac Glidden, in fact, was selected as the White Defensive Player of the Game following a 10-tackle performance from his defensive back position.
One of the Card quintet was not in pads, but White Head Coach Dr. Jon Cerny (Bancroft-Rosalie) credited longtime Albion/Boone Central Coach Arnie Johnson – his “designated playcaller” for the game – for dialing up the winning score.
An event record crowd of 2,560 at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Norfolk saw a well-played game, with just two penalties whistled. Each team lost one fumble and a key interception by the White with 3:38 to play helped secure the victory.
Along with Johnson’s playcalling and Glidden’s 10 tackles, BC/NG’s Colton Pelster and Brayden Frauendorfer of Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family were credited with three stops apiece, and BC/NG’s Michael Lipker and Collin Martinsen of Riverside each made two tackles. Garrett Temme of BC/NG helped the White on the offensive side of the ball, catching three passes for 26 yards.
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