Talk about ‘White Hot.’
The White All-Stars blitzed the Reds 49-14 in Saturday’s Northeast Nebraska All-Star Classic football game, evening the event’s series record at 2-2.
On a sweltering June afternoon at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk, the White quickly gave a preview of what was in store, as Norfolk High quarterback Gunner Fuelberth found Kyle Kramer running free behind Red coverage on the White’s third snap from scrimmage. Kramer hauled in the long pass and sprinted away to a 75-yard touchdown and early 7-0 lead.
From that point on, Fuelberth – who would be named the White ‘Offensive Player of the Game’ – provided most of the fuel for the winning attack, completing 21-of-35 passes for 311 yards and five touchdowns.
It was certainly a successful experience for the players from Boone Central/Newman Grove and Riverside, all of whom were members of the winning White side.
Kramer helped provide the early spark for the White with his long touchdown and finished with three receptions for 84 yards. Former Cardinal teammate Joe O’Brien was part of an offensive line that gave Fuelberth excellent protection and opened holes for 104 rushing yards. Tight end Tanner Hudson of Riverside had three receptions for 58 yards, including one long catch-and-run that featured numerous broken tackles and nifty jukes.
Boone Central/Newman Grove’s David Hansen anchored the White defensive line and Cardinal Keaton Henry patrolled the field from a linebacker position, helping lead a defense that limited the Reds to 60 rushing yards and 148 yards through the air.