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“Our goal was to get a pick six or score on ‘D’, so we were aggressive on this,” said Grand Island Senior High linebacker Chase Reis, who was tied for third on the North with six tackles. “Our goal was to shut down the run game and if we did shut that down to watch the pass. We did a pretty good job and we had fun out there.”While the North only held a 48 yard advantage in total offense (378 330), its defense forced five turnovers.”We just stuck to what we’ve been working on all week,” Reis said. “When their film was sent to us, it wasn’t very good so we didn’t have much to go off of.”North head coach Arnie Johnson of Boone Central/Newman Grove said limiting the South’s running game to 131 yards on 34 carries was a big part of his team’s success.”We wanted to try and stop the run and make them one dimensional,” he said. “When we got ahead of them, they had to make some big plays, and then they were in trouble.”It’s just the tempo of the game, the momentum of the game. If they would have been able to run the ball four or five yards a crack, they could have wore us down. But actually what happened was we ran a lot of things outside to make their big players run, and I think they looked tired.”The turnovers hit the South from the start. After taking the opening drive 74 yards to the North 6 yard line,
the South saw Logan Power’s pass into the end zone deflect off a pair of players before being picked off by Millard North’s Avram Tynes.The North’s offense started clicking right away but had to settle for a 27 yard field goal by Gothenburg’s Trenton Long.”I’m always happy but never satisfied,” Johnson said. “I’d like to have these guys play more games. I’d like to have these guys in the fall.”We didn’t score there in the end zone, but the defense played tremendous. There are great athletes all over the place. When you have athletes and you put them in space, that’s going to happen.”The North converted on a pair of third downs on its second possession to go up 9 0. The biggest came on a 43 yard catch by Grand Island Senior High’s Trevor Wojtalewicz on third and 8 from the South’s 49 yard line.Bellevue West’s Brad Brazeal scrambled before hitting Wojtalewicz at the 31 yard line.”I was just running out. I thought maybe he was going to hit me deep,” said Wojtalewicz, who felt he was close to 100 percent despite battling a knee injury. “I saw him rolling back, so I came back a little bit. The ball was going to RJ (Urzendowski), but he said he didn’t have a chance at it. I don’t think the defensive back knew I was behind him, so it was right to me.”I was close to breaking it, but I wasn’t so fast. It was still a good reception. I think it brought a lot of momentum. I think it shifted the game at that point.”On the next play, Lutheran High Northeast’s Shaka Taylor carried it into the end zone to give the North a 9 0 lead with 6:27 left in the first half.The South answered for its lone score on the next possession. The North appeared to have stopped the South on fourth and goal from the 3, but the North was called for breaking the Shrine Bowl rule of only having no more than four defensive linemen.Ralston’s Isaac Wallace plunged in from the 1 on the next play to cut the lead to 9 7.It stayed that way until the fourth quarter as both teams traded turnovers to end the first half.Johnson tried to trick the South by having Wojtalewicz take the ball on a reverse and attempt a pass off of it. But his throw sailed high and settled into the arms of Ashland Greenwood’s Gunnar Garner for an interception.Wojtalewicz didn’t let throwing into the wind serve as an excuse.”I’m not going to blame anything on the wind,” he said. “That was all me. I was supposed to roll out a little bit more. I stepped up and saw (Stanford recruit and Millard West graduate) Harrison (Phillips). He’s a big dude and kind of scared me. So I stepped up and just threw it.”I don’t know what happened. It worked all week in practice,
and I ducked it 100 percent.”The North sealed the win with three touchdowns in span of 7:42 in the fourth quarter.Offensive most valuable player Easton Stick of Omaha Creighton Prep scored on a 1 yard quarterback keeper. He finished with 94 yards on 10 carries and completed 11 of 20 passes for 124 yards.