Nate Rogers of South Sioux City caught two touchdowns passes to help lead the Red Team past the White Team 20-10 Saturday night in the first-ever Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic.
Saturday night’s game, played at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Norfolk, drew 2,249 spectators.
Rogers was on the receiving end of a 68-yard touchdown strike from high school teammate Scott Manley in the second quarter. He then caught a 12-yard scoring pass from Norfolk Catholic’s Jordan Bellar.
In all, Rogers caught five passes for 97 yards. He was named Most Valuable Offensive Player of the game for the Red Team.
On the defensive end, Riley Knake helped lead the Red Team with nine tackles, including one for a loss. He was named the Red Team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player of the game.
Elgin Public-Pope John standout signal-caller Ross Schindler put a spark into the White Team’s offense in the second half with his playmaking ability. He was one of three Wolfpack players to play in the game, the other two were Blake Anderson and Andrew Heithoff. Anderson carried the ball three times for six yards. Heithoff saw action at linebacker on defense.
For the White Team, Travis Wright of Battle Creek rushed for 127 yards on 30 carries. He scored the White Team’s lone touchdown from three yards out.
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