Football/Girls Basketball – 2011: Battle Creek

 

Front L to R: Statistician Dawn Fink, Connie Kirby, Suzanne Brungardt, Kim Osborn, Julie Hrabanek, Amy Volk, Managers Renee Martischang, Laura Vogel. Back: Coach Wayne McCormick, Michelle Volk, Jami Otgjen, Lisa Wacker, Jill Klein, Mary Schnitzler, Jodi Otjen, Shelia Johnson, Michele Field, Tammy Hepper, Coach Bob Schnitzler

Football team went 13-0, Class C-1 State Champions, with no one closer than 30 points during the playoff series. Scored 546 points to 12 for opponents. Ten shutouts. Assistant coaches: Pete Kropp, Wayne McCormick, John Greer.  Most highly honored in post-season: Tony Uhlir, Jed Praeuner, Jeremy Pochop, Todd Volk.

Girls Basketball Team was 24-0, Class C-1 State Champion. Suzanne Brungardt and Julie Hrabanek were on four straight state championship teams with a record of 94-2.

Football/Basketball – 2005: Grant, 1980-81

The 1980-81 state champion Grant football and boys basketball teams. The football team, coached by Hall of Fame coach Al Gaston, compiled an 11-1 record and won the state championship. The basketball team, coached by Tom Lawson and led by Hall of Famer Bill Jackman, went 26-0 to claim the state title.

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Football – 2012: Cambridge

Front-Doug Houser, Travis Arnold, Richard Burke, J.F. Hoffman, Trevor Kubik, Brian DeVries, Doug Witte, Shawn Colson, Doug Wulfe, Second Row- Troy Paisley, Gordon Collicott, Roland Besler, Tom Druse, Brad Holtze, Don Hosick, Chris Borland, Rick Sayer, Virgil Banzhaf, Chris Chitwood, Pat Langley, Monty Smith Third Row – Scott Mollring S.M., Dana Hlavinka, Darren Mues, Todd Witler, Andy Wier, Mike Harris, Matt Langely, Shawn Johnson, Jim Shoemaker, Tracy Johnson, Dennis Hendrick, Shannon Braaten Fourth Row – Chris Eisenhart S.M., Eric tenBensel, Steve Miller, Chad Johnson, John Dutton, Shannon Brougham, Damon Colson, Matt Massey, Jan tenBensel, Jeff Shoemaker, Chad Fuller S.M. Top Row – Trainer Jim Jones, Ass’t. Coach Bill Shoemaker, Head Coach Bob Fuller, Ass’t. Coach Jeff Mollring. 13-0 Class C2 State Champions 1987

Football – 2010: Creighton Prep, Omaha

Creighton Prep, 12-0, Class A State Champions

Front Row — Jeff Huber, Steve Kurtz, Matt Walsh, Paul Vescio, Mike Budka, Dave Crum, Leo Allison, Rick Davis, Dan Benak, Mike Macaitas, Scott Christensen, Tom Brown, Bryan Riley

Second Row — Justin Groff, Mike Beacom, Cory Blatzell, Maurie Maher, Mike Hertzig, Steve Kelley, Jim Mullen, Dan Kirk,Chris Nisi, Greg Barrios, Dick DiGiacomo, Dave Jandric, Glenn Sutton, Joe Spitzenberger, Judd Lundsford, Brett Burianek, Tom Dervin, Corey O’Shaughnessy, Joe Ryan

Third Row – – Coach Lynn Groff, Coach Brother Mike Wilmot, John Hogan, Coach Joe Dervin, John Newsome, Bob Cripe, James Swait, Larry Lauvetz, John Rinn, John Casher, Jim Smith,Matt Smith, Dave Jensen, Head Coach Tom Jaworski, Mickey Anderson, Jeff Gaul, Dan Lohmeier, Gene Williams, Mike Wilwerding, Daryl Liese,George Achola, Chris Costello, Coach John Naatz, Mike Kosalka, Coach Steve Costello

Fourth Row – – Bud Sachs, Jay Abboud, Mike Fretz, Dwayne Watkins, Shane McClanahan, Joe Kramer, Matt Longo, Matt Herek, Scott Kurtz, Mark Thibodeau, Sam Scarpello, Chris Bantner, Ken Kanger, Al Gaeta, Brian Mueller

Football – 2010: Grand Island Northwest

Grand Island Northwest, 13-0, Class B State Champions

Front Row – Right to Left – Dan Hesselgesser, Doug Clement, Greg Hansen, Dave Hepner, Russ Harvey, Mike Katzberg, Scott Woodward, Mike Cleary, Steve Arrants, Joe Bauer, Tye Martin, Eric Corwin, Jeff Medberry, Jeff Bacon, Andy Rathjen, Angie Reed – Trainer

Second Row – Steve Allen, Tom Peterson, Tyler Warren, Shannon Narber, Rick Sonnenfeld, Tom Janky, Brook Carrick, Paul Oakeson, Matt King, Kevin Glinsman, Mark Arndt, Kevin Toczek, Troy Taylor, Troy Wait, Kirk Schroeder, Darin Craven

Third Row – Ty Baker, Brett Williams, Larry Archer, Dave Harvey, Kent Redwine, Mitch Spiehs, Rod Nordlund, Mark Mattingly, Curtis Fox, Terry Koskovich, Kurt Daberkow, Brett Sheffield, Dan Brondel, Todd Koskovich, Mike Saddler, Brad Parker, Scott Manning

Back Row – Coach Al Sheffield, Coach Ron Wiese, Coach Bob Rupp, Coach Rod Rhodes, Cam Hill, Rick Schwieger, Jeff Schimmer, Steve Erickson, John Ragland, Tim Vopat, Marty Pistulka, Greg Mattis, William Whiting, Neal Kemmet, Bryan Peterson, Coach David Gee, Head CoachDick Anderson

Football – 2009: Columbus Scotus

Record: 13 wins, no losses.

Class B state champion.

In playoffs, defeated Wood River, Aurora, Omaha Roncalli and Gothenburg. First team in Class A-B-C1 to have a 13-0 football season. Five players made all-state, 10 went on to college careers. Defense allowed only 55 points for the season, an average of 4.2 points per game. Head Coach Jim Puetz.

 2009 Team

Front L-R:Pat Kuta, Rick Zoucha, Scott Heimes, Jeff Lassen, Keith Neal, Todd Duren, Rich Bogus, Dave Younger, Allen Chonon, Rich Buettner, Scott Krzycki, Duane Dubas, Dennis Rinkel. Row 2: Brian Van Dyke, Troy Tworek, Jerry Zywiec, Greg Jarecke, Todd Peterson, Steve Bonk, Mark Love, Karl Hroza, Didier Gorant, Bill Soulliere, Bryan Borer, Mike Kudron, Randy Zoucha, Doug Korth. Row 3: Fr. Wayne Pavala, Coach Vem Younger, Steve Starzec, John Mielak. Mike Ebner, Mark Krings, Paul Shotkoski, Jeff Podraza, Paul Portrey, Chuck Korger, Roger Wiese, Steve Spale. Row 4: Bob Klopnieski, Don Brakenhoff, Doug Brakenhoff, Pat Engelbert, Joe Determan, Dan Prososki, Kurt Kuta,Ray Hebna, Brian Hatcher, Ken Kresha, Head Coach Jim Puetz,Ass‘t. Coach Randy Berlin, Ass’t. Coach Gary Puetz

Football – 2006: Grand Island Northwest, 1981

1981 Class B State Champions
11-1 Record
Central Conference champion
Lone loss by 20-8 to Aurora.
Defeated Aurora in state championship game, 55-0.
Rated #5 in World-Herald final Top 10 ratings.
Four all-state players, Todd Olson, Dave Sims, Kirk Berggren, Ron Maas.
In three playoff games, they outscored opponents 132-12.
Set or tied 12 all-class or Class B playoffs records.

Season Scores:
Holdrege, 20-0
Ord, 28-0
Aurora, 8-20
Gothenburg, 39-0
Central City, 15-3
York, 51-13
Adams Central, 35-0
Fairbury, 66-0
Albion, 26-20

Playoffs:
Kimball, 36-13
Lincoln Pius X, 41-0
Aurora, 55-0

Grand Island Northwest Football–Front left to right: Larry Brannagan, Ken Brand, Lyndon Boltz, Kirk Berggren, John Haubold, Shane Redwine, Dave Sims, Daryl Meier, Jeff Boeka. Second Row: James DeMary, Fred Kuta, Pat Severn, Brad Elkins, Mike Reuss, Jeff Baxter, Greg Mora, Kelly Mendyk, Brian Hueske. Third Row: Steve Lamb, Scott Bradley, Jeff Brand, Greg Katzberg, Chris Eberhardt, Jason Davis, Kurt Carpenter, Kevin Engle, Jeff Sheeks. Fourth Row: Coach Bob Rupp, Coach Tom Hill, Coach Al Scheffield, John Arp, Mark Sims, Kurt Grimminger, Dan Hartman, Kent Brannagan, Rob Falldorf, Scott Fox, Coach Dave Gee, Coach Steve Vertin, Head Coach Dick Anderson. Fifth Row: Trainer Pat Liebsack, Trainer Doug Armstrong, Student Manager David Bredthauer, Scott Berggren, Kevin Clark, Ron Maas, Tod Olson, David McMichael, Tom Mattingly, Tony Markvicka, Brian Anders, Glenn Mattingly.