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Neligh-Oakdale dominated Wakefield on Friday night for the homecoming victory and improved to 2-1 on the season.
The Warriors won 41-14 thanks to what coach Ron Beacom described as a team effort.
"I thought we were real efficient offensively, except for a couple of turnovers in the second half. When we had the ball, our drives weren't very long - three plays at the most and we were putting it in the end zone," Beacom said. "I thought our kids were executing well and running good routes. Grant (White) was putting the ball on them, and he was getting time to put the ball on them."
Junior Grant White ran for 84 yards on seven carries and threw for another 162 yards (9-of-13). White had a hand in six touchdowns - two on the ground, three through the air and another on a punt return. Chris Bentley was on the receiving end of two touchdowns while Pepper Marchant had the other.
Bentley only had three receptions on the night, but two of them were for touchdowns. He had 40 yards through the air. Merchant led the team with 57 yards receiving on just two receptions with one being on a touchdown. Garett Allemang ran for 53 yards on 11 carries and had two receptions for 41 yards.
Defensively, Bentley had 15 tackles, including 12 solo. The junior also had four sacks. Marchant had 20 tackles with 10 being solo.
"It was another team. I think our kids right now are starting to understand that every time we go to practice that we're going to have to adopt a next man up attitude," Beacom said. "We had a number of younger kids who had to step up and play a good game. I think we're able to do that."
Neligh-Oakdale will host 0-3 North Central on Thursday, Sept. 24.
N-O: 49 yard pass by Grant White to Pepper Marchant (Kick Failed)
N-O: 9 yard run by White (Kick by Robin Hahn)
N-O: 61 yard Punt Return by White (Hahn Kick)
WAK: 6 yard pass from Isaac Camarena to Julio Sanchez (Run Failed)
N-O: 20 yard pass from White to Chris Bentley (Hahn Kick)
N-O: 13 yard pass from White to Bentley (Hahn Kick)
WAK: 18 yard pass from Camarena to Efren Godinez (Pass from Camarena to Sanchez)
N-O: 26 yard run by White (Hahn Kick)