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Neligh-Oakdale picked up another district win Thursday night, setting up a big district showdown next week against the neighboring Wolfpack.
The Warriors defeated Boyd County 42-26 in Butte to improve to 5-1 on the season. The team had 244 passing yards and 194 rushing yards on the night.
"We got off to another great start., said Head Coach Ron Beacom, "Now, we just need to figure out how to start the second half with the same kind of intensity we start the game with."
"It was another terrific team effort. We suited up 17 guys and 15 of them played significant roles throughout the night."
The coach said his team have two really good challenges left in their schedule.
"We have the opportunity this week to play for a district title. Both games will prepare us well for the challenges of the post season."
Neligh-Oakdale entered Thursday game tied with Elgin Public Pope John in the district race. Pending the Wolfpack's game against Niobrara/Verdigre on Friday, next week's matchup between the Wolfpack and Warriors in Neligh will determine the district champion.
The coach said that he told his players they should be proud of their accomplishments.
"There is a lot left to play for," Beacom said, "but with last night's win they have probably secured themselves a spot in the playoffs for the third year in a row and have assured themselves of having back to back winning seasons."
N-O: 3 yard run by Garett Allemang (Robin Hahn Kick)
N-O: 20 yard pass from Grant White to Chris Bentley (Hahn Kick)
BC: 15 yard pass from Riley Ellwanger to Caleb Rihanek (Run Failed)
N-O: 60 yard run by Andrew Herley (Hahn Kick)
N-O: 14 yard pass from White to Tyson Belitz (Hahn Kick)
N-O: 65 yard pass from White to Allemang (Hahn Kick)
BC: 15 yard run by Ellwanger (Run Failed)
BC: 38 yard run by Ellwanger (Pass from Ellwanger to Wyatt Boettcher)
N-O: 30 yard run by White (Hahn Kick)
BC: Blocked punt returned for a touchdown by Boettcher (Pass Failed)