FRIDAY FOOTBALL UPDATE: Bears, Pioneers earn routs; Eagles' comeback falls short

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The Blair and Fort Calhoun football teams each earned decisive home victories Friday night, while Arlington's fourth-quarter, road comeback was thwarted by Boys Town.
The Bears are 5-3 with one regular season week to go, while the Pioneers and Eagles are 2-6.

BHS earns 50-0 shutout
Coach Bryan Soukup's BHS team forced the Ralston Rams into six turnovers Friday at Krantz Field, earning a 50-0 shutout victory.
Wyatt Ogle fell on the first fumble and Spencer Beal picked off the last Ram pass as the Bears' offense scored 50 unanswered points.
Livai Opetaia, Dex Larsen (2) and Morgan Rump scored first-half rushing touchdowns, while Nolan Ulrich, Braden Hansen and Cade Ulven combined to tackle a Ralston ball carrier in the end zone for a safety. Rump also connected with Nolan Osterhaus for a 35-yard passing touchdown before Blair went into halftime with a 37-0 advantage.
During the second half, Rump added his second rushing touchdown in the third quarter before Dane Larsen scored from 3 yards out in the fourth.
The Bears close out the regular season next Friday with a home game against South Sioux City.

Pioneers rout Concordia 48-8
Fort Calhoun poured it on early and often at home Friday, picking up its second win of the season.
The Pioneers beat winless Omaha Concordia 48-8. They led 27-0 after one quarter and 41-0 after two to improve to 2-6.
Coach Adolph Shepardson's team is scheduled to close out the regular season next Friday with a game at district leader Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.

AHS comes back, but falls short
The Arlington football team trailed Boys Town 28-14 entering the fourth quarter, but evened the score before the Cowboys earned a 34-28 victory.
On their final offensive drive, the Eagles drove into BT territory when Josh Miller completed a pass to Dustin Kirk for a first down with 2:10 remaining. A pair of receptions by Jesse Thompson earned another first down before Miller ran the ball all the way down to the Cowboys' 17 yard line.
From there, though, the Eagles lost seven yards and threw an incomplete pass on fourth down, falling to 2-6 on the season.
Coach Colter Mattson's AHS squad is scheduled to end the regular season next Friday at Douglas County West.

Fort the full story on these games and additional photos, check out Tuesday's edition of the Washington County Pilot-Tribune. Check out enterprisepub.com/sports later that day for full coverage as well.

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