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A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season

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A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season
The Scottsbluff Bearcats football team gave us plenty of highlights throughout the season. Below is a game-by-game recap of the Bearcats outstanding season.
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Game 1
Scottsbluff’s Jacob Krul runs during a football game against North Platte on Friday, Aug. 30 at Bearcat Stadium.

Game 1

Scottsbluff downs North Platte 42-21 in season opener

Following two lightning delays that totaled over two hours, the Bearcats outscored visiting North Platte 21-0 in the second half to pull away for a 42-21 victory on Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Game 2

Scottsbluff quarterback Sabastian Harsh passes against coverage from Hastings’ Laif Hultine during their game Friday, Sept. 6 at Lloyd Wilson Field.

Game 2

Scottsbluff rolls over Hastings in early state-rated showdown

In what many anticipated would be a tight matchup between two state-rated Class B high school football teams ended up being a one-sided affair in favor of the second-ranked Scottsbluff Bearcats.
After spotting ninth-ranked Hastings a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter, Scottsbluff reeled off the next 35 points in a row en route to recording a dominating 41-12 road victory.
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Game 3

A Scottsbluff defender tackles Northwest’s Tyler Hageman during a football game on Friday, Sept. 13 in Grand Island.

Game 3

Scottsbluff escapes Northwest’s upset bid to stay unbeaten


Facing real adversity for the first time this season, the Scottsbluff High School football team didn’t flinch in a Class B state-rated showdown with Grand Island Northwest.
The Bearcats overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to escape with an 18-13 win over the seventh-ranked Vikings.
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Game 4

Scottsbluff head coach Jud Hall talks to his team during their game against Sterling, Colorado on Sept. 20.

Game 4

Bearcats roll over Sterling to stay unbeaten


Sabastian Harsh finished with 140 yards on the ground and 150 through the air with four touchdowns to lead the Class B No. 2 (Omaha World-Herald) Scottsbluff football team to a 36-13 win over Sterling, Colorado.
Krul also passed the century mark in rushing, toting the ball 17 times for 124 yards rushing.
 
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Scottsbluff quarterback Sabastian Harsh (4) hurdles Gering’s Eli Thompson. Also pictured blocking for Scottsbluff is Trayton Travnicek (68) during their game on Friday, Sept. 27. The Bearcats earned a 42-7 win.

Game 5

Scottsbluff tops Gering to remain undefeated


Jacob Krul rushed for 2    yards and the Class B No. 2 (Omaha World-Herald) Scottsbluff football team racked up 432 yards on the ground in a 42-7 win over Gering on Friday night at Memorial Stadium in Gering.
The win improved the Bearcats to 5-0.
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Game 6

Scottsbluff’s Caleb Walker runs the ball during a football game on Friday, Oct. 4 in Sidney.

Game 6

Fast start powers Bearcats past Red Raiders 59-0


What once was a major district showdown on the gridiron just a few short years ago has recently turned into a major mismatch between the Scottsbluff and Sidney football teams.
That trend continued between the now interclass foes as the Class B Bearcats cruised to a 59-0 win over the Class C-1 Red Raiders.
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats football season  - Game 7

Scottsbluff’s Luke Rohrer attempts to block a pass attempt by Lexington’s quarterback on Friday, Oct. 11.

Game 7

Scottsbluff dominates Lexington in 64-14 win


SCOTTSBLUFF — The Scottsbluff Bearcats dominated on all sides of the ball in their 64-14 win over Lextington Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.
Scottsbluff forced a Lexington fumble on the opening kickoff and didn’t look back.
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season  — Game 8

Scottsbluff’s Jasiya DeOllos takes the ball upfield with Terrance Mokeac blocking for him during their game against Alliance on Friday, Oct. 18.

Game 8

Scottsbluff runs past Alliance, 51-10


The Scottsbluff football team took a little bit to find it’s offensive rhythm, but once it did there was no stopping it. Scottsbluff downed Alliance 51-10.
Bearcat running back Jacob Krul scored four times in the first half. Krul closed out the scoring in the first half on a dazzling run on a short pass play and took it 78 yards for a touchdown.
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season— Game 9

Scottsbluff’s Jacob Krul looks for a hole in the Alliance defense earlier in the season. No photo was available from this game. Scottsbluff downed McCook 21-14 on Friday, Oct. 25.

Game 9

Scottsbluff football team finishes season 9-0, win district title


For the second straight year, the Scottsbluff football team will head into the postseason with an undefeated record as Class B, District 4 champions.
The Bearcats, who have been running roughshod over the competition the past few weeks, were put to the test in their regular-season finale on Friday night in McCook by an inspired Bison team playing its best football of the season. 
 
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Game 10

Scottsbluff’s Jasiyah DeOllos puts the hit on Alliance quarterback Trevor DuBray during their first round game in the Class B playoffs at Bearcat Stadium on Friday, Nov. 1.

Game 10

Bearcats advance to second round of Class B playoffs

For the second straight year, the Scottsbluff football team will head into the The No. 1-seeded Scottsbluff Bearcats dominated Alliance 48-6 in the first round of the Class B playoffs.
Scottsbluff quarterback Brett Hill, who was starting in the place of Sebastian Harsh, accounted for the Bearcats first three touchdowns.
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Game 11

Scottsbluff’s Sabastian Harsh celebrates after scoring the second of his five touchdowns against Norris in the Class B playoffs on Friday, Nov. 8 at Bearcat Stadium on Friday, Nov. 8.

Game 11

Bearcats bash Norris 49-28


The Scottsbluff Bearcats bashed the Norris Titans defense winning 49-28 behind five touchdowns by Sabastian Harsh.
Scottsbluff’s Jasiya DeOllos and Caleb Walker also scored for the Bearcats.
The Bearcats began to ran away with the game in the second quarter. Harsh scored before the end of the first quarter. He added two more in the second to give the Bearcats the 21-7 lead at halftime.
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Game 12

Scottsbluff’s Caleb Walker looks for yardage after breaking a tackle from Omaha Roncalli’s T.J. Hamilton at Roncalli for a Class B semifinal state football game on Friday, Nov. 15.

Game 12

Scottsbluff headed to Class B title game with 63-56 dismantling of Omaha Roncalli


Sabastian Harsh accounted for 613 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Scottsbluff football team to a 63-56 win over Omaha Roncalli Catholic, earning a berth in the Class B state title game for the second year in a row.
A salute to the Scottsbluff Bearcats' football season — Championship game

Scottsbluff’s Sabastian Harsh reacts after scoring a fourth-quarter touchdown against Omaha Skutt in the Class B championship game on Monday, Nov. 25

 Game 13

So close: Scottsbluff falls to Omaha Skutt 21-20

The Scottsbluff football team mounted a stellar fourth-quarter comeback behind senior quarterback Sabastian Harsh.
The Bearcats came up just short of a game-winning 2-point conversion to fall 21-20 to six-time state champion Omaha Skutt Catholic on Monday, Nov. 25 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
Skutt Catholic (13-0) 0 13 8 0 — 21
Scottsbluff (12-1) 7 0 0 13 — 20
Scoring Summary
First Quarter
S — Sabastian Harsh 4 run (Caleb Walker kick)
Second Quarter
O — Tyson Gordon 4 run (Zach Hodge kick)
O — Gordon 12 pass to Max Brinker (kick failed)
Third Quarter
O — Grant Diesing 66 run (Gordon pass to Brinker)
Fourth Quarter
S — Harsh 14 run (Walker kick)
S — Harsh 17 run (run failed)

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