The Nebraska Prep Sports panel takes a look at the Class C-1 football quarterfinals scheduled for Monday. The Nebraska Prep Sports Panel is currently picking 81.4% games correctly, including 42% of our UPSET SPECIALs. ..
Now a look at the Class C-1 quarterfinals.....
*** Auburn at Bishop Neumann .
... Both of these two teams look very balanced and the matchups are very close. Neumann is undefeated and on a 23 game winning streak. Auburn's only loss was to Class B state qualifier Nebraska City. This game will turn on momentum -- that means a big play or a turnover. .
... the pick ... Bishop Neumann 22-18 .
*** Norfolk Catholic at Pierce .
... This is another regular season rematch which was won by Pierce 30-7. That sounds like a major mismatch but Pierce scored 23 points in the 2nd quarter and that was the difference in a very even matched game. .
... the pick ... Norfolk Catholic 12-10 ** UPSET ** .
*** Filmore Central at Hastings St. Cecillia .
... RB Mike Brower and his senior class mtes at Filmore Central have focused this season on making it to Lincoln and to winning the state title. Hastings will be a major hurdle. This will be a defensive struggle more than an offensive explosion. They first team to 20 points will win. .
... the pick ... Filmore Central 21-12 .
*** Chase County at Valentine .
... This maybe one of the fastest games in Nebraska playoff history. Both teams are run-oriented so don't look for many passes. Both teams also have power running as an emphasis. Chase county lost once this season. Valentine is undefeated. .
... the pick ... Valentine 10-9 .