Outlook Class A Disticts - 2004

The Class A teams offer a great deal of balance this season. The traditional powers are being challenged by some rising school programs. Class A was ruled by Millard North last year but graduation has taken a lot of talent, but the outlook is not dim.

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2004  Nebraska  Class A Outlook

 

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

Grand Island

Columbus

Millard West

Bellevue West

Bellevue East

Lincoln East

Fremont

Omaha Benson

Millard North

Millard South

Lincoln North Star

Kearney

Omaha Central

Omaha Northwest

Omaha Bryan

Lincoln Northeast

Lincoln High

Omaha Creighton Prep

Omaha Westside

Omaha Burke

Norfolk

Lincoln Southeast

Omaha South

Papillion-LaVista

Omaha North

North Platte

Lincoln Southwest

Papillion-LaVista South

 

 

 

 

 

The Class A teams offer a great deal of balance this season.  The traditional powers are being challenged by some rising school programs.  Class A was ruled by Millard North last year but graduation has taken a lot of talent, but the outlook is not dim.

 

District 1 offers football fans balance and several different styles of play.  Lincoln North Star looks to continue to develop the foundation of their program and make a giant step forward from last year.  The question around North Platte is – How will the team adjust without Danny Woodhead their Super State player from last year.  Grand Island seems to be a good team every year and consistently wins their share of games – just not quite enough.  Norfolk offers solid line play, some very good skill position players, but seem to lack that "playmaker" to challenge for the state title.  The other to Lincoln schools in the district (Northeast and East) appear to be at the top of the district action.

 

District 2 Columbus, Fremont, and Lincoln High appear to slipping slightly in district standing. Lincoln Southwest is in their 3rd year of play and are coming off a playoff appearance last year. They are in a fast growing area of Lincoln and the talent is ready to become a fixture in the playoffs.  Kearney looks to not only make the playoffs but make some noise once they get there.  They may likely be the top team outside the Lincoln/Omaha metro areas in Class A. That leaves us to mention Lincoln Southeast. They again have lost some talented players, but they are prepared to reload for another shot at the state title. They will likely be a consensus Top 3 ranked team in the state pre-season.

 

District 3 Omaha Creighton Prep looks like the team that has moved to the top. Omaha Central has an abundance of talent and college recruiters will be watching several players this season on the Eagles team. Millard West looks to be a powerhouse again and will be a factor in the state title chase.  Omaha South and Omaha Benson will challenge for a spot in the playoffs, but this district is very strong at the top. Papillion-LaVista South rounds out the district and is a dangerous team if someone takes them lightly.

 

District 4 Millard North will get the most attention this year as others watch to see if/how much the execution and level of play will drop after the losses from graduation over the past two years. We at Nebraska Prep Sports do not look for much of a change from Millard North but they should not dominate the district this year and might even lose to a district opponent.  Papillion-LaVista must find replacements for some skill players including at QB. Omaha Northwest looks to see more consistency from their team and a challenge for the playoffs is possible. Omaha Westside and Bellevue West appear to offer the biggest challenge the district title.  Both have some playmakers on both sides of the ball.

 

District 5 Balance, Balance, and Balance – that is District 5.  An error (mental or physical) or injury might separate these teams. They are very each very strong and solid. Omaha Bryan will likely finish at the bottom of the district but could also be at the top in November.  Bellevue East and Omaha North have the talent to take a major step forward but the attitude and tradition maybe a factor.  That leaves us to mention Millard South and Omaha Burke. Both of these teams will be explosive this season .  At NPS (Nebraska Prep Sports) feel that Omaha Burke gets the nod for the district title.

 

Class A Pre-Season Top 10

 

  1. Omaha Creighton Prep
  2. Lincoln Southeast
  3. Millard North
  4. Omaha Burke
  5. Millard West
  6. Omaha Westside
  7. Lincoln Northeast
  8. Omaha Central
  9. Lincoln East
  10. Kearney

 


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