Kearney’s Cinderella run ends in Class A Semifinals

Kearney football loses to Elkhorn South in Class A Semifinals, 10-3
Published: Nov. 14, 2020 at 9:38 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (KSNB) - Kearney football had a run to remember in the Class A playoffs. The Bearcats took down top-ranked and defending state champs Bellevue West in the quarterfinals before falling to Elkhorn South in a defensive battle, 10-3.

The Bearcats entered the playoffs as the ninth seed, with a record of 2-4. In a season of ups and downs where they needed to quarantine for two weeks, they proved a lot of people wrong by being one of the last four teams standing in Class A.

“This is a special group. This is a group that a lot of people didn’t have a lot of belief in them," Kearney football coach Brandon Cool said. "This is a group that had to go through a lot of adversity obviously the pandemic stuff.”

“We’re an extremely confident group of guys," Senior quarterback Preston Pearson said. "We had a super tight knit locker room. Our junior and senior class meshed really well and we were confident in what we could do and we tried to prove it to everyone else and I believe that we did that this year.”

Bearcats end their season with a record of 5-5.

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