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BDS banding together for D-2 title run

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley football back in Class D-2 title game
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 10:01 PM CST
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BRUNING, Neb. (KSNB) - The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles are back in the Class D-2 championship game since they won it all in 2017.

The Eagles have been one of the best teams in eight-man since they formed the co-op in 2010, failing to lose a regular season game since 2014.

BDS entered the 2020 season with high expectations bringing back talent from its 2019 team and dropping down to Class D-2.

With lofty expectations surrounding the team, assistant coach Scott Shipley said the team has become a “Band of Brothers.”

“They play for each other," Shipley said. "We don’t have as you would say that special star. Everybody does their job and try to do it for one another.”

“Just stick together as a team really no matter what happens," BDS senior Dalton Kleinschmidt said. "We’ve had a lot of injuries this year and we just stick together no matter really what happens and we do a good job at it.”

With Memorial Stadium not hosting the state football championships, the Eagles are one of six teams getting to host a title game for the first time since 1995.

“It’s something that we feel very proud that opportunity to have it at home and have a home game," Shipley said. "So anytime you can have a home game and it’s in the playoffs that’s a benefit to you.”

BDS hosts unbeaten and fifth-seeded Sandhills/Thedford Friday, Nov. 20. Game kicks off at 5 p.m. from Shickley.

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