5-Star Performer: Hitchcock County football claims first state title

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Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 10:48 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - Hitchcock County won its first state high school football championship in program history Monday in a 22-12 victory over Howells-Dodge at Memorial Stadium.

“Super, super excited for these kids,” Falcons coach Randall Rath said. “Our community, it’s just awesome. I’m speechless. Built itself a culture of getting bigger, faster, stronger and I think that breeds the confidence in these young men. Besides that are just great people of real, real high character. It’s unbelievable. I love it. These kids deserve it.”

The players who made history were ecstatic as well.

“It feels amazing,” Falcons senior tight end and defensive end Trent Kisker said. “These guys, lived with them forever and just great memories with them. I don’t know what it’s supposed to feel like, but I feel like it’s sunk in for sure.”

“I’m sure we’ll be remembered forever just getting this state championship,” Falcons senior running back and safety Drew Scott added. “I know everybody in the community is loving it.”

“This is amazing,” Falcons senior quarterback and linebacker Keynan Gaston said. “It means everything to us. We worked so hard to get here. It’s indescribable how good it feels. It’s just so amazing to bring home the title. I’m glad that we were able to take it home for the first time ever.”