5-Star Performer: SEM football makes first state title game since 1992

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Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 11:01 PM CST
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SUMNER, Neb. (KSNB) - This week’s 5-Star Performer is a team honor that is owned by the football program at Sumner-Eddyville-Miller.

The Mustangs are the top seed in Class D6 and are back in the state title game for the first time since finishing as runner-up in the 1992 Class D2 championship. That year they lost 44-14 to Falls City Sacred Heart.

“At the start of the year, our goal was to win state this year, not make it, to win state,” SEM football coach Shane Hrasky said. “Mentality is one more game, a game at a time. However you want to say it, one more game.”

This year’s Mustangs hope to change the narrative and put a state championship trophy in the case.

“We really want it,” SEM junior Maddox Jones said. “We started off really strong this year. We had a goal that we were going to win state, we didn’t just want to make it, we want to win it. That’s what we’re planning on doing.”

“Pretty amazing,” SEM senior Jace Rosentreader added. “Never really thought we were going to get there, I guess, just kind of in disbelief. We’re going to go out there and win it. That’s our plan all since the beginning of the season.”

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