PERU – 6’3″, 215 pound sophomore Noah Kasbohm, a 2016 graduate of Nebraska City High School, will make his first career college start at quarterback for the Peru State football team on Saturday vs. #17 Baker.
Original starter Dan Boshart, a senior from Wood River, left last week’s 24-19 win over MidAmerica Nazarene after the Bobcats’ first possession. He was diagnosed with a concussion and hasn’t practiced all week. Kasbohm played the remainder of the game.
Head Coach Steve Scheider says Kasbohm had a great week of practice and will need to be well-prepared for the speed of the Wildcats.
“Noah takes pride in his work. He’s a very coachable young man and a good leader. Kids respect him. We feel really good about him stepping in in place of Dan.”
Schneider highlights Kasbohm’s ability to read defenses and handing the ball off to the correct running back in the Bobcats’ option game. The seventh-year head coach would like to see improvement in his new quarterback’s play action passing.
Kasbohm is 7-14 this season through the air for 92 yards and a touchdown. He’s rushed for 73 yards. He finished his high school career with 2,330 yards passing, 1,312 yards rushing and 36 total touchdowns with the Pioneers.
Peru State hosts Baker on Homecoming Saturday at the Oak Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will air on Otoe County Country (KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM, ncn21.com and ncnsportsnow.com).
Peru State adjusting Homecoming festivities in-light of inclement weather
The Peru State College Homecoming festivities will happen at their regular scheduled time – including the parade and royalty coronation – according to a statement released by the school’s athletic department.
The National Weather Service Office in Valley says there’s a 40% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm on Saturday with a high of 51 degrees.
The only change as of early Friday morning is the tailgate party activities have been moved inside to the Al Wheeler Activities Center.
The parade is still slated for 10 a.m. Saturday. The football game vs. Baker is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Otoe County Country (KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com).
In the event of heavy rain during halftime of the football game or a delay in the game, the royalty coronation would be moved to the student center and held at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Baker at Peru State
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Oak Bowl, Peru
Radio: 1600 AM, 105.5 FM, ncn21.com and ncnsportsnow.com
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