Auburn closes regular season with victory over district rival

FALLS CITY – Auburn senior running back Baily Darnell accounted for 232 total yards and five touchdowns – in one half – and the Bulldogs ran past Falls City Thursday night at Jug Brown Stadium, 48-0.

Darnell rushed for 118 yards and 4 touchdowns – 3 in the first quarter – on 8 carries. He added 114 receiving and another score, including an 81-yard touchdown pass from his younger brother, Brody.

Drew and Ryan Dixon each added a rushing touchdown.

Auburn finished with 428 yards of total offense.

The Bulldogs defense held the Tigers to just 56 total yards of offense – 11 yards in the first half – and forced five fumbles.

Auburn ends the regular season with an 8-1 record, a similar record they had last season when they were eliminated in the first round of the Class C1 playoffs by Boone Central/Newman Grove, 40-3. It ties for the best season since their 2006 state championship year.

They will wait and see their postseason path when brackets are released on Saturday. Fans will be able to follow the Bulldogs through the playoffs on News Channel Nebraska. Every game will air live on B103 (103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com).

Falls City finishes the year at 3-6.

Syracuse at Johnson County Central

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Johnson County Central High School, Tecumseh

Radio: 103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com

Nebraska City at Lincoln Christian

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Lincoln Christian High School

Radio: 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncnsportsnow.com

News Channel Nebraska Scoreboard Show

When: 10 p.m. Friday

Radio: 103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com

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