SPRINGFIELD, Neb. – The Platteview football team held Nebraska City to just 91 total yards in the second half and the Trojans opened B1 district play with a 21-3 victory over the Pioneers Friday night in Springfield.
Nebraska City out gained Platteview in the first half, 130 to 119, but the Trojans added 206 total yards in the third and fourth quarters, finishing with 201 yards rushing and 124 yards passing.
Pioneers Head Coach Dan Hempel says depth was an issue, but he is proud of the way the guys played hard.
“I’m very proud of the way our defense played in the first half. Played a physical first half of football. It’s kind of been the story with us all year is just maintaining confidence and playing the next play. That’s one thing we preach to our kids. After awhile it kind of gets tough to do that.
Nebraska City finished with 221 yards, including 153 yards passing from Bryce Levy. His leading target was his cousin Tyler Levy, who caught eight passes for 96 yards.
Kicker Hector Gonzalez connected on a 47-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Pioneers their only points.
Tobius Nixon led the Platteview rushing attack with 127 yards on 11 carries. Quarterback Jacob Romsa added two rushing touchdowns and Joss Linse had 88 yards rushing and one touchdown.
Platteview improves to 3-4 on the season and will host Omaha Gross Catholic (3-4) next Friday. Nebraska City (0-7) will look for their first win next week when they travel to Highway 75 rival Plattsmouth. The Blue Devils topped Gross on Friday, 19-14.