FALLS CITY, NE — The Nebraska City Pioneers forced three turnovers and beat the Falls City Tigers 14-9 on Friday night at Jug Brown Stadium.
Falls City (3-4) started the game strong. The tigers started a first-quarter drive backed up within their 10 yard line but drove into Nebraska City (3-4) territory to set up a field goal. Lukas Aldana knocked a 29-yarder through the uprights to open the scoring.
Then Nebraska City took control. After recovering a fumble at the Tigers’ 15-yard line, the Pioneers punched in a score on a QB sneak from Bryce Levy.
Falls City coughed up the ball at the start of the next drive and Nebraska City capitalized again. This time, Levy whipped a screen pass to wide receiver Tyler Levy who raced 59 yards to paydirt. They scored their two touchdowns in a span of 30 seconds of game time.
The Tigers collected their only touchdown in the fourth quarter. Collin Cook lobbed a 32-yard touchdown pass to Trey McAfee on a fourth down play. Falls City missed the PAT so the score sat at 14-9.
Nebraska City did not score in the second half but managed enough first downs in their final drive to run out the clock. The drive was highlighted by a 31-yard pass from Bryce Levy to Tyler Levy to convert a third and long.