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High School Football Scores - September 9th 2016

10-Sep-2016 / Matt Williams
Check out all the scores from around the state of Nebraska from the second week of the season with the link below.

September 9th SCORES 

Hurtis Chinn promoted to Danger Head Coach, Mike Davis to CFL

07-Sep-2016 / Danger Football

GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA - The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team is pleased to announce the promotion of Hurtis Chinn to Head Coach of the Nebraska Danger. Former Head Coach Mike Davis has accepted a position as Manager of Football Administration for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Head Coach Chinn is also pleased to announce his 2017 coaching staff.

 

“We are extremely proud of Mike Davis for earning this opportunity at the next level,” Nebraska Danger owner Charlie Bosselman said. “The goal of our league is to give players a chance to advance to higher leagues, and having a coach also earn that opportunity shows the professionalism that we are striving for here in Grand Island.”

 

Seamlessly stepping into the Head Coaching position is Hurtis Chinn, the Danger’s Assistant Head Coach for the past two seasons.

 

“Hurtis has been with the program since our inaugural season, first as a player and then as a coach, and played an instrumental part in winning our three Intense Conference Championships. We just knew that he was the perfect candidate to be our next Head Coach,” Bosselman said.

 

Chinn stated, “It is truly an honor to coach for one of the IFL’s most prestigious programs. Central Nebraska has some of the greatest fans in the nation. I can’t wait to get started.”

 

Head Coach: Hurtis Chinn

Chinn takes over the head coach position this season after spending the previous two seasons as assistant head coach. Before then, Chinn coached for three years as the Danger receivers coach after playing for Nebraska in the inaugural season in 2011. During his season with the Danger, Chinn recorded 37 receptions for 316 yards and two touchdowns.

 

The Miami, FL native was a standout receiver for the River City Rage in 2009 where he finished fourth in the IFL with 77 receptions and scored 11 touchdowns. Chinn played collegiately at Western New Mexico.

 

Assistant Head Coach / O-Line Coach: Kyle Moore-Brown

A veteran of indoor football, Kyle Moore-Brown is in his second season as associate head coach. He spent 15 seasons in the Arena Football League, playing on both the offensive and defensive lines. Moore-Brown won two AFL championships, was named to the All-Ironman team three times, and set a record for playing in 236 consecutive games. For these accolades, he was selected as an Arena Football Hall of Fame Inductee.

 

After switching to coaching, Moore-Brown started with the La Crosse Spartans in 2010-2011 before taking the head coach position for the newly created Cedar Rapid Titans in 2012. He is a native of Newark, Jew Jersey and was a three-year letter-winner at defensive tackle for the University of Kansas from 1990-92.

 

Defensive Coordinator: Pig Brown

Nebraska Danger Hall-of-fame linebacker Pig Brown joins the Danger coaching staff as Defensive Coordinator. This is Brown’s first time coaching in the IFL, but he spent many seasons guiding the Danger Defense from inside the huddle in his linebacker position. For four straight seasons, Cornelius ‘Pig’ Brown was the heart and soul of the Danger Defense. As the vocal leader of the team, Brown led the team in tackles for three of his four seasons, compiling a career record of 319 total tackles, 15.5 sacks and 9 interceptions.

 

D-Line Coach / Special Teams Coordinator: Adrian Davis

A Danger veteran making his transition into coaching for the Danger, Adrian Davis is in his first season as D-Line Coach / Special Teams Coordinator. Since joining the Danger a few games into 2011 season, Davis racked up 266 total tackles, 21.5 sacks, & six interceptions in his Danger career. Davis spends his off-season honing his skills as an Assistant Coach for the Grand Island Northwest High School football team.

 

2017 Season Tickets are available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office, and Single Game Tickets will be on sale soon. For more information, visit www.dangerfootball.com orwww.heartlandeventscenter.com

Nebraska wins season opener over Fresno State

06-Sep-2016 / huskers.com

Lincoln - Nebraska showcased an effective running game in a balanced offense that featured strong performances for Tommy Armstrong Jr., Devine Ozigbo and Alonzo Moore, as the Huskers rolled to a 43-10 season-opening win over Fresno State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.

Playing in front of the NCAA-record 348th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium with 90,013 fans on hand, the Huskers helped Ozigbo produce the first 100-yard rushing game of his career. The sophomore I-back from Sachse, Texas, finished with 103 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns to give Nebraska Coach Mike Riley his 100th career collegiate coaching victory.

Ozigbo scored both of his touchdowns in the first half to give the Big Red a 14-0 lead early in the second period. While Ozigbo, along with senior I-back Terrell Newby, who finished 56 yards on 11 carries including 40 on eight totes in the first half, got the Huskers to a strong start on the ground, Moore and Armstrong fueled Nebraska's 29-0 domination of the second half.

Armstrong completed 5-of-10 passes for 108 yards for the game, including a 57-yard touchdown strike to Moore on the first play of the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Moore's career-long catch also gave him a career-high 92 receiving yards on three catches.

Moore added a career-long 24-yard run on Nebraska's second drive of the fourth quarter to help set up Armstrong's second rushing touchdown of the game. Moore, a senior from Winnfield, La., finished with 34 rushing yards on two carries, while Armstrong closed with 11 carries for 42 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Armstrong, a senior quarterback from Cibolo, Texas, engineered a Nebraska offense that finished with 405 total yards, including 292 yards on the ground. The Blackshirt defense held Fresno State to just 274 total yards, including a suffocating 31 rushing yards.

Although Nebraska jumped to a 14-point lead, Fresno State changed momentum midway through the second quarter with a blocked punt by Robert Stanley that was recovered by Dalen Jones that led to the first Bulldog score of the season.

Following the blocked punt, the Bulldogs cashed in with a seven-yard pass from Chason Virgil to Aaron Peck with 5:38 left in the half to pull within 14-7.

Fresno State added a 26-yard Kody Kroening field goal to close the half and went to the locker room trailing 14-10.

The Huskers regained momentum immediately in the second half and never relinquished it. After the Blackshirts opened the half with a three-and-out, Armstrong and the offense took over. They marched 57 yards in nine plays over the next 4:07, before Armstrong finished the drive with a nine-yard touchdown run to give the Huskers a 21-10 lead.

Neither team was able to mount a serious scoring threat the rest of the quarter, but safety Kieron Williams gave the Huskers a boost heading into the fourth quarter by pulling down his first career interception on Nebraska's final defensive play of the third.

Williams' pick gave the Big Red the ball at its own 38, and Armstrong turned the turnover into points two plays later by hitting Moore with a 57-yard touchdown strike on the opening play of the fourth quarter. Drew Brown's extra point pushed the Husker lead to 28-10 with 14:54 to play.

Moore provided another highlight on Nebraska's next drive, ripping off a career-long 24-yard run. On the next play, Ozigbo notched his first career 100-yard game, pounding his way for 10 yards to the Fresno State 4 to push his career-best total to 103 yards.

On the next play, Armstrong notched his second rushing touchdown game, bulling his way through Bulldog defenders into the end zone to push the Big Red lead to 34-10 with 9:50 left. Nebraska then extended the edge to 36-10 with a successful two-point conversion run by sophomore wide receiver Zack Darlington.

The Blackshirts continued to flex their muscles on the next defensive possession, and Ryker Fyfe took over at quarterback for the next drive with freshman running back Tre Bryant joining him in the backfield. Bryant erupted for a 13-yard gain on his first touch, then added 12 yards on his second carry. He came up with a bruising five-yard gain on 4th-and-2 to keep Nebraska's drive alive, before Mikale Wilbon ripped off a 16-yard gain.

Fyfe then hit senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp on a short gain to extend Westerkamp's streak of games with at least one reception to 27.

Bryant finished Nebraska's third touchdown drive of the fourth quarter with a three-yard run to cap a 10-play, 67-yard drive in 4:03, giving the Huskers a 43-10 lead after Spencer Lindsay's extra point. Bryant carried five times for 36 yards and a score on the first drive of his career.

Junior corner back Chris Jones capped a big night for the Blackshirts and the Huskers with an acrobatic interception in the end zone to close the game for the Big Red.

Nebraska honored Husker senior punter Sam Foltz before and during the game. Foltz, who was killed in a tragic car accident in Wisconsin prior to the start of fall camp, was the Big Ten Punter of the Year in 2015. Nebraska honored his friend and teammate place-kicker Drew Brown with the presentation of the first Sam Foltz Memorial Scholarship on the field in pregame ceremonies. Foltz's parents and many family members joined the Brown family on the field for the presentation.

Prior to Nebraska's opening punt, the Huskers lined up without a punter in the formation and took a delay of game penalty at which time Nebraska's players and many of Fresno State's players pointed to the sky to remember Foltz. Fresno State declined the penalty.

Nebraska continues its season-opening three-game home stand by taking on Wyoming on Saturday, Sept. 10. Kick-off with the Cowboys is set for 11 a.m.

KRGI Sports Network Football Recaps 09-02-16

03-Sep-2016 / Matt Williams
KRGI 96.5 FM/Country 96 
FINAL: Grand Island - 34 / North Platte - 7 


KKJK 103.1 FM/2DAYFM
FINAL: Northwest - 17 / Alliance - 7
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KRGI 1430 AM
FINAL: Kearney Catholic - 35/ GICC - 7 


KRGY 97.3 FM/The Wolf
FINAL: Aurora - 52 / Sidney - 13
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High School Football Scores - September 2nd 2016

03-Sep-2016 / Matt Williams
Check out all the scores from around the state of Nebraska from the second week of the season with the link below.

September 2nd SCORES 

Husker Volleyball Sweeps Iowa State

03-Sep-2016 / huskers.com

LINCOLN, Neb. - The No. 1 Nebraska volleyball team swept Iowa State to kick off the Nebraska Invite Friday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. A standing-room only crowd of 8,301 packed the arena for the Huskers' home opener. 

The Huskers (3-0) picked up steam as the match went on in the 25-20, 25-17, 25-12 sweep of the Cyclones (2-2).  

Nebraska produced 12.5 blocks, including a career-high seven by setter Kelly Hunter. The Huskers hit a season-high .389, including .583 in set three, and held Iowa State to .044 hitting. Although the Huskers had 13 service errors, they put down five aces and had just eight attacking errors in 90 attempts.

Mikaela Foecke, Kadie Rolfzen and Briana Holman each had nine kills. Holman had four blocks and Rolfzen had three. Amber Rolfzen had seven kills and six blocks, as the two Husker middle blockers combined for 16 kills, 10 blocks and a .448 hitting percentage.  

Hunter added 31 assists to her seven blocks, and Justine Wong-Orantes had 12 digs. 

The win was the 19th straight for the Huskers, the longest win streak for the program since 2008. 

Set 1: After falling behind 3-0, the Huskers rallied with a kill and ace from Foecke, a kill by Kadie Rolfzen and an ISU hitting error to take a 4-3 lead. Foecke added another kill, and a block by Hunter and Amber Rolfzen, and a kill by Annika Albrecht helped push the Huskers' lead to 12-7 via a 5-0 run. Holman powered down a kill and then combined for a block with Amber Rolfzen to make it 22-17 Big Red. The Huskers closed out the set, 25-19, on two kills by Malloy. After a slow start offensively, NU finished the set with a .344 hitting percentage to just .133 for ISU. 

Set 2: Again the Huskers fell down 3-0 to begin the set, but kills by Holman and Malloy, and then a combo block by the two Texas natives put the Huskers up 4-3. Holman then teamed up with Kadie Rolfzen for a stuff to make it 5-3. After an ISU timeout, Malloy rose up for a solo block to make it a 6-0 Husker run. The Cyclones rallied from down 9-5 to tie the set 9-9. After a timeout, Amber Rolfzen was in on three straight blocks - two with Hunter - and added a kill to give NU a 14-10 lead. The Huskers extended the lead to 19-11 with another kill and block by Holman, as well as two kills by Foecke. The Huskers closed out a 25-17 win with kills by Holman, Kadie Rolfzen, Amber Rolfzen, Hunter and Foecke down the stretch. The Huskers had 7.5 blocks in set two and held Iowa State to .000 hitting. 

Set 3: Nebraska set out to finish the match in three sets by taking a 14-6 lead after a 6-0 run, thanks in part to three early kills by Amber Rolfzen. The Huskers pushed the margin to double-digits at 18-8, and Hunter served an ace to build it to 19-8. Nebraska hit a season-best .583 in the final set to roll to the 25-12 win and the sweep.  

Up Next: The Huskers host Oregon State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Beavers defeated Syracuse 3-0 in the first match on Friday. The match will be streamed live at Huskers.com with a HuskerNSide subscription. Husker IMG Sports Network will carry the match on HSN affiliates (including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 105.9 FM in Omaha) and on Huskers.com.

Husker Volleyball Defeats Florida 3-1

27-Aug-2016 / Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 1 Nebraska volleyball team topped No. 10 Florida, 3-1 (25-27, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21), to begin the 2016 season at the VERT Challenge at Matthew Knight Arena on the University of Oregon campus on Friday night.

The Huskers (1-0) rallied from a first-set defeat to take the next three sets convincingly for their 17th straight win dating back to last season. The Huskers were balanced offensively with four players recording double-digit kills. Kadie Rolfzen led the charge with 16 kills, seven digs and four blocks. Mikaela Foecke had 15 kills and hit .538 with just one error on 26 attacks. Andie Malloy had 12 kills and six digs, and Briana Holman had 10 kills and a match-high seven blocks in her Husker debut. Amber Rolfzen added seven kills and two blocks.

Setter Kelly Hunter coordinated the comeback with 47 assists, 13 digs, seven kills, two aces and two blocks. Justine Wong-Orantes had a match-high 21 digs.

The Huskers hit an efficient .385 and held Florida (0-1) to .260 hitting. NU had a 5-1 edge in service aces and 9.5 to 4.0 advantage in blocks. The Huskers also outdug Florida, 68-57.

Alex Holston had 18 kills and nine digs for the Gators. Carli Snyder had 16 kills and 16 digs.

Set 1: Holman began her Husker career with a combo block with Kadie Rolfzen for the game's first point, and the Huskers bolted out to a 5-2 lead. Florida fought back and took its first lead at 9-8, but a pair of kills by Foecke and Kadie Rolfzen put NU back in front, 11-10. Florida pulled ahead 14-12 and later extended the lead to 19-16. The Huskers sided out four consecutive Gator serves to pull within one each time, but Florida had an answer every time. The Gators earned set point at 24-22, but Kelly Hunter got a kill to keep the Huskers alive. A stuff by Kadie Rolfzen and Holman tied the set, 24-24, and forced a Florida timeout. But Florida was able to finish off the 27-25 set win with a kill and block. The Huskers had 5.5 blocks in the set but committed four service errors.

Set 2: The Huskers settled in and were able to tie the match 1-1 with a dominant 25-15 win. Back-to-back kills by Kadie Rolfzen and Malloy put the Huskers up 5-3 early in the set. An ace by Sydney Townsend pushed the Huskers in front 8-5, and another ace by Hunter made it 10-6 Big Red. Up 11-8, the Huskers found their groove and went on an 8-1 run that put them ahead 19-9. In that run, Malloy had three kills, while Kadie Rolfzen had a kill and an ace, the Huskers' third of the set. Holman's second kill made it 23-14, and the Huskers closed out the 25-15 win after a pair of Florida errors down the stretch. The Huskers hit .500 with just one attacking error.

Set 3: The teams engaged in a sideout battle early in the third set until Townsend stepped up to serve with the score tied 6-6. Townsend served her second ace of the night, Hunter followed with a kill, and then a Holman and Foecke block made it 9-6 Big Red. After a Florida timeout, Foecke smashed back-to-back kills for a 6-0 Husker run that made it 11-6. The Huskers stayed in rhythm offensively with Holman adding two more kills for a 13-8 lead. After a scramble, Amber Rolfzen set her twin sister, Kadie, for a kill that put NU up 15-9. Florida pulled within 16-12, but a kill by Amber Rolfzen on the slide and a UF hitting error made it 18-12 Huskers. Hunter and Amber Rolfzen connected again to make it 19-13. Foecke and Holman hammered home back-to-back kills for a 21-14 Husker lead. Malloy gave the Big Red set point with her seventh kill, and Kadie Rolfzen finished off the 25-16 win after a bump set from Kenzie Maloney. The Huskers held Florida to .054 hitting in the third set while hitting .342 themselves.

Set 4: After Florida started the set with an ace, Foecke and Malloy tallied kills, and Kadie Rolfzen and Holman teamed up for a block to give the Huskers the 3-1 edge. Florida tied it 9-9 with two straight points, but Kadie Rolfzen put the Big Red back on top, 11-9, with back-to-back kills. Rolfzen tipped home her 16th kill to make it 12-10, and Hunter dumped home her sixth kill for a 13-11 advantage. Holman tacked on a pair of kills, and an ace by Hunter pushed the Huskers' lead to 17-13. Malloy joined in the attack with three kills to build the lead to 21-16. Florida pulled within 23-21 but hit long to give the Huskers match point, and NU won the match after Florida went into the net.

Up Next: Nebraska faces No. 2 Texas on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (CT) in a rematch of last year's national title match. A free live stream will again be provided. Fans can also listen to all the action on Husker IMG Sports Network affiliates and online.

High School Football Scores - August 26, 2016

27-Aug-2016 / Matt Williams
Check out all the high school football scores from the first week of the season with the link below.

August 26th SCORES

KRGI Sports Network Football Recaps 08-26-16

26-Aug-2016 / Matt Williams
KRGI 96.5 FM/Country 96
FINAL: Kearney - 26 / Grand Island - 14
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KKJK 103.1 FM/2DAYFM
FINAL: Northwest - 34 / Gering - 0
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KRGI 1430 AM
FINAL: O'Neill - 45 / GICC - 0
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KRGY 97.3 FM/The Wolf
FINAL: McCook - 23 / Aurora -13
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KRGI Area Football Teams Previews 2016

22-Aug-2016 / Matt Williams
The high school football season starts this Thursday & Friday night. KRGI sports had a chance to catch up with some of the Grand Island area coaches and get a preview of the season. 

Centura - Larry Baker 

Centura Schedule 2016 

 

08/25/16 Kimball (played in North Platte)  C2 0-0 -   - -
09/02/16 @ Wood River C2 0-0 -   - -
09/09/16 Bayard C2 0-0 -   - -
09/16/16 @ Hershey C2 0-0 -   - -
09/23/16 Central City C2 0-0 -   - -
09/30/16 Arcadia-Loup City C2 0-0 -   - -
10/07/16 @ St. Paul C2 0-0 -   - -
10/14/16 Shelby-Rising City C2 0-0 -   - -
10/21/16 @ Twin River C2 0-0 -   - -

Central City - Troy Huebert 

Central City Schedule 2016 
08/26/16 @ Centennial C2 0-0 -   - -
09/02/16 @ Logan View C2 0-0 -   - -
09/09/16 Battle Creek C2 0-0 -   - -
09/16/16 Hastings St. Cecilia C2 0-0 -   - -
09/23/16 @ Centura C2 0-0 -   - -
09/30/16 Twin River C2 0-0 -   - -
10/07/16 @ Sutton C2 0-0 -   - -
10/14/16 Arcadia-Loup City C2 0-0 -   - -
10/21/16 @ St. Paul C2 0-0 -   - -

Doniphan Trumbull - Clint Head 

Doniphant Trumbull Schedule 2016 
08/26/16 Sutton C2 0-0 -   - -
09/02/16 @ North Platte St. Patrick's C2 0-0 -   - -
09/09/16 Hershey C2 0-0 -   - -
09/16/16 @ Tekamah-Herman C2 0-0 -   - -
09/23/16 @ Sandy Creek C2 0-0 -   - -
09/30/16 Hastings St. Cecilia C2 0-0 -   - -
10/07/16 @ Southern Valley C2 0-0 -   - -
10/14/16 Gibbon C2 0-0 -   - -
10/21/16 @ Wood River C2 0-0 -   - -

St Paul - Rusty Fuller 

St Paul Schedule 2016 
08/26/16 Wood River C2 0-0 -   - -
09/02/16 @ Cross County C2 0-0 -   - -
09/09/16 Valentine C2 0-0 -   - -
09/16/16 @ Gibbon C2 0-0 -   - -
09/23/16 @ Arcadia-Loup City C2 0-0 -   - -
09/30/16 Centennial C2 0-0 -   - -
10/07/16 Centura C2 0-0 -   - -
10/14/16 @ Twin River C2 0-0 -   - -
10/21/16 Central City C2 0-0 -   - -

Wood River - Ben Fehringer 

Wood River Scheudle 2016 
08/26/16 @ St. Paul C2 0-0 -   - -
09/02/16 Centura C2 0-0 -   - -
09/09/16 @ Fillmore Central C2 0-0 -   - -
09/16/16 North Platte St. Patrick's C2 0-0 -   - -
09/23/16 @ Hastings St. Cecilia C2 0-0 -   - -
09/30/16 Southern Valley C2 0-0 -   - -
10/07/16 @ Gibbon C2 0-0 -   - -
10/14/16 @ Sandy Creek C2 0-0 -   - -
10/21/16 Doniphan-Trumbull C2 0-0 -   - -

Palmer - Nathan Glause (interview coming) 

Palmer Schedule 2016 
08/26/16 @ Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family D1 0-0 -   - -
09/02/16 Kenesaw D1 0-0 -   - -
09/09/16 @ Burwell D1 0-0 -   - -
09/16/16 Ravenna D1 0-0 -   - -
09/23/16 High Plains Community D1 0-0 -   - -
09/30/16 @ Nebraska Christian D1 0-0 -   - -
10/07/16 East Butler D1 0-0 -   - -
10/14/16 @ Nebraska Lutheran D1 0-0 -   - -
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