If they wanted the two most dominant teams of 2017 in the Six-Man state championship the fans will get it Thursday night at Foster Field in Kearney when Harvard plays three-time defending champion Riverside.
Both teams enter the game with identical 10-0 records. But it is the Chargers who might be getting the most attention as they enter the game with a 36-game winning streak and a 42-1 record since the formation of the team in 2014. This will be there final game in six-man as they will play in eight-man for the next football cycle.
The Chargers have been dominant all season, averaging 445 yards and outscoring their opponents by an average of 68.6-10.3 points per game. Junior Ty Martinsen has thrown for 1,012 yards on just 44-for-58 passing on the season and he is averaging 20.8 yards per carry with 1,561 yards on just 75 attempts. The Chargers averaging a mind-boggling 14.68 yards per play.
The Cardinals in just their second season in six-man, have been nearly as dominant as they look to pull off the upset. Harvard boasts per game averages of 59.7 points per game while allowing just 16.8 a contest. They topped unbeaten Cody-Kilgore 56-31 to advance to the finals.
Martinsen’s counterpart for the Cardinals is senior Tucker Scherbarth who has rushed for 1,990 yards on 198 carries while the Cardinals have sophomore quarterback Noah Okraska has passed for 737 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Kick is slated for 7:00 on Thursday with the game moved up one day due to Kearney High hosting a Class A semifinal on Friday.