The downhill side of the football season means the games get more important each week and there are few that have more implications than Northwest and York on Friday night with the winner having the inside track to the Class B, District 3 title.
The defending champion and third-ranked Dukes have won two in a row after losing to top-ranked Omaha Skutt and McCook in consecutive weeks before district play. The Dukes are led by two-way QB/LB Garrett Snodgrass who has committed to play at Nebraska. Snodgrass has taken over full time at quarterback this season, throwing for 848 yard and rushing for 641, while accounting for 23 touchdowns. Noah Stafursky anchors a solid line and playmaking WR/DB Brady Danielson (493 yards, four touchdowns on offense, four INT’s on defense) is a basketball commit to Northern State.
The Vikings enter 3-3 but ranked sixth in Class B with losses to McCook, No. 4 Scottsbluff and Class C-1, top-ranked Aurora. Class B’s all-time leading passer Carter Terry leads the way for the Vikings and is completing 61% of his passes and has thrown for 1,332 yards this season. Running back Adam Cooper has ran for 542 yards and four Viking receivers have 15 or more catches.
A win for either team could mean the inside track to a home playoff game later in the month.