Silent offense dooms Bearcats in 27-13 loss to Millard North

Senior Tanner Ellingson escapes the tackle and heads for the end zone. Photo by: Breck Leonard

Senior Tanner Ellingson escapes the tackle and heads for the end zone. Photo by: Breck Leonard

The Kearney offense just couldn’t get going Friday night as the Bearcats suffered their first loss of the season to Millard North 27-13. Kearney finished with only 107 total yards compared to Millard North’s 372 rushing yards.

“We don’t like to see that big of a gap obviously. I take my hat off to coach Potito and his staff. They did a good job of winning the war in the trenches,” Kearney head coach Brandon Cool said after the game.

However, Kearney jumped on top early as senior Trey Grube returned the opening kickoff 95-yards for a touchdown to open the game. It was downhill from there as the Mustangs scored 27 unanswered points putting the game away. Millard North’s Cade Elwood, Andrew Wine, Matt Goetzmann, and Noah Mick all scored for the Mustangs.

Grube produced all the offense for Kearney that night as he hauled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from junior Kanon Koster late in the 4th quarter to make it 27-13.

The Bearcats hit the road the next two weeks as they take on Papillion LaVista on Oct. 7 and Creighton Prep on Oct. 14. Kearney then comes home for their regular season finale against Omaha Benson on Oct. 21.