Bearcats fall to Creighton Prep in shootout 49-42

Senior Leo Palomo attempts a field goal during the Creighton Prep game. Photo by: Breck Leonard

Senior Leo Palomo attempts a field goal during the Creighton Prep game. Photo by: Breck Leonard

In a game with plenty of offense, Kearney fell just short Friday night, Oct. 14, as the Bearcats lost to Creighton Prep 49-42 in a shootout of the ages. With a combined 447 total yards and 13 touchdowns, the game was close right to the end.

“If you were a fan, that was a fantastic game to watch, but it was kind of tough for us coaches,” said Kearney head coach Brandon Cool after the game.

Trailing by seven entering the fourth quarter, Prep scored 28 points sealing the win with a last minute stand to move to 6-2 on the season. The Junior Jays were led by senior quarterback Aj Huebner who threw for 334 yards and 6 touchdown passes.

However, the Bearcats were able to have their best offensive showing of the year by putting up 42 points and 329 yards of total offense. Junior quarterback Kanon Koster had his best night of the season, going 17-for-28 for 266 yards and 3 touchdown passes. The receiving corps was led by senior Noah Arredondo, who caught three passes for 95 yards and one touchdown. With the loss, Kearney falls to 6-2 on the 2016 campaign.

Kearney returns home on Fri., Oct. 21, for Senior Night taking on Omaha Benson in their final regular season game of the season. The game will be broadcast live on Kearney’s Striv.tv channel with pregame at 6:45 p.m. and kickoff at 7 p.m.