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August 26, 2010
Mat Habrock, NECGA
The Prep Huddle is pleased to announce its partnership with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, bringing high school football fans around the state exclusive coverage of the Nebraska "Home Grown Game of the Week" during the 2010 season.
Throughout the season, the Prep Huddle will travel to games between schools from Class C-1 and below, featuring some of the best competition in the state's smaller classes.
The season kicks-off on Friday night as we travel to Broken Bow for a match-up between two teams that ended their 2009 seasons in heartbreaking fashion. The Indians lost 14-12 to eventual State Champion Hastings St. Cecilia, while St. Paul lost a four-overtime thriller to Chadron in the second round of the playoffs.
"The passion for high school football in the state of Nebraska led us to start our website," editor Tony Chapman said. "That passion is at its best in small towns on Friday nights. There is nothing like being on the sidelines or in the stands when two communities do battle. We'll do our best to bring that energy to our readers."
The partnership between the Prep Huddle and NeCGA was a perfect fit, said Field Services Director Mat Habrock.
"Farming - much like football in Nebraska - is rich with tradition, so the Nebraska Corn Growers Association is really excited for the opportunity to support the Prep Huddle," Habrock said. "Our corn-farmer members are very proud of the communities they live in, and are proud of the home grown talent of the student athletes in their local high schools."
"Partnering with the Prep Huddle is a way for us to give back to the communities of our members."
Games have been set for the first four weeks of the football season, with other games to be determined approximately 10 days prior to kickoff.
Other games include:
• Hampton at Giltner (Sept. 3)
• Hastings St. Cecilia at Blue Hill (Sept. 10)
• David City Aquinas at Fremont Bergan (Sept. 16)
• Cambridge at Kearney Catholic (Sept. 17)