Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Tom Southard
Jock Talk 

Local Sports In Full Swing, Including Junior High

 

September 26, 2019



The local school sports scene is in full swing and this includes junior high activities for Kimball. It’s hard to get to all of these activities, but thank you coach Dane Wurdeman for sending some football results this week.

On September 10 the Kimball Junior High football team played Hemingford and took the young Bobcats right to the final minutes before losing a close nail-biter, 22-20. Kimball came out and took their opening drive for a touchdown with Derek Kohffman and Shay Heim running the ball tough inside. It used up about 10 to 12 plays.

“We aren’t a big play team, but we strap it on and get 4 or 5 yards a play,” said coach Wurdeman.

Hemingford was able to get their points off broken plays and a punt return.

“They had a player who was fast and when we were not focused and doing our assignments, he got outside on us,” Wurdeman said.

“Shay Heim scored in the 4th quarter from 3 yards out on a dive play. We connected on a pass from Kyler Lusche to Derek Koffman at the end of the game, but were unable to get the PAT and tie the game. We needed a little more time and I feel we could have won this game. The slow start hurt us,” said Wurdeman.

On September 17, Kimball travelled to Bridgeport and won 10-0.

“What a game this was. We had a great effort by all of our kids” Wurdeman said.

Derek Kohffman scored the touchdown and Mitchell Birkhofer added to the score by tackling the Bridgeport quarterback in the endzone.

“This game was won in the trenches. Our line play was great and we controlled the game from the first snap. Our kids looked great and our only penalty was a holding call. Our defense didn’t allow them past midfield but one time,” he said.

A 20 minute running quarter was also added for the boys who didn’t get in the first game, and Kimball won out 8-0 with Kyler Lusche scoring on a 40 yard run up the middle and Branson Kiefer scored the PAT.

“These younger boys played great as well. They lined up in the correct spots and blocked and tackled well. We had good team effort in both games. We as coaches were very proud of all the boys” Wurdeman said’:. Kimball is scheduled to host Bayard on October 1 at 4 p.m. A look at the Kimball High School sports schedule has the Volleyball team at Gering this evening (Thursday) with

Sidney also involved. The cross country team is at Ogallala today (Thursday) with a 4 p.m. start time. The girl’s golf team is at Bridgeport today (Thursday) with a 9 a.m. start. The football team is at Hemingford Friday night with kickoff at 7 p.m. I got word that Jordan Greenwood had a good day for his Midlands University men’s golf team this past week. The former Kimball High standout shot Midlands low score at the Midland Invite held at the Tiburon Golf winner. He also tied for the 4th most pars in the event and was one of 3 golfers to shoot either even, or one over, on par 3 holes. Four Winds Pro Chad Wise announces two fund raiser golf tournaments for you golfers to get signed up for. This weekend, September 28-29, is the one person scramble and he has lowered the entry cost to just $30. You can pick who you want to play with and choose either day and your tee times. On October 12 or 13th, is the two person triple play event and again, pick the day you 1fwant to play and who you want to play with and the cost is just $60 per team, plus cart and green fees if needed. Both of these events are to raise money to help towards the Farmer’s Day events and/or to go towards a project at the golf course. Course in Omaha shooting a 36 hole roundoff 157 for a tie for 8th place and was 9 shots back of the winner. He also tied for the fourth most pars in the event and was one of three golfers to shoot either even, or 1 over, on Par 3 holes.

Four Wins pro Chad Wise has announced two fundraiser golf tournament for golfers to get signed up for.

This weekend, Sept. 28-29, is the one-person scramble and he has lowered the entry cost to just $30. You can pick who you want to play with and the cost is just $60 per team plus cart and green fees if needed.

Both of these events are to raise money to help toward the Farmer’s Day events and/or to go toward a project at the golf course.

 

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