Let’s first first pass along the schedule for area teams that find themselves in action as we’ve officially arrived at a brand new fall sports season at the prep and college levels.
High School Softball
Friday: Scottsbluff at Lexington, 5 p.m. CT…season opener for the Lady Bearcats who are coming off a 10-21 season in 2017.
Friday: Gering at Aurora Tournament, starting this afternoon…Gering will open vs. Aurora at 4:30 CT then they play St. Paul at 6 pm to wrap up pool play. Pool placement games will follow, so three games total today for the Lady Bulldogs.
Saturday: Scottsbluff, Alliance, and Chadron all playing in the Lexington Invitational.
High School Football (scrimmages)
Most if not all schools will be holding some sort of scrimmage tonight, and that includes both Scottsbluff and Gering on their respective game fields starting at 7 p.m.
I noticed on Twitter that Kimball will get their scrimmage started at around 6:20 tonight.
The No. 4 WNCC Lady Cougars will hold their alumni exhibition match tomorrow at Cougar Palace at 2 p.m. They’ll open the season on the road next weekend at the Reiver Classic in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Both teams are home to start their campaigns on Saturday.
WNCC women vs. Western Wyoming, 3 p.m.
WNCC men vs. Western Wyoming, 5 p.m.
HiWay 92 Raceway
Saturday- Qualifying will start at 5 p.m…followed by action in the following classes: Minions, Figure 8’s, WAR, Farm Trucks, Super Stocks, and Vintage.
We’ll carry the the Broncos second pre-season game tomorrow night on KNEB. Bears at Broncos coverage will start at 5 p.m. with opening kickoff slated for 7:05.
Head Coach Vance Joseph has said that the starters will play a quarter to a quarter and a half. The second units will play until, as Joseph put it, “we see progress.”
It appears that the backup quarterback spot is in flux at the moment. Despite Joseph elevating Chad Kelly to the backup and dropping Paxton Lynch to third string, it sounds like John Elway continues the monitor the quarterback market should he and Joseph feel they need a more veteran, stable presence at that spot behind Case Keenum.