Quarterback Noah Eggleston threw touchdown passes to four different receivers and his teammates also scored on four rushing plays Friday night as the Nebraska All-Stars handily defeated Wyoming 52-16 in the 12th annual Battle of the Border 6-Man Football Game played at Chadron State College.
Eggleston, a recent graduate of Sumner-Eddyville-Miller High School, initially put the Nebraskans ahead 12-0 by connecting on passes to Dylan Naslund of Cody-Kilgore and Carson Glunz of Wallace.
Nebraska scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 32-8 halftime lead. Two of those TDs came on runs of 43 and 12 yards by Chandler Page of state-champion Parkview Christian, located in Lincoln.
The Nebraskans also scored twice in the first four minutes of the third quarter, one of them on a 25-yard sprint by Ben Ely of Red Cloud. The winners got their final score early in the fourth frame on a 25-yard pass from Eggelston to Andy Maloley of Pawnee City.
Luke Kasten of Potter-Dix was among Nebraska’s defensive standouts. He probably participated in at least half of his team’s tackles.
Wyoming had won the three most-recent all-star clashes, including a 68-44 verdict last year, but it all Nebraska this year. The all-time series is now deadlocked at 6-6.