Celebrating the West Team’s 6-0 win after the game Saturday were, from left, volunteer Chase County coach Kale Gockley, head Longhorn coach Dan Lenners, players Evan Fisher, Parker Dillan, Scott Wheeler, Kadin Vrbas, and assistant Longhorn coaches Todd Westover and Jeff Gleisberg. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Wheeler)
West wins in unusual low scoring all-star game
For the first time since 1990, a single score decided the outcome in the annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game played Saturday in Scottsbluff.
Four graduated senior players from Chase County were part of the West Team that took a 6-0 win from the East in the 42nd annual game at Bearcat Stadium
An East fumble deep in its own territory in the second quarter set up the West’s winning TD.
A story in the Scottsbluff Herald reported that on the first play after the runover, Sidney’s Arik Doty found Ogallala’s Lucas Paloucek on a 9-yard TD pass. The extra point failed.
Playing from Chase County on the West were Parker Dillan, Evan Fisher, Kadin Vrbas and Scott Wheeler.
Dillan played on defense and punted. Fisher competed at the running back position, while Vrbas was at the defensive back position and also on special teams. Wheeler was also on special teams and played defensive back.
Longhorn Head Football Coach Dan Lenners, assistants Todd Westover and Jeff Gleisberg and volunteer coach Kale Gockley were at the game.
The West has now won four of the last six West Nebraska games, but the East still holds a 24-17-1 advantage overall.