Class B #1 Elkhorn South rolls over Elkhorn 42-7

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Elkhorn South proved once again that it is the dominant force in Class B football with a 42-7 win over crosstown foe Elkhorn High.

The Storm scored 21 points on either side of a 15-hour weather delay. Strong thunderstorms moved into the area at about 8:00 pm CST on Friday, causing the game to be stopped. At the time, Elkhorn South led 21-0 with 2:02 remaining in the second quarter.

When play resumed on Saturday morning, senior slot back Moses Bryant picked up right where he left off.

On 3rd and 1 from the Elkhorn South 31, Bryant took the toss from quarterback Cole Hanafan and bolted 69 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-0 with 35 seconds remaining in the first half.

After only a short halftime break, Elkhorn tried to fight back.

A 27-yard run by fullback Josh Schmutz put Elkhorn in Storm territory. Four plays later, quarterback Isaac Hawkins hit Matt Hotovy for a 30-yard score and brought Elkhorn back within 21.

It might have been closer, but early trips into Elkhorn South territory proved fruitless for the Antlers.

On Elkhorn’s opening possession, Hawkins was picked off at the Storm 18 yard line. The interception set up Hanafan’s 77-yard scoring strike to running back Jake Knott that put Elkhorn in a 14-0 hole to start the second quarter.

The second quarter saw the Antlers again crack the 50 following a muffed punt, but a 4th down try failed and Elkhorn turned the ball over on downs.

On the ensuing possession, Bryant scored his second touchdown of the half, this one from 37 yards out to make it 21-0. Bryant scored on a 30-yard scamper to open proceedings for Elkhorn South.

Bryant added a 75-yard reception for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter. It was his only catch of the game. He finished with 189 yards rushing on 15 carries and three scores. The four-touchdown performance brings Bryant’s career total to 98, just six short of the all-class record of 104 set by Omaha North’s Calvin Strong.

Early in the fourth quarter, Hanafan hooked up with Knott for a second touchdown connection, this time from 27 yards out. The score made it 42-7 and started the running clock.

Elkhorn South improves to 7-0 on the season, winning their 26th consecutive game. Elkhorn High falls to 4-3, having now lost two in a row.