Omaha Westside scored touchdowns on each of its first eight possessions to leave no doubt in a 63-7 trampling of Omaha Central. The Warriors, now 4-1, have scored at least 41 points in all five contests this season and remain Class A’s most prolific offense.
Running back Jaden Kohls took the opening kickoff 98 yards for the touchdown. It was a sign of things to come. Kohls finished the night with 218 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns.
The Central offense answered the opening kick return with a touchdown, a 27-yard pass from Richard Avila to Donald Perry, but could muster nothing more against a stifling, aggressive Westside defense. Central’s offense completed the game with just 139 total yards and two turnovers.
On the night, four other Westside backs scored touchdowns to go along with Kohls’s four score effort. Fullbacks Matt Gurnett and Alex Nielsen scored receiving and rushing touchdowns respectively on consecutive first-quarter possessions. Senior Ethan Shepherd added two touchdowns, including a 56-yard scamper midway through the second quarter. Junior Sam Parsonage scored on the opening drive of the third quarter to cap Westside’s run of eight straight touchdowns.
The Warriors outgained the Eagles 261-75 on the ground.
Quarterback Dylan Plautz, normally the catalyst for the Westside offense, wasn’t needed following the first possession of the third quarter. His night ended with eight completions on 10 attempts for 123 yards and three touchdowns.
Westside amassed 305 of its 384 total yards in the first half. The Warriors led 49-7 at the break.