Skutt Catholic vs Elkhorn: What You Need to Know

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Friday night brings another marquee Omaha High School Football matchup as Skutt Catholic (2-1) faces Elkhorn (3-0) on Yurview Omaha for customers of Cox Communications. The 7:00pm Class B tilt on September 15th will also stream live on Yurview.com.

Does Experience Matter?

State runner up last season, Skutt Catholic returns 11 starters on defense from their state runner-up team in 2016. Meanwhile, Elkhorn returns just seven starters from a year ago. With Mark Wortman heading the program for his 38th season, he’s been through this before and had his team ready to start the season.

Slow Starters

Omaha Skutt fell behind two weeks ago and could never catch up, as they fell to Elkhorn South for their first loss of the season. Last week, Elkhorn fell behind early last week – before scoring 17 straight points to end the half on defense and special teams. They had 24 points at halftime, despite only running 12 offensive plays.

Players to Watch

LB Jake Archer – Skutt Catholic

Archer is a tackling machine who very well could break the Skyhawks career record this season. He posted 128 total tackles last season flying from sideline-to-sideline. Could he follow in his coach’s shoes and become a Husker?

WR/DB Bret Lange – Elkhorn

Lange is a threat with the ball in his hands as a wide receiver, but can be just as dangerous ball-hawking when his team is on defense. Last week he even blocked a punt playing on special teams to set up half-ending field goal.

Watch Skutt Catholic take on Elkhorn on Friday, September 15th, at 7:00 p.m on YurView Omaha and Yurview.com.

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