Papillion South vs Bellevue West Preview

Papillion South and Bellevue West, two teams who advanced to the Nebraska Class A playoffs last season will put their 2-0 records on the line when they meet in Week 3 this Friday.

The game will be broadcast live on Yurview for customers of Cox Communications and will also stream live on

Firing on all cylinders

Papillion South began its season with a, 36-25, victory against rival Papillion-LaVista and then edged Gretna by a point last Friday. While Papillion South trailed early versus its rival in Week 1, the program’s 14-0 halftime lead versus Gretna barely held up to stay undefeated.

As for Bellevue West, they needed overtime to defeat Lincoln, 49-43, in Week 1, but then they absolutely trounced rival Bellevue East, 81-6, last week. Bellevue West tallied 62 points in the first half, including 34 in the first quarter, in the romp.

Papillion South and Bellevue West have met every season since 2012, and while some bad blood may have developed over the decade, Papillion South is still looking for its first victory of the series during that time.

Most of the games haven’t been close either. Bellevue West has posted a 19.5-point average margin of victory in the six contests since 2012.

Players to Watch

WR Zavier Betts – Bellevue West

He’s still only a junior, but 247Sports classifies Betts as a 4-star prospect and the best Nebraska recruit in the 2020 class. He is also ranked the No. 10 wideout and the No. 64 overall prospect in the class.

Betts has reportedly received offers from Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and South Dakota State. In the first two games, he recorded 10 receptions for 220 yards and four touchdowns.

RB Javyon Ducker – Bellevue West

A 3-star recruit, Ducker has received offers from Purdue, South Dakota and South Dakota State. He is the No. 3 Nebraska prospect in the 2020 class.

This season, he has 392 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in just two games.

RB Chandler Cotton – Papillion South

Papillion South uses a plethora of weapons to move the ball, but Cotton has looked the best early this season. He has 189 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Cotton also has 20 receiving yards.

How to Watch

Watch Papillion South vs Bellevue West at 7:00pm CT on September 7 on Yurview for customers of Cox Communications or live on

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