The NSAA Class D2 Football State Championship was a matchup between #8 Sandhills/Thedford and #2 Wynot. Both teams got on the board on their first offensive drive, but the Knights exploded on a 42-6 run to close the game with a 50-12 win. The stats show it was a one-man show.
But the man, Kyle Cox of Sandhills/Thedford, and the opposing coach, Steve Heimes of Wynot, heaped praise on the five who were blocking for Cox on a record day at Memorial Stadium. Cox carried 65 times — an all-class state record for any game, not just playoffs — for 486 yards, the most in a state final in any class as the Knights pounded out a 50-12 win over Wynot in the Eight Man-2 championship game on a drizzly afternoon. What can Cox say about his offensive line, consisting of seniors Zeb Wilde, Rhett McFadden and Brady Dahlberg and juniors Tyson Hickman and Caden Zutavern? “Not enough,” he said. “They’re crazy. They bring it hard every single play.” Heimes said it was the best offensive line his team faced.