Local Sports 9-10-2019

Nebraska remains number two in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll.  The Huskers are 4-0 on the season after wins over Arizona and San Diego over the weekend.  Stanford is ranked number one.  Texas is third followed by Penn State and Baylor.  Rounding out the top ten are Pittsburgh, Marquette, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Oregon.


Nebraska-Kearney is up three spots to number eight in the Division II Poll.  The Lopers are 4-0 on the season.  Tampa is ranked number one.


Nebraska coach Scott Frost announced yesterday that defensive back Deontai Williams has had shoulder surgery and is out for the foreseeable future.  Williams was expected to be one of the Huskers top defensive playmakers in 2019.  Cam Taylor Britt will take over for Williams.  Taylor Britt has played in only two career games at safety.  Eric Lee will be the top back-up.


Kickoff for Nebraska’s game with Illinois on September 21st has been set for 7:00pm.  The game will be televised by BTN and will be carried by the Husker Sports Network.


The Hastings High softball team won two games at the Northwest Triangular yesterday.  The Tigers beat Beatrice in the first game 10-6.  Faith Molina was the winning pitcher.  Sophia Cerveny and Sammy Schmidt had three hits apiece.  Hastings beat Northwest 12-4 in the second game.  Elle Douglas was the winning pitcher. Schmidt again led the offensive attack with three hits.  Hastings is now 9-3 on the season and will host Cozad and Aurora today beginning at 4:30pm.


The Adams Central softball team will play at the Blue Hill Triangular today with Grand Island Central Catholic.  Action gets underway at 5:30pm.  The St. Cecilia softball team will host North Platte and Columbus today.  First pitch will be at 5:00pm.


ROYALS> The Kansas City Royals will open a series with the Chicago White Sox tonight beginning at 7:10pm.  Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.


NFL> In NFL football last night, Wil Lutz hit a game winning 58-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans a 30-28 victory over the Houston Texans.  It was the longest field goal in the final 10 seconds of a season opening game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.  In the other game, the Oakland Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 24-16. Derek Carr completed 22 of 26 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders.

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