Alma, NE- The season was on the line for the Arapahoe Warriors as they needed a must win if they wanted a spot in the playoffs. It was a game that ended up being a high scoring shootout as both teams together put up a 102 total points. This game had onside kicks, fake punts that would lead to first downs and then eventually touchdowns. Arapahoe gets the win 52-50. Arapahoe improves to 5-3 on the year and will wait to see if they sneak into the playoffs which will be released Saturday morning.
1st Q - 9:32 - 48yd TD pass Carson Schroeder to Colton Hearn - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 8-0
1st Q - 6:16 - 4yd TD run by Tyson McCurdy - Two Point Conversion Good - Tied 8-8
1st Q - 4:12 - 4yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 14-8
1st Q - 1:07 - 9yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Fails - Tied 14-14
2nd Q - 9:22 - 11yd TD pass Daylan Russell to Ehren Smolik - Two Point Conversion Good - Alma 22-14
2nd Q - 6:01 - 5yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Good - Tied 22-22
2nd Q - 2:36 - 16yd TD pass Carson Schroeder to Yordi Gutierrez - Two Point Conversion Good- Arapahoe 30-22
2nd Q - 19.6 - 13yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 30-28
3rd Q - 6:40 - 7yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 36-28
3rd Q - 3:49 - 52yd TD pass Daylan Russell to Nathan Hock - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 36-34
4th Q - 11:19 - 2yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 44-34
4th Q - 10:27 - 14yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 44-42
4th Q - 9:05 - 55yd TD run by Antonio Hudson - Two Point Conversion Good - Alma 50-44
4th Q - 1:15 - 2yd TD run by Carson Schroeder - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 52-50
Former McCook Community College Volleyball standout Ashley Carson signed her letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Coker College a Division
II school in Hartsville South Carolina. Listen to Full Interviews with Ashley Carson and MCC Volleyball Head Coach Hayley Kobza.
Championship Postgame interviews
Central Conference Bracket HERE
Assistant Rick Bell/Baylor Scheierman
Both teams will be at Crete Friday. Pregame 5:45 for the boys with the girls to follow on 97.3 the Wolf.
Aurora Boys Coach Tom Leininger
Aurora Sophomore Cassidy Knust
Avanthony “AV” Banks, McCook Community College sophomore basketball player, signed a national letter of intent Monday to continue his career at York College.
“Coach (Tree) Burkes is getting a great one in terms of talent and the kind of kid he is,” said outgoing MCC Men’s Basketball Coach Brandon Lenhart.
“York is a lot like McCook, and I’ve grown to really like what smaller cities can offer,” Banks said. “After visiting there and meeting the coaching staff and players, it just seemed like the right fit for me.”
The Panthers went 15-16 this past season. Banks will join former MCC teammate Kafani Williams in York. Coach Burkes is in his sixth year at York which competes in the NAIA.
Banks, a 5-10 guard from Portageville High School in Missouri, spent his first season at MCC unable to play because of ankle injury. This past season Banks played in all 31 games and averaged 8.0 points, and 2.0 rebounds. He made 62 of 153 shots from the 3-point line – the sixth most 3-pointers in Region IX. He also made 40.5 percent of his 3-point shots (seventh best in the region.)
He scored double-digit points 12 times in the past season with a season-high 21 points in the first game of the season.
Banks said his favorite on-court memory came on Jan. 29 when he made a key 3-pointer in the closing minutes in MCC’s upset win over North Platte Community College. Banks scored 17 points in that game including making all four of his 3-point shots, all five of his field goals and three-of-four free throws.
One of his favorite campus memories is one of his first at MCC. In August of 2017 he arrived to participate in the Bridge To Success Program – a program that brings students to campus three weeks early to take a developmental English classes prior to enrolling in English Composition during the fall semester.
“That’s when I got to know my teammates Ron (Rice) and Peanut (Cunningham), and got to know people on campus and what was expected of me,” Banks said.
“Those were good times and I developed camaraderie,” he said. It also exposed him to the advantages of a smaller town and a college with a family atmosphere. “I’m definitely going to miss that.”
Banks is a psychology major and would like to go on to graduate school to become a relationship counselor.
“He will be successful on and off the court at York College,” Lenhart said. “I love him and will miss him.”