LINCOLN, Nebraska — Jake Paulsen rushed for 198 yards and scored two touchdowns, Colin Wetovick and Alex Boryca ran for two touchdowns apiece, and second-ranked Cozad won the Class C1 state championship with a 47-21 victory over No. 8 Ashland-Greenwood on Tuesday.
The Haymakers (13-0) led 41-0 in the middle of the third quarter and went on to win their first state title since 1991.
Paulsen broke a 66-yard run on the third play from scrimmage to open the scoring. Wetovick's runs of 4 and 50 yards and Nathan Bubak's 19-yard pass to Paulsen made it 28-0 at half.
The Haymakers rushed for 277 of their 360 total yards. Conor Young caught three passes for 64 yards.
Ashland-Greenwood's Gunnar Garner completed 17 of 44 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns, but he was intercepted three times. Tyler Craven caught 10 passes for 174 yards and two TDs for the Bluejays (11-2).