the republic logo

Strong runs for 286 yards, 3 TDs as Omaha North tops Junior Jays 41-0 for 2nd 'A' title in row


LINCOLN, Nebraska — All-time state rushing leader Calvin Strong ran for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 1 Omaha North limited No. 3 Omaha Creighton Prep to 128 total yards while winning its second straight Class A championship with a 41-0 victory Monday night.

It was the first shutout in a Class A final since 1992.

Strong, running behind a line featuring Nebraska recruit Michael Decker, carried 23 times and had touchdowns of 10, 3 and 55 yards for the Vikings (13-0).

Markell Vaughn returned a punt 49 yards for a TD, and quarterback Payton Nelson ran and passed for short touchdowns.

Prep's Micah Rensch ran 16 times for 81 yards against a defense that went into the game allowing an average of 11 points.

Prep (11-2) was in the state final for the first time since 2004. Andy Yost served as the Junior Jays' coach after the resignation of Chris Nizzi last week.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.