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Class B State Championship Preview: Skutt vs. Scottsbluff

Posted: 9:30 AM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 10:30:42-05

Omaha Skutt and Scottsbluff will face off for the Class B State Championship Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. These two teams have yet to play one another this season, but will both put their undefeated records on the line. Let's see how they stack up. 

Most impressive wins of the season

Omaha Skutt: No. 3 York, No. 5 Waverly (twice)

The Skyhawks knocked off the defending state champion York Dukes in the second game of the season 42-37 in a rematch of last year's state title game. Skutt also knocked off Waverly once in the regular season 30-14 and again in the semifinals 34-14.

Scottsbluff: No. 4 McCook, No. 3 York

The Bearcats also knocked off York, but in the semifinals last week 27-21. Scottsbluff downed McCook in the regular season finale 23-13 to keep their undefeated season in tact. 

Players to watch

Omaha Skutt:

RB Jarod Epperson: 201 carries for 2,059 yards, 32 touchdowns, seven catches, 95 yards and two touchdowns

QB Ryan McCormick: 55 of 93 passes, 759 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions

Tyson Gordon: 16 catches for 274 yards, 28 carries for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns

Scottsbluff:

RB Christopher Busby: 234 carries for 1,711 yards and 24 touchdowns

QB Sabastian Harsh: 48 of 100 passes for 991 yards and 12 touchdowns, 117 carries for 852 yards and 18 touchdowns

DE Garrett Nelson: 68 tackles, six sacks and two fumble recoveries

History

Skutt: 

Playoff appearances: 18

State Championships: 3 (2005, 2013, 2014)

State Runner-Up Years: 2009, 2016, 2017

Scottsbluff:

Playoff appearances: 19

State Championships: 0

State Runner-Up Years: 1999, 2000