Two of Holt County's top football players will take the field as part of Northeast Nebraska's premiere all-star game.
Josh Cuddy of St. Mary's will be joined by Seth Wentworth of West Holt in the 5th Annual Red vs. White Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic. Both will take the field as part of the Red Team.
The rosters were announced Tuesday by the event’s Board of Directors, according to Mike Fuehrer, Sports Development Manager for the Norfolk Area Sports Council.
The football game will be played on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Faith Regional Health Services of Norfolk is the game’s Title Sponsor.
Fuehrer said he has been impressed with how the annual classic has come together over the course of the past five years.
“We’re distributing right around 2,500 tickets each year. And, this will be our third year for an All-Star Marching Band, it will be our second year for cheerleaders and, for the first-time ever, Hartington Cedar Catholic will be show-casing its dance team,’’ Fuehrer said. “Each year we’re adding another piece to what has become a very popular event for all of northeast Nebraska.’’
Chad Cattau of Hartington Cedar Catholic, who will be coaching the 36-player Red Team, said he really likes the balance his team will have on offense. “We have some kids that can run the ball effectively and we should be able to move the ball through the air when needed,’’ he said. “I am excited to see everything come together on the field.’’
Cattau also said he has very talented kids to choose from on the defensive side of the ball. “We have some kids that will be playing at the next level on that side of the ball so hopefully we can put them in positions to be successful for us,’’ he said.
As for his team, overall, Cattau said he’s looking forward to the week of practice leading up to the game. “There will be a lot of talent on display for both teams so it will be a great day to watch some of the area's best and most gifted football players,’’ Cattau said.
Cattau will be assisted by Greg Hansen of South Sioux City, Mark Lech of Randolph, Al Lindsay of Pierce, Zach Wemhoff of Allen and Troy Evans of Ponca.