The Stuart Broncos struggled on offense and Osmond took advantage, topping Stuart 43-21.
After an evenly matched first quarter, the Tigers exploded for 21 points in the second quarter to take a 29-12 halftime lead. They scored twice more in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 43-21.
Quarterback Ethan Sattler completed just eight of his 23 attempts for two touchdowns and two interceptions.
His primary target on the night was Connor Jarman, who hauled in six passes, both touchdown passes and 177 yards.
On the ground, the Broncos only churned out 116 yards as a team, led by Chance Engel's 66 yards.
Defensively, Andrew Olson had a strong night, racking up 21 total tackles. Franklin Fessler added 17 total tackles, Engel recorded 16 total tackles and Isaac Steinhauser recorded 15 total tackles.
In other Holt County action Friday night:
St.. Mary's shuts out Elkhorn Valley 63-0.
O'Neill stays undefeated with 26-21 win over Norfolk Catholic.
West Holt falls to Burwell 36-26.
Chambers/Wheeler Central/Ewing stays hot with 74-16 win over Ainsworth.
Two of the top teams in Holt County made their way to Neligh Monday night for the Neligh-Oakdale Triangular. They both returned home feeling good after spectacular performances.
The St. Mary's Cardinals took the opportunity to show their strength, going 2-0 on the evening. In their first match, they topped Stuart in straight sets, 25-19 and 25-19. In their second match, they took on the host school, dominating the match in straight sets 25-11 and 25-9.
Individual statistics for the Cardinals were unavailable.
For the Broncos, they held the game tight with St. Mary's the whole way through. As a team, Stuart recorded 41 digs, using their defense to keep the game close. Kennison Kunz led the way, recording 13 digs.
In their match up with Neligh-Oakdale, Stuart showed their ability to close in tight games, winning 25-20 and 25-22.
Harlee Fischer had a spectacular match for the Broncos, leading the way both offensively and defensively with her 12 kills, three aces and 11 digs. Kunz brought up 14 digs for Stuart while Alison Stracke was responsible for 10 digs of her own.
The Stuart Broncos have caught fire on the court this season, and that continued Thursday night. They returned home from the Boyd County Triangular with two more wins, beating Boyd County and Burke/South Central (S.D.) handily.
In their match with Boyd County, the Broncos took the match in strong fashion, 25-17, 21-25 and 25-16.
In their match against South Dakota's Burke/South Central, it was more of the same for Stuart, including a dominant third set, winning 25-17, 22-25 and 25-11.
The Broncos will host the Stuart Invite this Saturday.
In other Holt County action on Thursday:
O'Neill fell to Guardian Angels Central Catholic in straight sets, 25-13, 25-15 and 25-19.
West Holt was unable to keep up with Ord, losing 25-13, 25-16 and 25-14.
The Stuart Broncos Cross Country squad braved the rain and the cold Monday afternoon to compete in the Neligh-Oakdale Cross Country Invite.
The Broncos were led by a great performance by Kira Dickau, who came in a close second at 19:36. Ariel Larson came in at thirteenth for Stuart at a time of 24:30. Breanna Fahrenholz rounded out the Stuart girls with a time of 31:05.
On the boys side, the sole competitor was Coltin Schroder, whose time of 19:55 was good for twenty-fifth place.
The all-Holt County matchup between Ewing and Stuart on Tuesday night with three sets with the Broncos slipping by Ewing.
Stuart won 27-25, 22-25, 25-23 against Ewing and also swept Niobrara-Verdigre 25-3, 25-23.
The Broncos move to 3-1on the season.
The Stuart Broncos finally got their season underway Thursday night as they hosted a double triangular, going 1-1.
In the first game of the evening, the Broncos struggled with communication, eventually falling to Elgin Public/Pope John 13-25 and 11-25.
Harlee Fischer recorded four kills in the match to lead the Broncos.
They then had some time to recollect themselves before playing the Clearwater-Orchard Cyclones in the final game of the evening, winning 25-20 and 25-12.
Stuart now turns it’s attention to the Elgin Public/Pope John Double Triangular September 6.
The Stuart Broncos didn't have much problem starting the season off with a win.
They topped Wausa in the season opening contest Friday night, 32-8.
The win gives Stuart a 1-0 start on the year. They now turn their focus towards next Friday's matchup with Central Valley.
After a successful year one under coach Teresa Mustin, the Stuart Lady Broncos look to improve in their journey for a state title.
The Lady Broncos posted a 25-5 record in 2015, a season that saw them finish with a loss in the first round of the state playoffs. Seniors Harlee Fischer, Rachel Kaup and Alison Stracke will lead Stuart on the journey to return to state.
Stuart steps on the court for the first time on September 1 when they host the Stuart Triangular.
Coach: Teresa Mustin
2015 record: 25-5
2015 playoffs: Loss in first round of state playoffs
Returning starters: Four
Returning letter winners: Harlee Fischer, Sr., Rachel Kaup, Sr., Alison Stracke, Sr., Peyton Alder, Jr., Kennison Kunz, Jr.
Players to watch: Harlee Fischer, Rachel Kaup, Alison Stracke
2016 Outlook: Stuart returns strong senior leadership in 2016, giving them a strong foundation to build a team around. The last time the Lady Broncos won less than 20 games was 2009, and that won’t change this year. Look for them to top 20 games and potentially make some noise at the state tournament.
The Stuart Broncos football team looks to show improvement in year two under head coach Dexter Goodner.
Just two years after a state runner-up, the Broncos posted a 5-4 record in 2015 with a first round playoff loss. They will have to improve on that if they intend to compete for the state championship in 2016.
Stuart kicks off the 2016 season August 26 against Wausa.
Stuart did not submit a profile for the 2016 football season.
Stuart High School's Monique Schafer has made her decision on her college career.
Schafer has now signed with Northeast Community College as a member of the volleyball team according to Northeast coach Amanda Schultze.
During her senior year with the Stuart Broncos, Schafer had 268 kills, 20 aces, 31 blocks and 273 digs. She was named to the Norfolk Daily News Class D All-Area Elite Eight, Niobrara Valley Conference first team, Nebraska Prep Zone first team, Holt County Independent All-Area first team, Lincoln Journal Star D2 second team, Omaha World-Herald first team and the Associated Press first team. Schafer also competed in the 19th annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Classic in June.
She will major in Veterinary Technology while at Northeast.
Conner Paxton and Tate Schmaderer donned Red jerseys Saturday during the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Classic.
The White Team won the fourth annual game 49-14 on a boiling Veterans Memorial Field, which saw on-field temperatures feel like 105 degrees.
Defensively, the White Team held the red offense scoreless in the second half as they evened the series at 2-2.
Six awards were given out to players before and after the game. Niobrara/Verdigre’s Cade Kalkowski and Battle Creek’s Drew Lanman earned “Best Teammate Awards.” Top offensive players awards were given to Gunner Fuelberth of Norfolk (White) and Taggert Bailey of Pierce (Red). Defensively, Clearwater-Orchard’s Andy Kerkman (White) Creighton’s Lane Walton (Red) earned top honors.