August 26, 2010

Corn growers backing 'Home Grown' football game of the week

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is partnering with the Prep Huddle to bring high school football fans around the state exclusive coverage of the Nebraska "Home Grown Game of the Week" during the 2010 season. (Click here for the announcement.)

Throughout the season, the Prep Huddle will travel to games between schools from Class C-1 and below, featuring some of the best competition in the state's smaller classes.

The partnership between the Prep Huddle and NeCGA was a perfect fit, said NeCGA's Mat Habrock.

"Farming – much like football in Nebraska – is rich with tradition, so the Nebraska Corn Growers Association is really excited for the opportunity to support the Prep Huddle," Habrock said. "Our corn-farmer members are very proud of the communities they live in, and are proud of the home grown talent of the student athletes in their local high schools."

He said partnering with the Prep Huddle is a way for NeCGA to give back to it's members communities.

The season kicks-off tomorrow (Friday) night as the Prep Huddle travels to Broken Bow for a match-up between two teams that ended their 2009 seasons in heartbreaking fashion. The Indians lost 14-12 to eventual State Champion Hastings St. Cecilia, while St. Paul lost a four-overtime thriller to Chadron in the second round of the playoffs.

"The passion for high school football in the state of Nebraska led us to start our website," editor Tony Chapman said. "That passion is at its best in small towns on Friday nights. There is nothing like being on the sidelines or in the stands when two communities do battle. We'll do our best to bring that energy to our readers."

Home Grown games of the week have been set for the first four weeks of the football season, with other games to be determined approximately 10 days prior to kickoff.

Upcoming games include:
  • Hampton at Giltner (Sept. 3)
  • Hastings St. Cecilia at Blue Hill (Sept. 10)
  • David City Aquinas at Fremont Bergan (Sept. 16)
  • Cambridge at Kearney Catholic (Sept. 17)
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