Norfolk Catholic Wins Third-Straight C1 Championship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Kyle Schaefer scored the go-ahead touchdown on his only carry of the game, and fourth-ranked Norfolk Catholic became the first school to win three straight Class C1 football championships with a 24-13 victory over No. 2 Boone Central/Newman Grove on Tuesday.

Schaefer's 5-yard run with 3:16 left in the third quarter gave the Knights a 17-13 lead.

Jordan Bellar's second touchdown pass of the game, a 38-yarder to Allen Lewis early in the fourth, made it an 11-point game.

Jackson Love rushed for 144 yards on 21 carries, and Bellar ran for 61 yards on eight attempts.

The Knights (12-1) won both meetings this season with Boone Central (11-2).

Boone Central's Tanner Mazour was 18 for 32 for 257 yards but was intercepted three times. Blake Slizoski had 72 yards on 10 carries for the Cardinals.

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