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Columbus Lakeview beats Pierce, wins first state championship

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 1:01 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 10:49 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Columbus Lakeview scored in all three phases on a breezy morning at Memorial Stadium to claim the school’s first state football championship. The Vikings defeated Pierce 37-25 in the Class C1 Final.

Kolby Blaser had a touchdown pass, Braxton Borer returned a fumble 56 yards for a score, and the Vikings successfully executed a fake field goal to build a 24-6 halftime lead.

Pierce, led by Ben Brahmer’s 9-catch performance, rallied in the second half to trim the Vikings lead to 6 points. A 10-yard touchdown run by Blaser with 4:06 left sealed the win for the Vikings.

Columbus Lakeview finished the season with an 11-2 record. The Vikings won the state title as the #11 seed in the Class C1 bracket.

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