2-A-Days: Pierce

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PIERCE, Neb. (ABC9 Sports)–The Pierce High Bluejays are consistently one of the top teams in all of Nebraska. It’s been seventeen years since Pierce missed the playoffs and in that span, they have three Class C-1 Championships to their name, the most recent in 2008.

With that run of success comes high expectations.

Coach Mark Brahmer might just have four or five starters back on both sides of the ball from last year’s 7-3 team that lost to the eventual state champs, but the Jays have plenty of game experience returning. 

A lot of that experience comes in the trenches where the big boys up front will open up holes for Collin Freeman who ran for 835 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior.

Despite a district that features the number one and two teams in the state, the Bluejays plan on making the playoffs and then some.

“Every year we want to make the playoffs and make a lot of noise,” said Freeman. “We just come out every day and try to work towards that and just win every game.”

“Our expectations are always, make playoffs, win district, play deep in November and hopefully get down to Lincoln,” added Senior Johnnie Huff.

“Our goal every year is to challenge for state championships if not win a state championship,” said Coach Brahmer. “We want to play deep in November, we want to be one of those teams that people are talking about in the semifinals and possibly even the finals, if not maybe the last ones standing as well.”

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