Posted: June 24, 2012 - 6:44 PM
The Nebraska All Stars used a stifling defense to shut out the Kansas All Stars 25-0 in the fifth annual Nebraska-Kansas Eight-Man All-Star Game.
Despite a roster loaded with record-setting offensive performers, the Kansas All Stars could muster very little offense on Saturday.
The Kansas Stars finished with just 42 yards rushing on 36 carries. Kiowa County quarterback Ross Binford, who put up several 300-plus rushing games in his career with the Mavericks, led Kansas with 17 yards on nine carries.
Two of the more decorated running backs in Kansas 8-Man history Joel Struckhoff (Thunder Ridge) and Kole Schankie (Madison) found very little room to run. Struckhoff finished with 11 yards on seven carries, while Schankie rushed seven times for just four yards. Both players were returning to action from recent injuries.
Kansas also found very little offensive success through air. Central Burden’s Bo Savage completed three of eight passes for a team-high 28 yards. Wilson’s Jake Stoppel led Kansas with two receptions for 29 yards.
Meanwhile, Nebraska wasted very little time taking control of the game.
Jed Fenske broke loosed on a 42-yard touchdown run mid-way through the first quarter to give Nebraska all the points they would need. He would add a 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as Nebraska built a 20-0 halftime lead.
Fenske would finish with 80 yards rushing on 13 carries and take home the game’s offensive MVP honors.
Nebraska added to its lead with a Tyke Kozeal 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, and capped the scoring with a safety off of a blocked Kansas punt.
Nebraska now leads the all-star game series 4-1.
Lakeside-Downs linebacker Miles Thomas led the Kansas defense with 10 tackles.