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2008 Schedule

8/29 Battle Creek
L 19-20
9/5 at Wayne (OT)
W 26-20
9/12 Schuyler
L 14-32
9/26 at Wisner-Pilger
L 6-20
10/3 Arlington
W 28-27
10/10 at Tekamah-Her.
W 48-12
10/17 West Point-Beem.
W 28-0
10/24 at Logan View
W 42-6
10/30 Norfolk Catholic*
L 13-48

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Playoffs Rnd. 1 - Oct. 30

Norfolk Catholic ends Tigers' season

The undefeated Norfolk Catholic Knights stayed that way as they dealt North Bend a 48-13 loss in the first round of the Class C-1 playoffs Thursday. North Bend managed to move the ball a bit and collect some first downs, but could string together enough to get in the end zone. NBC trailed 28-0 after the first quarter and 41-0 at halftime. With Norfolk Catholic's starters not playing at all in the second half, North Bend was able to find the end zone twice. NBC's 13 points were the most Norfolk Catholic had given up in a single game this season. NBC ends its year with a 5-4 record.

Game 8 - Oct. 24

NBC pounds Raiders

North Bend dominated from the start in racing to a 42-6 win over Logan View after leading 28-0 at halftime. Logan View's lone score came on a 65-yard trick play with 18 seconds left in the game. Until that play, the Tiger defense had held the Raiders to less than 70 yards of total offense.

The win secures NBC a spot in the Class C1 playoffs, but the Tigers got more than that Friday. With West Point-Beemer's 42-14 win over Wisner-Pilger, NBC will also claim the district championship. WPB, WiPi and NBC all finish 4-1 for a three-way tie atop the district, and since all three teams were 1-1 in head-to-head games, NBC takes the championship on the second tie-breaker which is overall record. NBC stands at 5-3 while the other two schools are 4-4. The win also secures North Bend a winning season. The playoff game will be next Thursday (Oct. 30)at a site to be determined, though North Bend will be on the road no matter who the opponent is.


Game 7 - Oct. 17

Cadets blanked by NBC as records fall

Tyler KingstonTyler Kingston signals the beginning of the fourth quarter.

North Bend's defense twice held West Point-Beemer scoreless inside the 10-yard line to help wrap up a 28-0 win over the Cadets. Drew Hines tied an NBC school record with three interceptions in the game, including one on the game's first play from scrimmage.

Meanwhile Ethan Bauer was busy catching touchdown passes, grabbing two while rolling up 181 yards receiving. That total gives him 603 yards for the season, breaking the school record. Quarterback Eric Kavan threw for three touchdowns in all, with Jared Treat catching the other one. Kavan's 305 yards passing is also a school record.

The win, NBC's third straight, gives NBC a chance at a share of the district crown if West Point-Beemer can knock off Wisner-Pilger and NBC takes care of business against Logan View next week.

Game 6 - Oct. 10

Tiger on Tiger action
Quarterback Eric Kavan barks the signals behind his offensive line. Lineman pictured are: tackle Tyler Vyhlidal, guard Chance Eckmann, center Tyler Kingston, guard Michael Shaw, and tackle Tony Hartman (partially obscured at far right).

Tigers blow out Tigers

After Tekamah-Herman struck for a 59-yard touchdown pass to close within a touchdown of North Bend at 21-12 with 3:30 left in the first half, Drew Hines stole any momentum Tekamah had built when he returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a score. Then the rout was on. Hines had three touchdowns overall, one rushing, one receiving and one on a return. Ethan Bauer caught one touchdown pass and ran two interceptions back for touchdowns as NBC went on to win the district contest 48-12.


Game 5 - Oct. 3

Tigers hang on for one-point win

Ethan Bauer returns and interception
Ethan Bauer returns an interception 48 yards to set up North Bend's first touchdown against Arlington.

No one really expected a shoot out when Arlington and North Bend got together, but that's what they got, at least in the first half. Quarterback Eric Kavan connected on five of seven passes on a late third-quarter drive before sneaking the ball into the end zone himself to tie the game at 21 just before halftime. After a third-quarter stalemate, Arlington moved 64 yards in two plays to set up the go-ahead touchdown, but Tyler Kingston got a hand up and blocked the PAT, leaving the Eagles with a 27-21 lead. North Bend answered on its next possession with a big play of their own when Kavan found wide receiver Ethan Bauer for a 62-yard touchdown strike. Eli Volser connected on the PAT to give NBC a 28-27 lead with 7:45 left. Arlington had two more cracks at it, but couldn't get across the 50-yard line as NBC held on for a Homecoming victory.

Game 4 - Sept. 26

NBC vs. Wisner-Pilger
Tyler Vyhlidal (78) leads the way for running back Danny Ahl. The 77-yard run by Ahl
was called back because of a penalty.

NBC provides Gators' first win

After trailing Wisner-Pilger 6-0 at halftime, North Bend looked like it had finally found its offensive spark that had been missing when Danny Ahl broke free for a 77-yard run up the middle on the Tigers first play of the second half. Unfortunately, a motion penalty nullified the run. The very next play, North Bend fumbled and Wisner recovered on the Tiger seven yard line. Two plays later, Wi-Pi scored to go up 12-0. On a night when nothing seemed to go North Bend's way, Wisner-Pilger picked up its first win by a score of 20-6. The game was the first district contest for both teams.

Game 3 - Sept. 12

Quick start propels Warriors

With 4:05 left in the first quarter, Schuyler already led North Bend 18-0, with two of its touchdowns coming on one-play drives. From there on out, the game was even, as those first 18 points ended up being the difference in the Warriors' 32-14 win.

North Bend's first touchdown, a 38-yard pass from Eric Kavan to Ethan Bauer, made the score 18-6 with 4:34 left in the second quarter. Kavan scored the Tigers' other touchdown on a 1-yard sneak. North Bend's record stands at 1-2 heading into a bye week before starting district play at Wisner-Pilger on the 26th.

Game 2 - Sept. 5:

Tigers take Wayne in overtime

The NBC football team marched 93 yards with less than three minutes left for the tying score, then won in overtime over Wayne 26-20. Click play above to see highlights of the game.

Game 1 - Aug. 29:

Tigers fall one point short in opener

Press play to view images from NBC's football game against Battle Creek.
With just over 3 minutes to play in Aug. 29's football opener, North Bend's defense dug in after its offense scored to make the 20-13 in favor of Battle Creek. On the Braves' first play of the series, defensive lineman Tyler Kingston stripped the Battle Creek ball carrier and sprinted 20 yards into the end zone for his first career touchdown.

However, North Bend's momentum sprang a leak when the PAT kick sailed wide right, and Battle Creek held onto the lead at 20-19. With NBC out of time outs, the Braves managed one first down, then kneeled on the ball to run the clock out.

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