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Last week on Monday Night Football, I switched favorite teams to watch for at least now.  I don’t like the Patriots, but they picked up Danny Woodhead,  former North Platte High and Chadron State standout, and I switched.  Woodhead, who was a two time small college player of the year winner at Chadron, had been cut by the Jets and got picked up by New England and has made an impact on the team.  

The MNF crew talked a lot about Woodhead while butchering the pronunciation of Chadron, but gave Woodhead a lot of props on how well he played.  He scored a touchdown, made a big block on another and got a tackle on special teams.  Pretty good night for a 5 foot 7, 180 lb. running back.  Woodhead is everything you preach as a coach.  

A kid who a lot of people said was too little to play D1 football, but he excelled at Chadron. No one really wanted to keep him on a pro roster, but he has again worked hard, stuck with his goals and is now a productive part of one of the most successful teams in the NFL.  Nice job Danny Woodhead.

Taylor Martinez took advantage of playing a Thursday night game with a national TV audience watching and ran all over the K-State defense. The Huskers stayed undefeated and got win number one in the Big 12.  

Making their farewell tour of the Big 12 this year, the Huskers left their mark at Manhattan. When it was all over, the new improved K-State tamekittens looked like the K-State of old and at the end, the crowd looked mostly like Nebraska fans. 

The Huskers will have a little time to think about the game, but this week Texas is coming to town on a two-game losing streak. 

I would think that there will be much to try and improve on in order to get ready for probably the best team they will have played to date.  Don’t think for a minute that Texas won’t be ready for the game. 

This week starting today (Thursday) the SPVA volleyball tournament will be held here in Grant.  This will be a good chance to come and support the volleyball team and not have to travel that much.  

The tournament, like all SPVA tournaments, looks pretty well balanced and the championship appears to be waiting for the team that puts the best effort forward.  Good luck to the coaches and teams.

The football team will also be facing a big test this Friday as they host Chase County.  The Plainsmen are two wins away from winning the District championship with the other game being next week at Bridgeport.  

Chase County will be the biggest test since Cambridge, and the game should be a typical Chase County-Perkins County contest.  Come and root for the Plainsmen.

See you at the games.