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Osborne Bulldogs – State Champions

Osborne Bulldogs – State Champions

Osborne wrapped up a 13-0 season on Saturday and won the 8-Man DI State Championship at Fischer Field in Newton, beating Hodgeman County 56-8. The win for Osborne was the first state championship game decided by 45-point mercy rule since 2007, and only the second time it has happened in the 8-Man DI Championship. The Bulldogs racked up 562 yards of total offense in the win, including 364 on the ground and 198 yards through the air. The 56 points also helped Osborne set a new record for most points scored in a single season with 760, breaking the old record held by Midway-Denton, who had 736 points in 1982. Jake Tiernan also set the record for the highest completion percentage by a QB in a single season in 8-Man Football as he completed 78% of his passes on the year.

On Saturday, Tiernan was 7-9 for 192 yards and 4 TD passing. Kenton Ubelaker had 23 carries for 174 yards and a TD rushing as well as 2 TD receiiving, while Maverick LeRock added 126 yards and 3 TD on the ground and 96 yards and 2 TD receiving. Brandt Wolters had a team high 13 tackles and recovered 2 fumbles on defense. The win gave Osborne their first state title since winning 3A in 1983. That team was also 13-0.

Go inside the game with a pair of exclusive interviews from KD Country 94. Listen to the interviews below.

Head Coach Steve Tiernan

Marty Wolters – 1983 Osborne Football Player

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.