Leading up to the Nebraska high school football season, NEPrepZone.com will be looking at the top teams in each class, based on last year’s rankings. This week, Class B will be in the spotlight with a new post each day. Let us know in the comments how you think each team will finish, as well as players you’ll be watching.
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No. 2 McCOOK
COACH: Jeff Gross, 15th season
LAST SEASON: The Bison finished 10-1 with a loss in the state quarterfinals to Adams Central.
RETURNING STARTERS: Javier Beltran, senior, OLB; Austin Cherry, senior, QB/DB; Matt Collicott, senior, TE/DE; Mitch Collicott, senior, OL/DE; Zayne Gillen, senior, WR/DB; Trevor Gleason, senior, OL/DT; Gavin Harsh, senior, LB; Jake Schlager, senior, RB/OLB; Kyle Stewart, senior, RB; Cody Wudtke, senior, WR/DB; Kolton Stone, junior, FB/LB.
KEY DEPARTURE: Matt Chitwood. The dual-threat quarterback threw for over 800 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for over 1,100 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.