Playing its third game of the football season, Niobrara/Verdigre hosted Elkhorn Valley on Friday night.
The Falcons walked away with the 56-0 victory over the Cougars. After turning the ball over on downs in its opening drive, Elkhorn Valley scored on its next eight drives.
Josh McFarland and Brayden Ollendick were a potent 1-2 punch rushing for five combined touchdowns in the first half.
With under a minute remaining in the half, the Falcons drove 48 yards and ended the drive with a Ollendick scoring pass to Damien Knight to claim a 42-0 halftime advantage.
McFarland opened the third quarter with a 21-yard TD run and the Falcons followed up with a 56-yard Schaecher touchdown scamper.
After Elkhorn Valley turned the ball over in downs at Niobrara/Verdigre's one-yard line, Hunter Klinetobe broke through the line and tackled Trey Sucha in the end zone for a safety.
Niobrara/Verdigre (0-3) has a bye week next week and travels Creighton Sept. 21.
Elkhorn Valley (1-1) hosts Osceola/High Plains Friday.