Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DHS-MHS Football Season Gets Underway Next Week

The crisp feel of autumn is in the air.  That means football season is upon us.
The Dorchester-Milford High School team will kick off its season with a road contest next Friday at Louisville. The MHS-DHS team is entering its third season as a cooperative in football in Class C-1, which offers a more competitive brand of football.
The team is coming off a 6-win season in 2014, and it boasts at least seven Dorchester players according our count.
The DHS-MHS squad will be led by 36-year veteran head coach Marty Hingst, who boasts a 237-146-2 lifetime record.
Milford-Dorchester relied on strong defense last season, and according to the sportswriters at the Lincoln Journal Star, that should be the case this season with the return of several defensive starters, including nose tackle Marty Schildt. Jaidon Policky is one of the top skill players on the roster. He received all-district honors at wideout in 2014. The Eagles are hoping to develop some depth on the offensive line.
All combined, the team will see six returning starters on both offense and defense.
DHS-MHS will look to make the playoffs for the third straight year this season. The back-to-back playoff berths in '13 and '14 are the school's only playoff appearances in its young history.

The 2013 season marked the first time since 1948 that Dorchester had not had a high school team. (In 1949, DHS' football program was rejuvenated after years of not playing the game due to a student's death on the gridiron in the early 1930s.)
Three years ago, Milford school administrators and board members agreed to allow DHS to join in what is now officially deemed an "athletic cooperative" between the two schools, until DHS has sufficient numbers to resume playing at the Class D level.  The impacted athletics include football and wrestling.

According to several reports, it may be some time before football returns to Nerud Field.  The Times received two e-mails confirming that no Dorchester junior high boys are participating in football this season, despite a healthy number of Dorchester boys enrolled in 7th and 8th grades.

Milford-Dorchester 2015 Schedule

Aug. 28 | Louisville | A
Sept. 4 | GICC | H
Sept. 11 | David City | H
Sept. 18 | Holdrege | A
Sept. 25 | Fairbury | H
Oct. 2 Lincoln Christian | A
Oct. 9 Raymond Central | H
Oct. 16 Lincoln Lutheran | A
Oct. 23 | Wilber-Clatonia | H


  1. Resurect The Horns! Bring Back The Orange And Black!!

  2. Kinda neat to see DHS kids are going to be playing 80s foe Lincoln Christian again

  3. I don't work for the school or have any pull with the board, but I do pay property taxes (and a lot of 'em). I gotta ask if anyone at DPS is taking a survey of the current junior high and high school kids, as well as the sixth and fifth graders to see if they have interest in playing football???

    If there are more than a dozen kids who are interested in playing at a time (within a four year span), are we taking steps to get a team back on Dorchester's field. Now is the time. Don't let this situation go on too long, parents!

    1. A survery would be a good start. I also wonder if parents maybe discouraging their kids due to the media coverage on concussions. Not that I don't think concussions are serious, they are, but with all the protective gear available, the trainers, etc., I would let my kid go out for football if they wanted to.

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  5. They will be back, as soon as some of the younger ones grow a bit!! Go Horns!

  6. Well good news. We need our football back! Bring along the cheerleaders with this and it will be like the old days and a full circle school!

  7. Hey dorchester girls, dont date dorchester boys who are to scared to play football cause you know theyll be to scared to committ to you

  8. Town needs to start a dorchester flag football team or league. Let kids play on the football field, under the lights. If its 3 on 3 or 6 on 6, whatever. Just get them playing at a young age, like 6 and up. This is the only way to rebuild a culture that promotes the sport and the teamwork needed


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