Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MHS-DHS Football Prepares For 2016 Campaign; Dustin Nelson Gets Spotlight

Football season is nearly upon us.

The Dorchester-Milford football team will kick off a new season with a road contest next Friday, Aug. 26, at Columbus Lakeview. The MHS-DHS team is entering its fourth season as a combined unit in football at the Class C-1 level, which offers a more competitive brand of football.
And to prove that Longhorns can compete, DHS's Dustin Nelson is getting much attention in the pre-season media.
The team is coming off a 6-win season in 2015, and it boasts half a dozen Dorchester players according our count.
The DHS-MHS squad will again be led by 37-year veteran head coach Marty Hingst, who is one win away from his 250th career win.  With one more victory, Hingst will become the 16th coach in Nebraska history to reach 250 career wins.
The team this year will have five returning starters on both sides of the ball.
The Lincoln newspaper reports:  Priority No. 1 for Milford-Dorchester will be rebuilding the offensive line. Outside of Parker Moore, the Eagles will have four new starters up front, but coach Marty Hingst likes the upside and size of his big men. Jaidon Policky, a four-year starter, aims for a healthy season at running back and safety after missing three games last year. Dustin Nelson, Austin Martin, Drake Burton and Elliott Carraher could be splitting the carries with Policky, and Jacob Bitterman will battle for the starting quarterback spot.
Regarding Dorchester's Dustin Nelson, the Journal Star names him as the team's "spotlight player," adding that Nelson returns after leading the team in tackles (70) from his linebacker position in 2015. He also averaged 7 yards per carry.
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.)
Four 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.

Milford-Dorchester 2016 Schedule
Aug. 26 | Columbus Lakeview | A
Sept. 2 | Adams Central | H
Sept. 9 | David City | A
Sept. 16 | Bishop Neumann | A
Sept. 23 | Ashland-Greenwood | H
Sept. 30 | Southern | H
Oct. 7 | Raymond Central | A
Oct. 15 | Lincoln Christian | A
Oct. 21 | Fairbury | H


  1. Is Nelson getting looked at by Nebraska? 70 tackles in a season at the C1 level is nothing to sneeze at if he's athletic enough to be a back on offense. Look at the great NU teams of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, they were majority Nebraska kids. The NU coaches must pick up more of these class B,C and even D studs if they want to revive Husker Football. Parents need to help replenish the talent pool by telling they're boys they need to man up and join something bigger than themselves and their egos.

  2. i had 125 tackles my junior and senior year !!!!!!!!!!

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  3. no ! 11 man football with 18 guys on the team !

  4. Let's go six man. 25 teams in the state are playing it

    Friday night lights beat a dark town

    1. I just read that nebraska's rural counties now have the same number of people they had in the 1890s. The 1890s!!!!

      Wake up NSAA, you guys gotta reinstate 6-man football as a state sanctioned sport or you render yourself useless in many communities as far as football goes


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