Photo by James Parrish
North Platte's Chris Larsen receives the ball against Kearney.
Kearney scored six goals in the first half on Tuesday en route to an 8-1 victory over North Platte at Madison Middle School.
NPHS coach Mary Elmshaeuser said that her team found it difficult to stay with the No. 3-ranked Bearcats.
"Kearney's a great team," she said. "They have such good footwork and they've got a lot of good players. Their forwards just outsprinted our fullbacks."
Spencer Lindsay, who will be walking on to the University of Nebraska football team as a place kicker, scored the first goal for Kearney (10-1).
Then Damien Austen scored two of the next three goals with a goal by Derek Schriner sandwiched in.
Nate Mishou then scored the last two goals of the first half to make it 6-0.
In the second half, Ryan King got a goal and Lindsay scored again to finish the scoring for the Bearcats.
North Platte was able to get on the board when Jack Kenny scored but it was another defeat for the Bulldogs (2-9).
"We just got to keep getting better every game," said Elmshaeuser.