Columbus High’s football team posted a 55-7 victory at Lincoln Northeast last night. 

The win improved the Discoverers to 3-1.  CHS will host Lincoln High in the Discoverers Homecoming game next Friday. 

Meantime, Columbus and the 23 other Class A schools playing football this fall will all make the playoffs after the NSAA Board of Directors voted 7-1 to change the format this year.  In a normal season, 16 Class A clubs make the playoffs. 

The expanded playoff field means that the week 9 regular season games – an October 23rd trip to North Platte for CHS – will be replaced by the first round of playoffs.  The top eight seeds will receive a bye that week, while the teams seeded 9-24 will square off.  All seeds will be determined by an NSAA committee, rather than using wild card points as usual. 

In other prep football action last night, David City was downed by visiting Hartington Cedar Catholic 21-13.  The Scouts are now 2-2.  And Spalding Academy rolled 53-6 at Deshler, as the Shamrocks hiked their record to 3-1.