Kasik Carries Clarkson/Leigh to First State Football Crown

Kyle Kasik ran for 320 yards to lead Clarkson/Leigh to a 48-20 victory over Neligh-Oakdale in the D1 state football championship at Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium. 

Kasik scored six touchdowns and added a half-dozen two-point conversion runs as the senior scored all 48 points for the Patriots, who won their first state title since the co-op in 2012. 

Two early fumble recoveries by the Warriors set up a pair of touchdowns as Neligh-Oakdale led 14-0 after one quarter.  But, Clarkson/Leigh would tally the next 40 points to pull away. 

Kasik had a whopping 45 carries in the game and wound up with 2,281 rushing yards this year.  The Patriots finished with a 12-1 record, while the Warriors went 11-2.