LINCOLN – Anyone who followed northeast Nebraska football over the last five years probably wasn’t as shocked as the rest of the state at who the breakout star of the Nebraska Spring Game was.
If you saw Wyatt Mazour in person while he played for Boone Central/Newman Grove, you knew he was a special player. Still, seeing him rack up the most all-purpose yards of any other player on Saturday was pretty cool.
Mazour caught six balls for 81 yards and rushed for 61 yards, including a five-yard run in the fourth quarter. Head Coach Mike Riley said if not for a concussion, we would have heard Mazour’s name more last year.
“Wyatt is a fun football player,” Riley said in a news conference after Saturday’s game. “Wyatt was emerging to play in our games last year until he got hurt. It was a significant injury and he stayed out a long time, but he appears to be back. I like him a lot.”
Mazour wasn’t the only northeast Nebraskan making an impact on Saturday.
Former Norfolk Catholic tight end David Engelhaupt caught four balls for 54 yards, and was on the receiving end of the longest pass play of the day for 31 yards. Meanwhile, Guardian Angels Central Catholic grad Tanner Hass caught four balls for 43 yards and scored twice in the 4th quarter.
The Red team beat the White 55-7. The Huskers play for the first time against another opponent September 2nd against Arkansas State.