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Anderjaska takes part in Nebraska-Wyoming Six-Man Shoot Out PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:38

Hayden Pollmann and Anderjaska stand for a picture following the game. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Former Wauneta-Palisade Broncos’ Wes Anderjaska and Hayden Pollmann spent last week in south central Nebraska prepareing for the third annual Nebraska-Wyoming Six-Man Shoot Out at Bladen.

Anderjaska, the 2013 Six-Man Defensive Player of the Year, started on offense for Nebraska. He went in on defense late in the first quarter and played both sides of the ball throughout the rest of the game.

Pollmann was unable to play as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

The game started off with a bang when Hyannis’ Travis Hoover found Anderjaska for a 65-yard touchdown pass down the far sideline.

In typical six-man football fashion, Wyoming answered quickly and often.

Wyoming immediately scored to answer Anderjaska’s touchdown, then, after two straight Nebraska turnovers on downs, scored twice more to bring the score to 6-20 at the end of the first quarter.

Nebraska added a touchdown by Maywood’s Jericho Vierya with 5:54 in the second quarter. Nebraska looked to take the momentum back when it recovered the ensuing onside kick.

A quick fumble by Nebraska set Wyoming up in good position and the visitors scored twice more before halftime to make the score 12-32.

Wyoming scored on the first play of the third quarter while Nebraska threw an interception on its first play. Wyoming scored on the next play and increased its lead to 12-45 with just over a minute expired in the third quarter.

Vieyra scored a second touchdown with 3:55 left in the third quarter, but Wyoming added a touchdown and safety to take a 20-54 lead into the fourth quarter.

After Wyoming scored early in the quarter, Nebraska switched offenses, sending Anderjaska back to quarterback.

Anderjaska led Nebraska down the field, finding St. Edward’s Daniel Stock open for a 55-yard. The drive moved Nebraska to the Wyoming four-yard line, but the drive stalled when officials waved off what looked to be an Anderjaska touchdown pass to Austin Miller of St. Edward.

Nebraska was able to answer one last Wyoming touchdown. With Anderjaska still at quarterback, Nebraska scored in two plays. With 2:20 left in the game Anderjaska found Miller for a 18-yard touchdown pass to make the final score 26-68.

Pollmann said the groups had a good time. Activities included swimming, bowling and playing kickball.

Pollmann said the Wyoming players were very curious about corn and wandered into a cornfield for a closer look.

Next year’s contest will be held at the home of the 2014 Wyoming state champion.