Several area coaches will be involved in the 2018 Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic that is scheduled for noon June 9 at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk.

Midland University graduate Andrew Carlson of Battle Creek will direct the Whites.

“It is a unique opportunity for the athletes of northeast Nebraska to get one last chance to showcase their talents on the field,” Carlson said. “I look forward to working with our team and coaches in what should be a fun week.”

The Reds will be coached by Darin Suckstorf of Lutheran High Northeast.

Carlson’s staff will include Anthony Ruzicka of Scribner-Snyder, Troy Schlueter of West Point-Beemer and Dustin Sealey of Logan View.

Ruzicka has coached at Scribner-Snyder since 2009. He spent his first two years working with the Trojans’ offensive and defensive lines. He was named the head coach in 2011 and led S-S to playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014.

Sealey has coached the Raiders the past two seasons, leading them to a playoff appearance in 2017. He has also coached at Arapahoe where he led the Warriors to the state semifinals in 2012.

Schlueter has coached at West Point-Beemer the past three years, serving as head coach in 2016 and 2017. Last fall, he guided the Cadets to a 9-2 record and a state quarterfinals berth.

Other members of Carlson’s staff include: Jeremy Weidner of Madison and Kyle Schmidt of Battle Creek.

Suckstorf’s staff includes Matt Kuchar of Bloomfield, Ken Swanson of Emerson-Hubbard, Max Kant of Lutheran High Northeast, Kevin Miller of Norfolk Catholic and Russ Plager of Wayne.

Norfolk High coach Tom Olson, the president of the classic’s board of directors, praised the work of Carlson and Suckstorf.

“Both are held in very high regard by their players, staffs and communities,” he said. “They will be excellent representatives of the board of directors and our sponsors.”


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