The Nevada Cubs football team, coached by Andrew Kleeman, is looking to make it to the playoffs for the first time in six years. If they qualify, the team will be one of only five teams from Nevada to make the playoffs, including teams from 1976, 1986, 2012, and 2013. There has only been one win in a playoff game and that was by the 2012 team.
With a record of 6-2, the Cubs must beat Roland-Story this week to advance to the playoffs.
“We have to win Friday night obviously, but at the same time there are a lot of matchups this week that could help lead us to get in. But we won’t know that until late Friday night or Saturday morning,” said Coach Kleeman.
Playoff bids are determined by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The IHSAA ranks teams throughout the season, and Nevada is hoping to be in the 16 teams that qualify. There are several teams scratching to get the 13-16 seedings.
“We need to go out and play a great game on Friday, and control what we can and let the rest play out itself. We’ve worked really hard this season to give ourselves a shot, and we have a really good chance if we can go out and get our momentum going against Roland Story,” said senior Noah Adelmund.
“It would be a great opportunity to go to the playoffs and get a once in a lifetime experience that a lot of people never get the chance to do while they’re in high school. It’s something none of us would ever forget,” said Adelmund.
Come out and support the Cubs tonight at Cub Stadium for Senior night! Senior recognition starts at 6:55 followed by the game at 7:30. See you there!
Article contributed by Jordan Barrett and Drew Robinson.