Westside Football Ends Regular Season an Undefeated 9-0

The Omaha Westside Warriors continued their undefeated season after a 59-8 win over the Benson Mighty Bunnies on Friday, Oct. 22.

After a week off, due to the Omaha Bryan forfeit, the Warriors made sure not to start off sluggish against the Bunnies. The Warriors started off big with a safety on defense followed by a touchdown on the ensuing punt-kickoff return by sophomore Caleb Benning.

After touchdowns from Grant Guyett, Carter Hogan, Dominic Rezac, and yet another special teams touchdown by Benning, the Warriors had their lead out to 39-0 just at the end of the first quarter. Assistant coach and defensive coordinator Justin Haberman thinks the team came out well-prepared despite a week off.

“Our kids prepared really well,” Haberman said. “Having the week off, they knew they had to come in ready to go, and they did that.”

Sophomore RB, Jahmez Ross returned back to the field for the Warriors after being sidelined due to an arm injury that occured against Omaha North in week two.

“It felt great to be back,” Ross said. “I could finally show off my talent and all the work I’ve put in. It was great being back out here with my teammates again.”

Ross ran wild stacking up 92 yards on just seven carries, amounting 13.1 yards a carry with two rushing touchdowns.

“I focused on following the blocks, and busting through the holes,” Ross said. “I just had to be an explosive player and go downhill.”

The Westside defense was huge throughout the entire night for the Warriors holding the Bunnies to -40 total yards in the first half. Westside linebacker Beau Ryan felt the team has consistently found ways to get in the backfield.

“The defense prepared very well this week,” Ryan said. “We watched a lot of film and followed the game plan the coaches wrote perfectly.”

The second-seeded Warriors will face the 15th seeded Papillion-La Vista South Titans in the first round of the Class A Football Playoffs on Friday, Oct. 29 at Phelps Field.