Cam Jurgens

Beatrice's Cam Jurgens breaks off a big run during a game against Waverly Friday night at Lincoln Pius X High School.

By Luke Nichols/Daily Sun sports editor

Beatrice welcomed Cam Jurgens back and he made the most of his first game in three weeks.

The Nebraska recruit, who was out with a thigh injury the last three games, rushed for a touchdown 100 yards on 19 carries, caught four passes for 39 yards and even intercepted a pass to set up a Beatrice touchdown.

After a lightning delay of 3 hours and 23 minutes, Jurgens scored on the first play after the game resumed to give the Orangemen a 35-12 victory over Waverly on Friday night.

The Orangemen (5-1) led Waverly 28-12 with 10:17 left in the first district game for the two teams when lightning forced the delay. Officials were willing to wait a very long time to complete the game.

The game was moved from Waverly because of the field condition. It still didn't help the two Class B teams finish a game on artificial turf Friday night at Lincoln Pius X.

Beatrice zipped to a quick lead on a 41-yard pass from Trevor Schmale to Andrew Mahoney. Mahoney would go on to score on runs of 30 and 9 yards. Waverly, which rallied to upset Elkhorn last week, scored on a 29-yard pass from Rhett Jordan to Trent Weatherwax and on a 39-yard pass from Jordan to Jay Adams.

Mahoney struck lIke lightning on jet sweeps, including one for a touchdown, and Jurgens simply pounded the line.

"No. 1 Cam just ran over one, two, three people," said Beatrice coach Kevin Meyer. "We were really up for this game. And even after sitting around for three hours or so, you could feel the excitement about getting the game restarted.

"We really wanted to win this game and win it tonight -- not on Saturday and I think it was good to wait and get it done," Meyer said.

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