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  • April 17th: Girls Varsity Tennis (Elkhorn North High School) vs. Elkhorn North @ 9am
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  • Boys Varsity Golf Triangular (Indian Creek Golf Course) vs. Multiple Schools @ 2:30pm
  • Girls Reserve Tennis Dual (Elkhorn North High School) vs. Elkhorn North @ 4pm
  • Girls JV Soccer (Home) vs. Lincoln Northeast @ 5:30pm
  • April 18th: Girls JV Tennis Dual (Home) vs. Bennington @ 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Tennis Dual (Mount MIchael Benedictine High School) vs. Bennington @ 4pm
  • Varsity Baseball (Frerichs Legion Field) vs. Mount MIchael Benedictine @ 5pm
  • Boys Varsity Soccer (Home) vs. MAdison Public Schools @ 5:30pm
  • JV Baseball (Gretna High School) vs. Gretna @ 7pm
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Antler of the Week – Kayd Matthews

Junior Quarterback Breaks Passing Record Despite Injury
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Junior Kayd Matthews lunges over a Norris defender. The Antlers beat the Titans 26-24 on Friday, September 1st.
Reporter Claire Nuismer talks with junior Kayd Matthews about his record-setting performance.

While football is usually just a sport involving a ball and an endzone, to record-breaking Antler quarterback Kayd Matthews, the game means so much more. 

In the September 1st win over Norris, Matthews set a new Elkhorn record for completed passes thrown in a single game.

Matthews connected on 22 passes, but the unprecedented success was not something Matthews was specifically looking to achieve. 

“I was honored…I didn’t know I broke the record,” Matthews said, “But it’s a good record to break.”

The achievement came at a price. Matthews sustained a grade three AC separation, tearing the tendons connecting his shoulder with his collar bone. Although he was hurt during the game, Matthews continued to play until the game was over. 

“I think I just had a will to win,” Matthews said, “I know my team needed me, I had adrenaline, and I just didn’t want to sit out of that game. I felt it was pretty important and determining for our season.”

Matthews’ injury kept him out of commission during last week’s game, so he said he found himself carrying out his leadership position from the sidelines rather than directly in the action. Although his helmet was not strapped on, Matthews continued to view the game through the insightful lens of the quarterback.

“I’m paying really close attention to what’s going on in the field. When a player comes off I can give him some pointers and some stuff to work on,” Matthews said. “I just try to be a good cheerleader and encourage everybody.”

Matthews said he has worked to stretch out the damaged muscles in his shoulder for the past two weeks in order to be able to get back out on the field as soon as possible. With the help of daily ice, rest, and physical therapy, Matthews said he is expected to play at the game against Skutt September 15th.

Returning to the field quickly is important, Matthews said, because he still has big goals for the rest of his high school career.

“I want to win a state title either this year or next year,” Matthews said. “I’m hoping to break a few more records.”

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Lucy Edwards
Lucy Edwards, Reporter
Lucy is a sophomore and a first-year reporter for the Antler Express.
Claire Nuismer
Claire Nuismer, Reporter
Claire is a senior and a first-year reporter for the Antler Express.
Lea Naujokaitis
Lea Naujokaitis, Reporter
Lea is a sophomore and a first-year reporter for the Antler Express.
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