Lincoln Parkview Christian defeats SEM to go to first football title game

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – With a shot at the six-man state title game and a little revenge on the line, Parkview Christian came into its game against Sumner-Eddyville-Miller on Friday hungry for a win.

With the wind blowing and the frigid air nipping at the Patriots’ faces, it wasn’t easy, but Parkview got the win 40-22.

The Mustangs beat the Patriots earlier this season when Parkview star running back Chandler Page was knocked out of the game with a concussion from a late hit.

Page was a big factor in this game and got his retribution as he scored five of Parkview’s six touchdowns.

With the win, the Patriots are going to the state title game for the first time ever.

When asked how the team would prepare for a game they had never been to, head coach PJ Book said it’s all about consistency.

“[The] mark of manliness that we talk about a lot is consistency, that when these young men become husbands and fathers, that the hardest thing they’re gonna have to do is be consistent, be who they say they want to be every single day. And so when we get to these big games, we get to tell them, ‘We’re not asking you to do anything different. We’re asking you to be who you’ve been every day.'”

Parkview takes on Pawnee City in the state championship game at 7 p.m. next Friday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Cope Stadium.

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