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Rezac powers Omaha Westside past Grand Island

Rezac powers Omaha Westside past Grand Island

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Grand Island's Ayden McDermott (3) returns a punt with Omaha Westside's Jackson McIntyre (11) in his path on Friday. Omaha Westside won 41-9. (Omaha World-Herald/Anna Reed)

OMAHA — Omaha Westside turned to its Rezac attack Friday night to put away Grand Island.

The third-ranked Warriors moved to 5-0 with a 41-9 victory. Leading the way was senior running back Dominic Rezac, but he had some help from his siblings.

Rezac, who rushed for a school-record 308 yards last Friday night, scored four touchdowns for the second straight week. He had TD runs of 2, 9 and 70 and caught a 5-yard scoring pass.

That toss came from Rezac’s brother Anthony, a 6-foot-3 sophomore quarterback. He entered the game in the second quarter and finished with 124 passing yards and 76 rushing.

Let’s not forget a third brother, sophomore defensive back Teddy Rezac. He picked off a pass midway through the third quarter that led to a field goal.

“They’re good football players,” Westside coach Brett Froendt said. “The learning curve for all three of them is very high.”

While the home fans probably expected another big effort out of Dominic, Anthony’s strong game at quarterback might have come as a surprise. He has played sparingly on the varsity level this season.

“He’s played real well in our JV games,” Froendt said “He’s a threat to pass or run and he’s gaining confidence each week.”

The game was scoreless until Westside broke through midway through the second quarter. Dominic Rezac scored his first touchdown and added another six minutes later.

The Islanders responded with their only touchdown, a 60-yard pass from Kytan Fyfe to Will Knuth.

The Warriors made it 17-7 just before halftime on a 44-yard field goal by Tristan Alvano.

Any hope of an Islanders upset faded on the first play of the third quarter, when Dominic Rezac busted loose for his 70-yard scoring run.

“We talked about coming out strong in the second half,” Froendt said. “I thought our line did a great job opening those holes.”

The victory extended Westside’s winning streak to 17 games.

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