LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) - Kyle Schaefer scored the go-ahead touchdown on his only carry of the game, and fourth-ranked Norfolk Catholic became the first school to win three straight Class C1 football championships with a 24-13 victory over No. 2 Boone Central/Newman Grove on Tuesday.
Schaefer's 5-yard run with 3:16 left in the third quarter gave the Knights a 17-13 lead.
Jordan Bellar's second touchdown pass of the game, a 38-yarder to Allen Lewis early in the fourth, made it an 11-point game.
Jackson Love rushed for 144 yards on 21 carries, and Bellar ran for 61 yards on eight attempts.
The Knights (12-1) won both meetings this season with Boone Central (11-2).
Boone Central's Tanner Mazour was 18 for 32 for 257 yards but was intercepted three times. Blake Slizoski had 72 yards on 10 carries for the Cardinals.