CAMPBELL — Players representing Nebraska and Wyoming in the 6-Man Shootout football game used a Wednesday evening kickball game here to scout one another.
With every missed catch or base running gaffe, coaches and players joked about how that might translate to play on the football field.
Kick ball was just one of the activities players took part in while spending three days in the area, preparing for the third annual 6-Man Shootout 1 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Lake football field in Bladen.
Bladen is playing host to the cross-state all star game due to Silver Lake's 6-man state championship in November.
The game alternates between states each year, with the host state's champion staging the game and head coach of each state champion team coaching in the Shootout.
Silver Lake replaced its home bleachers this week in Bladen. Arntt said the old bleachers were in need of being replaced and the district would have done that even if it wasn't playing host to the 6-Man Shootout.
Otherwise, preparations are no different from a regular season Friday night game.
"I think it's a great thing for our school and our communities down here," he said. "I know it's going to be kind of iffy with the weather — whether it's hot, dry or wet. I think everyone's pretty much on board and excited to put the game on."
HTmedia will show the 6-man all star game in Bladen live on the Internet. To watch the game, go to the Sports Channel on hastingstribune.com