Eric graduated from Pierce in 2009 where he played Quarterback/Runningback and safety for Pierce High School during the 2005 through 2008 seasons. He was a 1st team all-state player during his sophomore and junior seasons and an All-Nebraska 1st team selection his senior year. Eric led Pierce to 3 victories over Norfolk Catholic in his career. He ran for 235 yards and 3 TD’s in the game as a sophomore. As a junior, Eric intercepted 4 passes during the regular season game, two of which he returned for touchdowns. He also had 2 rushing TDs during that game. In the semi-final match up that same season, Eric ran for 92 yards and intercepted one pass. Eric led Pierce High School to back-to-back state championships during his junior and senior seasons!
Dusty graduated Norfolk Catholic in 2000 and played Wingback and Linebacker during his 4 years on the football team. Dusty started every game in his four years of high school for Norfolk Catholic. Including 5 against Pierce, in which he was 5 – 0. In the regular season game in 1998, his Junior year, Dusty caught the winning touchdown pass in the 4th quarter as NC defeated Pierce 28 – 21. In his Senior year, the NC Pierce game was again a classic. Dusty blocked an attempted Field Goal that would have given Pierce the win, then caught the winning TD pass in overtime to win the game for Norfolk Catholic 23 – 17. Pierce and Norfolk Catholic met in the State Championship game later that season and Dusty caught a TD pass in that game as NC won the Title 35 – 7.