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Terrific trio takes final ride

Head coach Rashawn Harvey and Kearney Catholic quarterback Matt Masker try to arrange a formation, Aug. 7, 2017 (KHGI)

To be a good football offense, one of the most critical chemistries comes between a quarterback and his wide receiver.

Something team South in the Shrine Bowl has been spoiled with this year because of the Matt Masker and Brett Kaiser combination.

One of the most dynamic duo's in class C, the two stars of Kearney Catholic run onto the gridiron one last time together in the Shrine Bowl.

"They're developing with each other not just on the field, but in the dorms or residence hall where we're staying," said Kearney Catholic head coach Rashawn Harvey, who is an assistant with the South. "Just seeing these guys build lifelong relationships is very exciting."

Roster spots they earned after a senior year seeing Masker throw for 2,506 yards and 25 touchdowns, 14 of which were reeled in by Kaiser, who garnered 1,118 yards in receiving. Now the two are taking Foster Field with their high school head coach and this unique trio is poised to make a big impact on Saturday.

"We're running Aurora's offense so it's a little bit different than everything we're used to, but I'll be playing receiver so I'll have Matt throwing to me, I'll have Dylan Plautz throwing to me, so it will be a lot of fun," Kaiser said.

"I think we're going to space it out a little bit, we got a lot of different plays coming and the passing game is looking really good right now," Masker added.

Kaiser's time at Foster Field is just getting started, as the soon-to-be collegian joins head coach Josh Lynn at UNK next fall, while Masker heads to Memorial Stadium as part of Scott Frost's walk–on program.

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