Posted On: 11/13/19 5:47 PM

Over the next three weeks, we're going to take a look at each class in Nebraska, starting with Class D2 and ending up with Class A right around Thanksgiving weekend.  Today, we will take a look at Class D1, which has a lot of balance, but going into the season, there seems to be two schools that stand out above everyone else.

RETURNING CHAMPION: Fremont Archbishop Bergan rode the broad shoulders of all-staters Allison Dieckmann and Haley Kempf, plus a strong regular season schedule that prepped them for post-season play, to win Class D1 last year in a 36-27 slugfest over Pleasanton.  However, both Dieckmann and Kempf have both graduated, opening the door for other schools to take Bergan's crown.

TOP RETURNING PLAYER: Nebraska-Omaha committ Grace Cave out of Weeping Water is the best returning individual player in this class.  After averaging 18.3 points a game last year, Cave, along with her teammate Peyton Barrett, look to take the Indians a couple of steps further this season after losing in the first round in last season's state tournament

TEAM(S) ON THE BRINK: Two teams are on the brink of cracking the top level of Class D1 this season.  Johnson-Brock returns a

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