Coach Sandy Buda has decided to offer Papillion Running Back Roy Napora a redshirt that would extend his college football career another year. If approved by the NCAA, Roy Napora would have to sit out until the fall 1998 season opener in August. The highly sought after football player was an all purpose fullback under Coach Gene Suhr at Papillion-LaVisa High School last year. Napora was unavailable for comment.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha Football team will open the North Central Conference with play against the University of South Dakota. Coach Buda’s Mavericks will open up against USD with a very explosive but young team that includes metro standouts like Kirk Coleman, Bobby Gordon, LaRon Henderson, Roy Napora, Jeff Smith and Mike Zeplin. The game will undoubtedly have National Championship implications in the NCC according to sports officials Saturday.