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Stars believe they have Nebraska's best duo

Kearney Catholic senior quarterback Matt Masker has high expectations entering his senior year (KHGI)

KEARNEY - Kearney Catholic is poised for another huge season, and it starts with their play makers.

Head Coach Rashawn Harvey is sitting pretty with a quarterback like Matt Masker and a wide receiver by the name of Brett Kaiser.

Entering the senior season for both boys, Kearney Catholic is willing to proclaim they have the best one-two punch in the state.

"We believe so," Harvey says. "Those guys had great production last year. Brett was part of those four receivers last year that caught 30–plus balls. Matt obviously threw for 2,700 yards last year and 36 touchdowns, but we're basically telling those guys, 'Last year was last year, now you've got to produce this year.'"

The pair hooked up 30 times for 538 yards, and five of them were good for a touchdown in 2016. Those numbers could be much bigger this time around, says Masker. "I think Brett Kaiser doesn't get enough attention by anybody. We could line him up anywhere and I truly do, I think he's the best receiver in the state. He's tall, he's fast, he's athletic, he doesn't ever really drop a ball, and he's a play maker."

"From the no. 1 quarterback in the state, that's an honor," responded a humble Kaiser. "We've been hooking up for three years now, we've been growing together, I mean I really appreciate him saying that."

Expect Kaiser to be the workhorse wide out for Kearney Catholic this season, after the Stars graduated 163 of the 208 completions Masker threw.

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