NEBRASKA CITY - The Nebraska City School Board voted 9-0 Oct. 9 to opt down for football classification in the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons.

The Pioneers will compete in Class C-1 football.

Nebraska City had 170 boys enrolled this year, compared to 243 for Schuyler which also opted to C-1.

Plattsmouth has 184 boys enrolled, Blair 263 and Class B’s Hastings had 421.

Other Class C1- schools are Auburn with 100 boys enrolled, Syracuse with 90 and Falls City with 89.

Board minutes say the decision would be revisited if the NSAA makes classification changes.