The South Loup Bobcats advanced to the Class D1 state football semifinals with a dominating performance in the quarterfinals against CWCE. The Bobcats rolled to a 54-15 victory. South Loup’s offense was unstoppable scoring a touchdown on its first 7 possessions. The defense was equally dominant forcing 4 turnovers in the game. Jack Rush ran for 4 touchdowns and threw for 2 in the first half as South Loup opened up a 40-7 lead at halftime. Blake Schwarz and Tayton Eggleston each ran for a touchdown in the second half. The Bobcats improve to 11-0 and will host Medicine Valley at 6pm in Callaway in the state semifinals on Monday. Medicine Valley advanced to the semi’s with a 48-26 win over Perkins County. In the other D1 quarterfinals, East Butler upset #1 seed Creighton 40-28 and Howells-Dodge defeated Johnson-Brock 54-42.
The Mullen Broncos improved to 11-0 with a 36-18 win over Lawrence Nelson. The Broncos advance to the Class D2 semifinals where they will face Blue Hill. The Bobcats outlasted Twin Loup in a thriller. After trailing 27-13 at halftime, the Wolves would score 13 unanswered points to start the 2nd half to pull to within one. Blue Hill would go up 34-26 only to see Twin Loup fight back to tie the game with a touchdown and 2 point conversion. With 7 seconds remaining, Blue Hill’s Joe Mackin would kick a field goal to put the Bobcats up by 3 and send them to the semifinals with a 37-34 victory. Twin Loup ends their season at 10-1. In the other D2 quarterfinals, Falls City Sacred Heart edged Bloomfield 15-14 and BDS defeated Wynot 58-40.