The Ansley/Litchfield Spartans picked up their first win of the season Thursday night by holding off South Loup for a 30-28 win. South Loup jumped out early 14-0 but Ansley/Litchfield would respond in a big way scoring 30 unanswered points to take the lead. Playing without starting quarterback Jace Connell who left the game with injury, Trevor Ross and Sam Cool would help lead the Bobcats back. After making the score 30-28, a two point conversion for the tie would fail as the Spartans held on to the lead. South Loup would get the ball back one more time with a chance to win but Ansley/Litchfield was able to make the defensive stand to give the Spartans their first win of the season. Hunter Arehart and Cooper Slingsby each scored two touchdowns for Ansley/Litchfield while the Bobcats were led by Trevor Ross who ran for 2 touchdowns and threw for one. Sam Cool also scored a touchdown for South Loup who falls to 2-4 on the season.
Sandhills/Thedford remained undefeated as they survived a test from rival Mullen. It was a low scoring affair at the half with the Knights leading 12-6. After falling behind 18-6 in the third quarter, Mullen answered with a touchdown and 2 point conversion to pull to within 4. Then the game shifted dramatically in the Knights favor. Taking advantage of some Mullen miscues, Sandhills/Thedford would end the game on 24-0 run and win by a final of 42-14. Sandhills/Thedford improves to 6-0 while Mullen falls to 2-4.