The Arcadia/Loup City Rebels rolled into the state football quarterfinals Wednesday night with a dominating win over Sutherland in Arcadia. Prestyn Rogers returned the opening kickoff 70 yards to put Arcadia/Loup City in front 8-0 ten seconds into the game and that would set the stage for the Rebels to put the game away early. The ALC defense would not let Sutherland get on track and the offense could not be stopped in the first half as the Rebels built a 56-0 lead in the first half and went on to win by a final of 72-14. Next up for Arcadia/Loup City will be Dundy County Stratton. DCS knocked off the #2 seed in the west bracket, Fullerton, 20-18. The Rebels will play at DCS in the D1 quarterfinals next Tuesday.
On the other side of the west bracket, Burwell avenged a regular season loss to Elm Creek by rolling over the Buffaloes 50-14. The Longhorns will host Cambridge in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday. The top seed in the west defeated Neligh-Oakdale 62-14.
The Twin Loup Wolves advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class D2 playoffs. Twin Loup pulled away from Mullen in the second half for a 36-14 win. Next up for the Wolves will be Pleasanton as the Bulldogs scored 20 unanswered points to come back and defeat Kenesaw 27-14. On the other side of the D2 west bracket, Overton defeated Garden County 36-12 and Central Valley won over Elwood 50-24.
Arcadia-Loup City 72, Sutherland 14
Bloomfield 50, Hartington-Newcastle 20
Burwell 50, Elm Creek 13
Cambridge 62, Neligh-Oakdale 14
Central Valley 50, Elwood 24
Cross County 20, BDS 6
Dundy County-Stratton 20, Fullerton 18
Falls City Sacred Heart 56, Clarkson/Leigh 6
Howells-Dodge 56, Lutheran High Northeast 22
Humphrey St. Francis 60, Lawrence-Nelson 14
Osceola-High Plains 46, Creighton 32
Overton 36, Garden County 12
Plainview 36, Johnson-Brock 28
Pleasanton 27, Kenesaw 14
Tri County 68, Elmwood-Murdock 8
Twin Loup 36, Mullen 14