The Arcadia / Loup City Rebels have a strong core of players returning this season from last year’s team that finished 6-5 making it to the Class D1 state quarterfinals. The Rebels will compete in what should be a very competitive D1-8 district which includes last year’s D1 state runner-up Burwell as well as South Loup (Arnold/Callaway), Amherst, Elm Creek, and Ansley/Litchfield. Mike Scott enters his 7th season as the Rebels head coach. Arcadia / Loup City played 11 man football in Class C2 in 2017 then made the transition to 8 man football last season. Scott says that his team learned some things last year during the transition and is pleased with the way the team has been preparing for the challenges that await them.
The Rebels return a strong stable of running backs led by Caden Kusek who rushed for over 1,700 yards last season and 23 touchdowns. Defensively, Coach Scott says that he has been pleased with the early progression of the defensive line.
The Rebels will be featured on KBBN 95.3 FM this season when they travel to North Central on September 13th and when they host Ansley/Litchfield on October 4th.
Listen to our full interview with Coach Mike Scott