KCNI and KBBN to Feature Ansley/Litchfield and Sandhills/Thedford in Second Round of Class D2 Football Playoffs


The NSAA state football playoffs move into round 2 for classes D1 and D2 as well as Class A while all other classes begin their playoff chase on Friday.

Central Nebraska’s Sports Source will present live coverage of two area D2 playoff games. The Ansley/Litchfield Spartans will host the Bruning Davenport Shickley Eagles in Ansley on Friday.  The Spartans advanced to the second round with a 34-12 victory over Riverside.  BDS advanced to the second round with a 50-0 shutout of Elgin Public / Pope John in the opening round.  The Eagles are undefeated and have been highly ranked all season.  Ansley/Litchfield head Kurt Kulhanek told KCNI/KBBN sports that the excitement that has come with the team’s success may have come sooner had it not been for injuries but now that they have fought through that they are excited about the opportunity to face one of the best teams in the state.

Ansley/Litchfield vs. BDS will be broadcast on KCNI 1280 AM / 96.3 FM and on the web at kcni1280.com.  Friday’s game is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m.



The Sandhills/Thedford Knights rolled into the second round of the playoffs with an impressive 68-22 win over Axtell in the opening round.  The Knights are undefeated and will host Loomis in the round of 16 on Friday in Thedford.  Loomis advanced to the second round with a 52-16 win over Leyton and are now 8-1 on the season.  S/T head coach Josh Deines talked to Central Nebraska’s Sports Source about setting the tone early which was an area of focus in last week’s win.

Sandhills/Thedford vs Loomis will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com.  Thanks to the help of Sandhills/Thedford and participating businesses a live video stream of the game accompanied by the radio call will be available on the following media platforms – sandhillsexpress.com ; Sandhills Express facebook page ; Twitter ; and You Tube.  Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 6 p.m.