The eight man football playoffs enter the second round tonight. The Arcadia/Loup City Rebels will host Sutherland today in Class D1. The Rebels rebounded from an early deficit to Alma in the opening round and cruised to a 68-32 win. ALC has won 8 in a row after dropping their season opener to Fullerton back in August. Arcadia/Loup City is led by a strong run game as Jadyn Scott and Caden Kusek have combined for over 1600 yards rushing this season. Helping balance the offense has been quarterback Jaden Jones who has thrown for over 1100 yards this season including 19 touchdowns according to maxpreps.com. ALC’s opponent today is Sutherland. The Sailors have yet to lose this season. Sutherland completed an undefeated regular season and won their opening round playoff game over Medicine Valley 36-12. Today’s game is scheduled to kickoff at 5pm and will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com
In other D1 action today, Burwell will play Elm Creek. Burwell advanced with an opening round win over Hitchcock County (48-16) and Elm Creek defeated Palmer (45-6). The two met earlier in the regular season with Elm Creek winning 36-28. The game is scheduled for 5pm at Elm Creek.
In Class D2, it’s an area matchup between Twin Loup and Mullen. After starting the season 1-4, Twin Loup has won four in a row including an impressive 34-0 shutout on the road over Axtell last week in the opening round of the playoffs. Mullen pulled off one of the surprises in the opening round last week when they went on the road and knocked off previously unbeaten Sandhills/Thedford 18-12. Today’s game will take place in Sargent with the kickoff scheduled for 6pm.
Click on the links below to view the D1 and D2 brackets