South Loup, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford, Arcadia/Loup City and Burwell All Advance to Round 2 of Playoffs

South Loup, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford, Arcadia/Loup City and Burwell All Advance to Round 2 of Playoffs
South Loup vs Ansley/Litchfield in round 1 of D1 football playoffs Photo by Dean Ringlein

The South Loup Bobcats advanced to the 2nd round of the Class D1 playoffs Thursday night with a 38-0 win over Ansley/Litchfield. South Loup led 16-0 in the first half when Ansley/Litchfield had first and goal from the South Loup 5 yard line but the Bobcats defense held the Spartans out of the end zone and then marched 75 yards for a touchdown to extend the lead to 24-0 and take control of the game. South Loup’s Jace Connell ran for 2 touchdowns and connected with Leighton Bubak on a 19 yard touchdown pass and Cole Gracey ran for 2 touchdowns to help lead South Loup to victory. The Bobcats will host Dundy County Stratton in the next round. DCS edged Cambridge 30-29 to advance.

In other area D1 action, Burwell defeated Palmer 63-26. Next up for the Longhorns is Sutherland who defeated Amherst 40-34. Arcadia/Loup City advances to the next round as they held off Elm Creek 28-18. The Rebels will meet Hemingford in the next round. Hemingford defeated Arapahoe 60-14.

In Class D2, Mullen defeated Paxton 47-18. The Broncos will play Garden County in the next round. Garden County advanced with an impressive 50-8 win over Medicine Valley. The Sandhills/Thedford Knights are on to round 2 as they defeated Bertrand 48-26. The Knights will now face Overton who was 42-34 winner over Giltner. Twin Loup saw its season come to an end Thursday night as the Wolves fell to Kenesaw 62-18.

Thursday (10/25/2018)

Allen 60, Emerson-Hubbard 26
Arcadia-Loup City 28, Elm Creek 18
Bloomfield 38, Meridian 14
Burwell 63, Palmer 26
Clearwater-Orchard 54, Brady 20
Creighton 82, Southern 28
Dundy County-Stratton 30, Cambridge 29
EMF (Exeter-Milligan/Friend) 60, East Butler 24
Falls City Sacred Heart 42, Wynot 0
Fullerton 40, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 34 (OT)
Garden County 50, Medicine Valley 8
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 48, Thayer Central 14
Hartington-Newcastle 62, Clarkson/Leigh 34
Hemingford 60, Arapahoe 14
Howells-Dodge 52, Cross County 12
Humphrey St. Francis 54, Wausa 12
Johnson-Brock 82, Pender 3
Kenesaw 62, Twin Loup 18
Lawrence-Nelson 38, Wauneta-Palisade 8
Lutheran High Northeast 68, Elmwood-Murdock 24
Mullen 47, Paxton 18
Nebraska Christian 76, Ainsworth 40
North Central 60, Neligh-Oakdale 26
Osceola-High Plains 34, BDS 22
Osmond 40, Diller-Odell 30
Overton 42, Giltner 34
Randolph 30, Plainview 20
Riverside 40, Central Valley 0
Sandhills/Thedford 48, Bertrand 26
South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) 38, Ansley-Litchfield 0
Sutherland 40, Amherst 34
Wisner-Pilger 42, Lourdes Central Catholic 6