Broken Bow will travel to McCook for the opening round of the Class C1 state football playoffs on Friday. Broken Bow qualified for the playoffs as the C1-6 district champion. The Indians finished the regular season 5-4 and have battled through injuries the last two weeks of the season. Broken Bow and McCook met back in week three of the season. McCook won 34-20 but statistically Broken Bow had 389 yards rushing in the game and held McCook to just 170 total yards.
The state playoff bracket for 6 man football was released on Saturday. SEM is the top seed. The Mustangs went through the regular season undefeated. SEM will host Wallace in the opening round on Friday. The winner will advance out to the quarterfinals and face the winner of Sterling vs Shelton.
Round two of the Class D1 and D2 playoffs will take place on Friday. Teams were re-seeded for the round of 16. South Loup defeated the defending Class D2 state champion Kenesaw in the opening round 40-6. Now the Bobcats get to face another state champion as they will face last year’s Class D1 state champion Howells-Dodge in the round of 16. Howells-Dodge moved down to Class D2 this year and will host the game. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 4 p.m. Twin Loup opened the Class D2 playoffs with an impressive win over Elgin Public Pope John in the opening round. The Wolves are the #14 seed and will travel to Wynot on Friday. The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. kickoff. Sandhills/Thedford is the #5 seed in the Class D2 bracket. The Knights rolled over Hyannis in the opening round and will host Central Valley on Friday. The game is scheduled for a 6:30 kickoff at Thedford.