En route to their first semifinal, Lincoln Lutheran handed district champion Arcadia-Loup City their first loss of the year, the Rebels having gone 10-0 until Lincoln’s 21-12 quarterfinals victory.

A stifling defense and a couple big plays proved to be the winning formula for Class C No. 6 Hartington Cedar Catholic. The Trojans made a safety, field goal, and pick six stand to knock off No. 2 Battle Creek 12-7 at Bob Schnitzler Field in a battle of undefeated squads Friday.