Heartland Lutheran’s explosive offense made a smooth transition to six-man football. But it was the performance of the defense that made the Red Hornets’ six-man debut a night to remember.

The Lady Bobcats (12-10) used staunch defense to defeat Maywood-Hayes Center (11-10) 40-30 in a girls D1-11 Sub-District semifinal matchup on Tuesday in Gothenburg, setting up a date with No. 1-seeded Brady (15-7) in tomorrow’s sub-district title game.

Maywood-Hayes Center overwhelmed an under-manned Banner County team on a hot day in Hayes Center, winning the co-op’s first ever game 25-0. The game was called after the first half, because Banner County suited only six players for the 6-man game and temperatures were in the mid-90s.

When the Sioux County and Hayes Center football teams collided in the third week of the season, the Warriors coasted to a 56-20 victory. The results were much the same Friday in the teams’ rematch in a Nebraska six-man state playoff first-round game.