For the first time since Callaway formed a co-op with Arnold in 2010, their football team, South Loup, has a chance to play for a championship next Monday against East Butler in the Eight Man-1 final at Memorial Stadium.

ARNOLD — No. 7 rated South Loup combined a suffocating defense with a big-play offense to remain undefeated, with a 39-0 win over Sutherland on Friday.

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.

The Hemingford football team earned a trip to the second round after blowing past South Loup 48-7 on Thursday afternoon in the Class D-1 state playoffs.

Troy Gilligan iced the game with four free throws in the final minute to lift Anselmo-Merna to a 55-51 victory over South Loup in the second boys semifinal in the MNAC Tournament on Thursday.