Salina beat Omaha 50-33 Saturday in Champions Indoor Football action, handing the Beef their third straight loss.
With the win, the Liberty (8-3) took sole possession of first place in the Northern Division, dropping the Beef (7-4) into a toe for second with Sioux City. The Bandits (7-4) beat Oklahoma City in overtime Saturday.
The Beef travel to Sioux City on Saturday for a game with playoff implications. Two teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs.
The Nebraska 100: Our greatest athletes
The Nebraska 100, originally selected in 2005 and then updated and re-ranked in 2015, came from a pool of nearly 500 names from the ranks of high school, college, amateur and professional sports from the past 140 years. Assistance came from a panel of veteran sports observers from across the state, with the newspaper's sports staff determining the final rankings.