Lane Edis returned a punt return for a touchdown and rushed for 174 yards and three TDs on 32 carries as top-ranked Mullen defeated Garden County 38-14 in the second round of the class D-2 state playoffs.
Mullen will host Overton in the quarterfinals, as the Eagles hung on to defeat Sandhills/Thedford 30-24. The Knights pulled within one score and had the ball late but threw an interception that would end their season at 8-2.
The South Loup Bobcats saw their season come to an end in heartbreaking fashion as the Bobcats were stopped on the goalline in a 20-14 overtime loss to Dundy County Stratton.
The Arcadia-Loup City Rebels scored 28 straight points in the first halfs final nine minutes to build a 34-6 halftime lead but had to fend off a late rally by Hemingford as the Rebels defeated Hemingford 34-28.
The Rebels will take on Burwell in the quarterfinals as the Longhorns shut out Sutherland 48-0. The two met earlier in the season with Burwell winning 21-12.