The eight-man football playoffs opened yesterday. 

In Class D1, Howells-Dodge downed Homer 52-12, Fullerton beat Morrill 48-14, Osceola-High Plains crushed Elkhorn Valley 73-12, Cross County cruised past LCC 60-26, BDS beat GACC 42-20, East Butler bowed to Elmwood-Murdock 74-16, Nebraska Christian fell to Cambridge 72-36, and Palmer was downed by Elm Creek 45-6. 

In D2, Humphrey St. Francis rolled Elgin Public/Pope John 68-6, Clarkson/Leigh ripped Riverside 58-6, and Central Valley took Medicine Valley 36-12.