DE WITT - No. 11 seed Tri County (7-3) turned some heads when they downed No. 6 Southern, 40-12 in Wymore on Halloween in the first round of the playoffs.

Now, the Trojans are the talk of Class D1.

Tri County advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class D1 football playoffs after a 68-8 drubbing of No. 3 seed Elmwood-Murdock (8-2) on Wednesday night in DeWitt.

Junior quarterback Cole Siems was a straight up SuperMan in this game. He carried the ball 14 times for 219 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns, averaging 15.6 yards per carry. Juniors Drew Garrison and Jack Holsing each had rushing touchdowns as well.

In all, Tri County rushed for 349 yards as a team, as they ended Elmwood-Murdock’s eight-game winning streak. The Trojans also forced five turnovers on defense.

Tri County did the most damage in the second quarter, hanging 32 points to take a 46-0 lead at halftime.

Tri County advances to the quarterfinals and will face No. 7 seed Cross County on Tuesday in Stromsburg. Kickoff time has yet to be determined. Cross County (6-4) upset No. 2 BDS, 20-6, on Wednesday night in Bruning.