This past week we had a pair of RPAC Football Teams still battling in the playoffs both in Class D1 and D2. Arapahoe in D1 made the long drive up to Stanton, and Dundy County Stratton in D2, had a long trip to, all the way up Howells, to play Howells-Dodge. Before we get into the blog, let's check out the Weekly Scoreboard brought to you by MNB Realty.
Let's begin with the Arapahoe Warriors. The #8 seed went to Stanton to take on the #1 seed in Class D1. The Warriors could not keep up with the #1 seed Stanton, falling 58-28. The Warriors found themselves in trouble early in the game as they were down 16-0 after the first quarter of play.
In the second quarter, Arapahoe did get the offense going a little bit, scoring a pair of times. But, the Mustangs really opened the game up by scoring 24 more points of their own. At the intermission, Stanton led 40-14. Arapahoe had to go into the break with a large deficit and try to make some adjustments.
Stanton increased their lead more in the third quarter of play, scoring twice more. Going to the final period, Arapahoe trailed 52-14.
In the fourth quarter, Arapahoe found some momentum on offense. They scored a couple of times while holding the Mustangs to one score, closing out the game at 58-28.
Congrats to Arapahoe on a great season. They finished the year at 9-2.
Dundy County Stratton
Dundy County Stratton made the trek to Howells on Friday to play the Howells-Dodge Jaguars in the quarterfinals of the Class D2 playoffs. All signs indicated that the Tigers would be moving on early in the game, but they fell 36-28 after a comeback from the Jaguars ended the Tigers season.
In the first quarter, DCS was rolling. They took a two-score lead of 14-0 into the second quarter.
Howells-Dodge countered with a score in the second quarter to get within eight at 14-6. Then, DCS scored later in the quarter and it was 20-6. Howells-Dodge though got tough, scored twice more, and led 22-20 at halftime.
In the third quarter, DCS made some adjustments that helped them take the lead, 28-22 in the third quarter.
Howells-Dodge though didn't back down at all, which shouldn't be surprising with a pedigree like their's. They tied it up in the third period. Going to the final stanza, it was tied at 28-28.
In the fourth quarter, the Jaguars scored again and that was the difference as they closed the game out with a 36-28 score.
Congrats to DCS on a great season, ending it at 10-1.