Another week of football flies by and we are getting to playoff time for the 8-man teams, and for 6-man, they have one more week of the regular season. In this week's blog, we will discuss all of the games and include brackets for the first round of the playoffs. First, check out the MNB Realty Weekly Football Scoreboard.
Alma had a big win on Friday evening against Southern Valley, 46-0. For Alma, they improve to 5-3 on the season. The Cardinals in the first round of the Class D1 playoffs are a #9 seed on the west side of the bracket and will head west, out to the panhandle and play #8 seeded Bridgeport. That game will be played a 2:00 P.M. Mountain time on Thursday. Southern Valley closes the season at 2-6.
Arapahoe won big this week at home over Sandhills Valley, 78-30. The Warriors put the game away in the first half essentially as they led 48-14 after two quarters. They didn't let up as they scored 30 points in the second half while holding Sandhills Valley to 16 points. Will Cacy had a big game with 145 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Also toting the rock, Rafe Hill had 74 yards and two touchdowns, Briggs Hill with 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Grayson Kioller had 62 yards and a touchdown, and Kade Fischer had 28 yards and a touchdown. As a team the Warriors had 382 yards rushing and averaged 12.7 yards per carry. Cacy had 12 tackles and Koller added 11. Arapahoe is the #4 seed in Class D1 east side of the bracket and will play #13 seeded Hemingford. That game will kickoff at 5:00 P.M. and it will be the RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup.
Bertrand took on their rival Loomis on Friday evening needing a win to sneak into the Class D2 Playoffs. The Vikings fell in the game, 38-20. Bertrand closes out the season with a 3-5 record. For the Vikings, they did win three of their last four games to finish the year, so they have to feel good about that after starting 0-4 this season.
Cambridge hosted one of the top teams in Class D1, the Hi-Line Bulls. The Trojans could not keep up with the Bulls, losing 34-6. Cambridge stayed consistent with the run game, carrying the ball 65 times for 186 yards. Jayden Ruf led the Trojans with 92 yards on 30 carries. Micah Gerlach was 8-19 passing with 90 yards and a touchdown. Braydon Miller was the recipient have that pass for a score. He caught two balls for 22 yards. Cambridge finishes the regular season at 4-4 and is the #10 seed on the D1 west side of the bracket. they will play #7 seeded Perkins County on Thursday. At the time of this blog, a kickoff time had not been set.
Top-5 rated Dundy County Stratton played host to Maywood-Hayes Center this week and came away with a big win 72-6. The Tigers posted 52 points in the first quarter and didn't allow the Wolves to get on the board. In the third quarter, MHC did score to prevent the shutout. In the second half, DCS scored 20 points to grow their lead. For MHC, Jeremiah Ingison had 43 yards rushing and a touchdown. Defensively, Sawyer Dibbern had 10 tackles to lead MHC. DCS was stout on defense allowing just 47 total yards to the MHC offense. On offense for DCS, Lane Brown was 2-2 with 45 yards and two touchdowns. Ethan Latta had 163 yards rushing, 36 yards receiving, and three touchdowns in the win. Blaine Aldridge had 69 yards rushing and a touchdown, Owen Matthews had 45 yards and a touchdown, and Taos Dale got in for a score on one carry for six yards. MHC ends their season at 2-6. DCS is the #1 seed on the D2 west side of the bracket. They will play #16 seeded Elm Creek on Thursday at 5:00 P.M. MT at home.
Hitchcock County played Medicine Valley on Thursday this past week. The Falcons won in dominating fashion, 50-0. Hitchcock County used a consistent offensive attack in the game and strong defense to secure their fourth win of the season and clinch a playoff spot. Hitchcock County is the #11 seed on the west side of the D2 bracket. They will play #6 Twin Loup at 7:00 P.M. Thursday in Sargent. Medicine Valley closes the season at 0-8.
Maxwell had a must-win scenario essentially to get into the playoffs. Well, they did just that against Sutherland, taking down the Sailors 48-34. This made the Wildcats record 4-4. Maxwell has clinched a playoff spot in back-to-back seasons, the first time they have done that since 2014 & 2015. This season, they are they are the #15 seed on the west side of the Class D1 bracket. They will play #2 seed Sandy Creek on Thursday at 5:00 P.M.
Paxton took on Wauneta-Palisade and won 40-20. Check out the recap story here as it was one of the RPAC Rundown Featured Matchups.
Southwest hosted Wallace and won in a thriller, 20-14. Check out the game story here as it was our first RPAC Rundown Featured Matchup on Friday.
Below you can find both the Class D2 and D1 brackets for the playoffs that begin this week.