The North Dakota Class (A) State Football Playoffs will kick off on Saturday, October 21st.
North Dakota Class (A) State Football Playoff Preview:
#1 Hillsboro/Central Valley (8-0)
Game notes: Hillsboro dismantled defending champion Ellendale/Edgeley/Kulm two weeks ago, cementing their hold on the #1 spot. Hillsboro has outscored their opponents 333-38 this season.
Oak Grove (6-2)
Game notes: This could be one of the best first round matchups. Oak Grove feauters one of the top running backs in the State in Ben Hoggarth.
#4 Dickinson Trintity (6-1)
Game notes: Trinity dropped their season opener to Bowman County but they have been dominant since. The Titans have surrendered total of two points in their last 6 games.
Game notes: The Lakers made it to the State Championship last season. The road back to the title game will be daunting. DLB’s only loss came on September 1st against Velva (18-7).
#2 Velva (8-0)
Game notes: Velva has been dominate this season. The Aggies have outscored their opponents 366-26. They could meet Beulah in the second round, setting up a heavy weight battle in the round of 8.
Minot Ryan (6-2)
Game notes: Ben Bohl gives Bishop Ryan a shot but the Miners are tough. Outside of their loss to Dickinson Trinity, the Miners have outscored opponents 323-20.
Game notes: Langdon can fill up the score sheet. The Cardinals scored the most points (379) in the state this year.
Game notes: The EEK Thunder are the defending champions and have only one loss on their record (48-14 to H/CV). The Thunder feature one of the top players in the state in Clayton Gruenich.
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