LAUREL/HASTINGS – A pair of northeast Nebraska high school football teams will compete in playoff competition Friday night and be heard on KTCH/KCTY.
Postseason football contests will be held on Friday, October 30 across all classes. A Class D1 second round game will feature #16 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge vs. #1 Tri County at 5 p.m. and an opening round Class C1 outing will showcase #9 Wayne High at #8 Adams Central at 6 p.m.
Join Nate Burrows on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 with pregame coverage set for 4:45 p.m. for LCC football as the Wayne game will be carried on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 with the pregame show at 5:40 p.m. Both games can be heard online at waynedailynews.com.
In the round of 32, from the eastern bracket #11 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge won at #6 Thayer Central, 76-36 last Thursday. The Bears are now 6-3 on the season as last week’s win was the first postseason victory for LCC improving to 1-2 in the past three years.
LCC was then re-seeded to #16 across the state and is getting a chance to host since they won on the road.
For Tri County, they improved to 8-0 following a win by forfeit over #16 Southern and is the top team in Class D1. This marked the second straight year and 20th in program history the Trojans are competing in the playoffs.
The winner would face either #8 Lutheran High Northeast or #9 Weeping Water who play at 3 p.m. in Norfolk.
Moving into the opening round of playoffs for Class C1, Wayne High earned the #9 seed and will travel to Hastings to compete against #8 Adams Central Friday night at 6 p.m.
WHS is 6-3 and are back in the playoffs for the second straight year (third time in four years) and 13th time in program history. The Blue Devils suffered a semifinal loss to the eventual champion of Wahoo last year.
For Adams Central, they snapped a two-game losing streak with a week nine 49-14 road win at Fillmore Central to enter 7-2. The Patriots also dropped a semifinal game to last year’s C1 runner-up, Pierce and are in their third straight year of the playoffs (23rd time in program history).
The WHS/AC winner will face either #1 Ashland-Greenwood or #16 Logan View/Scribner-Snyder next Friday, November 6.
Area Class C1 games:
#2 Pierce vs. #15 West Point-Beemer at 7 p.m.
#12 Battle Creek at #5 Auburn at 6:30 p.m.
Area Class C2 games:
#3 Oakland-Craig vs. #14 Crofton at 7 p.m.
#11 Hartington Cedar Catholic at #6 Bridgeport at 3 p.m.
#7 Norfolk Catholic vs. #10 Aquinas Catholic (David City) at 7 p.m.
Area Class D1 game:
#5 Stanton at #12 Arcadia Loup City at 6 p.m.
Area Class D2 games:
#16 Creighton vs. #1 Falls City Sacred Heart at 4 p.m.
#4 Wynot vs. #13 Pleasanton at 5 p.m.
#11 Bloomfield at #6 St. Mary’s of O’Neill at 6 p.m.
#7 Allen vs. #10 Kenesaw at 4:30 p.m.