Winside Opens Class D2 Playoffs At Johnson-Brock, KCTY With Coverage

JOHNSON – After snapping a near decade drought of missing out on the postseason, the Winside football team is back in the playoffs for a second straight year.

Class D2 first round football playoffs will begin on Thursday, October 21 in the west and east regions of 16 teams each before being re-seeded 1-16 statewide for next Friday’s second round.

Winside earned the #10 seed with their 5-3 finish. The Wildcats opened the year winning back-to-back before dropping two straight (vs. Pender 40-26/at Osmond 44-14) while getting back on a three-game winning streak towards the end of the season. Winside suffered a 34-32 home loss to Wynot in their regular finale.

This will mark Winside’s 14th playoff appearance as the Wildcats are 4-13 in postseason games dating back to 1980 and have made it to the second round three times (last in 2010).

The Wildcats finished 5-4 in 2020 after dropping a first round playoff game at Wynot (46-20).

Winside’s opponent will be #7 Johnson-Brock (6-2) who have won three straight in the month of October (outscored opponents 197-34 in three games).

Join Sports Director, Aaron Scheffler on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for 3:40 p.m. as kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.

The Eagles have qualified for their 16th playoff appearance (seventh straight) and are 14-14 dating back to 1985 which also includes the 2018 Class D2 state title. Last year, Johnson-Brock suffered a first round loss to Allen (46-20) to finish 3-6.

 

Class D2 East bracket:

#1 Humphrey St. Francis (8-0) vs. #16 Allen (3-5) at 6 p.m.

#2 Pender (8-0) vs. #15 Creighton (4-4) at 6 p.m.

#3 Bloomfield (7-1) vs. #14 Wausa (4-4) at 7 p.m.

#4 Osceola (7-1) vs. #13 Homer (3-5) at 7 p.m.

#5 Falls City Sacred Heart (7-1) vs. #12 Osmond (4-4) at 4 p.m.

#6 Wynot (6-2) vs. #11 Mead (4-4) at 5:30 p.m.

#7 Johnson-Brock (6-2) vs. #10 Winside (5-3) at 4 p.m.

#8 Bruning-Davenport-Shickley (5-3) vs. #9 Fullerton (5-3) at 6 p.m.

 

Class D2 West bracket:

#1 Sandhills/Thedford (8-0) vs. #16 Lawrence-Nelson (3-5) at 4 p.m.

#2 Riverside (7-1) vs. #15 Sandhills Valley (3-5) at 5 p.m.

#3 Mullen (7-1) vs. #14 Loomis (5-3) at 5 p.m. MT

#4 Kenesaw (8-0) vs. #13 Medicine Valley (6-2) at 6 p.m.

#5 Leyton (6-2) vs. #12 Hyannis (4-4) at 6 p.m. MT

#6 Garden County (6-2) vs. #11 Blue Hill (4-4) at 2 p.m. MT

#7 Ansley-Litchfield (6-2) vs. #10 Pleasanton (6-2) at 7 p.m.

#8 St. Mary’s (7-1) vs. #9 Elgin Public/Pope John (5-3) at 2 p.m.

 

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