SD 9-Man Quarterfinal Picks

Class 9AA
Howard (7-2) at Kimball-White Lake (9-0), 7 p.m. in Kimball

  • Howard – won 4 straight since 28-26 loss to BEE
  • KWL – Have not scored less than 26 points all season

White River (8-1) at Clark-Willow Lake (8-1), 6:30 p.m. in Clark

  • CWL – have won 8 straight since opening loss to Hamlin; edged Tri-State 41-34 in opening round.
  • White River – Bounced back from loss to Colome in regular season finale

Potter County (8-1) at Deubrook Area (9-0), 6:30 p.m.

  • Deubrook – 3 shutouts this season, including 55-0 over Ipswich-Edmunds Central in opening round.
  • Potter County – Has allowed just 1 opponent more than 14 points this season (3 shutouts)

Leola-Frederick (8-1) at Gregory (8-1), 6:30 p.m.

  • L-F – has failed to break 35 only once this season (49-14 loss to Warner)
  • Gregory – Eliminated 2011 champion Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan 36-34 in first round; Have won 5 straight since loss to Kimball-White Lake

Class 9A
Wall (6-3) at Canistota (9-0), 6:30 p.m.

  • Canistota – since 2 close wins to open season (Howard 20-16, BEE 16-8), Hawks have outscored opponents 401-65 (57.3-9.3) 2-time defending state champs

Faith (8-1) at Arlington (8-1), 6:30 p.m.

  • Faith – close games in last two (2-pt loss to Harding County, 8-point win over Kadoka)
  • Arlington – upended Hamlin after loss to Deubrook in regular season finale

Wilmot (6-3) at Warner (9-0), 7 p.m.

  • Warner – gave up season-high 18 points in playoff opener (Wolsey-Wessington), had only given up 49 points in 8 regular season games.
  • Wilmot – had lost 3 of 4 before 40-34 win at Irene-Wakonda

Corsica-Stickney (6-3) at Herried-Selby Area (9-0), 6:30 p.m., Selby

  • Herried-Selby – only 3 opponents have broken double figures this season, including first round win.
  • Corsica-Stickney – recorded fifth shutout of the season in first-round win over South Central.

Class 9B

Faulkton Area (5-4) at Harding County (9-0), 7 p.m. CT

  • Harding County – opened the season with 5 straight shutouts, got shutout 6 in playoff opener.

Castlewood (6-3) at Waverly-South Shore (7-2), 7 p.m. at Waverly

  • WSS – Defending champs have won 5 straight since losses CWL, Hamlin in 3-game stretch
  • Castlewood – have won 3 straight by a combined 148-6 since 3 straight losses in middle of season (Deubrook, Elkton-LB, Arlington)

Avon (6-3) at Colome (8-1), 7 p.m.

  • Avon – have scored 59 and 60 in 2 games since 52-0 loss to Corsica-Stickney
  • Colome – 7 straight wins since Aug. 31 loss to Gregory. Have shut out 3 opponents in last 4 games

Hitchcock-Tulare (7-2) at Viborg-Hurley (7-2), 7 p.m. at Hurley

  • H-T – 6 straight wins since back-to-back losses early in season (Wolsey-Wessington, Warner) last 3 wins by shutout
  • V-H – Have scored 122 points in last 2 games since loss to Hanson
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