NDHSAA Prep Notebook: Demons, Patriots prep for AAA FB showdown


October 10, 2018 11:15 am

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The Top two ranked teams in Division AAA football – No. 1 Bismarck High and No. 2 Bismarck Century – will meet Friday Night at the MDU Resources Community Bowl.

The Demons have been the No. 1-ranked team in the AAA poll (voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association) since September 4. Bismarck High and Century are both 7-0 as well as 4-0 in Western Dakota Association.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, October 12. Next week is the final week of the AAA regular season so the winner of Friday night’s game will be the West Region’s No. 1 seed for the 2018 NDHSAA Division AAA state playoffs, which begin October 26.

Check the NDHSAA NOW site – www.ndhsaanow.com – later this week for football updates across the state.

Media Spotlight

This week’s NDHSAA Media Spotlight is a West Fargo Pioneer feature story on West Fargo soccer player Daniel Collins written by Pioneer reporter Clay Cunningham.

Collins began playing soccer in his home country of Liberia. A senior this fall, Collins arrived in West Fargo last February to live with his father, who has been a resident of West Fargo since 2012.

In his first and only season of playing high school soccer, Collins has made a big impact on the Packers squad scoring 27 goals.

West Fargo is 12-3-2 and are the No. 2 seed from the East Region at this week’s NDHSAA Boys Soccer State Tournament set for October 11-13 at Cushman Field in Grand Forks.

For the complete story on Collins visit the link below:

WEST FARGO PIONEER: In his first and only season at West Fargo, Collins provides record-setting edge to Packer soccer team

First round of 9-man football playoffs start Saturday statewide

Eight first-round NDHSAA 9-man division football playoff games will be played Saturday, October 13 across the state.

Below is a list of the games with local kickoff times listed.

- Cavalier vs. May-Port-CG, 3 p.m. Saturday October 13 at Mayville State University.

- Four Winds vs. Oakes, 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 13 at Oakes High School

- Hankinson vs. Kidder County, 2 p.m. Saturday October 13 at Steele

- LaMoure-Litchville/Marion vs. Larimore, 1:30 p.m. Saturday October 13 at Larimore High School

- North Prairie vs. Surrey, 2 p.m. Saturday October 13 at Surrey High School

- North Star vs. Shiloh Christian, 2 p.m. Saturday October 13 at Miller Field on the campus of Shiloh Christian

- Richardton-Taylor-Hebron vs. Divide County, 1:00 p.m. MT Saturday October 13 at Richardton-Taylor High School

- TGU vs. Central McLean, 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 13 at Towner, N.D.

NDHSAA 9-MAN FOOTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS BRACKET

Updated NDHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving State qualifiers

Below is a link to the latest NDHSAA Girls swimming and diving state qualifiers list

2018 NDHSAA GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING STATE QUALIFIERS

Class B Volleyball State Tournament Bracket to be announced at Dakota Bowl XXVI

The 2018 North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B Volleyball State Tournament bracket will again be announced live on statewide television in conjunction with Dakota Bowl XXVI. Five seeded teams will be announced and three of their first round opponents randomly drawn on ABC television affiliates at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 9.

The 2018 NDHSAA Class B Volleyball State Tournament bracket release will take place between the Division A and 9-man football championship games. The 2018 NDHSAA Volleyball State Tournament is scheduled for November 15-18 at the Minot State Dome.

Jottings

Dakota Bowl XXVI is scheduled for November 9 at the FARGODOME. … The 2018 NDHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving State Tournament is scheduled for November 9-10 at the Hulbert Aquatics Center in West Fargo. … The 2018 NDHSAA Volleyball State Tournament is set for November 15-17 at the Minot State Dome.

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