Kelliher/Northome looks to stay undefeated
With just three weeks left in the regular season, the playoff picture is starting to take form.
Once again, Northome/Kelliher is the team with the most potential heading into the postseason.
The Mustangs are No. 2 in the state for nine-man and are on the top of the Section 8 standings in front of Stephen-Argyle (4-1) and Clearbrook-Gonvick (3-2).
Another win last Friday, a 54-6 victory over Littlefork-Big Falls, brought the Mustangs to 5-0 on the year.
Kelliher/Northome has a good shot at extending that streak tonight, as the Mustangs host 0-5 Lake of the Woods.
The Flyers enter week six 3-2, due to a 28-20 area showdown win over Blackduck last week.
In Section 8AA, they rank fourth behind United North Central, Hawley, and Barnesville.
Tonight, they take on their Highway 2 rivals in Fosston for their homecoming matchip.
The Greyhounds enter the contest 3-2 coming off a 42-22 win over Badger/Greenbush-Middle River.
Blackduck dropped to 1-4 with a loss to Bagley in week five.
Three of the Drakes’ four losses have been by less than eight points, and head coach Jeff Volk said their record isn’t an accurate indication of how good they are compared to the competition.
Blackduck is bound for another close game this week against New York Mills (1-4), who is coming off a 25-0 shutout loss against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.
After a season best 14 points scored against Norman County West in week four, the Panthers were unable to get on the board against Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdahl. They lost to NCW 39-14 and 46-0 to the Titans, dropping them to 0-5 on the year.
The tough matchups continue for the Panthers tonight as they take on Waubun (5-0) at 7 p.m.
Clearbrook-Gonvick hopes to stretch its winning streak to three games in its 7 p.m. game tonight against the Northern Freeze.
The Bears are 3-2 on the year, but their losses came against NCE/U-H (in quadruple overtime) and undefeated Waubun.
The Warriors (0-5) put 20 points on the board — a tie for their season-high — but couldn’t keep Pine River-Backus within reach as they lost 70-20.
Red Lake faces another difficult opponent at 7 p.m. tonight when they host Pillager (4-1), which is coming off a 42-6 win over Lake Park-Audubon.