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By Ryan Pietruszewski
Bemidji Pioneer 

PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams battling for playoff position


As teams battle for position in the playoff seedings, Blackduck, Northome/Kelliher and Clearbrook-Gonvick helped their cases with wins in week six.

Bagley, Red Lake and Cass Lake-Bena weren’t so lucky and picked up losses.

This week will be another battle for playoff positioning.


After their week-five loss to Bagley, Drakes head coach Jeff Volk said they had to work on playing all four quarters to finish on top.

They accomplished that last Friday, as they topped New York Mills 21-7. NYM beat Bagley earlier this year.

The streak-snapping win improved Blackduck’s record to 2-4. They will try to even the record at 4-4 in the next two weeks, traveling to play Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (4-2) at 7 p.m. today before closing the regular season hosting Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (0-6).


The Mustangs stomped Lake of the Woods 40-0 last week, allowing their bid for a perfect regular season to remain intact.

Their last true test is at 7 p.m. tonight in Bigfork, which is 4-2 after a 46-16 loss to North Woods.

The Mustangs close out the regular season with Ogilvie (1-5) in week eight.


The Bears (4-2) come into this week on a three-game winning streak. After a quadruple overtime loss to Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdel in week two, followed by an 18-8 loss to top 10-ranked Waubun, the Bears have defeated Goodridge/Grygla, Kittson County Central and the Northern Freeze since.

At 7 p.m. tonight, the Bears host Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (2-4) before closing the season on the road against Stephen-Argyle (5-1) next week.


The Flyers fell 38-30 to their rivals from Fosston last week and dropped to 3-3 on the year.

They look to redeem themselves at 7 p.m. tonight against winless Red Lake.

Red Lake

The Warriors were unable to get on the scoreboard in week six, as they lost to Pillager 74-0 and dropped to 0-6.

After tonight’s matchup in Bagley, they head to New York Mills next Thursday to finish the regular season.

Cass Lake-Bena

CL-B went into week six with a tough matchup against undefeated Waubun and lost 45-8.

The Panthers (0-6) look to keep improving at 7 p.m. tonight as they travel to face Winger-Erskine-McIntosh (2-4), who lost to Norman County West 40-32 in week six.


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