Preview for the 9B and 11B Championship Games

Tomorrow night the 9B Football State Championship game will take place at the Dakota Dome as Colome will battle Langford Area at 7:30. Both teams sit at 10-1 on the season. The Lions won a high scoring game over Harding County on Saturday in Buffalo, 61-44.  Langford’s lone loss came back in week 5 against Warner, 44-6.  The Lions followed up that loss with three consecutive shutouts to end the regular season. The Cowboys are coming off an exciting 28-27 win in Corsica back on Saturday. Kelly O’Bryan got Colome to within one on a touchdown run and was followed by a Jackson Kinzer two point conversion. Chris and Dan Cahoy will provide the coverage starting at around 6:45 on Magic 93. Friday afternoon, Winner will battle Groton Area for the Class 11B Championship. The unbeaten Warriors (11-0) are coming off a 38-13 win over a tough and physical Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan team in the semifinals. The Tigers (10-1) beat Aberdeen Roncalli on Saturday at home, 16-10. The Tigers’ lone loss came in week nine against Parkston, 34-14.  Groton has outscored the opposition this season 405-111. As a team, the Tigers are averaging over six yards per rush attempt. Bennett Shabazz is Groton’s top rusher as he enters the state title game with 994 yards on the ground. Pre-game coverage on Magic 93 will start at around 12:20. Best of luck to our Highway 18 teams this week at the Dome!