WEST FARGO - It has been a season of firsts for the West Fargo Sheyenne football team.
The Mustangs claimed their first win over rival West Fargo, they won their first Eastern Dakota Conference championship and clinched home field thru the playoffs.
There's another first they can claim on Friday night. A first trip to the Dakota Bowl.
Sheyenne matches up with Bismarck Century Friday in the North Dakota Class 3A semifinals.
This is a rematch of the first week of the season where the Patriots had to go to overtime to beat Sheyenne, 21-14.
"I feel like that game, we came out soft, it was our first game, we were discombobulated" said Sheyenne junior defensive end Tommy Bright. "We are playing for one another and I feel like that will show Friday."
"We've changed a lot, offense has definitely progressed, only 52 yards (in the first game) is absurd, we've definitely progressed" said senior wide receiver Caden Jastram.
Head coach Jeremy Newton knows what his team is facing. He calls Century junior quarterback Cade Feeney, "the best athlete in the state".
Sheyenne's defense has held all offenses in check this season, 21 points is the most they've allowed in game this season.
Sheyenne will host Century at 7pm Friday.