(8) HAWLEY VS. (1) BARNESVILLE
The two rivals met once again on the gridiron, this time earlier than usual.
Barnesville looked as good as they have all season, and put up 48 unanswered points in the first half.
The Trojans marched to a 48-8 win, and improve to 9-0, while the Nuggets end their season with a winless 0-9 record.
Barnesville takes on Warroad on Saturday Oct. 26.
(7) UNITED NORTH CENTRAL VS. (2) PELICAN RAPIDS
Pelican Rapids advanced to the second round of playoff football for the third consecutive season.
The Vikings powered past United North Central 40-12, and improve to 6-3.
Next up is Frazee on Saturday Oct. 26.
(6) ORTONVILLE VS. (3) VERNDALE
Verndale head coach Mike Mahlen is fresh off his 400th win, and can now celebrate win number 401.
The Pirates were too much to handle for Ortonville, taking the victory 44-6.
The team is 8-1, and face Brandon/Evansville, a team with the same record, on Saturday Oct. 26.