Well after tonight another North Dakota High School football regular season will be in the books with the final Class 3A and Class 2A game sof the year. 9-man and 1A begin their playoffs Saturday.
In 3A all the playoff teams have been decided. The only matter left undecided is seeding. The East Region has four 4-1 teams gridlocked and all four – Fargo Davies, Fargo South, West Fargo and Grand Forks Red River – all have a shot at being the No. 1 seed. On the other side of the coin, all four of those teams have a shot at being the No. 4 seed as well. Out West, No. 2-ranked Minot and No. 1-ranked Bismarck will play for the No. 1 seed from the West Region. The Demons have a 25-game winning streak going, which dates back to the 2011 season. The Magicians will be the final team to have a chance to break that streak in the regular season. No. 3-ranked Bismarck Century will be the No. 3 seed from the West Region and Jamestown will be the No. 4 seed.
In Class 2A all but one playoff spot has been clinched. Three teams – Kindred, Central Cass, and Grafton – all have a chance at earning the No. 4 seed from the East Region. Kindred (4-4, 3-3 East Region) hosts Grafton (3-5, 2-4) and Central Cass (3-5, 2-4) hosts Valley City (3-5, 2-4) tonight. Kindred’s only chance at earning the No. 4 seed is to defeat Grafton tonight. If the Vikings lose and Central Cass defeats the Hi-Liners, there would be a three-way tie between the Squirrels, Spoilers and Vikings. All three would be 1-1 in head-to-head matchups, but the Squirrels would win the point-differential tiebreaker. For the Spoilers to make the playoffs, they would need a win against Kindred and Central Cass loss to Valley City. The Spoilers own a head-to-head tiebreaker with Kindred and Valley City.
It should be a great night for High School football in North Dakota and fitting way to close out the 2013 regular season.