North Dakota Class 2A, No. 3-ranked Fargo Shanley earned the No. 1 seed from the East Region this fall going 7-0 against East opponents and 8-1 overall.
The Deacons have won three of the last four 2A titles. It’s been an impressive run that has been fueled by the always important home field advantage during the playoffs.
On Saturday, the Deacons host West Region No. 4-seeded Watford City. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Sid Cichy Stadium – a venue that has not been kind to visiting teams in the playoffs since it opened in 2009.
Since 2009, Shanley has hosted seven playoff games at Sid Cichy Stadium and has won all seven.
Here is a look at the Deacons’ dominance at Sid Cichy Stadium:
W, 32-6 vs. Carrington in quarterfinals
W, 44-6 vs. Dickinson Trinity-NE in quarterfinals
W, 31-6 vs. Valley City in semifinals
W, 42-12 vs. Minot Ryan in quarterfinals
W, 30-8 vs. Kindred in semifinals
W, 46-20 vs. Rugby in the quarterfinals
W, 27-14 vs. Beulah in the semifinals