The time and site have officially been set for the Class D2 state semifinal football playoff game between Sandhills/Thedford and Falls City Sacred Heart. The game will take place Friday in Dunning and will kickoff at 5 pm. Sandhills/Thedford cruised into the semifinals with a 50-8 win in the quarterfinals against Pleasanton. Dane Pokorny had 163 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns to lead the Knights in their quarterfinal win. Reece Zutavern had 8 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns and Seth Scranton broke loose for a 42 yard touchdown run. Grant Ahlstrom was solid through the air finishing 5/10 passing for 83 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Knights improved to 11-0 this season. Falls City Sacred Heart was given the #1 seed when the D2 field was re-seeded for the round of 16. The Irish are 9-1 this year with their only loss coming to BDS. The Irish outscored Osceola 40-0 in the second half of their quarterfinal matchup to come back and win 54-28. The other D2 semifinal will feature two undefeated teams as BDS will host Central Valley. The winners will advance to the Class D2 championship game scheduled for Monday 11/23 at Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium.
Friday’s game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com with the pregame show beginning around 4:30 p.m.