SEM Faces Shelton in Six Man Playoff State Quarterfinals Today on KBBN

SEM will face Shelton this evening in the quarterfinal round of the six man state football playoffs. SEM entered the playoffs as the top seed in the six man bracket and collected its first playoff win since 2011 when they defeated Wallace last week in the round of 16 (77-31). The Mustangs have enjoyed great success this season but head coach Shane Hrasky told KCNI/KBBN sports that the team is hungry and is focused on what can still be achieved.


SEM’s opponent today will be Shelton.  The Bulldogs are 7-2 overall after their playoff win last week over Sterling 65-20.  This will be the second meeting of the season between the two as they met one another in the final week of the regular season with SEM winning 54-27.  Coach Hrasky said there are some challenges in preparing to meet a team for a second time in the same seaon.


The winner of today’s game will advance to the state semifinals where they will face the winner of today’s Parkview Christian / Red Cloud game.  SEM faced both teams in the regular season handing each their only loss of the season up to this point.  Shelton fell to Red Cloud on the road this season and has not played Parkview Christian.  On the other side of the six man bracket, #3 seed Potter Dix hosts Pawnee City and #2 seed Arthur County plays at Hay Springs. Today’s SEM / Shelton game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on  Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with pregame coverage scheduled to begin at 6.

Other state quarterfinal matchups in the state playoffs today include:
Class A
Omaha Westside vs Lincoln Southwest
Millard South vs Grand Island
Elkhorn South vs Creighton Prep
Bellevue West vs Gretna

Class B
Bennington vs Elkhorn North
Waverly vs Northwest
Scottsbluff vs Omaha Skutt
York vs Gross Catholic

Class C1
Aurora vs Lincoln Christian
Boone Central vs Ashland Greenwood
McCook vs Adams Central
Columbus Lakeview vs Pierce

Class C2
Hasting St. Cecilia vs Battle Creek
Cedar Catholic vs Malcolm
Norfolk Catholic vs Lincoln Lutheran
Oakland Craig vs Ord

Class D1
North Platte St. Pat’s vs Elmwood Murdock
Neligh-Oakdale vs Riverside
Stanton vs Nebraska Christian
Clarkson/Leigh vs Weeping Water

Class D2
Howells Dodge vs Dundy County Stratton
Central Valley vs BDS
Wynot vs Bloomfield
Elm Creek vs Hitchcock County