The SEM Mustangs will face Parkview Christian in the state six man football playoff semifinals today in Lincoln. It marks the first time SEM has played in a semifinal playoff game since 1992 when they finished as the Class D2 state runner-up. SEM advanced to the semifinals with a 50-26 win over Shelton in the quarterfinal round. The Mustangs scored on seven of their first eight possessions in the quarterfinal win. SEM set the tone with their running game in the first half. SEM finished with 290 yards rushing in the victory led by Grayden Anderson who finished with 112 rushing yards and two touchdowns. SEM head coach Shane Hrasky told KCNI/KBBN sports that he was very pleased with the offensive efficiency in last week’s win.
This will be the second meeting between SEM and Parkview Christian this season. The two met in the regular season back on September 9th with SEM coming back from an early 16-0 deficit to win 20-16. It is the only loss for Parkview Christian this season. When asked about the first meeting between the two teams, Hrasky said he was impressed by how fundamentally sound Parkview is.
Today’s game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m. On the other side of the six man playoff bracket, Arthur County will face Pawnee City. Pawnee City is 8-2 and upset undefeated Potter Dix in the quarterfinals. Arthur County is undefeated at 10-0 and will host today’s game with the kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m. central time. The six man football championship game will take place next Friday at Cope Stadium at UNK in Kearney.
FULL INTERVIEW WITH SEM COACH SHANE HRASKY
Other state semifinal playoff games today include:
Grand Island at Omaha Westside
Creighton Prep at Gretna
Waverly at Bennington
Scottsbluff at Omaha Gross Catholic
Boone Central at Aurora
Adams Central at Pierce
Cedar Catholic at Battle Creek
Ord at Norfolk Catholic
North Platte St. Pat’s at Neligh-Oakdale
Clarkson/Leigh at Stanton
Central Valley at Howells/Dodge
Bloomfield at Hitchcock County