Two Tri-States area football teams continued their push through the playoffs over the weekend.
The West Hancock Titans remained unbeaten on the season after a 2nd round victory over the Bismarck-Henning Rossville Alvin Blue Devils Saturday in Hamilton. The two teams met for the 2nd time in a 2 week span and the Titans came away with another double-digit victory, this time by a score of 28-12. The two teams saw the 1st quarter pass in a scoreless tie but the 2nd quarter was dominated by the Titans who snatched a 14- 0 lead headed into halftime. The two teams would trade scores in each of the 3rd and 4th quarters with the Titans able to easily salt the clock away for the win. The Titans will now host the 10 and 1 Maroa-Forsyth Trojans in Class 2A Quarterfinals in Warsaw at a time that has not yet been determined.
The Clark County Indians made it 7 wins in a row for Head Coach Ethan Allen in the Class 2A District 6 Championship game Friday night. The Indians met a Palmyra Panthers team that was the last team to defeat the Indians back on September 15th. After losing the 1st matchup 20-6, the Indians turned the tables Friday night and came away with a 26-16 victory to take the district Championship. According to Ethan Allen, the difference between the 2 games for his team was simple.
The Indians pride themselves on being a relatively balanced team but they struck out to a 19-3 lead at halftime over the rival Panthers primarily through the air.
Indians Junior quarterback London Brank had just 99 total yards passing the 1st time his team met Palmyra but he entered halftime with over 200 yards passing as Clark County built a lead that Palmyra couldn’t overcome in the 2nd half. The Indians will now return home next Saturday for a state quarterfinal matchup with the 11 and 1 North Callahan Thunderbirds at 1PM in Kahoka.