BEATRICE – Plenty of teams in Southeast Nebraska will be fighting for their playoff lives, and potential seeding in today’s final night of regular season high school football.
In Class B, the B-3 District is coming down to the wire, and both Beatrice and Norris have an opportunity to go to the postseason. With a win, the Titans win the district, if Waverly loses to Crete. The Orangemen win the district and head on to host a home playoff game if they top Norris tonight. With a loss, they still clinch the district if Waverly defeats Crete. They currently sit at eight in wildcard points, so they still could host a playoff game with a loss.
Norris vs. Beatrice will be live on NCN 21 television and on KWBE 1450 radio. You can watch or listen at ncnsportsnow.com.
In Class C1, Fairbury has already wrapped up the C1-3 District title and will be watching the games for seeding purposes only. They will be hosting a playoff game next week and currently sit at number two in wildcard points. West Point-Beemer is right behind them and playing the number one team, Norfolk Catholic, tonight.
Auburn also has their C1-2 District Championship already won. The Bulldogs will play Fort Calhoun in their final game, with an opportunity to host a home playoff game on the line. They are currently eighth in wildcard points.
Class C2 gets slightly complicated. In C2-1, if Wilber-Clatonia wins against Freeman, the Wolverines win the district. However, if the Falcons win, a three way tiebreaker between Freeman, Wilber-Clatonia and Palmyra kicks in. They would all be 3-1 in the district. Because the Wolverines beat the Panthers, the Panthers beat the Falcons and the Falcons beat the Wolverines, it would go to tiebreaker number three. Next up is overall winning percentage, which eliminates Palmyra. Finally, it goes back to head to head competition, which gives Freeman the district championship.
Wilber-Clatonia is 10th and Freeman is 13th in wildcard points, so both teams could potentially make the playoffs regardless of their matchup.
The two will play on Ol Red 99-5 radio. You can listen at ncnsportsnow.com.
Stay tuned to News Channel Nebraska for all the playoff matchups and our television schedule this weekend.