Down to the final week


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The games this week will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Morgan Sandness, Sports Editor

As we near the end of the regular season, each team looks to have one more win under their belt before the final standings are set. With just one last game, this week is jam-packed with nail-biting games. 

One of the games this week has the undefeated BVHS Lynx hosting the also undefeated HHS Tigers. The teams are tied for the top rank in the division which means the final regular game of the season is a make or break to be top ranked in the division. It will be a big running back mashup with two of the best running backs in the state HHS’s Gavin Ross and BVHS’s Jordan Johnson going head to head. 

The newest football team added to the mix, JHS looks to make history this postseason. They travel cross town as the OGHS Knights host the Cavaliers. Both teams are ranked 4-4 on their season. Taylen Ashley and Griffin Wilde look to lead their team against OGHS’s defense. The Knights are coming off a big win against Huron High School winning 46-0. In their last three games, they have averaged a total of 56 points on offense. This should create a challenge for the new defense. JHS was predicted to be one of the top teams this year, but has had a rough season with Ashley being one of the top quarterbacks in the state. Alongside Ashley, Wilde and other receivers have averaged only 20 points against teams with better or the same record as them. 

Cross town rivals face each other for the final game of the season. WHS hosts LHS for the always anticipated game of the year. LHS looks to keep their third ranked spot with a win against WHS. WHS is coming off a shutout win against Rapid City Stevens High School with a dominating performance with the final score 45-0. They have had some surprising games, including the game against HHS. Bringing them to a double over time, although they came out with a loss, they surprised the stands and high school football teams across the state. LHS is coming off a dreadful loss, losing against RHS 49-21. WHS and LHS face off every year, and games go back and forth between winners. 

The trip to Vermillion for State is in less than a month when two teams fight for the championship ring; the remaining teams after this week will be fighting their way to the Dome.