NDHSAA Prep Notebook: Trips to Dakota Bowl XXVI are on the line this week

October 31, 2018 3:15 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Trips to the Dakota Bowl are on the line this week as the semifinals in all four football divisions will be played Friday and Saturday.

Division AAA semifinals are set for Friday Night.

Bismarck High hosts Fargo Davies at the MDU Resources Community Bowl. Both squads have productive offenses that possess “big-play” ability. Bismarck is looking to make its first trip to the Dakota Bowl since 2016 while Davies is looking to return for the first time since it won the Division AAA state title in 2014.

West Fargo Sheyenne hosts Bismarck Century. The Mustangs have never been to the Dakota Bowl and have a team that could achieve that program milestone. To do so, Sheyenne will have to beat the Patriots, a team that the Mustangs lost to 21-14 in the season opener. Century is looking to return to its first Dakota Bowl since 2016.

In Division AA the final four teams are Central Cass, Jamestown, Fargo Shanley and Bismarck St. Mary’s.

Central Cass travels to Bismarck to play defending state champion St. Mary’s on Saturday. The Squirrels are built for success this fall and their losses in the regular season were to Shanley and St. Mary’s. The loss to the Saints was 14-7. St. Mary’s will be trying to qualify for its third-straight Dakota Bowl and fifth in the last six seasons.

Shanley hosts Jamestown on Saturday. Shanley is trying to end its time in Division AA with a state title bid. The Deacons are undefeated thus far this fall. Jamestown played Shanley very tight in the season opener losing 27-26. The Blue Jays’ path to its first Dakota Bowl appearance since 1994 will go through Sid Cichy Stadium.

The Division A final four teams are: Hillsboro/Central Valley, Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich, Bowman County and Dickinson Trinity. The Burros lock up with the Titans of Trinity while the Bowman County Bulldogs travel to play the Cardinals.

Will new faces be at the Dakota Bowl in Division A or will it be a rematch of last year’s Division A final between Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich and Hillsboro/Central Valley?

In 9-man football the final four teams are New Salem/Glen Ullin, Ray/Powers Lake, Thompson and Oakes.

Oakes travels to play Thompson. New Salem/Glen Ullin hosts Ray/Powers Lake.

Thompson and New Salem/Glen Ullin met in the Dakota Bowl two years ago. 

Class B District Tournaments wrap up Thursday

Districts 6, 15 and 16 conclude with region qualifying and championship matches on Thursday, November 1. Be sure to visit www.ndhsaanow.com for the latest updates.

In Super Region play, Regions 4 and 5 begin with first-round “play-in” matches on Thursday, November 1. Regions 1, 2 and 7 begin their first-round “play-in” matches on Friday, November 2.

Class A East and West Region Tournaments are hosting several “play-in” matches at the end of the week as well.

Visit http://www.ndhsaanow.com/brackets/volleyball to view all the 2018 NDHSAA postseason volleyball brackets.

NDHSAA Media Spotlight

This week’s Media Spotlight is a InForum article on the West Fargo Sheyenne football team. The Mustangs host Bismarck Century at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 2.

The winner will qualify for Dakota Bowl XXVI set for November 9 at the FARGODOME.

West Fargo Sheyenne and Bismarck Century met in the season opener with the Patriots winning 21-14 in overtime. That was Sheyenne’s lone loss of the season.

For the full story on the Mustangs visit the link below:

INFORUM: Mustangs Might: West Fargo Sheyenne goes for first Dakota Bowl trip

2018 NDHSAA Class B Volleyball State Tournament Bracket release televised

The 2018 North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B Volleyball State Tournament bracket will be announced live on statewide television in conjunction with Dakota Bowl XXVI.

Five seeded teams will be announced and three of their first round opponents randomly drawn on ABC television affiliates at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 9.

The 2018 NDHSAA Class B Volleyball State Tournament bracket release will take place between the Division A and 9-man football championship games.

The 2018 NDHSAA Volleyball State Tournament is scheduled for November 15-18 at the Minot State Dome.

2018 NDHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving State Meet Qualifiers

Below is a link to the list of 2018 NDHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving State Meet Qualifiers as of Wednesday, October 31.


Coming up:

Dakota Bowl XXVI: November 9 at FARGODOME

2018 NDHSAA Swimming & Diving Meet: November 9-10 at Hulbert Aquatic Center

2018 State Volleyball Tournament: November 15-17 at Minot State Dome

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