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Crystal Ball: C1-D2 Quarterfinals

Class C-1 Quarterfinals
Tuesday, Nov. 6
West Bracket
Gothenburg (6-4) at Boone Central/Newman Grove (9-1), 3 p.m. at Albion. Swedes have crashed the party but now find out the parents have come home early...Boone Central 31, Gothenburg 10.
Kearney Catholic (10-0) at Adams Central (10-0), 7 p.m. This is man-on-man, man. Somebody gets to 20, get back to me...this might qualify as a mild upset...Kearney Catholic 17, Adams Central 14.
East Bracket
Fort Calhoun (9-1) at Norfolk Catholic (9-1), 6 p.m. This has been a season to remember for Fort Calhoun and their faithful - love that story. And now it ends...Norfolk Catholic 38, Fort Calhoun 14.
Pierce (9-1) at Wahoo (9-1), 5 p.m. If you can only get to one game, maybe this is the one you choose. Pierce just looks like its a lot better now than earlier in the season...Pierce 28, Wahoo 21.
Class C-2 Quarterfinals
Tuesday, Nov. 6
East Bracket
Archbishop Bergan (8-2) at Aquinas (10-0), 6:30 p.m. at David City. Why do I do this? Why would I pick against an unbeaten defending champion? Why, why, why...for goodness sakes I sound like Nancy Kerrigan...Archbishop Bergan 28, Aquinas 24.
Ponca (6-4) at Lutheran High Northeast (10-0), 2 p.m. at Norfolk Veteran Memorial Park. Just feels like Lutheran High won't take so long to get going this time around...Lutheran High 32, Ponca 18.
West Bracket
Sutton (10-0) at Hershey (6-4), 5 p.m. While I had some fun with our picks segment on KNOP TV in North Platte, when the rubber hits the road, I have to pick Sutton...don't I?...Sutton 26, Hershey 14.
North Platte St. Pat's (10-0) at Doniphan-Trumbull (8-2), 6 p.m. at Doniphan. Irresistible Force meets Unmovable Object. Evan on the road, I'm going with the Object...North Platte St. Pat's 28, Doniphan-Trumbull 26, OT.
Class D-1 Quarterfinals
Tuesday, Nov. 6
West Bracket
Elm Creek (9-1) at Arapahoe (10-0), 6:30 p.m. Elm Creek head coach Jayce Dueland says his team is much improved since these teams met in September. I'm buying it...Elm Creek 34, Arapahoe 32.
Loup City (8-2) at Elgin/PJ (10-0), 7 p.m. Loup City this season has won two more games than it had in the rest of its playoff history. Which is two. But it won't be three, not with the defending champs across the way...Elgin/Pope John 48, Loup City 26.
East Bracket
BDS (9-1) at Howells-Dodge (10-0), 6 p.m. at Howells. Look, we've played this game before, this picking against Howells, or Howells-Dodge, or Howells-Whatever. I'm taking Howells-Dodge...Howells-Dodge 38, BDS 18.
High Plains (9-1) at Exeter-Milligan (10-0), 6 p.m. at Milligan. Exeter-Milligan has not lost a game this season. But then again, it's never had to defend Tanner Fate...High Plains 36, Exeter-Milligan 24.
Class D-2 Quarterfinals
Tuesday, Nov. 6
East Bracket
Sterling (8-2) at Humphrey St. Francis (10-0), 5 p.m. It will be interesting to talk to Sterling coaches after this one, comparing St. Fran to Sacred Heart...St. Francis 54, Sterling 16.
Falls City Sacred Heart (10-0) at Lindsay Holy Family (9-1), 3 p.m. This won't be a walk-over but if Sacred Heart is as good as advertised this is a game it's got to win...Sacred Heart 38, Holy Family 28.
West Bracket
Medicine Valley (10-0) at Giltner (10-0), 3 p.m. Medicine Valley has done all that's been asked of it - 10 games, 10 wins. But who the heck asked to play against Giltner?...Giltner 56, Medicine Valley 26.
Shelton (9-1) at Bertrand (10-0), 6 p.m. Don't know about you but 82 points tells me what I need to know...Bertrand 34, Shelton 24.
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