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Cougars face underrated team in Victoria Saturday
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Don’t let the Victoria High School football team’s record fool you.
The Knights are 6-4 this season with the lowest winning percentage in the Eight-Man Division-II state football playoffs bracket at 60 percent.
Victoria hosts Otis-Bison in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Victoria’s first two losses came in the first two weeks — a 34-32 loss to Macksville followed by a 22-6 loss at Ness City.
Those two teams met in the first round of the Eight-Man Division-I state playoffs with the Mustangs winning 42-40. Ness City and Macksville combine for a 18-2 record this season.
The Knights suffered another round of back-to-back losses, starting with a 40-20 loss to Central Plains and concluding with a 46-0 loss to Thunder Ridge.
Broken down again, the Oilers and Longhorns combine for a 19-1 record this season.
Thunder Ridge is undefeated and will play on Saturday against Ashland at 4 p.m. The Longhorns beat Wallace County 46-0 in the first round.
They have seven shut outs this season, including the last six games they’ve played.
Otis-Bison’s only loss this season was against Thunder Ridge. The Cougars lost 44-18 to be the only team this year to score more than six points against the Longhorns.
Central Plains is in the second round of the Eight-Man Division-I state playoffs with a Saturday game against South Gray.