(Harlan) It’s a common quarterfinal matchup when 10-1 Harlan collides with undefeated and number #1 ranked Bishop Heelan Catholic.
Two of the most tradition rich programs in the entire state will battle for a spot in the Class 3A semi-finals Harlan head coach Curt Bladt says this game will provide a big challenge for his squad.
Harlan would love to keep an explosive Bishop Heelan offense on the sideline as much as possible. Bishop Heelan Catholic is averaging 410 yards per game this season with 233 of that through the air. On the year they’ve thrown for 33 touchdowns.
Harlan has been battled tested in the playoffs up to this point. They needed a comeback effort to beat LeMars in the first round and then edged Carroll 21-18 in a back and forth 2nd round battle. Bishop Heelan cruised through the first round with a 45-7 win against Creston/OM. In the 2nd round Spencer put up a little bit more resistance but the Crusaders still prevailed 28-10.
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