Class 8M-II Rankings

#1 Hanover (13-0)
Last: beat Hodgeman County 54-48 for the 8M-II state title

Hanover built a 48-14 lead in the third quarter and had to withstand a furious rally from Hodgeman County to hang on for a 54-48 victory. The Wildcats won the fifth state football championship in school history and extended their current win streak to 25 games. Read the full recap at Kpreps -- Hanover survives late Hodgeman County rally in 8M-II

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#2 Hodgeman County (10-3)
Last: fell to Hanover, 54-48 in the 8M-II state title game

Hodgeman County rallied from a 48-14 deficit mid-way through the third quarter, but ultimately could not catch Hanover in a 54-48 loss in the Eight-Man, Division II state championship game. The Longhorns were led by senior quarterback Jacob Salmans who passed for 219 yards and four touchdown, and rushed for 151 yards and two more scores. Read the full recap at Kpreps -- Hanover survives late Hodgeman County rally in 8M-II

Next: season complete
#3 Pike Valley (11-1)
Last: did not play

Pike Valley's season ended with a 36-24 loss to Hanover in the Eight-Man, Division II state semifinals.

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#4 Otis-Bison (10-2)
Last: did not play

Otis-Bison's season ended with a 42-16 loss to Hodgeman County in the Eight-Man, Division II semifinals.

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#5 Mankato-Rock Hills (8-2)
Last: did not play

Season ended with a 64-32 loss to Hanover in the first round of the playoffs.

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Others Considered: Caldwell (9-2), Dighton (6-3), Hutchinson Central Christian (10-1), Ingalls (7-3), Northern Valley (7-3), Pleasanton (6-4), South Barber (9-2), Sylvan-Lucas (8-2), Waverly (8-2)

Last updated: November 26, 2017 - 11:58 pm