Dodge City advances, beats Junction City, 25-15

DODGE CITY, Kan. A matchup between the No. 8 and 9 seeds in the West division of the Class 6A playoffs lived up to the competitiveness expected between teams with matching or similar records.

No. 9-seed Junction City made the long trek to Western Kansas to face Dodge City for the right to move on to the Round of 16 in Class 6A.

Dodge City secured the 25-15 win and now prepares for the No. 1-ranked team in the state, Derby. The Red Demons travel to Panther Stadium next Friday where they'll be looking to pull the biggest upset of the season.

To get that chance they had to fight past the Blue Jays. Dodge City created some crucial separation with a second-quarter touchdown to build a 16-7 lead. Junction City stayed in it, but couldn't get over the hump.