The Marysville and Hanover football teams both won their respective state semifinal game, advancing to the state championship on Saturday.

Marysville defeated Phillipsburg 30-24 Friday night at Phillipsburg.

With the win, the Bulldogs (12-1) advance to the Kansas Class 3A Championship game against Sabetha (12-1) Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hutchinson Community College. It will be Marysville's first appearance in the state finals since 2009.

Sabetha advanced by beating previously unbeaten Silver Lake 17-14.

Against Phillipsburg on Friday, the two teams were knotted at 14-14 at half time. Marysville led 22-21 after three quarters and then outscored Phillipsburg 8-3 in the final quarter to win 30-24.

Sophomore Atreyau Hornbeak scored three touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Jake Blumer also connected with Jacob Backus for a 43-yard touchdown pass.

Prior to their game against Marysville on Friday, Phillipsburg had never trailed in a game all season.

In the eight-man division II semifinals, Hanover defeated undefeated Candia-Pike Valley 36-24 to advance to the championship game.

The Wildcats (12-0) will play Jetmore-Hodgeman County (10-2) Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Newton-Fischer Field in Newton, Kan.

Against Pike Valley on Friday, Hanover trailed 18-14 after three quarters, but outscored Pike Valley 22-6 in the final quarter for the 36-24 win.

Daiken Stallbaumer was 7 of 10 passing for Hanover for 162 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran the ball 17 times for 68 yards and a touchdown.

Carter Bruna had 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown and Kevin Diederich ran it five times for 39 yards and a touchdown.

Bruna also had a 58 yard touchdown reception while Brennan Zabokrtsky had two catches for 55 yards and a touchdown.

Carlos Emanuel had 15 total tackles, including tow for a loss.Cade Cohorts and Jonah Weber had a sack each.


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