Marysville and Hanover have both reached the semifinals of their respective classes in the Kansas State Football Playoffs.

In Class 3A, Marysville defeated Cheney 42-25 on Saturday to advance to the Sub-state round.

Jack Blumer was 13 of 22 passing in the game for 223 yards and two touchdowns, Atreyau Hornbeak had 31 rushes for 112 yards for the Bulldogs. Jacob Backus had six receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Marysville also came up with three big defensive plays. Gabe Pieschle and Backus had an interception each while Matt Lindhorst recovered a muffed kick.

The Bulldogs are now 11-1 on the season and will now play against unbeaten Phillipsburg Friday night. The winner of that game will move onto the Nov. 25 state game in Hutchinson against the winner of Silver Lake and Sabetha.

O)n Friday night, Hanover defeated Caldwell 58-12 to advance in the eight-man playoffs.

Carter Bruna ran the ball 16 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns while Kevin Diederich had five carries for 50 yards and one touchdown. Daiken Stallbaumer ran it three times for 28 yards and a touchdown and Taegan Schwartz ran it four times for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Both Cade Cohorst and Brennan Zabokrtsky had touchdown receptions. Stallbaumer was 2 of 4 passing for 60 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Cohorst had two interceptions while Kevin Diederich also had an interceptions. Austein Goeckel recovered a fumble and Cohorst caused a fumble.

Hanover (11-0) will now play Pike Valley (11-0) in a semifinal game Friday night. The winner will advance to a Nov. 25 championship game against the winner of Hodgeman County (9-2) and Otis-Bison (10-1)

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