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Both divisions of 8-player football will be competing in quarterfinal action on Tuesday night with four local teams looking to clinch a spot in the semifinals. 

Two of those squads face each other as D-1 No. 1 Howells-Dodge travels to Osceola to take on Osceola-High Plains at 6 p.m.

Cross County hosts Tri County at 6 p.m. after both teams pulled off upsets in the second round. Lastly, D-2 No.1 Humphrey St. Francis travels to No. 7 Plainview with the kickoff set at 6 p.m.

Winners will advance to the semifinals next Monday.

D-1 No. 1 Howells-Dodge vs Osceola-High Plains (Osceola - 6 p.m.): It will be a battle of two teams that focus on a ground attack. 

Howells-Dodge is led by sophomore running back Levi Belina. Belina has rushed for 1,000 yards and 19 touchdowns on 154 carries. He also is the second leading tackler on the team with 120. 

Senior Luke Rocheford has also proved to be dangerous on the ground scoring 14 touchdowns on 61 carries. 

Junior quarterback Jacob Tomcak has passed for 516 yards and 13 touchdowns on 32 of 50 passing. 

Senior Trevor Schumacher leads the team with 125 tackles. 

Osceola-High Plains has a duo of rushers that each has over 1,000 yards. 

Senior Keaton Van Housen leads the Stormdogs with 1681 yards and 26 touchdowns on 210 carriers and senior Dylan Soule has recorded 1277 yards and 21 touchdowns and 159 carries. 

Soule has also passed for 156 yards on 15 completions. 

Junior Kyle Sterup leads the team in tackles with 114. 

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The Stormdogs enter the game with an 8-2 record, scoring 55 points per game and allowing opponents 33 points per game. 

Howells-Dodge is perfect at 10-0 scoring 43 points per game and allowing only 16 points per game. 

Cross County vs Tri County (Stromsburg 6 p.m.): After starting the season 1-3, Cross County now finds itself just one win away from the semifinals. 

The Cougars upset No. 2 BDS to get to the quarterfinals thanks to sophomore Carter Seim rushing for 202 yards and two touchdowns. 

Tri County junior quarterback Cole Siems has passed for 838 yards and 18 touchdowns completing 62 of 110.

D-2 No. 1 Humphrey St. Francis vs No. 7 Plainview (Plainview 6 p.m.): St. Francis defeated Plainview 54-26 in the regular-season finale on Oct. 25 at home. The loss was the only setback on the Pirates' schedule.

Taylor Wemhoff led HSF with 207 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries in a victory over Lawrence-Nelson in the second round of the playoffs. 

Plainview is dangerous through the air and on the ground.

Senior quarterback Nate Christensen has completed 85 of 140 attempts for 1095 yards and 15 touchdowns, while senior running back Jacob Hoffman has rushed for 1409 yards and 26 touchdowns on 183 carries. 

Hoffman also leads the Pirates in tackles with 91. 

St. Francis is a perfect 10-0 on the season scoring 62 points per game and allowing 7 points per game. Plainview is 9-1, scoring 53 points per game and allowing 19.

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