2. Skutt Catholic
These are rankings based off the seeds in the State Dual Tournament and potential outcome of the tournament.
Cozad over Schuyler – Cozad comes in as the number 1 seed and undefeated. Their top end strength is too much for Schuyler.
Skutt Catholic over Waverly – This will be a tight battle between two great teams. In the end Skutt gets it done by a slight margin with their depth.
Blair over Hastings – Another tight battle between two great teams. Blair has a little more depth than their future EMC colleague.
Bennington over Northwest – Bennington’s high-end power is too much for the young upcoming Northwest team.
Round 2, Consolations
Waverly over Schuyler – Waverly is not going to be happy after a tough first round loss and may take it out on Schuyler.
Hastings over Northwest – Hastings won the regular season dual and look to be strong contenders to do it again.
Skutt over Cozad – Cozad’s undefeated season comes to an end. Skutt just has too much depth to overcome.
Bennington over Blair – The 2022 State Championship rematch. On paper these two teams are dead even. These two teams know each other so well and it will be a chess match. I give the slightest of edges to Bennington since they won the regular season dual earlier this year in the EMC Dual tournament.
5th Place Dual
Waverly over Hastings – These two teams meet during the season and Waverly won that dual. I expect similar results between these two future EMC colleagues.
3rd Place Dual
Blair over Cozad – Blair’s depth gets the job done over Cozad.
Bennington over Skutt – Skutt won the first meeting between these two teams earlier in the season. Bennington was missing 6 of their starters in that dual and that may be the slight difference between these two teams. It should be a great dual between these two Titans.