The Sutherland Sailors defeated Hi-Line, 52-22, on Oct. 21 in the first round of the Class D1 playoffs.

With the win, the Sailors (5-3) will take on Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic (8-0) in the second round on Oct. 29.

The D1 playoffs are reseeded after the first round and Sutherland is the No. 15 seed.

In the first round at Hi-Line (5-4), Sutherland scored the first two touchdowns and in the second quarter, they took command to lead 30-14 at halftime. The Sailors finished the Bulls off in the third quarter with a pair of touchdowns.

It was the third playoff win for Sutherland in the last four years under Head Coach Brendan Geier. They also won in the first round in 2018 and 2019.

The last time the Sailors made it past the second round was 2009.

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