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BOLD, Dawson-Boyd get No. 1 seeds for prep football playoffs

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Dawson-Boyd, one of two remaining unbeaten teams in the area, and BOLD, the West Central South Conference champion, were rewarded No. 1 seeds for the prep football playoffs that start Tuesday.

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Dawson-Boyd (8-0) heads the Section 5A field and will host No. 8 Ortonville (2-6) on Tuesday. The other quarterfinal-round games pit No. 7 KMS (2-6) at No. 2 Minneota/Lincoln HI, No. 6 Canby (3-5) at No. 3 MACCRAY (6-2) and No. 5 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (3-4) at No. 4 Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (4-4).

In Section 5AA BOLD (7-1) will take on WCS rival No. 8 YME (0-8), No. 2 Eden Valley-Watkins (6-2) hosts No. 7 Minnewaska (0-8), No. 3 Paynesville (5-3) hosts No. 6 Lac qui Parle Valley (2-6) and No. 4 Morris/Chokio-Alberta (5-3) hosts No. 5 Benson (4-4).

The only area team to receive a No. 2 seed was New London-Spicer (6-2) in Section 6AAA. The Wildcats will host No. 7 Annandale (3-5). Zimmerman (7-1) is the No. 1 seed and Litchfield (4-4) is No. 5 and will play at No. 4 Foley (6-2) in the first round.

Section 4A will see No. 5 BBE (3-5) at No. 4 Royalton (6-2) and No. 6 ACGC (4-4) at No. 3 Kimball (5-3). Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity (7-1) is the No. 1 seed.

RCW and Hancock, the area's only Nine-Man teams, are in Section 3. RCW (1-7) is No. 6 and will play at No. 3 Hills-Beaver Creek (7-1) and No. 7 Hancock (1-7) is at No. 2 Edgerton/Ellsworth (8-0). Unbeaten Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley is No. 1.

The pairings for Section 3AAA are not yet set as of Thursday morning, but unbeaten Montevideo, the West Central North Conference champion, will likely be given the No. 3 seed.

All first-round games are on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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