Beacons open post-season at home

A losing record doesn't often net a team a home playoff game but the Concordia Academy football squad bucked the trend this year. The Beacons won only twice during the regular season but are hosting a section quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Concordia Academy (2-6) wound up as the fourth seed in Section 4AA and faces fifth-seeded Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (1-7) at 7 p.m. The Beacons have lost their last six while the Lakers enter the post-season having dropped two in a row.

HLWW's lone win this season came against Eden Valley-Watkins, a 4-4 team that is seeded third in Section 5AA.

Concordia's two victories came in the first two weeks of the season as it knocked off Spectrum and Breck. Spectrum bounced back after the season-opening loss and finished the regular season 4-4, which was good enough to get it the No. 2 seed in 4AA. Breck finished 2-6 and is the No. 3 seed in Section 4AAA.

The only other team in Section 4AA that Concordia played this season is St. Agnes, which is the No. 1 seed with a 5-3 record. The Aggies beat the Beacons 26-19 in week four.

St. Agnes is the Beacons' likely second-round opponent if they can take care of Howard Lake. The Aggies open the playoffs on Wednesday by hosting St. Paul Humboldt, a team they beat 36-18 in week six.

The Beacons closed out the regular season with a 27-7 loss to St. Paul Johnson, a Class AAAA team, last Thursday.

—Brian Meyers


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