Corning Union opened the Division II playoffs with a 53-14 victory against visiting Wheatland High at Cardinal Stadium on Thursday.
The No. 3 seed Cardinals (8-3) move on to the second round against No. 2 Sutter (9-1) which had a bye in the first round.
Sutter and Corning share five common opponents. Both teams beat Anderson, Winters and Wheatland by wide margins and lost to Orland. The only game where the result hasn’t been the same was against West Valley. Sutter beat the Northern Athletic League Champion Eagles 7-0 in week one and Corning lost 18-10 on Oct. 7.
Since that loss, the Cardinals have won five straight. The Huskies won their first nine games of the season but lost to Orland in the final week of the regular season.
The game is schedule for 7 p.m. at Sutter High School on Friday, Nov. 18.
In the other DII playoff game, No. 4 Lassen ripped No. 5 Gridley 52-21 to advance to face No. 1 Orland, which had a bye, on Friday.
Cards sink Pirates, set sail for Sutter – Corning Observer
Corning heads to semis – Red Bluff Daily News