The Missouri Western Griffons are in the playoffs!
Not only are they in the playoffs, they are hosting a playoff game for the 1st time ever!!!
Setting the scene:
The Griffons will look to extend their winning streak to eight in a row this weekend when they take on the 10th ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcats in St. Joseph, Mo. in the first round of the Division II national playoffs. Western is has not won eight games in a row in the history of the program. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in the past two season. This marks the second straight season that the two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs. Western lost last years contest 28-24 last season in Maryville, Mo. Both teams have been ranked in the top-25 in three of the last four meetings and are both ranked in the top 25 for the second time this season when meeting. Western snapped an eight game losing streak against the Bearcats in the last meeting. This marks the highest seed the Griffons have been ever in the playoffs as they were 6th in 2006 and 6th last season. The Griffons come into the contest with a 9-2 overall record and 7-2 in MIAA play. Western has won a single season high nine games for the sixth time in school history as they have done it in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Western is 5-1 at home this season winning their last five home game after falling in the season opener against Pittsburg State. The Bearcats are 9-2 overall which includes 4-1 on the road. The Bearcats hold a 21-11 lead in the series which includes winning last seasons playoff game 28-24 in Maryville, Mo. last season by a score of November 20, 2010. This will mark the second meeting between the coach Partridge and Adam Dorrel in the past three weeks.
WE GOT THIS!!!!
My son, Nic #36 is the one beside the coach with his jersey half way pulled up. Apparently, his the hottest one on the team!
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