Pairings for the second season of SDHSAA Soccer Playoffs have been finalized, with six teams from each division advancing to post-season play.
In the girls’ division, top-seeded defending champion Aberdeen Central and second seed Sioux Falls O’Gorman have automatically qualified for the State Tournament. Meanwhile, sixth-seed Tea Area will travel to third-seed Groton Area and fifth-seed St. Thomas More will head to fourth-seeded Harrisburg in a pair of play-in contests to determine the other State Semi-Finalists.
On the boys’ side, defending champion Sioux Falls Christian has once again captured the top seed, having not lost a contest since SDHSAA-sanctioned play began. Aberdeen Central has also qualified for the State Tournament as the number-two seed, while play-in contests will feature sixth-seeded Tea Area at third-seed James Valley Christian and fifth seed Groton Area heading
to Sioux Falls to take on the fourth-seeded O’Gorman Knights.
The Second Annual SDHSAA State Soccer Tournament will take place on October 10 & 11 at Clark Swisher Field on the campus of Aberdeen Central High School.