Both teams shot themselves in the foot on numerous occasions Friday night in Ackley, but the host AGWSR Cougars did enough to win. Not only was their 21-0 win over Hudson a big finish to Homecoming Week, it kept the 3-3 Cougars alive for the fourth playoff spot in Class A, Dist. 3 at 2-3. A win next week at Nashua-Plainfield would cinch it at 3-3 in district play.
The Pirates were also playing to have a chance at the spot despite coming in at just 1-4 overall and 1-3 in the District. Heading to Ackley, Hudson also had two district games remaining – AGWSR and N-P.