Prairie Valley snaps AGWSR streak


Clay Meinders struggles for extra yardage as he is being brought down during Friday's game against Prairie Valley. The Cougars host Lawton-Bronson in the first round of Class A playoffs Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Ackley. (John Jensen photo)


ACKLEY – Prairie Valley held AGWSR to less than 100 yards of total offense, ending the Cougars’ hopes of an undefeated regular season with a 26-8 victory at Ackley Friday.

Prairie’s victory creates a three-way tie for the Class A, District 2 championship among Bishop Garrigan, the Warriors and AGWSR. Garrigan received the district’s top seed into the playoffs based on tiebreaking procedures while the Cougars received the second seed and Prairie Valley the third.

“We’re still tied for district champs — a three-way tie — it’s not like we’re not district champs with the rest of them,” Cougar coach Skip Eckhardt said. “Two years ago we (won one game).”