Diving tackle

Centralia’s Brody Grossnickel, right, tackles Lyndon’s Evan Feuerborn in Friday’s 1A sectional game. Photo by Holly Haufler


In recent years, Centralia’s postseason challenge has switched from Pittsburg-Colgan to Olpe and it’s a game that always has something on the line.

This year, it’s a 1A state berth. The other five times the two teams have met since the 2010 season, it has been to advance in the playoffs. Centralia has won three of those five encounters last doing so in 2019 by a 22-20 finish. Olpe won the 2018 game, 20-18. Centralia shut out the Eagles in 2012 and 2013 and lost 10-0 in 2010.