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Posted On: 11/28/20 3:06 PM

ARKANSAS CITY — Ask yourself, did you expect the Arkansas City High School football team to make it this far to the Class 4A State Championship? Don’t worry. Nobody else did either. The Bulldogs have been the underdog after finishing the regular season with a 2-6 record. Since the playoff started, they went on a winning spree as the 10th seed. The Bulldogs snuck their way into the finals by taking out teams like Andover Central, Wamego and McPherson. Their biggest win was McPherson High School last Friday’s semifinal in a stunning fashion. The Bulldogs were down 27-14 late in the third quarter. It almost looked as if McPherson was going to run away with the win. However, Ark.City didn’t stay down for long. The Bulldogs quickly scored 14 unanswered by the end of the third. The defense finished the job with two takeaways to shock the home crowd of McPherson. For the first time in 36 years, the Bulldogs are heading to the state championship, where they will face St. James Academy at the HCC-Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson on Friday at 1 p.m.

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