A pair of touchdowns in the first half were ultimately the difference for the Superior Heights Steelhawks on Thursday night.
In a playoff battle that would see the winner move on to the city championships, the Steelhawks picked up a 20-7 victory over the St. Mary’s Knights to earn one of two berths in next weeks title game.
Cooper Laframboise had a pair of touchdowns for the Steelhawks, which included runs of 67 yards and seven yards. He would finish the day with 210 yards rushing on 26 carries for Superior Heights.
Taylor Holub had the other Steelhawks touchdown, catching a 15-yard pass for a major from quarterback Ethan Johnson.
Nick Fowler had the lone touchdown for the Knights, running the ball in from one yard out in the fourth quarter.
The Steelhawks opponent in the senior final will be the winner of Friday’s matchup between unbeaten Korah and winless White Pines. For the Steelhawks, the school will be looking to win its fifth consecutive senior title with a win next week.
The Colts enter Friday’s game unbeaten in six games and will enter semi-final action on the heels of a come-from-behind win over Superior Heights to clinch top spot last week.
In Thursday’s junior game, St. Mary’s earned a spot in the junior final with a 31-20 victory over the Steelhawks and will play the winner of Friday’s junior semi, also between the Colts and White Pines.