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Top-seeded Pirates host Bertha-Hewitt Tuesday

The No. 1-ranked Verndale Pirates will open Section 4, Class Nine-man football quarterfinal play Tuesday hosting No. 8 Bertha-Hewitt in a 7 p.m. game.

Other 7 p.m. quarterfinal games will see second-ranked Wheaton hosting seventh-ranked Ashby, third-ranked Underwood hosting sixth-ranked Brandon-Evansville and fourth-ranked Onamia hosting fifth-ranked Isle.

The section semfinal games will be hosted by the highest remaining seeds at 7 p.m. Saturday. The section title game is slated for 12:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at the Fargodome.