Photo by Brian Hansel
Verndale captains Amos Schmidt, left. and Clay Cottrell hold the Section 4, Class Nine-man football championship trophy high after defeating Bertha-Hewitt 26-24 Friday at the Fargodome. The Pirates will travel to Morris Friday for a 7 p.m. Class Nine-man state quarterfinal game with Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley at Big Cat Stadium on the University of Minnesota-Morris campus. Game time is set for 7 p.m.