District hopes on the line
The Dodge City Red Demons will visit the Hutchinson Salthawks on Friday night in a must-win game for both teams. The Salthawks are coming off a District opening loss versus Garden City (14-2), while Dodge City dropped its opener to number-two-ranked Wichita Northwest (52-33).
Garden City and Northwest play in Wichita, putting the winner in line for the first playoff spot. No teams will be eliminated on Friday night, and a Dodge City win would set up week-nine showdown with Garden City with playoff implications.
The Red Demons have faced the Salthawks 37 times, dating back to the 1923 season. The series is led by the Demons 20-17. The Salthawks have won the last eleven contests in the series, preceded by a 13 game winning by the Demons that ran from 1987-99.
Hutchinson will host Wichita NW next Friday Night, while the Red Demons will travel to Garden City for the 78th Annual Hatchet Game. The Red Demons and Buffs will be playing for the WAC Championship, along with a possible playoff spot in the 6A State Playoffs.
Game night details
- Location: Memorial Stadium
- Game Time: 7:00
- Admission: Adults $5 | Students $3
[Staff Passes will be accepted]