By Nick Freimuth
The path to state heads through Merrill this evening when the Sevastopol Pioneers travel to face the Wausau Newman Catholic Fighting Oaks. The Pioneers are coming off an impressive 48-0 home over Oakfield which saw them shut out a potent offense that was among one of the best in the state. The Fighting Cardinals host their second playoff game after defeating Gibraltar last week 61-45. Despite losing both games, the Pioneers are one of the few teams that has given the Fighting Cardinals fits on defense, holding the usually potent offense to under 30 points in each of their previous contests. You can hear the game on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the kickoff at 7 p.m.