MOORHEAD - Bemidji avenged its only loss of the season Thursday and in the process secured the No. 1 seed in the Section 8-3A playoffs as the Lumberjacks outlasted Moorhead 11-8.
Entering Thursday's action BHS shared an 18-1 overall record with Red Wing and St. Cloud Apollo. The Jacks also were the top team in the state in terms of the QRF ranking.
Red Wing and Apollo ended their campaigns with that 18-1 record while the Lumberjacks had Thursday's game to play.
Although unlikely, it was possible that a Bemidji loss to the Spuds could have dropped the Jacks below Apollo in the section seedings which are based on the QRF.