High School football: It's down to the final 48 in state playoffs
And then there were 48.
Those are the survivors of the nearly 400 football teams that set out after state titles at the sectional meets two weeks ago.
They will open play at the state level Thursday, Friday and Saturday with quarterfinal games in six classes.
The 24 survivors will head to the Metrodome Nov. 20 and 21 for the semifinals.