The distance to travel on the road to Randall is shorter after Grantsburg dispatched the St. Croix Falls Saints last Friday night, 44-0. Video Replay

The top-seeded Pirates (10-0) take on the number five seeded Durand Panthers (6-4) tonight in Level Two action.

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Durand

Head Coach Rod Rosemeyer has been at the helm for the past 11 seasons

Durand finished third in the very tough Dunn-St. Croix Conference. (Elk Mound and Spring Valley finished ahead of them and both won their level one games.)

Defeated Cumberland 54-34 in the first round

Cumberland is the only common opponent so far for the two teams, and both won by 20

Josh Biesterveld, RB Durand

Running back Josh Biesterveld has had two monster games in a row rushing for 316 yards vs. Colfax and 403 vs. Cumberland with 13 combined touchdowns. He averaged 16.7 yards per carry. Before that his high yardage was 178 and 7.13 yards per carry. (WSN)

When asked about the success of Biesterveld the past couple games coach Rosemeyer said, “Josh has had two outstanding games in back-to-back weeks. Our offensive line is pretty young so I think they have gotten better later in the year. At the same time, our last two opponents have not had very good run defenses so we know it will be a much greater challenge against Grantsburg’s defense.”

Grantsburg

Since 2015, Grantsburg’s record is 33-2

Offense

The Pirates rush for an average of 305 yards per game (8.9 yards per carry), with most games going to running clock in the second half

Running back John Chenal averages 204 yards per game

Quarterback Luke Anderson adds an average of 100 yards passing per game

Grantsburg wins by an average score of 49-12

Grantsburg has punted only eleven times (four against Unity)

Defense

The defense is giving up only 2.4 yards per carry and 57.8 yards per game on the ground

Grantsburg’s defense has 20 fumble recoveries and 10 interceptions

They have returned three turnovers for touchdowns

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The winner of this game plays the winner of #2 Elk Mound and #3 Chetek-Weyerhauser. Bracket

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