The Hesston Swathers won the second ticket to the football playoffs last Thursday by holding off El Dorado 48-40 in El Dorado. Maize South placed first in the district by blasting Circle 48-0.
As a prize for placing second, the Swathers earned a ticket north to Holton to face the undefeated Wildcats (9-0) on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in the first round of the playoffs. Holton currently is the No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A and is the defending 4A state champion.