GRENORA, N.D. -- No. 2 Jordan ran past No. 4 Westby-Grenora 51-16 to clinch the 6-Man East regular-season title and home-field advantage in the first three rounds the 6-Man playoffs. Jordan won its eighth consecutive game on Friday night after a season-opening loss to No. 1 Big Sandy.
Jordan led 12-8 after the first quarter, but the Mustangs' explosive offense wasn't going to be contained for long. Jordan scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to open up a 31-16 halftime lead over the Thunder.
The Mustangs kept their foot on the gas pedal in the second half, as a touchdown nearly midway through the third quarter gave Jordan a 37-16 lead. Jordan's defense put the clamps down in the second half, just as it for much of its winning streak. Westby-Grenora failed to score on its next possession, as Jordan carried that 21-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Thunder were unable to keep up in the final frame, as Jordan scored twice to see its lead balloon to 51-16 with three minutes to play. Jordan shut out Westby-Grenora in the second half and have outscored opponents 106-45 in the second half of its last six games.
Jordan will host the North's No. 4 seed, which will be the loser of Saturday's North Star/Denton-Geyser-Stanford game, next week in the opening round of the playoffs. It will be the first home game Jordan has hosted in the playoffs in the history of its program.
Westby-Grenora will be the conference's No. 3 seed if Wibaux wins Saturday and will travel to the loser of Saturday's Power-Dutton-Brady/Big Sandy game.
6-Man football scores:
Broadview-Lavina 51, Custer-Hysham 6
Hot Springs 55, Gardiner 7 (Thursday)
Jordan 51, Westby-Grenora 16
Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 57, Sunburst 18
Richey-Lambert 60, Bainville 6