Incline football | Highlanders fall on the road |

Incline football | Highlanders fall on the road

Incline senior tight end Ben Snyder celebrates a touchdown in the Highlanders' season opener against Portola. Incline earned a postseason berth and will face top-seeded Yerington in the first round Friday night.
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The Incline football team ended the regular season with a 52-0 loss at perennial power Pershing County last Thursday.

Nevertheless, the Highlanders earned a berth in the Division III state postseason as the No. 4 seed, carrying a 3-3 league record and 5-4 overall.

They’ll do battle with top-seeded Yerington (6-0) in the opening round at the Lions’ home Friday at 5 p.m.

In other first-round matchups, second-seeded Pershing County (5-1) hosts third-seeded Battle Mountain (4-2), while in the south, top-seeded Meadows (7-0) hosts fourth-seeded Needles (4-3) and second-seeded Agassi Prep (6-1) hosts third-seeded Lincoln County (5-2). Teams are re-seeded for the second round on Nov. 14 or 15.

Yerington, which defeated Pershing County 48-24 during the regular season, is looking to win back-to-back state championships. The Lions bring a 6-2 overall record into the postseason, as they opened the season with a 14-0 loss to Truckee and a forfeit loss to Hug.

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