NSM Clinches Playoff Berth

NSM Clinches Playoff Berth

David Hall, Reporter


Following a loss to rival Pisgah, the North Sand Mountain (NSM) football team bounced back in a big way.

Friday, the Bison played another county rival, Section, in a game that ended 40-14 in the Bison’s favor. NSM was led by sophomore QB Landon Keller who racked up 217 passing yards, along with five touchdowns. 

This was NSM’s sixth straight win in the series against the Section Lions, however, this was more than just another regular season win over a region team.

The win over Section secured NSM’s spot as a top four team in the Class 2A Region 7, meaning the Bison are locked into a playoff spot.

This will be the Bison’s eighth straight appearance in the playoffs, making it the longest active streak in Jackson County.

Although a playoff spot has been secured, NSM is still playing for their seeding. This Friday, NSM will host the Collinsville Panthers. The winner of that game will be the Class 2A Region 7 No. 3 seed, while the loser will be the No. 4 seed.