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Reivers make first-ever NJCAA playoff

Reivers make first-ever NJCAA playoff

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The No. 1 ranked Iowa Western football team has earned a spot in the NJCAA’s first-ever playoff.

Iowa Western earned the No. 1 overall seed with a 9-0 record, earning a home game for the NJCAA semifinal round. The Reivers will meet a familiar foe in the No. 4 seed -- Snow College (7-1) will come to Council Bluffs on Dec. 4 to take on the top-ranked Reivers.

Also making the playoffs is the No. 2 seed New Mexico Military (10-1), who will play No. 3 Northwest Mississippi(9-2) in Roswell, New Mexico on Sunday, December 5 at 3 p.m. central time.

The winners of the semifinal contests will advance to the NJCAA Football championship game in Little Rock, Arkansas at War Memorial Stadium.

Iowa Western defeated Snow 17-14 on the road in the regular season on Oct. 9. Snow won the last meeting in Council Bluffs 31-30 during last season's spring slate on March 27.

Kickoff between Iowa Western and Snow is set for 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Titan Stadium in Council Bluffs.

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“This is just an awesome opportunity for our kids,” head coach Justin Kammrad said. “They’ve bought into what we’ve been coaching them to do since day one. They’ve put in the time and work and have dedicated themselves to improving every week, and it’s paid off."

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