Ely Returns to State Football Tournament

Posted at: 11/04/2013 10:48 PM

Duluth, Minn. - Two Northland teams will face each other in the State 9-Man Quarterfinals as Ely (11-0) takes on Floodwood (11-0) on Friday at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Timberwolves lost in the quarterfinals of the 2012 tournament. They return for their second consecutive and fifth overall appearance. Ely has never won a state title. They were ranked 6th in the final Associated Press (AP) poll.

The Floodwood Polar Bears were 7th in the final AP poll. They are making their first tournament appearance.

(Contributions from Howard Voight of the MSHSL)