DICKINSON, N.D. — The Dickinson State football team is heading to Southern Oregon this weekend for a first-round matchup in the NAIA playoffs.

The Blue Hawks are one of 16 teams to make the postseason. The champion ultimately will be determined Dec. 16 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Dickinson State is 9-1 and champion of the North Star Athletic Association. Southern Oregon is 10-0 and champion of the Frontier Conference.

Southern Oregon was ranked No. 5 in the final season poll, and DSU was in a tie for 12th.

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