The Gilman Pirates advanced to Level 4 with a 13-9 win at home over Shell Lake. The defending state champs will face the team they beat in 2006 to win the title in Eleva-Strum. The Cardinals beat Independence-Gilmanton 40-0 to move one win away from a return trip to Madison. That game will be played on either Friday, Nov. 9 or Saturday, Nov. 10.
Elsewhere, in Division 6, Owen-Withee knocked off C.F. McDonell 48-30 and will play Stratford in Level 4 next weekend. In Division 4, Somerset outlasted Tomahawk 26-20 in overtime. In Division 2 last night, unbeaten Kimberly trounced DePere 49-7 to set up a Level 4 match-up against Menomonie next week.