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Published November 13, 2011, 09:56 AM

Valley City State makes NAIA football playoffs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Valley City State University is among the 16 teams in the NAIA football playoffs, but the Vikings have to take on the defending national champion in the first round.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Valley City State University is among the 16 teams in the NAIA football playoffs, but the Vikings have to take on the defending national champion in the first round.

The pairings announced Sunday pit the Vikings against perennial power Carroll College of Montana. Both teams have only one loss on the season. They'll meet up Saturday afternoon in Helena.

The eventual NAIA champion will be decided Dec. 17 in Rome, Ga.

No other NAIA teams in the Dakotas made the playoffs this season.

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