Winona State football earns first playoff bid since 2007

WINONA, MN - For the first time since 2007, the Winona State football team is heading to the Division II playoffs.

The Warriors earning a 4 seed in Super Region Four.  That means they will host a 1st round playoff game on Saturday at 1pm against 5th seed Texas A&M Commerce.   The team's first playoff home game since 2004.

Winona State won 10 games this season, finishing the regular season ranked 17th in the country.

"Everybody started yelling. Couldn't hear the TV too much so we didn't really know who we were playing until the next screen popped up. Saw that the five seed Texas A&M Commerce is coming to town, to Winona so we're hoping its gonna be chilly out like it has been so we're excited," Senior fullback Zach Olstad said. 

"I want them to enjoy it today.  That's why we had today off.  Just spend some time with their teammates.  We will get right back to work tomorrow.  They will be focused.  Come Saturday, it will be another game.  Very exciting, at home we are comfortable here.  And with all the stuff that's going on with our program, just makes it a great place for our players to be," Head coach Tom Sawyer said.          

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