The Hancock Owl football team earned a first round bye in the Section 2 9-man playoffs after completing a perfect 8-0 regular season.
Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s dropped to No. 3 seed, but are ranked No. 12 in QRF. Renville County West was seeded No. 2 and are No. 15 in QRF.
The Owls will play the winner of No. 4 Cedar Mountain and No. 5 Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in Hancock.