For the second time in three years, the DeKalb football team will face one of the most successful football programs in the state – the six-time state champion Montini Broncos.
The Barbs (7-2) received a fifth seed in the Class 6A playoffs, receiving a first round date with Montini, which last won a state title in 2015 at Huskie Stadium. That year, the Broncos eliminated the Barbs, 49-14, in the quarterfinals in DeKalb.
“We had kind of figured they’d be one of those teams in the range of teams we’d play after our loss last night,” said DeKalb coach Matt Weckler, who is guiding the Barbs to the playoffs for the fifth year in a row. “It’s an exciting time to have a rematch against Montini back here in DeKalb.”