State berths taste sweeter after a district championship. That was the belief Axtell had heading into Thursday night’s D1-5 District final. As the No. 3 team in the Class D1 wild card standings, the Wildcats had all but locked up a state berth. Axtell coach Brad Nelson said he was originally worried about his team playing with that sense of urgency. The Wildcats’ two final practices, however, settled his concerns.