The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together everything you need to know about the upcoming 11-man semifinals, including TV and radio information.

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Class A

No. 7 Omaha Creighton Prep (9-2) at No. 2 Kearney (11-0), 7 p.m. at UNK: Two solid defenses collide. Kearney is trying for its first state final since winning Class A in 2006. Prep last was there in 2014. Kearney beat the Junior Jays 24-7 on Oct. 13 without the full services of quarterback Kanon Koster, who left with an injury. He started last week against Omaha Westside. Prep, too, has had injury issues at quarterback, with Sam Bonebrake the healthier right now. Radio: KKPR (98.9, Kearney; KGFW (1340, 96.1, Kearney), KVSS (102.7, Omaha). Stu’s pick: Kearney

No. 6 Omaha Burke (9-2) at No. 5 Omaha North (10-1), 7 at Kinnick: Since North beat the Bulldogs 49-28 on Oct. 6, much has happened to these teams. North came crashing to earth with an upset loss at Lincoln Pius X, then regained its focus. Burke narrowly lost that same night to Bellevue West, then made it to its first semifinal since 2011. The Bulldogs’ key for payback is improved offensive execution to keep North 1,000-yard rushers Milton Sargbah and Zander Gray cooling on the sidelines. Radio: none. Stu’s pick: North

Final: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7:15 p.m. at Memorial Stadium (NET).

Class B

No. 5 Omaha Skutt (9-2) at No. 1 Gretna (11-0), 7: Three times in the previous six years the host Dragons have been to the semifinals — and that’s where their road to Lincoln has ended. They own a 24-7 win over Skutt this year after losing 30-20 to the SkyHawks in the 2016 semis. Skutt is the only team to keep Gretna running back Tanner Tierney from scoring. On offense, it will have to have run-pass success to thwart the Dragons from reaching their heretofore elusive quest. Radio: none. Stu’s pick: Gretna

No. 3 York (10-1) vs. No. 2 Elkhorn South (10-1), 6 at Elkhorn Stadium: Trying to play in the finals for the first time since 2013 requires the visiting Dukes to eliminate the two-time defending champion. They were tied with the Storm late in the first half in the season opener until giving up the final 34 points — and losing do-all Simon Otte for several games with an injury — in a 48-14 loss. No one is expecting this game to unfold the same way. Elkhorn South’s Moses Bryant is 11-man’s all-time touchdown maker with 105 in his career. Radio: KAWL (103.5, 1370, York). Stu’s pick: Elkhorn South

Final: Monday, Nov. 20, 7:15 p.m. at Memorial Stadium (NET).

Class C-1

No. 3 Wahoo (10-1) at No. 1 Norfolk Catholic (11-0), 7: Wahoo’s lone loss was 24-19 at Norfolk Catholic on Sept. 8, when it gave up 17 points in the third quarter of what had been a 7-7 game. Since then, the Warriors have given up 55 points in the seven games they’ve played (one win came on a forfeit). Expect Dylan Kautz of Norfolk Catholic and Dylan Egr of Wahoo to make at least one big play apiece. Radio: KFMT (105.5, Fremont), KQKX (106.7, Norfolk). Stu’s pick: Norfolk Catholic

No. 7 Pierce (7-4) at No. 6 Boone Central/Newman Grove (9-2), 7 at Albion: All four Pierce losses, including a 42-20 setback to Boone, were against teams that reached the quarterfinals. The Bluejays would be the first C-1 finalists with that many losses. Boone’s efforts to avoid a playoff payback require more strong play from its defense and dual-threat Dylan Gentrup. Radio: KEXL (97.5, Norfolk), KNEN (94.7, Norfolk), KZEN (100.3, Central City). Stu’s pick: Boone Central

Final: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2:45 p.m. at Memorial Stadium (NET).

Class C-2

No. 5 Yutan (8-3) at No. 4 Battle Creek (8-3), 6: Not since Randolph in 1999 has a three-loss team made the C-2 final, but that will happen this year through this game. Battle Creek opened the year with a 14-12 road win over the Chieftains, who subsequently dropped two more close games before embarking on a winning streak that includes two forfeits. Battle Creek’s title-game drought stretches to 1996, Yutan’s to 1988. Radio: WJAG (105.9, Norfolk). Stu’s pick: Yutan

No. 9 Lincoln Lutheran (9-2) at No. 1 Centennial (11-0), 7: This is the only 11-man semifinal that’s not a rematch of a regular-season game. Lutheran is this far for the first time. Cole Schaedel has thrown for 23 touchdowns and 1,771 yards in 10 games for the Warriors. Wyatt Ehlers has similar numbers (22 touchdowns, 1,784 yards in 11 games) for Centennial and Gavin Avery is sitting on 1,000 yards rushing. Radio: KTMX (104.9, York), KZEN (100.3, Central City). Stu’s pick: Centennial

Final: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2:45 p.m. at Memorial Stadium (NET).

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