In order to get to the Class B state football final, Omaha Skutt had to beat No. 1-ranked Gretna and York had to get past No. 2 Elkhorn South.
The rewards come Monday night, when the SkyHawks (10-2) and Dukes (11-1) will play play for the state championship at Memorial Stadium.
Skutt coach Matt Turman and York coach Glen Snodgrass were guests Thursday on "The Bottom Line" to preview that matchup. And judging by their semifinal results, defense will be something to watch.
Turman wasn't surprised by York beating Elkhorn South, but said the Dukes' shutout in a 14-0 win did catch his attention. "Their defense is really flying around, so we're gonna have our hands full."
Skutt held Gretna in check to win 10-9, and Snodgrass called the SkyHawks fast and physical, and "probably the best-hitting group we've seen on film all year."
Watch the videos below for more from the two head coaches, plus World-Herald prep writer Stu Pospisil predicting the championship games: