High School: First state champions are crowned but COVID-19 causes disruptions elsewhere

The 2020 fall soccer season is already complete in four states. More state champs will be decided in the next week.

North Dakota
Boys
Bismarck Century 3 Bismarck 2

Bismarck Century beat Bismarck High met for the fourth time in the the 26-year history of the North Dakota boys state tournament, and Bismarck Century

South Dakota
Boys Class AA
O'Gorman 2 Stevens 1.
Boys Class A
Sioux Falls Christian 2 Tea 1
Girls Class AA
Brandon Valley 2 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 0
Girls Class A
West Central 2 Tea 0

O"Gorman finished with eight straight wins, beating the No. 3, No. 2 and No. 1 seeds en route to the Boys Class AA title. The Brandon Valley girls won their first state title with shutouts in its last seven games.

Idaho
Boys Class 5A

Thunder Ridge vs. Boise (Tuesday)
Boys Class 4A
Vallivue 4 Blackfoot 1
Boys Class 3A
Community 2 Weiser 0.
Girls Class 5A
Boise vs. Rocky Mountain (Tuesday)
Girls Class 4A
Preston 1 Twin Falls 0
Girls Class 3A
Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 1 Sugar-Salem 0

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Utah
Girls Class 6A
Davis 1 American Fork 0
Girls Class 5A
Olympus 1 Bonneville 0
Girls Class 4A
Ridgeline 3 Ogden 2
Girls Class 3A
Morgan 3 Manti 1
Girls Class 2A
Rowland Hall 3 Real Salt Lake Academy 2

There was a home team at Rio Tinto Stadium for the Utah girls state championship. The Real Salt Lake Academy's girls play high school soccer, and they reached the Class 2A final, where they fell to Rowland Hall, which won its fourth straight title with a 3-2 victory.

Wisconsin usually holds the boys state tournament at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, but the the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association has set the semifinals and finals in the three divisions for the same day at three different high schools (Oconomowoc, Marshfield and Kewaskum) on Nov. 7.

There is one less division because high schools were given a choice of playing in the fall or an alternate fall season to be held in the spring of 2021. Of the 282 schools with boys soccer, 101 moved to the spring.

In Minnesota, the seasons ended at the sectional level with 16 boys and 16 girls champions. The Minnesota State High School League did not offer fall state tournaments.

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Indiana (boys and girls finals on Friday and Saturday), Kentucky (boys semifinals on Thursday and final on Saturday), Montana (two boys finals on Saturday) and Tennessee (girls finals on Monday) will be wrapping up in the next week.

Other fall state tournaments:

Kansas (three boys state semifinals and finals on Nov. 6-7, at separate sites)
Michigan (four boys state finals on Nov. 7, all at Comstock Park in Novi)
Missouri (four boys final on Nov. 20-21, at the Lake Country Soccer/Cooper Family Complex in Springfield).
New Hampshire (four boys finals on Nov. 7; four girls finals on Nov. 8).
Ohio (three boys finals on Nov. 14; three girls finals on Nov. 13, all at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus).
Pennsylvania (four boys and four girls finals on Nov. 20-21 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey).
West Virginia (two boys and two girls semifinals and finals Nov. 6-7 at Cline Memorial Sports Complex in Beckley)

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