Salem advances to state semifinals; Melbourne falls at Osceola

Two local high school football teams were in state playoff action Friday, and one team is now one win away from punching its ticket to War Memorial Stadium.

Salem won its quarterfinal game in the Class 2A State Playoffs after it was moved to Bomber Stadium in Mountain Home. The Greyhounds eliminated Carlisle by a final of 38-22. Salem improves to 10-1 on the season, and they’ll host Fordyce next week in the semifinals.

Melbourne watched its season come to an end after playing its third consecutive road game in the Class 3A State Playoffs. After being tied at 14, Osceola pulled away from the Bearkatz in the second half for a 40-22 quarterfinal victory. Melbourne’s final record is 10-3.

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