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Saints to Face Familiar Foe in First Round

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Helena, MT - The Carroll College Saints will face a very familiar foe in Saturday's first round playoff game in Helena.

Carroll will play 14th seeded Georgetown, in what will be the fifth meeting between the Saints and the Tigers. The teams have split the previous four meetings.

Carroll and Georgetown have combined to win nine national championships and have won eight of the last thirteen overall. The Saints have won 6 of those titles. On Tuesday, the team talked about their reactions to drawing Georgetown in the first round.

"Well we're excited. We're obviously very excited about the playoffs and extremely excited to be playing at home. We've played Georgetown....this will be the 5th meeting we've had since we've been on staff. It's a great rivalry, they're a great program and one of the best programs in the NAIA." Saints head coach Mike Van Diest said.

Senior quarterback Dakota Stonehouse added, "To play Georgetown, we've played them in the past before. They're a very good team with a great coaching staff. We're just honored to be in this position right now and excited to play."

The Saints and Tigers kickoff on Saturday at 12:07 p.m. The Carroll ticket office says seats are still available, but they are going fast. They expect to be sold out by Thursday at the latest.

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