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Undefeated Benedict football learns postseason path. A look at what’s ahead for Tigers

The Benedict College football team will begin the postseason at home for the second straight season.

The Tigers are the No. 1 seed from the Super Region 2 and will have a bye in the first round of the Division II playoffs. Benedict will host the winner of the Lenoir-Rhyne and Shepherd game on Nov. 25 at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. Game time will be announced at a later date.

The DII championship will be Dec. 16 in McKinney, Texas.

Pairings for the Division II playoffs were announced Sunday evening. Benedict players and coaches gathered to watch the selection show on campus at the Swinton Center.

Benedict made the playoffs for the first time last year but lost in the second round to Wingate, 23-6, after getting a first-round bye.

Benedict went unbeaten in the regular season for the second straight year and won its second consecutive SIAC championship on Saturday with a 47-10 win over Albany State. Quarterback Aenas Dennis threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns, and Benedict held Albany State to a season-low 193 yards.

The Tigers also took home two of the conference’s top honors last week with coach Chennis Berry was the conference’s Coach of the Year and Loobert Denelus was the SIAC Defensive Player of the Year.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.