Kicker Riley Patterson's 26-yard field goal on Edwardsville’s first offensive play of overtime lifted the Tigers to a 23-20 playoff victory over Oak Park-River Forest on Friday night at the Edwardsville Sports Complex.
Senior offensive lineman Israel Griffin and junior running back Kriston Davis helped the Belleville West Maroons to a must-win victory over the Alton Redbirds and IHSA Class 7A playoff contention. West will find out more about their playoff fate Saturday when pairings are announced.
Belleville West senior running back Paris Johnson rush d for 213 yards and three touchdowns in a win over a Southwestern Conference rival Granite City. The victory keeps the Maroons hopes for their fifth straight trip to the IHSA state football playoffs alive.