High School Football

First round high school football playoff schedule

East St. Louis and O’Fallon were two of the four Southwestern Conference teams to qualify for the state playoffs. Both will play first-round games Saturday.
East St. Louis and O’Fallon were two of the four Southwestern Conference teams to qualify for the state playoffs. Both will play first-round games Saturday.

The Illinois High School Association announced football playoff pairings Saturday. School athletic directors, including those 12 from participating metro-east schools, have set the dates and times for first-round games.

Here’s the weekend schedule:

Friday, Oct. 28

Class 8A

(21) Oak Park-River Forest (7-2) at (12) Edwardsville (8-1), 6 p.m.

Class 4A

(16) Carterville (5-4) at (1) Althoff (9-0), 7 p.m. at Lindenwood Stadium

(12) Civic Memorial (5-4) at (5) Rochester (8-1), 7 p.m.

(9) Taylorville (7-2) vs. (8) Marquette (7-2) at Alton Public School Stadium. 7 p.m.

Class 3A

(13) Wood River (6-3) at (4) Carlinville (8-1), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Class 8A

(32) O’Fallon (5-4) at (1) Loyola Academy (9-0), 2 p.m.

Class 7A

(31) Lincoln-Way West (5-4) at (2) East St. Louis (9-0), 2 p.m.

(27) Belleville West (5-4) at (6) Normal (8-1), 1:30 p.m.

Class 5A

(15) Waterloo (5-4) at (2) Highland (8-1), 1 p.m.

(11) Triad (6-3) at (6) Geneseo (6-3), 3 p.m.

(12) Mahomet-Seymour (6-3) at (5) Centralia (7-2), 2 p.m.

Class 4A

(15) Greenville (5-4) at (2) Columbia (9-0), 1 p.m.

(11) Mater Dei (5-4) at (6) Central (7-2), 1 p.m.

Class 2A

(9) Red Bud (7-2) at (8) Du Quoin (7-2), 2 p.m.

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