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Schedules set for second round of IHSA football playoffs

East St. Louis football cruises to first-round playoff victory

East St. Louis quarterback Eric Johnson threw for 262 yards and four touchdowns as the defending Class 7A state champion Flyers rolled past Libertyville 62-7.
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East St. Louis quarterback Eric Johnson threw for 262 yards and four touchdowns as the defending Class 7A state champion Flyers rolled past Libertyville 62-7.

The six remaining metro-east football teams still alive in the postseason will play their second-round games Saturday afternoon.

Following is the schedule of games, with seeds and records in parentheses:

Class 8A

(26) Edwardsville (7-3) at (23) Palatine (7-3), 3 p.m.

Class 7A

(10) Buffalo Grove (9-1) at (7) East St. Louis (9-1), 2 p.m.

(12) Lincoln-Way West (8-2) at (28) Alton (6-4), 3 p.m.

Hayes Taylor and Burke Watts talk about Althoff’s 42-0 playoff victory over Carterville on Saturday.

Class 4A

(8) Althoff (9-1) at (1) Rochester (10-0), 5 p.m.

(7) Effingham (9-1) at (2) Highland (10-0), 3 p.m.

Highland entered the playoffs undefeated.

Class 2A

(2) Westville (10-0) at (10) Carlyle (7-3), 2 p.m.

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