Highland, East St. Louis and Edwardsville will play Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Illinois High School Association football playoffs.
In Class 4A, second-seeded Highland (11-0) will play host to third-seeded Herscher (10-1) at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs are coming off a 57-14 victory over Effingham.
In Class 7A, seventh-seeded East St. Louis (10-1) will play No. 18 Mount Carmel (8-3) at 5 p.m. at Gately Stadium in Chicago. The Flyers advanced with a 40-18 win over Buffalo Grove in the second round.
In Class 8A, red-hot Edwardsville (8-3), seeded 26th, will play host to 15th-seeded Minooka (9-2) at 4 p.m. The Tigers defeated host Palatine 38-35 on Saturday as they extended their winning streak to nine.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to Belleville News-Democrat