IHSA football playoff pairings announced

Staff Report

Several area high school football teams that qualified for the IHSA playoffs will be in action this weekend. 

The statewide field includes six teams from the NIC-10 Conference, five from the Big Northern Conference, three from the Northeastern Conference and two from the NUIC. 

Class 1A
#9 Forreston (7-2) at #8 Ottawa Marquette (7-2) Sat. 2 p.m.
#12 Abingdon (A.-Avon) (6-3) at #5 Kirkland (Hiawatha) (8-1) Sat. 2 p.m.
#15 Aurora Christian (5-4) at #2 Lena-Winslow (9-0) Sat. 1:00 p.m.
#10 Orangeville (6-3) at #7 Chicago Hope (7-2) Sat. 1:00 p.m.
#14 Fulton (5-4) at #3 Freeport Aquin (9-0) Sat. 1:00 p.m.
11 Stockton (6-3) at #6 Princeville (7-2) Sat. 2:00 p.m.

Class 2A
#16 Rockford Christian (5-4) at #1 Knoxville (9-0) Sat. 1 p.m.
#13 Orion (5-4) at #4 Sterling Newman (8-1) Sat. 1 p.m.
#15 West Carroll (5-4) at #2 Mononk Fieldcrest (9-0) Fri. 6 p.m.

Class 3A
#16 North Boone (5-4) at #1 Princeton (8-1) Fri. 7 p.m.
#15 Rock Island Alleman (5-4) at #2 Byron (8-1) Sat. 1 p.m.
#10 Chicago Harlan (6-2) at # 7 Du-Pec (6-3) Sat. 1 p.m.

Class 4A
#12 North Chicago (5-4) at #5 Genoa-Kingston (8-1) Sat. 1 p.m.
#10 Manteno (5-4) at #7 Marengo (7-2) Fri. 7 p.m.
#11 Dixon (5-4) at #6 Stillman Valley (8-1) Sat. 1 p.m.

Class 5A
#16 Chicago Heights Marian (5-4) at #1 Sterling (9-0) Fri. 7 p.m.
#15 Chicago Hyde Park (5-3) at #2 Boylan (9-0) Sat. 1 p.m.
#14 Evergreen Park (5-4) at #3 Sycamore (8-1) Sat. 2 p.m.

Class 6A
#14 Lake Forest (5-4) at #3 Belvidere North (7-2) Fri. 7:30 p.m.

Class 7A
#29 Auburn (5-4) at #4 Arlington Heights Hersey (8-1) Fri. 7 p.m.
#23 Fox Lake Grant (6-3) at #10 Hononegah (7-2) Sat. 1 p.m.
#19 DeKalb (6-3) at #14 Mt. Prospect (7-2) Fri. 7 p.m.
#22 Warrenville South (6-3) at #11 Harlem (7-2) Fri. 7 p.m.

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