The first round of the Illinois High School football playoffs is this weekend.
Several area teams are in the playoffs.
The only games being played Friday night are Nokomis at Fithian Oakwood in Class 2A at 7 p.m. and St. Charles East at Edwardsville in Class 8A at 6 p.m.
Playing Saturday at 1 p.m. in Class 3A is West Frankfort at Breese Mater Dei. Villa Grove is at Nashville in Class 2A at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Class 3A matchups at 2 p.m. Saturday include Quincy Notre Dame at Greenville, North Mac at Vandalia, Carlinville at Mt. Carmel and Alton Marquette at Fairfield.
Also at 2 p.m. Saturday, Red Bud is at Pana in Class 2A; Breese Central plays at Effingham and Roxana goes to Columbia in Class 4A, Highland plays at Cahokia and Triad is at Marion in Class 5A, and East St. Louis hosts Morgan Park in Class 6A.
At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Mascoutah plays at Columbia in Class 5A; and Salem is at Benton 3 p.m. Saturday in Class 3A.