Let the football playoffs begin! (podcast, chat)
Prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will be at Monticello and St. Joseph on Saturday to cover first-round games. Fittingly, the winners at those sites will meet in Round 2.
Kroner broke down those games on his weekly 25-minute podcast (listen here) and also touched on volleyball, soccer and cross-country.
On Thursday, Fred will take your questions during his weekly online chat (submit them early here).
Finally, a schedule of the first-round playoff games:
Milford/Cissna Park (5-4) at Ottawa Marquette (9-0), 7 p.m. Friday
Chicago Leo (7-2) at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (7-2), 7 p.m. Friday
Argenta-Oreana (7-2) at Greenfield (7-2), 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Villa Grove (6-3) at Casey-Westfield (9-0), 1 p.m. Saturday
Fisher (6-3) at Carrollton (8-1), 2 p.m. Saturday
Tuscola (5-4) at Maroa-Forsyth (9-0), 1 p.m. Saturday
Arthur-Lovington (7-2) vs. Salt Fork (8-1) at Jamaica, 1 p.m. Saturday
Hall Township (6-3) at Bismarck-Henning (9-0), 2 p.m. Saturday
New Berlin (5-4) at Cerro Gordo/D-W/Bement (9-0), 1 p.m. Saturday
Georgetown-RF/C (5-4) at Carlinville (7-2), 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Decatur St. Teresa (6-3) at Unity (7-2), 1 p.m. Saturday
St. Thomas More (6-3) at Monticello (8-1), 2 p.m. Saturday
Petersburg Porta (6-3) at St. Joseph-Ogden (7-2), 5 p.m. Saturday
Manteno (5-4) at Mahomet-Seymour (8-1), 1 p.m. Saturday