Let the football playoffs begin! (podcast, chat)


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:

Class 1A

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


Class 2A

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


Class 3A

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


Class 4A

Manteno (5-4) at Mahomet-Seymour (8-1), 1 p.m. Saturday