MOLINE, Ill. — Editors Note: The above video was published on Nov. 6.
Quad Cities area high school football teams continue battling towards a state championship this weekend.
Seven Quad Cities area squads have advanced to the next round.
In Illinois, playoff squads will battle in the quarterfinals, except for the eight-man class which is playing in the semi-finals. Sterling, Princeton, Rockridge, Knoxville and Fulton play in the quarterfinals this weekend. Biggsville West Central plays in the eight-man semi-finals.
Across the river, Iowa teams are down to the semi-finals. North Scott is the final remaining Quad Cities area team from Iowa.
Area teams are bolded. Let's take a look at each QCA team competing in the second round:
(5) Sterling (9-2) at (1) Sycamore (11-0) Sat. 1 p.m.
Match-up: Sterling advances to the quarterfinals after dismantling Goode STEM Academy 50-8 in Chicago last weekend. AP No. 9 Sterling draws No. 1 Sycamore in the round of eight. The winner gets either Morgan Park or Nazareth Academy in the semi-finals.
(4) IC Catholic (10-1) at (1) Princeton (11-0) Sat. 1 p.m.
Match-up: Princeton dominated AP No. 7 Genoa-Kingston 26-2. Princeton gets a tough quarterfinals draw against the AP's top ranked Class 3A team IC Catholic. An early season one-point loss to 4A No. 3 Joliet Catholic knocked IC Catholic down to the fourth seed in the 3A bracket, leading to a quarterfinals match between AP No. 1 IC Catholic and AP No. 3 Princeton. The winner faces either Reed-Custer or Byron in the semi-finals.
(1) Maroa-Forsyth (11-0) at (4) Rockridge (10-1) Sat. 2 p.m.
Match-up: Rockridge beat Bloomington Central Catholic 27-18 in round two. AP No. 5 Rockridge draws AP No. 2 Maroa-Forsyth in the 2A quarterfinals. Maroa-Forsyth holds victories over AP No. 6 Williamsville, No. 8 Stillman Valley and 2A No. 9 Athens. The winner gets either Knoxville or Tri-Valley in the semi-finals.
(7) Knoxville (9-2) at (6) Tri-Valley (9-2) Sat. 1p.m.
Match-up: Knoxville walloped AP No. 4 Bismarck-Henning 48-29 in round two. The Blue Bullets draw No. 8 Tri-Valley in the quarterfinals. Tri-Valley defeated AP No. 3 Wilmington 28-21 in round two. The winner gets either Maroa-Forsyth or Rockridge in the semi-finals.
(1) Lena-Winslow (11-0) at (4) Fulton (9-2) Sat. 1 p.m.
Match-up: Fulton dominated Rockford Lutheran 28-0 last weekend to advance to this weekend's quarterfinals, where they'll face the AP No. 1 ranked Class 1A squad Lena-Winslow. Lena-Winslow has won three state championships in the previous four seasons. Lena-Winslow beat ROWVA-Williamsfield 76-7 last weekend.
(2) West Central (11-0) at (6) Polo (9-2) Sat. 1 p.m.
Match-up: Biggsville West Central beat Milledgeville 38-14 last weekend to advance to the eight-man semi-finals. They'll face Polo, who defeated No. 3 Ridgewood 38-32 last weekend. The winner gets either No. 8 St. Thomas More or No. 5 Amboy in the state championship game. The winner plays either Forreston or Dakota in the semi-finals.
FINAL: Cedar Rapids Xavier (38), North Scott (10)
Match-up: North Scott prevailed over No. 2 Waverly-Shell Rock 20-10 in last weekend's quarterfinal match. In Thursday's semi-final match against Cedar Rapids Xavier, North Scott was defeated 38-10. The Lancers finish the season 9-3 and one match shy of the state championship game.
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