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Class 4A No. 6 Genoa-Kingston (8-2) at No. 14 Richmond-Burton (6-4)
The game times are set for the four area teams still alive in the high school football state playoffs. The official announcement will come from ihsa.org on Monday, but barring any major oversight, the games will take place on the following times and dates...
Class 8A: No. 8 Fremd (8-2) at No. 1 Bartlett (10-0), 7 p.m.
Class 6A: No. 5 Huntley (9-1) at No. 13 Grant (7-3), 7 p.m.
Class 4A: No. 6 Genoa-Kingston (8-2) at No. 14 Richmond-Burton (6-4), 1 p.m.
Class 7A: No. 7 St. Charles East (8-2) at No. 2 Cary-Grove (10-0), 6 p.m.
I thought I was watching a shootout out in Genoa on Friday when Hampshire and Genoa-Kingston traded touchdowns on six straight possessions in the first half of their Class 4A state playoff game.
Little did I know that to the north and east Huntley and Batavia were engaged in a wild affair unlike any ever seen in state playoff history.
It's playoff time for Hampshire, Genoa-Kingston, Bartlett, St. Charles North, St. Charles East and Huntley.
Here's a year-by-year look at the rivalry between Hampshire and Genoa-Kingston since 1984. The teams meet Friday night in Genoa in round 1 of the Class 4A Playoffs.
Of the eight classes in the state playoffs, none has a richer tradition than the Class 4A bracket when it comes to total number of state championships.