Fowler (8-1) at Springfield (6-3)
This week: The Fowler Grizzlies will play the Springfield Longhorns on the road in the first round of the eight-man state playoffs on Saturday. Kickoff at Longhorn Field is at 1 p.m.
Last week: The Grizzlies defeated Kiowa on the road 52-12 last Friday. The Longhorns defeated McClave 60-22 at home also last Friday.
League standings: Fowler was 4-1 in the Southern League and it finished in second place. Springfield won the Southeast League with a 5-0 record.
Common opponents: The teams have played three common opponents this year. Both teams defeated Las Animas (Fowler 50-0; Springfield 47-19) and Wiley (Fowler 39-8; Springfield 46-0) and both teams lost to Hoehne (Fowler 34-28 in overtime; Springfield 42-26).
About Fowler: Quarterback Luke Bitter has 764 passing yards. Quinton Flanscha is the leading rusher with 918 and Brand Sharp has 751. Zane Denton is the top receiver with 20 catches for 444 yards.
About Springfield: Quarterback Beau Dukes leads the Longhorns with 758 passing yards and 970 rushing yards. Conner Leonard has 545 rushing yards and Hayden Lasley has 388 rushing yards. Enrique Gutierrez is the top receiver with 25 catches for 419 yards.
Next week: The winner will play the winner of the game between McClave and Sedgwick County. Should Fowler and Sedgwick County win, the game will be at Vibber Field. A win by both Fowler and McClave will have the game at McClave.
Limon (7-2) at Crowley County (8-1)
This week: The Crowley County Chargers will host the Limon Badgers in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs on Saturday. Game time at Chargers Field is at 1 p.m.
Last week: The Chargers defeated Trinidad 51-14 at home last Friday. The Badgers defeated Burlington 29-28 last Friday in Limon.
League standings: Crowley County won the Santa Fe League with a 4-0 record. Limon was second in the North-Central League with a 4-1 record.
Last meeting: The teams met Sept. 8 in Limon with the Badgers defeating the Chargers 27-0.
Common opponents: The teams have two common opponents. Both teams defeated Rocky Ford (Crowley County 40-8; Limon 44-12) and Yuma (Crowley County 21-3; Limon 31-0).
About Crowley County: Quarterback Bradley Clabey has 903 passing yards and 471 rushing yards. The top runner is Cannan Geringer with 917 yards and Chris Meyer is the leading receiver with 28 catches for 568 yards.
About Limon: Quarterback Cannan Bennett has 684 passing yards and 408 rushing yards. Hauk Hubbard is the leading rusher with 817 yards and Braden Sandersfeld is the top receiver with 17 catches for 201 yards.
Next week: The winner will play the winner of the game between Meeker and Cornerstone Christian. Should Crowley County win, it would be on the road regardless of the opponent.
McClave (6-3) at Sedgwick County (8-0)
This week: The McClave Cardinals will play the top-seeded Sedgwick County Cougars in the first round of the eight-man state playoffs on Saturday. Kickoff in Julesburg is at 1 p.m.
Last week: The Cardinals lost at Springfield 60-22 last Friday. The Cougars defeated Dayspring Christian 42-12 at home last Friday.
League standings: McClave was third in the Southeast League with a 3-2 record. Sedgwick County won the Plains League with a 5-0 record.
Common opponent: The teams had one common opponent in Merino. The Cougars defeated the Rams 57-14, while the Cardinals lost 14-8.
About McClave: No statistics available.
About Sedgwick County: No statistics available.
Next week: The winner will play the winner of the game between Fowler and Springfield. Should McClave win, it would be the home team regardless of the opponent.