Both Lincoln-Way East High School and Lincoln-Way North High School have had strong regular football seasons this year.
The Griffins enjoyed an undefeated regular season, while the Phoenix begin the playoffs with a 6-3 record.
This Friday, the Griffins enter the first round of the Class 7A Illinois high school football playoffs as the number one seed, against the Plainfield Central Wildcats, who are seeded at number eight and have a 6-3 record. The game begins at 7 p.m. and will be held on the Griffins' home turf.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix will begin the Class 6A playoffs by taking on the Bulldogs, of Richards High School, at an away game in Oak Lawn. Richards is seeded at number two, with an 8-1 record. Lincoln-Way North received the number seven seed.
For a full schedule of the 2012-2013 first round football playoff games, visit the Illinois High School Association website.
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