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Published On: Sat, Oct 21st, 2017

Central A&M Raiders, Pana Panthers earn playoff berths; faces off against Argenta-Oreana, DuQuoin

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Central A&M Raiders are playoff bound in Class 1A, according to a report from the Illinois High School Association and NBC Sports Chicago, which broadcast the playoff pairings Saturday night, October 21.

The Raiders, who are ranked #14 in the playoff bracket will face off against the #3 ranked Bombers of Argenta-Oreana in the first round of the 1A playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Pana Panthers are also blazing their way into a playoff berth. The Class 2A school was bumped up to the playoffs in Class 3A and will be ranked #6. They are facing off against #11 DuQuoin in the first round.

Other schools earning playoff berths in Central Illinois include:

Class 1A

#16 Chester (5-4) at #1 Tuscola (9-0)

#9 Mt. Sterling (Brown County) (7-2) at #8 Arcola (7-2)

#15 Pleasant Hill [Coop] (5-4) at #2 Bridgeport (Red Hill) (9-0)

#10 Toledo (Cumberland) (7-2) at #7 Decatur (D. Lutheran) [Coop] (7-2)

#11 Warrensburg (W.-Latham) (6-3) at #6 Athens (7-2)

Class 2A

#16 Auburn (5-4) at #1 Hamilton [West Hancock Coop] (9-0)

#13 Carthage (Illini West) (6-3) at #4 Maroa (M.-Forsyth) (8-1)

#10 Carlyle (6-3) at #7 Sciota (West Prairie) [Bushnell-West Prairie] (7-2)

#14 Bunker Hill [Coop] (5-4) at #3 Downs (Tri-Valley) (8-1)

#11 Villa Grove [V.G.-Heritage Coop] (6-3) at #6 Shelbyville (7-2)

Class 3A

#15 Spring Valley (Hall) (6-3) at #2 Williamsville (9-0)

#10 Beardstown (7-2) at #7 Bloomington (Central Catholic) (8-1)

#11 Poplar Grove (North Boone) (7-2) at #6 Monticello (8-1)

#16 Pleasant Plains (6-3) at #1 Trenton (Wesclin) (9-0)

#9 Alton (Marquette) (8-1) at #8 Newton (8-1)

#13 Marshall (6-3) at #4 Decatur (St. Teresa) (8-1)

#12 Wood River (East Alton-W.R.) (7-2) at #5 Carlinville (8-1)

#15 Vandalia (6-3) at #2 Fairfield (9-0)

#10 Greenville (7-2) at #7 Sesser (S.-Valier) [Coop] (8-1)

#14 Hillsboro (6-3) at #3 Anna (A.-Jonesboro) (9-0)

Class 4A

#16 Fairbury (Prairie Central) (5-4) at #1 Rochester (9-0)

#13 Paris (6-3) at #4 Herrin (H.S.) (8-1)

#15 Quincy (Notre Dame) (5-4) at #2 Highland (9-0)

#10 Manteno (6-3) at #7 Effingham (H.S.) (8-1)

#11 Coal City (6-3) at #6 Taylorville (8-1)

The above was published earlier tonight as an online breaking news exclusive for pananewsonline.com.

About the Author

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Jake Leonard is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. He is general manager of Heartland Internet Media Networks, an active contributor to the Nokomis Free Press-Progress/The Morrisonville Times and serves as website administrator for Pana News, Inc. He also serves as chairman of Tri-Counties Libertarian Party, deputy communications director for the Libertarian Party of Illinois and as chairman/co-founder of the Libertarian Party Millennial Caucus.

Central A&M Raiders, Pana Panthers earn playoff berths; faces off against Argenta-Oreana, DuQuoin