The start of the quarterfinals for prep football across the state also presents the beginning of the historic Open Division playoffs, as the state’s top eight teams from 6A, 5A and 4A begin their quest for a true state championship.
Spectators can expect plenty of action from the Open Division games, with several marquee matchups on tap for Friday night. But fans shouldn’t overlook the conference playoffs, either.
Several rematches from this season and in year’s past will take place across all conferences this week, including teams eying revenge from losses earlier this year and playoff rematches.
A 1A Conference champion will also be crowned this week, bringing an end to an exciting year in 8-man football.
It will be a historic and exciting week of football in Arizona. Here’s all the quarterfinal matchups from around the state this Friday. Games are in order from the top and bottom half of brackets. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. unless noted.
8 Chaparral at 1 Chandler
5 Pinnacle at 4 Salpointe Catholic
6 Horizon at 3 Saguaro
7 Hamilton at 2 Centennial
8 Desert Ridge at 1 Red Mountain
5 Highland at 4 Queen Creek
6 Desert Vista at 3 Perry
15 Mountain View at 7 Liberty
8 Sunrise Mountain at 1 Williams Field
5 Millennium at 4 Casteel
6 Campo Verde at 3 Higley
7 Cienega at 2 Notre Dame
9 Gila Ridge at 1 Sahuaro
12 Casa Grande at 4 Desert Edge
14 Marcos de Niza at 6 Mesquite
7 Peoria at 2 Cactus
9 ALA – Gilbert North at 1 Ben Franklin
5 Blue Ridge at 4 Snowflake
11 Yuma Catholic at 3 Northwest Christian
10 Sabino at 2 ALA – Queen Creek
9 Benson at 1 Round Valley
5 Parker at 4 Santa Cruz Valley
6 St. Johns at 3 Phoenix Christian
7 Thatcher at 2 Trivium Prep
1A Conference Championship – Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at Coronado High School
3 Superior vs 1 Williams