2023 IHSA Class 3A state football playoff pairings and scores

All the pairings for Class 3A.

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North Lawndale’s Dajoun Wells (22) celebrates a touchdown against Hansberry.

North Lawndale’s Dajoun Wells (22) celebrates a touchdown against Hansberry.

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The Illinois High School Association state football playoff pairings have been revealed.

In the first round, the higher seed hosts the game. In subsequent rounds, the school that has hosted fewer times during the current playoff series hosts the game. If both teams have hosted an equal number of times, the higher seed hosts. The game must be played on Saturday, unless both schools agree to play the game on Friday.

One playoff round will take place each week, starting with the first round games on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. This season’s state championship games will be held at Hancock Stadium in Normal. The Class 1A thru 4A title games will take place on Friday, Nov. 24. The Class 5A thru 8A title games will be Saturday, Nov. 25.

Class 3A

Championship, November 24

Byron 69, Mt. Carmel, Ill. 7

Semifinals, November 18

Byron 26, Montini 20
Mt. Carmel, Ill. 63, Roxana 48

Quarterfinals, November 10-11

(1) Byron 63, (5) Durand-Pecatonica 15
(6) Montini 27, (2) Princeton 9
(4) Mt. Carmel, Ill. 56, (9) Tolono Unity 46
(3) Roxana 56, (7) Olympia 30

Second Round, November 3-4

(1) Byron 56, (9) Peotone 7
(5) Durand-Pecatonica 50, (13) Stillman Valley 19
(2) Princeton 35, (10) Monmouth-Roseville 0
(6) Montini 44, (14) Prairie Central 20
(9) Tolono Unity 35, (1) DuQuoin 25
(4) Mt. Carmel, Ill. 42, (5) Sullivan-Okaw Valley 21
(7) Olympia 40, (2) Greenville 20
(3) Roxana 48, (6) St. Joseph-Ogden 47

First Round, October 27-28

(1) Byron 72, (16) Hansberry 0
(9) Peotone 34, (8) Crane 13
(13) Stillman Valley 21, (4) Johnson 20
(5) Durand-Pecatonica 34, (12) Oregon 0
(2) Princeton 44, (15) Paxton-Buckley-Loda 7
(10) Monmouth-Roseville 35, (7) North Boone 14
(14) Prairie Central 48, (3) North Lawndale 6
(6) Montini 48, (11) Eureka 6
(1) DuQuoin 28, (16) Monticello 21
(9) Tolono Unity 35, (8) Williamsville 21
(4) Mt. Carmel, Ill. 24, (13) Benton 7
(5) Sullivan-Okaw Valley 14, (12) Clinton 13
(2) Greenville 35, (15) Fairfield 12
(7) Olympia 20, (10) Litchfield 17
(3) Roxana 50, (14) Paris 22
(6) St. Joseph-Ogden 38, (11) Carlinville 15

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