Providence’s Luis Vasquez recorded a safety in the first quarter and a pick-6 in the third to pave the way for a 23-6 win over WW South.
The 10th-ranked Red Devils (16-4-4) were able to hold on and preserve their 3-2 come-from-behind victory over top-ranked Morton (24-2-2).
Third-seeded Hinsdale Central (7-2) will play host to sixth-seeded Benet (6-3) at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs.
Thomas Ives caught nine passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns as the Red Devils routed West Suburban Silver rival Downers North (3-6, 2-4) 34-18 in the Red Devils’ regular season finale.
The Lions’ postseason hopes comes down to the final game after overcoming their mistakes on senior night and escaping York.
When the Redwings scored a safety in the second quarter, the Roadrunners snuffed out comeback hopes when Julian Love returned an interception for a touchdown.
A fourth-down gamble by the Hornets paid off when quarterback Robert Regan located Ravon Johnson for a 19-yard pass to inside the Pirates’ 5-yard line.
Dwayne Collins of Phillips, who committed to Illinois States, was 4-of-5 for 134 yards with three touchdowns in a 69-0 win over Julian.