Posted On: 10/26/21 8:00 AM

The 2021 season is wrapping up all over the state, and now it is  PLAYOFF time. We are in for a treat in the coming weeks with intense competition all over the state. Twenty-one Central Illinois football teams will compete in the 2021 IHSA football playoffs. Here are the teams and the matchups with some breakdown of big matchups.


(30) Blue Island Eisenhower at (3) Normal Community (9-0)

Normal Community finished an impressive undefeated season in a tough Big Twelve Conference lead by QB Chase Mackey Chase Mackey 6'3" | QB Normal | 2022 State IL , Tye Niekamp, and Camden Maas Camden Maas 6'3" | DB Normal Community | 2022 State IL look to make a playoff run in this massive 7A class with their #3 seed in the brackets. If they want to win it all, they will have to get through Mount Prospect and Chicago (St. Rita) to do so, and that is no easy task whatsoever.

(18) Libertyville at (15) Pekin (7-2)

Pekin has rattled off three wins in a row to secure their playoff spot in the loaded 7A bracket. Pekin has a strong run game led by 2023 RB Kanye Tyler and a hard-nosed defense with only 106 points allowed. They can get past

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