Football Playoff Previews: Quarterfinals

Entering the quarterfinals of the 2018 Kentucky high school football playoffs, three area teams remain in the hunt for state championships.

Here’s a complete look at each local regional final matchup, ranging from Class 5A to 2A:

Class 5A

Owensboro (10-2) at South Warren (12-0)

7 p.m. Friday

Spartan Stadium

Broadcast: STBNTV.com (PXP: Joe Brunk)

Updates: Twitter

Last meeting: First meeting

Breakdown: South Warren and Owensboro will meet for the first time on Friday in the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A playoffs … The winner will capture the 5A, Region 1 championship … The Spartans enter the contest with an undefeated 12-0 record … South Warren defeated Grayson County 55-21 last week in the second round … Running back Cameron Harrison rushed for 102 yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback Gavin Spurrier threw for 114 yards and a TD in the Spartans’ win … Owensboro earned a 28-21 win over Bowling Green in the second round and is riding an eight-game win streak … Quarterback Will Warren passed for 295 yards and four TDs in the Red Devils’ victory … The winner will advance to next Friday’s semifinals and meet the South Oldham-Fern Creek winner.

Class 4A

Madisonville-North Hopkins (10-2) at Franklin-Simpson (11-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

James “Shadetree” Matthews Stadium

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Broadcast: WFKN 1220 AM (PXP: Brian Talley)

Updates: Twitter

Last meeting: Franklin-Simpson won 62-6 in the playoffs on Nov. 10, 2017

Breakdown: Franklin-Simpson and Madisonville-North Hopkins meet Friday in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A playoffs at Shadetree Stadium … The winner will capture the 4A, Region 1 championship … The defending state champion Wildcats defeated Logan County 55-19 last week in the second round … Running back Tre Bass rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns, while running back Carlos McKinney finished with 134 yards and two TDs … The Maroons beat Hopkinsville 20-0 in the second round and are riding an eight-game win streak … Quarterback JD Gilbert passed for 119 yards and scored a rushing TD in the victory, while running back Jeriah Hightower ran for 61 yards and a score … The winner will advance to next Friday’s semifinals and meet the Moore-Taylor County winner.

Class 2A

Glasgow (11-1) at Walton-Verona (10-2)

6:30 p.m. Friday

Walton-Verona Sports Complex

Broadcast: WCLU 102.3 FM (PXP: Joe Myers)

Updates: Twitter

Last meeting: First meeting

Breakdown: Glasgow and Walton-Verona will meet for the first time on Friday in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A playoffs … The winner will capture the 2A, Region 2 championship … The Scotties defeated Carroll County 51-8 last week in the second round … Running back Nick Mitchell rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback Tanner Abernathy ran for 74 yards in Glasgow’s win … Walton-Verona beat Monroe County 35-6 in the second round … Running back Micah Alford ran for 61 yards and three TDs … The winner will advance to next Friday’s semifinals and meet the Mayfield-Murray winner.

Tyler Mansfield@ByMansfield

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