25 Sports Football Friday Playoffs Week 2: Highlights + PND soccer at state finals

Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 10:55 PM CDT
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(25 News Now) - The second round of the high school football playoffs kicked off on Friday night with a pair of intriguing matchups. In Class 7A, Pekin moved to 11-0 for the first time in school history with a thrilling 32-31 comeback win over Normal Community. Tanner Sprecher scored the game-tying touchdown with 30 seconds left and Mylee Hansen knocked in the game-winning extra point for the Dragons’ only lead of the game.

In Class 5A, Peoria High knocked off last year’s state runner-up Kanakee 49-21 to move onto the quarterfinals in a great game for the Lions.

In soccer, Peoria Notre Dame played its first state finals game since 2015 at Hoffman Estates. The Irish beat Chicago’s Solario Academy 4-2 in overtime to advance to Saturday’s state championship game at 11 a.m. at Hoffman Estates where they’ll play Chatham Glenwood.