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How they matchup: Princeton vs. North Boone, St. Bede vs. Chicago Hope

#12 Chicago Hope (6-3) at #5 St. Bede (7-2)

Stat sheet: Offense - Hope 21.4, SBA 24.8. Defense - Hope 13.3, SBA 19.2.

Players to watch: SBA - Jr. QB John Brady (491/1 TD rushing, 1,358, 11 TDs passing), Jr. WR Luke Fortney (304/5 TDs rushing, 866 yards, 9 TDs receiving), Sr. RB Luke Story (returned from injury in Week 8). Hope - Stephen Garth (captain, RB/LB), Rashaad Whittington (WR/DB), Jayden Smith (captain, OL/DL), Tavaris Harris (return man).

Playoff history: Appearances - Hope 9, SBA 17. Consecutive - Hope 8, SBA 1. Last - Hope 2019, SBA 2016. Record - Hope 4-8, SBA 8-16. Best finish: Hope - second round, 2014, 2016-18, SBA - 2A semifinals, 2001.

Conferences: Hope - independent; SB - TRAC East.

Enrollments: Hope - 246; SB - 282.

Last meeting: First.

2019 advancement: Hope - First round (1A); St. Bede - did not appear.

#15 Poplar Grove North Boone (5-4) at #2 Princeton (8-1)

Stat sheet: Offense - NB 27.1, P 43.3. Defense - NB 22.2, P 15.2.

Players to watch: PHS - Jr. QB Teegan Davis (824/14 rushing, 1440/17 passing), Jr. RB Augie Christiansen (704/ 3), Sr. WR Bennet Sierens (23-463/4), Sr. WR Matt Lucas (23, 436/4). NB - Jr. QB Chandler Alderman (1,661 yards/25 TDs), Sr. WR Will Doetch (82-1,151/15 TDs).

Playoff history: Appearances - NB 20, P 12. Consecutive - NB 4, P 3. Last - NB 2019, P 2019. Record - NB 14-19, P 14-11. Best finish - NB , PHS state runner-up 1989 (3A).

Conferences: NB - Big Northern; P - TRAC East

Enrollments: NB - 466; P - 656.

Last meeting: PHS 61-26 (2019 first round playoffs)

2019 advancement: NB - first round (3A); PHS - semifinals (3A).