Kickoff at 7, unless noted
TOKAY at PITMAN: The No. 6 Pride (8-2) plays its best on slick turf, and it was able unleash FB Kody Brackett in last week's Harvest Bowl providing an additional run-option offense that lives and dies on the ground. The Tigers (7-3) are seeded 12th in D1 and have not beaten a team with more than four wins: Its losses were blowouts. Nor does Tokay have much experience defending against a quality Wing-T.
AMADOR at RIPON: Ripon (10-0) is No. 3 in D4, but it's trying to shed the memory of last year's 12-10 upset loss to Livingston in the first round. QB Kyle Wengel (1,611 yards, 23 TDs, 4 INTs) is having the best season for a Ripon passer since ... well, time to start looking in the record books. Amador (7-3) didn't see a receiver like Bradley Clark (34 catches, 15 TDs) in the MLL, so look for Ripon to run him deep early.
ROSEMONT at SIERRA: Sierra (9-1) is seeded No. 3 in D3 and a contender with Inderkum struggling those two would meet in a quarterfinal if they win their openers. Sierra RB Anthony Cota (1,734 yards, 34 TDs) is as good as they come in the section, but he left last week's win with an ankle injury. His health will determine how deep the T'wolves go in the playoffs.
BENICIA at PATTERSON: The No. 8 Tigers (7-3) line up to play Oakdale in the next round, but first they have to win tonight. QB Joey Lopes takes on a greater role in the offense, as defenses should be able to control the Tigers' run game. Benicia (7-3) uses a similar approach, but QB Ryan Bohnet (2,355 yards, 22 TDs, 11 INTs) is careless at times.
PACHECO at OAKDALE: It's the first playoff game for Pacheco (5-5) and it draws one of the section's legendary programs in No. 1 seed Oakdale (9-1).