One team won eight straight, then was dealt its only setback.
The other capped off a bounce-back season with two straight wins to capture a playoff berth.
And, now, what happens next? You can find out by tuning in to watch live streaming coverage of Romeoville vs. Rich Central via HighSchoolCube.com in the opening round of the Class 6A football playoffs. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 1).
The Spartans (5-4) defeated Oswego East (21-14) and Minooka (34-21) to finish the regular season on a high note. Rich Central (8-1) dropped a 27-26 overtime decision to Crete-Monee.