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High School football: East Ridge, Park, Woodbury's first-round playoff matches set

The first-round of the section playoffs are set.

This morning East Ridge, Park and Woodbury found out who they'll face in the opening round of the 32-team Class 6A tournament.

As expected, East Ridge - the Suburban East Conference champions - earned the No. 1 seed in the eight-team Section 4AAAAAA and will take on eighth-seeded Forest Lake at The Nest in Woodbury. The Raptors were 7-1 on the year and 7-1 in the SEC. Woodbury (2-5; 2-5 SEC) was dealt the seventh seed in Section 4AAAAAA and must travel to Roseville, the No. 2 seed, for its opener. The Raiders finished 6-2 and 6-2 in the SEC. Park, the only Class 6A team out of the Suburban East Conference not in Section 4AAAAAA, earned the fifth seed in the eight-team Section 3AAAAAA tournament and will take on fourth-seeded Eastview (4-4; 4-4 South Suburban) on the road in the first round. Games are at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Park was 3-5 on the season.

Winners from the first round of the playoffs advance to the 16-team cross-over round which mixes Section 4AAAAAA and 3AAAAA in another eight-team field. Winners of those games move on to the elite eight.

-Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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