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High school football hits the homestretch in Week 12 of the 2015 season

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Sherwood senior running back Jakob Eisenbeiss puts his arms in the air after thinking he scored a touchdown against Tigard in Friday's game. Eisenbeiss was marked down inside the 1-yard line. He would score three plays later in the Bowmen's 41-20 victory.Great.

As in The Great Eight.

The quarterfinal round of the Class 6A state playoffs — the round of eight — is set for tonight at sites across Oregon, and Community Newspapers will be out in force to cover it.

Indeed, for the second week on a row, we'll be out to see contests involving the No. 1 (Jesuit), No. 2 Sherwood) and No. 3 (West Linn) teams in the state, among many others.

And our coverage doesn't stop at the Class 6A level. There are huge games ahead on Saturday in Class 5A, 4A and 2A play, too, including another step into the semifinals by giant-killer Wilsonville — the Wildcats beat top-ranked an unbeaten Northwest Oregon Conference foe Liberty a week earlier; they face No. 5 Ashland at Grants Pass High School at 5 p.m.

And we'll cover both of the Class 4A semifinals on Saturday, with No. 7 North Bend facing No. 3 Scappoose at Cottage Grove at 3 p.m., and No. 9 Cascade playing No. 4 Banks at Hillsboro Stadium at 3:30 p.m.

At the same time, Community Newspapers will continue its work as a state leader in high school football coverage, now presenting its work even more quickly and sharing it more broadly. We, as a company, are now posting our high school football stories and photos to all our websites as soon as possible following each day's contests.

And once they're posted, by clicking on the Prep Football tab that's now been added to each of our websites, visitors will be able to see all the stories and photos posted by our sports editors, sports reporters and photographers, not just those particular to their home schools.

To see the new Prep Football tab, just hover over the Sports tab at the top of the page.

This week, our slate of high school football coverage will include:

Featured games

Friday, Nov. 20

Class 6A state playoffs

Quarterfinal Round

No. 9 Beaverton (9-2) at No. 1 Jesuit (11-0), 7 p.m.

No. 7 Lincoln (11-0) at No. 2 Sherwood (11-0), 7 p.m.

No. 11 Oregon City (9-2) at No. 3 West Linn (10-1), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Class 5A state playoffs

Semifinal Round

No. 7 Wilsonville (10-1) vs. No. 5 Ashland (9-2) at Grants Pass, 5 p.m.

Class 4A state playoffs

Semifinal Round

No. 7 North Bend (8-2) vs. No. 3 Scappoose (9-1) at Cottage Grove, 3 p.m.

No. 9 Cascade (10-1) vs. No. 4 Banks (9-1) at Hillsboro Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Class 2A state playoffs

Semifinal Round

No. 9 Stanfield (10-1) at No. 4 Kennedy (9-1), 5 p.m.

Complete Schedule

Friday, Nov. 20

Class 6A state playoffs

Quarterfinal Round

Beaverton at Jesuit, 7 p.m.

Lincoln at Sherwood, 7 p.m.

Oregon City at West Linn, 7 p.m.

Clackamas at Sheldon, 7 p.m.

Class 5A state playoffs

Semifinal Round

Summit vs. Crater at Grants Pass, noon

Wilsonville vs. Ashland at Grants Pass, 5 p.m.

Class 4A state playoffs

Semifinal Round

North Bend vs. Scappoose at Cottage Grove, 3 p.m.

Cascade vs. Banks at Hillsboro Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Class 3A state playoffs

Semifinal Round

Blanchet Catholic vs. Santiam Christian at Cottage Grove, 11 a.m.

Vale vs. Scio at Hermiston, 11 a.m.

Class 2A state playoffs

Semifinal Round

Regis vs. Heppner at Liberty, noon

Stanfield vs. Kennedy at Hillsboro Stadium, 5 p.m.

Class 1A state playoffs

Semifinal Round

Dufur vs. Perrydale at Hillsboro Stadium, noon

Crane vs. Adrian at Hermiston, 3 p.m.