The Washington football team will play East Peoria at 1 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.


The Washington football team will play East Peoria at 1 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

The game will take place at the Panthers' Babcook Field. No. 2 seed Washington is appearing in the postseason for the second straight season and 22nd time overall. The seventh-seeded Raiders qualified for the first time since 1989.

The Panthers won the earlier matchup between the teams, 27-23, at Corwin Clatt Field in week eight.