The field has narrowed, but there will be plenty of high school football action in Southwest Virginia this weekend.
The VHSL on Monday released dates and times for Round 2 of the playoffs, giving area fans two games to choose from on Friday and three on Saturday.
In Friday’s Western Section semifinals, Division 1 rivals J.I. Burton (8-3) and Eastside (8-3) will face off at 7 p.m. in Coeburn. Division 2 teams Giles (10-1) and John Battle (10-1) will square off in Bristol, Va., that night, starting at 7:30.
Division 1 Western Section semifinal matchups on Saturday have Honaker (10-1) hosting Galax (7-4) at 1 p.m. and Clintwood (10-1) playing at home against Haysi (8-3) at 2 p.m. In Saturday's Division 2 Western Section semifinal, host Union (8-3) will take on Stuarts Draft (7-4) at 2 p.m. at Bullitt Park in Big Stone Gap.