No. 3 Vandals to face No. 6 Carterville at home on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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By Andrew Harner

Vandalia earned the No. 3 seed in the bottom bracket of the Class 3A state football playoffs, and will face sixth-seeded Carterville on Saturday at 2 p.m. at home in the first round.

Carterville finished the regular season with a 6-3 record and a 4-1 mark in the Southern Illinois River-to-River (Mississippi) Conference.

Greenville is the No. 1 team in Vandalia's quad, and Benton is No. 2.

Other teams in the quad are:

(4) Vienna

(5) Sesser

(7) Robinson

(8) Anna-Jonesboro

The Vandals will be without two starters in the game, with senior quarterback/defensive back Tim Ritchey and linebacker C.J. Runkel being knocked out by injury against Greenville on Friday night.

Much more information about the game will be available in the print edition of The Leader-Union.