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Vandals get rematch with Pana in first round of playoffs on Friday

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By Andrew Harner

The Vandalia High School football team will get a rematch against Pana when it hosts the Panthers in a first-round playoff game on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Vandals (6-3) are the No. 4 seed in their bracket, with Pana (6-3) earning the fifth seed. In the regular season, Vandalia defeated Pana, 20-14, at home in a tense battle.

The winner of that game will meet the winner of (1)Greenville/(8)Robinson. In the quarterfinals, it could be another matchup of South Central Conference schools, as Marquette Catholic is the No. 2 seed in the bracket.

Vandalia lost to both the Comets (41-31) and the Explorers (15-9) during the regular season.