Warren and Eisenhower will stay close to home when they open in the District 10 football playoffs on Friday.
Warren (8-2) was the third-place team (second Class AAA seed) out of Region 5, and will play Conneaut at 7 p.m. Friday at Corry High School. The Dragons beat Corry there in a non-region game less than a month ago.
Conneaut, a combined group after consolidation from the former Conneaut Valley, Conneaut Lake and Linesville football teams, is 6-4 overall playing out of the primarily Class A Region 1. Conneaut beat Eisenhower, 41-21, on Oct. 12. The only like opponent Conneaut played was last week in a 26-20 non-region win over Meadville. Warren defeated Meadville, 49-29, in late September. Meadville was the only Class AAA team Conneaut played on its schedule.
Region 2 champion Eisenhower is playing even closer to home in the District 10 Class A playoffs. The 8-2 Knights host Lakeview (6-4), also out of Region 1, at 7 p.m. Friday at Warren's War Memorial Field.
Eisenhower lost to both Mercer (33-7) and Conneaut (41-21), while Lakeview lost to Mercer (28-13) and beat Conneaut (28-13). Both teams defeated Union City, Cochranton and Iroquois.