The first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs sets the table for a process of elimination that will culminate with championships in six divisions and possible statewide bowl berths for some of the elite teams.
With so much on the line, the Preps Plus Live chat will open for discussion at 6:30 p.m.
It will be the final Friday night chat of the season, but Joe Davidson and Bill Paterson, The Bee's high school football experts, will host a special playoff edition live chat at noon Tuesday to discuss first-round results and how the rest of the playoffs - up to the state bowl championships - might shape up.
This year's chats, which began on Zero Week in August, have drawn more participation than ever. Contributions by chat participants, as well as our journalists covering games throughout the section, have provided one of the region's best sites for finding scores, sharing highlights, discussing issues and, occasionally, giving props and sharing zingers. All in good fun, of course.
Before tonight's chat, please check out Joe Davidson's Playoff Preview, which notes five top contenders in each division, as well as this week's playoff schedule. (The playoffs began Thursday night with a single Division III game in which No. 2 Vista del Lago defeated No. 15 Lincoln 44-0.) Also read Joe D's story featuring five games to watch and 10 playmakers to watch.
Also, review great pictures from the regular season in our photo gallery, Prep Football 2012: Highlights From the Regular Season.
Scroll down this page to join the chat. Or share comments, photos and video via Twitter by using the hashtag #sacpreps. If you're at the games and you have an iPhone, connect via the CoverItLive app.
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