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Football: Mayo gets No. 2 seed; Lourdes lands No. 3

Rochester Mayo earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Section 1AAAAA football playoffs beginning this week.

Rochester Mayo earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Section 1AAAAA football playoffs beginning this week.

The Spartans (5-3) will be off Wednesday night, and will await the winner of the quarterfinal game between No. 6 seed Austin (0-8) at Rochester John Marshall (5-3). A JM win would set up a semifinal game at Mayo next Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Rochester Century (2-6) will open Wednesday on the road at No. 5 Northfield (3-5), a team the Panthers defeated 20-17 in overtime in the seventh week of the regular season at Northfield.

Owatonna (7-1) is the No. 1 seed in the six-team section and also has a bye on Wednesday.

• Rochester Lourdes (6-2) is the No. 3 seed in the Section 1AAA playoffs behind No. 1 Tri-City United (7-1) and No. 2 Plainview-Elgin-Millville (6-2).

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Lourdes, the defending section and state champion, will meet No. 6 Pine Island (3-5) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Regional Sports Stadium.

• Stewartville (8-0) is the top seed in Section 1AAAA and will have a bye on Wednesday, as will No. 2 seed Winona (7-1).

• Caledonia (8-0) earned the No. 1 seed in 1AA again and will open at home against No. 8 seed Winona Cotter (0-8) on Wednesday.

Lewiston-Altura (8-0) is the No. 2 seed in this section and has a first-round matchup against No. 7 Zumbrota-Mazeppa (2-6).

• Fillmore Central (7-1) is the top seed in the seven-team Section 1A playoffs and is the only team with Wednesday night off.

• The two top-rated 9-man teams in the state are the 1-2 seeds in Section 1, 9-Man. No. 1 Grand Meadow (8-0) and No. 2 Spring Grove (7-1).

Grand Meadow edged Spring Grove 21-20 in the last regular season game on Friday at Spring Grove.

Grand Meadow opens at home against No. 8 Alden-Conger (1-7), and Spring Grove entertains No. 7 Glenville-Emmons (1-7) on Wednesday.

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