EAGAR — The top-seeded Round Valley Elks will meet a familiar opponent in the second round of the AIA Division 2A football playoffs tonight in the dome.
The No. 8 Benson Bobcats come in to the 7 p.m. quarterfinal as the San Pedro region champions with eight wins and three losses.
The teams last met on Oct. 11 in Benson and the Elks won 42-28. The Bobcats are 5-1 in away games this season and Round Valley is 4-2 at home.
The last time the teams met in the playoffs was in the 2016 semifinals, which the Elks won 37-8.
The Elks (8-2) advanced to tonight’s game after a 52-30 win against Miami in the first round of the playoffs on Nov. 15.
The winner of tonight’s quarterfinal advances to the semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 23, to take on the winner of tonight’s No. 4 Eloy Santa Cruz vs. No. 5 Parker contest.