The Vandals will be at home for Round One of the playoffs. The Vandals will be at Mark Greer Field as they will host the Panthers of Paxton-Buckley-Loda at 2 pm on Saturday. PBL went 6-3 this season. They play in the Sangamon Valley Conference and lost to Clifton Central and Dwight in conference play. They also defeated conference team Watseka, who is in the playoffs. Vandals Coach Jason Clay says they are familiar with some of their opponents, including non-conference foe Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.
Paxton, Illinois is in Ford County and is 134 miles northeast of Vandalia. For PBL they played 6 playoff teams on the year, losing to Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (9-0), Clifton Central (7-2) and Dwight (6-3) and defeated Watseka (5-4), Georgetown-Ridge Farm (6-3) and Salt Fork (6-3). Where the Vandals average 40 points per game and give up 20 ppg, PBL scores 26 points per game and gives up 18.