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South Glens Falls players listen to head coach Mike Hammond during a timeout in the first half of their Sept. 29 home game against Burnt Hills.

UPDATED through Saturday's games:

Now that we have the first weekend of Section II football playoffs in the can, it's possible to take a look ahead at the matchups for next weekend's semifinal games.

South Glens Falls' first victory over Amsterdam in 14 meetings means the Bulldogs (5-3) are the fourth seed in Class A, and will play on Friday, Oct. 27, at top-seeded Burnt Hills (8-0) in one semifinal. Queensbury (4-3) -- which plays Mohonasen at home on Saturday -- is already heading to No. 2 seed Averill Park (7-1) for the 3 vs. 2 semifinal, also on Friday night.

In the Class B quarterfinals, Hudson Falls (5-3) rolled to a 30-0 shutout of Hudson (4-4) to reach the semifinals.

With Glens Falls (8-0) rolling to a 51-14 victory over Ravena (3-5) on Saturday, we are assured of Jug Game II -- Glens Falls will host Hudson Falls on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Putt LaMay Memorial Field.

Fun fact: The last time Glens Falls and Hudson Falls played twice in a season was in 2000 -- Glens Falls won the Jug Game, but Hudson Falls beat the Indians 8-6 in the Class B semifinals, as the Tigers reached the state semifinals that year.

On Friday, Schuylerville (7-1) will host Schalmont (5-3) in the other semifinal -- the Black Horses trounced Cobleskill (6-2) on Friday night 49-21 in their quarterfinal matchup.

The Class D semifinals were sorted out Friday night when Hoosic Valley (4-4) punched its playoff ticket with a 28-20 victory at Canajoharie (6-2) in the regular-season finale for both teams. That means Hoosic Valley will face Greenwich (7-0) in one Class D semifinal, while Cambridge (6-1) and Warrensburg (6-1) are already locked into the other semifinal. Both Class D semis are set for Saturday at Schuylerville High School -- at 1 and 7 p.m. The possibility I have heard from a close source is Greenwich vs. Hoosic Valley at 1 p.m., and Cambridge vs. Warrensburg at 7 p.m. -- but that is not official until Sunday.

Here is the updated Section II Football Tournament schedule:

Class AA Semifinals

Friday, Oct. 27

Shaker (7-1) at Saratoga Springs (8-0), 7 p.m.

Shenendehowa (7-1) at Troy (8-0), 7 p.m.

Class AA Championship

Friday, Nov. 3

Semifinal winners at University at Albany, 7 p.m.

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Class A Semifinals

Friday, Oct. 27

South Glens Falls (5-3) at Burnt Hills (8-0), 7 p.m.

Queensbury (5-3) at Averill Park (7-1), 7 p.m.

Class A Championship

Saturday, Nov. 4

Semifinal winners at Shenendehowa, 7 p.m.

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Class B Semifinals

Friday, Oct. 27

Schalmont (5-3) at Schuylerville (7-1), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Hudson Falls (5-3) at Glens Falls (8-0), 1:30 p.m.

Class B Championship

Saturday, Nov. 4

Semifinal winners at Shenendehowa, 3 p.m.

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Class C Semifinals

Friday, Oct. 27

Hoosick Falls (5-3) at Stillwater (7-1), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Chatham (6-2) at Holy Trinity (7-1), 1 p.m.

Class C Championship

Friday, Nov. 3

Semifinal winners at Lansingburgh, 7 p.m.

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Class D Semifinals

Saturday, Oct. 28 at Schuylerville

Greenwich (8-0) vs. Hoosic Valley (4-4), 1 p.m.

Cambridge (7-1) vs. Warrensburg (7-1), 7 p.m.

Class D Championship

Saturday, Nov. 4

Semifinal winners at Schuylerville, 1 p.m.

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Covering high school and minor-league sports in Section II since 1989. SUNY Plattsburgh grad. Colleen's lesser half. Three amazing young people call me Dad. Fan of Philadelphia Eagles, New York Rangers and Mets, and Syracuse Orange.

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