The Marquette Explorers are headed to the IHSA state football playoffs for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons.  The 8-and-1 Explorers travel to Newton for a 1st round Class 3A playoff game Friday at 7 pm.  Marquette will go up against the 8-and-1 Newton Eagles.  


Over the last 12 years, a handful of Explorers football coaches have guided their teams into the postseason including: Darrell Angleton, Matt Bucher, Tim Nelson, Rick Reinhart, & Tom Pagliaro.


>Marquette's 3rd year head coach Darrell Angleton:




*You can hear Friday night's 3A playoff game on the Big-Z (94.3 FM).  It will hit the air at approximately 8:30 pm on tape delay following the Alton Redbirds playoff game from Chicago at 6 pm.