PEORIA, Illinois (WMBD) – 23 Central Illinois playoff teams are preparing for the first round this Friday and Saturday.

Players reflect on the atmosphere they expect and what they need to do for a state title run to Hancock Stadium on the campus of Illinois State.

Peoria Notre Dame soccer dominated their way to a regional championship over the weekend. The defending state champs will go for the sectional title later this week. The games will be held at Peoria Stadium.