HILLSBOROUGH – The Orange Football Panthers continue their quest for a state title with another meeting with Southern Durham Friday night in the third round of the 3AA State Playoffs.

The Panthers and Spartans met in the regular season finale in Durham when Southern took the 55-41 win to secure the conference title. Since then, the Spartans have taken down Chapel Hill and Cardinal Gibbons in the first and second rounds respectively.

Orange is coming off a 59-50 win against Cleveland. Despite going 10-1 in the regular season, Orange was given a No. 6 seed and has been playing on the road since hosting the opening round.

The winner advances to the regional final, just one game away from the state championship. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and you can hear all the action on WCHL and Chapelboro.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. with The Grid with Matt and Matt.