State football brackets released for 5A, 2A, 1A, 8-man and 6-man

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(Ryan Casey/

AURORA — The state playoff brackets for five of the seven classifications of football were released on Sunday.

Find those brackets here:

Each bracket will begin play next weekend. 2A, 1A, 8-man and 6-man have 16-team playoffs, and will play their championship game on Nov. 24.

The 5A bracket is 24 teams, and that championship game is on Dec. 1. The 5A seeding committee met for four hours, and much of their seeding conversation surrounded the Metro 10 League, a developmental league formed prior to this season to help struggling programs. Strength of schedule was a heavy consideration when seeding teams from those leagues.

The 3A and 4A brackets will be released next weekend after those classifications finish their regular seasons.