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The Pioneer Panthers Varsity Football team has some unfinished business to take care of this week.

On Nov. 4, the Panthers (no. 3 seed) defeated host Maryvale (no. 2), 31-14, in the Section VI Class B semi-final game. 

The win sets up a rematch on Friday, Nov. 11, at 5:00 p.m., against top-seeded Iroquois. The Chiefs won in week 5 over Pioneer, 27-6. It was the Panthers' last loss.

Friday's game is the Panthers' first Highmark Stadium appearance since 2018, when they lost the sectional championship game against Cheektowaga, 14-6.

In the win over Maryvale, Dalton Giboo had a pair of touchdown runs, Karter Giboo had an interception return for a score, and Devin Matuszak added a 41-yard field goal.