The good news for the Amador Valley High School football team is they are in the semifinals of the NCS Division I playoffs.
The bad news is they have to play De La Salle.
The fifth seeded Dons travel to Concord on Friday night to do battle with the top ranked and undefeated Spartans.
Amador Valley is 8-4 so far this year, including victories over Castro Valley High and San Ramon Valley High in the first two rounds of the playoffs.
De La Salle is 11-0 this season, including a playoff victory last week over Pittsburg High. The Spartans haven't lost a game to a Northern California team in more than 20 years.
De La Salle defeated Amador Valley, 52-24, when the teams played on Oct. 12.
The winner will move on to the championship game between California High and James Logan High on Saturday night.