NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex football team will play at home against Montville in the opening round of the Section 2, Group 3 playoffs Friday at 7 p.m.

According to the playoff brackets released by the NJSIAA on Sunday, the Knights are seeded fourth and Montville fifth in the section. 

The winner of that game would play the winner between No. 1 Sparta and No. 8 Nutley in the sectional semifinals the next weekend.

West Essex (7-2) solidified its playoff position with a 23-20 victory over previously undefeated Newark West Side on Friday night.