SAVUSAVU Secondary School (SSS) and All Saints Secondary School (ASSS) are the two northern schools vying for a position in tier one of the Coke Zero Deans competition.
Savusavu Secondary School sent Navuso Methodist packing after converting a penalty in extra time to win 13-10.
Both teams had scored two tries each in the first-half and were locked 10-all at full-time.
Five minutes of extra play was awarded and SSS had sealed their win.
SSS coach Josefa Toaca said they thanked parents, supporters of the team and the Almighty for his guidance during the game.
SSS will play the final playoffs next Wednesday to see if they are eligible for a spot in tier one of the secondary schools rugby competition.
The second game was a more organised one between All Saints Labasa, and the visiting Navosa Provincial School (NPS).
All Saints converted a penalty in first 20 minutes of play.
At the start of the second-half, NPS notched an unconverted try.
Unfazed by the challenge from the NPS team, All Saints managed to convert a second penalty to win 6-5. An overjoyed All Saints coach Mosese Lekenaua said they were happy with their performance but that there were still room for improvement, especially their defensive tactics.
"We are trying to win the final playoffs next week in Lautoka."
Fiji Secondary School Rugby Union president Paula Motu said the games yesterday was a show of the hidden talent in the Northern Division.
"We are bringing the Deans in the Northern Division in a bid to develop the game here. We thank the parents, supporters and teachers for supporting the development of the game in the north," Motu said.