What, when • Quarterfinal, 7 p.m. Friday.
Records • Malden 12-0; Cardinal Ritter 10-1.
Rankings • Malden, No. 4 Missouri Media; Cardinal Ritter, No. 7 STLhighschoolsports.com small schools, No. 8 Missouri Media.
Notes • Malden defeated Cardinal Ritter 47-6 in last year's quarterfinal round. ... Malden has won 12 district championships. Cardinal Ritter has won 13. ... The Lions lost their first game of the season 33-6 to John Burroughs. They have won 10 consecutive games since. ... This game is being played at Ritter because it had a bye week after the regular season and played fewer home games than Malden in its district tournament.
About Malden • The Green Wave's average margin of victory was 31 points. ... Lamar beat Malden 28-2 in a semifinal last season. ... Malden is 25-1 the last two seasons combined. ... Running back/receiver Kylus Thompson has 1,384 combined rushing and receiving yards. He's scored 19 touchdowns. ... Running back Nick Thompson, Kylus' brother, has 1,567 yards and 26 touchdowns.
About Cardinal Ritter • Naeem Moore is the Lions' most dangerous weapon. He's rushed for 1,873 yards and scored 23 total touchdowns. ... Running back Jared Price is not to be overlooked. He's rushed for 1,258 yards and 17 scores. ... Quarterback Terrell Wess has completed 42 of 86 passes for 823 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. ... Donnell Sharp has 74 tackles and 19 sacks. ... Four other defenders have five sacks each.
What, when • Quarterfinal, 1 p.m. Saturday.
Records • Palmyra 10-2; Lutheran North 8-4.
Rankings • Palmyra, No. 10 Missouri Media.
Notes • Palmyra defeated Lutheran North 14-7 in last year's quarterfinal at Palmyra. ... Palmyra has won 12 district championships. ... Lutheran North has won 27 district championships.
About Palmyra • The Panthers rely on a speedy defense to swarm to the ball. ... Clark County managed 22 yards on eight possessions after it caught Palmyra flat-footed on its first drive. ... Running back Peyton Plunkett rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns against Clark County. ... Quarterback Ben Cheffey completed four of 10 passes for 114 yards.
About Lutheran North • The Crusaders prepared for this playoff run with one of the best Class 2 schedules in the state. Lutheran North lost four of its first five games and has now won seven in a row. Lutheran North has not lost to a Class 2 team this season. ... The Crusaders' offense has scored 50 or more points six times this season including the last four in a row. ... Quarterback Aqeel Glass has thrown for 2,439 yards, 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He's rushed for eight scores. ... Running back Donovan Marshall has rushed for 1,143 yards and 14 touchdowns. ... Receiver Cameron Russell-Clemons has caught 57 passes for 1,168 yards and 12 scores. ... Linebacker Isaiah Azubuike has 77 tackles and five sacks. ... Lineman David Knox has 66 tackles and three sacks. ... Russell-Clemons has five interceptions.