A look at the area district championship matchups as teams battle for a spot in the Missouri high school football state tournament.
FRANCIS HOWELL VIKINGS AT DE SMET SPARTANS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 6 District 1
Seeds, records: No. 2 Francis Howell 10-1; No. 1 De Smet 11-0
Last week: Francis Howell 42, Hazelwood Central 6; De Smet 35, CBC 14
Up next: Winner of Liberty North-Raymore-Peculiar
On Francis Howell: Last district championship came in 2014 when it advanced to a Class 6 semifinal. Won 10 games in a season for the first time since 2015. Fifth meeting with De Smet since 2006 and first since 2009. De Smet won the previous four a combined 195-19. ...Junior quarterback Alex Pipes has completed 89 of 164 passes for 1,241 yards, 20 touchdowns and been intercepted seven times. Has rushed for 595 yards and seven touchdowns. Senior standout running back Gideon Niboh has a combined 1,614 yards rushing and receiving and scored 25 total touchdowns. Averages more than 24 yards per return. Senior receiver Parker Florea has caught 15 passes for 258 yards and five scores. Senior Jackson Hetzel has 26 catches for 468 yards and five touchdowns. Junior receiver Reid Weber has 30 receptions for 251 yards and four touchdowns. ...Senior defensive lineman Jack Larkin has 109 tackles and five sacks. Senior linebacker Charlton Watson Jr. has 100 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. Senior offensive/defensive lineman and Missouri recruit Drake Heismeyer has seven sacks. Junior defensive end Jack Meyer has 55 tackles and six sacks. Five players have two interceptions.
On De Smet: Makes consecutive district title game appearances. Lost to eventual Class 6 champion CBC 63-28 last season. Has not won a district title since 2012. Held 10 opponents to 14 or fewer points with three shutouts. Defeated Chaminade 32-31 on Oct. 4. ...Senior quarterback Michael Wheeler has completed 62 of 98 passes for 911 yards, 14 touchdowns and been intercepted twice. Junior running backs Rico Barfield, Taj Butts and Darez Snider have combined to rush for 2,787 yards and 42 touchdowns. Senior receiver and Notre Dame recruit Jordan Johnson has made 22 catches for 442 yards and eight touchdowns. Junior receiver Ra'shod Smith-Harvey has 32 receptions for 442 yards and six touchdowns. ...Junior linebacker Carter Edwards has made 100 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions. Junior defensive lineman Mekhi Wingo has 75 tackles and 13 sacks. Junior defensive back Jakailin Johnson has 32 tackles and three interceptions.
TROY TROJANS AT FORT ZUMWALT WEST JAGUARS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 6 District 2
Seeds, records: No. 3 Troy 8-3; No. 1 Fort Zumwalt West 9-2
Last week: Troy 26, Blue Springs South 21; Fort Zumwalt West 20, Blue Springs 17
Up next: Winner of Marquette-Joplin.
On Troy: Makes first district championship game appearance. Lost regular season meeting at Fort Zumwalt West 28-20 on Sept. 20. Has lost its last 14 meetings with Fort Zumwalt West and 18 of its last 19. Lone win in the last two decades came in 2004. Won five games in a row after enduring three-game losing streak. Survived back-to-back postseason thrillers at home with a 14-6 win over Hickman, then last week's revenge victory over Blue Springs South, which eliminated Troy last season. ...Junior running back Zach Collins has rushed for 1,165 yards and 17 touchdowns. Senior quarterback Kendall Hutchison hasn't played since Oct. 5 against Holt. He rushed for 654 yards and 11 touchdowns until that point. Troy has only attempted 30 total passes this season for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Junior quarterback Max Mitchell has rushed for 139 yards and five touchdowns. Junior receiver Blake Kuznecoff has 10 receptions for 262 yards and all three scores ...Senior linebacker Andrew Bergfeld has 95 tackles and five sacks. Senior linebacker Gavin Land has 87 tackles and two sacks. Senior defensive lineman Damien Beans has 28 tackles and five sacks. Four players have two interceptions.
On Fort Zumwalt West: Makes first district final appearance since 2013. Won five in a row. Two losses this season came to Francis Howell and at Fort Zumwalt North. ...Senior quarterback Jake Murphy has completed 124 of 235 passes for 1,710 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Senior running back James Strauss has rushed for 990 yards and 12 touchdowns. Senior receiver Max Koviak has 46 receptions for 820 yards and 11 touchdowns. Junior tight end Chris Kerr has 32 catches for 375 yards and seven touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Ulysses Ross has 113 tackles and nine sacks. Koviak has 64 tackles and four interceptions. Junior linebacker Nick Matyiko has 75 tackles and seven sacks.
MARQUETTE MUSTANGS AT JOPLIN EAGLES
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 6 District 3
Seeds, records: No. 2 Marquette 10-1; No. 1 Joplin 11-0
Last week: Marquette 31, Linbergh 21; Joplin 69, Kirkwood 48
Up next: Winner of Fort Zumwalt West-Troy.
On Marquette: Set new school record for wins in a season breaking the record of eight which was done three times since 2010. Won three in a row after seven-game win streak was snapped by Eureka on Oct. 18. Has not won a district championship in program history. ...Junior running back Chris Kreh has rewritten the school record book. He's rushed for 2,130 yards and 27 touchdowns, both are single-season records. Senior quarterback George Williams has completed 63 of 128 passes for 875 yards, 12 touchdowns and been intercepted seven times. He's rushed for 325 yards and four touchdowns. Senior receiver Ben Cohen has caught 17 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Matthew Kadlec has 83 tackles. Senior defensive lineman Josh Merz has four sacks. Defense has recovered eight fumbles and made four interceptions.
On Joplin: Makes second consecutive district championship appearance. Defeated Kirkwood 49-14 last year to win first district title since 1993. Was knocked out in a semifinal by CBC, 56-21. Exploded for 68 points against Jefferson City and Kirkwood in first two district games. Held to a season-low 35 by Webb City in a 35-28 win on Sept. 7. First win over Webb City in four tries since 1990. Trailed at halftime for just the second time this season last week against Kirkwood. Scored 42 second-half points. Quarterback Blake Tash threw four touchdown passes. Running back Isaiah Davis rushed for six touchdowns, four in the second half.
FOX WARRIORS AT JACKSON WARRIORS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 5 District 1
Seeds, records: No. 2 Fox 8-2; No. 1 Jackson 10-0
Last week: Fox 41, Poplar Bluff 25; Jackson 55, Seckman 14
Up next: Winner of Vianney-Eureka
On Fox: Lost at Jackson 42-23 in district title game last season in the only meeting between the two in the last two decades. Won at least eight games for the third time since 2015. ...Junior quarterback Brock Inman has rushed for 865 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's completed 24 of 44 passes for 515 yards, eight touchdowns and been intercepted twice. Junior Chase Maxey has rushed for 540 yards and nine touchdowns. Junior Jahaud Thompson has rushed for 313 yards and four touchdowns. Sophomore Jake Waters has a team-best eight receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns. ...Junior Luke Pisoni has 112 tackles. Senior Carson Elwood has 97 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. Four players have at least two interceptions.
On Jackson: Won district title last season before losing to eventual state champion Vianney 69-28 in a quarterfinal. Has been eliminated by the Golden Griffins the last four seasons. Scored on its first four drives against Seckman. Led 49-0 at halftime. Averages more than 50 points per game. Quarterback Cael Welker threw for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Seth Waters rushed for 99 yards and scored three times.
VIANNEY GOLDEN GRIFFINS AT EUREKA WILDCATS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 5 District 2
Seeds, records: No. 3 Vianney 2-8; No. 1 Eureka 9-1
Last week: Vianney 23, Mehlville 10; Eureka 43, Oakville 0
Up next: Winner of Fox-Jackson.
On Vianney: Defending Class 5 champion rallied to beat Mehlville in the second half to break seven-game losing streak. Senior quarterback Griffin John has completed 118 of 215 passes for 1,323 yards, eight touchdowns and been intercepted 17 times. Junior Cannen Barcom has rushed for 1,599 yards and 10 touchdowns. Senior receiver Jacob McCauley has 48 receptions for 696 yards and six touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Drew Bishop has 88 tackles. Senior linebacker Henry Bollinger has 83 tackles. McCauley has three interceptions.
On Eureka: Last won a district championship in Class 6 in 2017. Lost to CBC in a semifinal. Bumped down to Class 5 this season. Faces Vianney for the first time since 2008. Has not allowed any opponent to break 22 points since it opened the season with a 23-22 loss at Fort Zumwalt West. ...Junior quarterback Carter Davis has completed 104 of 182 passes for 1,905 yards, 24 touchdowns and been intercepted five times. Senior running back Teddy Bielecki stepped into the starter's role due to injury against Kirkwood and Marquette and rushed a combined 49 times for 250 yards and one touchdown. Has rushed for 424 yards and six scores this season. Senior receiver Zach Valentine has 40 catches for 751 yards and 11 touchdowns. Senior Jhalon Asher-Sanders has 21 receptions for 509 yards and six scores. Senior Marvin Brown has five total touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Jake McCollum has 100 tackles and seven sacks. Junior linebacker Trace Ruckman has made 89 tackles and three sacks. Junior defensive lineman Daley Thompson has eight sacks. Asher-Sanders and Valentine each have three interceptions.
MCCLUER NORTH STARS at CHAMINADE RED DEVILS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 5 District 3
Seeds, records: No. 2 McCluer North 7-3; No. 1 Chaminade 7-3
Last week: McCluer North 50, Parkway West 25; Chaminade 35, Webster Groves 21
Up next: Winner of Fort Zumwalt North-Battle.
On McCluer North: Last district championship came in 2011. Won district semifinal at Parkway West. Gave up home game as No. 2 seed after self-reporting use of an ineligible player to MSHSAA. ...Senior running back Travon Springfield has rushed for 1,055 yards and 21 touchdowns. Scored five times against Parkway West. Junior athlete Angelo Butts has rushed for 574 yards and scored 15 total touchdowns. ...Senior Bakale Harris has six sacks.
On Chaminade: Aiming for first quarterfinal appearance since 2016. Lost in last season's district final to rival Vianney, 55-14. Lost senior standout Loren “LJ” Fortune Jr. to a knee injury. Fortune has accumulated 1,206 combined rushing and receiving yards and scored 15 touchdowns this season. ...Senior quarterback and Missouri recruit Brady Cook has completed 166 of 274 passes for 2,731 yards, 27 touchdowns and been intercepted six times. He's rushed for 334 yards and three scores. Junior running back Amar Johnson has rushed for 1,026 yards and eight touchdowns. Sophomore receiver Elijah Griffin has made 32 receptions for 695 yards and eight touchdowns. Nine players have caught at least one touchdown pass. ...Senior safety Luc Nichols has 86 tackles. Senior safety Jamisen Terry has 80 tackles. Sophomore defensive end Grant Finley has made 42 tackles and five sacks. Senior defensive back Jabin Johnson has three interceptions.
BATTLE SPARTANS AT FORT ZUMWALT NORTH PANTHERS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 5 District 4
Seeds, records: No. 2 Battle 7-3; No. 1 Fort Zumwalt North 10-0
Last week: Battle 54, Francis Howell North 19; Fort Zumwalt North 63, Smith-Cotton 14
Up next: Winner of Chaminade-McCluer North.
On Battle: Three losses this season came to St. Louis U. High, at Jackson and at home to Rockhurst. Plays Fort Zumwalt North in an elimination game for the fifth consecutive season and has won three of the previous four including last season, 26-14. Dismantled Francis Howell North last week, led by 41 at halftime. Has made adjustments in its kicking game due to injury and recovered two kickoffs for extra possessions last week.
On Fort Zumwalt North: Makes sixth consecutive district championship game appearance. Outscored its opponents this season 502-111. Allowed opponents to score 14 or fewer points seven times including three shutouts. Opened season with wins over Class 6 district finalists Francis Howell and Fort Zumwalt West. ...Senior quarterback Cairo Payne has rushed for 1,305 yards and 20 touchdowns. He's completed 54 of 73 passes for 862 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Senior Izaiah Hartrup has 915 combined rushing and receiving yards and scored 19 total touchdowns. Junior Tyler Oakes has scored 11 touchdowns on 26 offensive touches. ...Junior linebacker Parker Monnig has 73 tackles and an area-best 22 sacks. Hartrup has four interceptions. Senior linebacker Max Martin has 81 tackles and four sacks.
ST. MARY'S DRAGONS AT MCCLUER COMMETS
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
What: Class 4 District 2
Seeds, records: No. 3 St. Mary's 9-2; No. 1 McCluer 9-2
Last week: St. Mary's 41, Affton 20; McCluer 34, Hazelwood East 6
Up next: Winner of Farmington-Cape Girardeau Central
On St. Mary's: Trying to make first quarterfinal appearance since 2012 when it hosted Webb City in a Class 4 semifinal. Has won five games in a row for the first time since 2012. First time playing McCluer in at least two decades. Senior quarterback Cam'Ron McCoy has completed 148 of 263 passes for 2,558 yards, 33 touchdowns and been intercepted five times. Sophomore receiver Kevin Coleman has 59 receptions for 1,215 yards and 18 touchdowns. He accumulated 580 return yards and scored three times. Freshman receiver Chase Hendricks has caught 39 passes for 500 yards and six touchdowns. Senior receiver Timmy Muxo has 29 receptions for 612 yards and seven receptions. Sophomore DeShawn Fuller rushed 15 times for 147 yards and a touchdown against Affton. ...Sophomore linebacker Achille Kpeya Jr. has made 99 tackles and three sacks. Senior defensive end Patrick Harris has 90 tackles and 10 sacks. Freshman linebacker Kaliel Boyd has 73 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions. Coleman has seven interceptions.
On McCluer: Went 0-10 last season. Won eight total games between 2015 and 2018. Nine wins is the most for the Comets in at least two decades. Won eight games twice (2008, 2012). ...Senior quarterback Jaylen Gardner has completed 96 of 141 passes for 1,305 yards, 17 touchdowns and been intercepted six times. He's rushed for 543 yards and 12 touchdowns. Senior running back Kameron Cole has rushed for 692 yards and nine touchdowns. Six receivers have at least one touchdown reception. Sophomore receiver Kameron Gillespie has 30 receptions for 290 yards and three touchdowns. Junior receiver David Collins has 14 receptions for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Junior receiver Marquis Hawkins has 13 catches for 328 yards and two scores. ...Defensive back Chris Robinson has seven interceptions. Linebacker Tyreek Smith has 105 tackles. Four defensive linemen have at least four sacks.
SUMMIT FALCONS AT LADUE RAMS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 4 District 3
Seeds, records: No. 2 Summit 10-1; No. 1 Ladue 10-1
Last week: Summit 40, MICDS 26; Ladue 38, Westminster 0
Up next: Winner of Liberty-Hannibal
On Summit: Aiming for first quarterfinal appearance since 2015. Won seven games in a row. Lost in district championship last season to Ladue, 38-15. Won 10 games for first time since 2015. ...Senior quarterback Andrew Klump has completed 118 of 222 passes for 1,724 yards, 29 touchdowns and been intercepted seven times. He's rushed for 577 yards and seven touchdowns. Senior running back Kamarin Young has rushed for 1,093 yards and 11 touchdowns. Senior receiver Deandre Knox has caught 36 passes for 689 yards and 14 touchdowns. Sophomore receiver Drew Krobath has caught 28 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns. ...Senior safety Justin Vance has made 55 tackles and three interceptions. Junior linebacker Max Rose has 54 tackles and two sacks. Senior defensive end Nolan Fulsom has 28 tackles and seven sacks. Defense has made 11 interceptions and recovered 12 fumbles.
On Ladue: Defending Class 4 champion won first two district games a combined 110-7 after losing to Kirkwood 36-35 in Week 9. Won only previous meeting with Summit last season in district championship game at Kirkwood, 38-15. ...Senior quarterback Henry McIntosh has completed 123 of 187 passes for 2,148 yards, 25 touchdowns and been intercepted three times. Senior running back Gideon Boaten has rushed for 438 yards and seven touchdowns. Sophomore running back Jared Rhodes has rushed for 479 yards and 10 touchdowns on 40 carries. Senior receiver Mason Player has caught 30 passes for 574 yards and 10 touchdowns. Junior receiver Marzion Cosby has caught 29 passes for 509 yards and six touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Brock Jones has made 53 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. Boaten has eight sacks. Junior defensive back Kenyatta Anderson has six interceptions.
HANNIBAL PIRATES AT LIBERTY EAGLES
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 4 District 4
Seeds, records: No. 2 Hannibal 7-4; No. 1 Liberty 8-3
Last week: Hannibal 40, St. Dominic 15; Liberty 35, Kirksville 6
Up next: Winner of Summit-Ladue
On Hannibal: Makes sixth district title game since 2012. Won district championship last season before falling to MICDS in a quarterfinal. First meeting with Liberty. Lost first four games this season before winning seven of last eight. Only loss in that stretch to Class 5 district finalist Battle, 34-28. Won first two district games this season a combined 96-15.
On Liberty: Makes first district championship game appearance in school history. Won six in a row after enduring three game losing streak that included Troy, Fort Zumwalt North and Washington. ...Junior quarterback Blake Seaton has completed 69 of 136 passes for 962 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Senior running back Cooper Terrell has rushed for 582 yards and five touchdowns. Senior Ben Adelsberger has rushed for 445 yards and 11 touchdowns. Junior receiver Tyler Cotton has caught 47 passes for 718 yards and six touchdowns. He's rushed for 278 yards and three touchdowns. ...Adelsberger has 137 tackles and two interceptions. Senior linebacker Zac Dotson has 104 tackles and two interceptions. Junior Luke Linden has four interceptions.
BORGIA KNIGHTS AT ROOSEVELT ROUGHRIDERS
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
What: Class 3 District 2
Seeds, records: No. 3 Borgia 9-2; No. 1 Roosevelt 10-1
Last week: Borgia 20, St. Clair 13; Roosevelt 40, Sullivan 33
Up next: Winner of Kennett-Ste. Genevieve
On Borgia: Makes third consecutive district championship appearance. Lost to Camdenton in 2018 and Rolla in 2017 while participating in Class 4. Will be the first time playing at Roosevelt in school history. Junior quarterback Sam Heggemann has completed 78 of 166 passes for 1,404 yards, nine touchdowns and been intercepted seven times. Heggemann has rushed for 1,039 yards and 16 touchdowns. Junior running back Alonzo MacDonald has rushed for 732 yards and six touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Brady Kleekamp has made 70 tackles. Senior defensive lineman Vinny Fortner has eight sacks. Junior defensive back Andrew Patton has four interceptions.
On Roosevelt: Hosts first district championship game since most recent postseason format was adopted in 2012. Has won 10 consecutive games since losing opener at Class 6 District 2 finalist Troy, 28-24. Played for interim coach Lorenzo Jackson after the controversial mid-season dismissal of former coach Trey Porter. Sophomore quarterback has completed 81 of 145 passes for 1,591 yards, 17 touchdowns and been intercepted nine times. He's rushed for 496 yards and 11 touchdowns. Senior running back Dajavion Mitchell has rushed for 384 yards and seven touchdowns. Junior running back Darrion White has rushed for 310 yards and five touchdowns. Senior receiver Deablo McGee has caught 34 passes for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns. He's scored seven rushing touchdowns. Senior athlete Ali Hall has 398 combined rushing and receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. ...Senior defensive end Paul Strickland has made 49 tackles and three sacks. Senior defensive back Darrius Jackson has made five interceptions.
PRIORY REBELS VS. TRINITY TITANS
When: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's
What: Class 3 District 3
Seeds, records: No. 2 seed Priory 9-2; Trinity 7-3
Last week: Priory 28, John Burroughs 21; Trinity 49, University City 6
Up next: Winner of Mexico-Lutheran St. Charles
On Priory: Won last district championship in 2011. Last won nine games in a season in 1999. Lost only previous game at Trinity 56-0 on Aug. 19, 2016. Junior quarterback Harrison Wilmsen has completed 151 of 246 passes for 2,328 yards, 24 touchdowns and been intercepted seven times. Senior running back Dalton Bingman has rushed for 1,033 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. Junior receiver Miles Key has caught 62 passes for 1,010 yards and 15 touchdowns. He's rushed for three touchdowns and has a pair of returns for scores. Senior Luke Parent has 31 receptions for 472 yards and five touchdowns. Senior Christian Wagner has 23 receptions for 451 yards and two scores. ...Bingman leads the defense with 135 tackles and nine sacks. Parent has 129 tackles and 12 sacks. Junior Gary Gaertner has three interceptions.
On Trinity: Defending Class 3 champion has won first two district games a combined 91-6 after dropping season finale in Week 8 to St. Louis U. High, 24-16. Senior receiver James Frenchie and senior running back Reggie Love did not play against University City last week due to injury. ...Freshman quarterback Christian Cotton has completed 74 of 124 passes for 995 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Junior running back Thomas Mimes has rushed for 415 yards and eight touchdowns. Senior running back Lake Wilson has 401 yards and four touchdowns on 44 carries. Junior receiver Tam Williams has 12 receptions for 269 yards and three touchdowns. ...Senior safety Jalene Riggins has 66 tackles. Junior Jonathan Joshua has 55 tackles and three sacks. Senior defensive tackle Dionte White has 53 tackles and eight sacks. Sophomore Chris Moore has three interceptions.
MEXICO BULLDOGS AT LUTHERAN ST. CHARLES COUGARS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 3 District 4
Seeds, records: No. 5 Mexico 6-5; No. 2 Lutheran St. Charles 9-2
Rankings: Lutheran St. Charles No. 10 small school STLhighschoolsports.com
Last week: Mexico 28, St. Charles West 20; Lutheran St. Charles 41, Moberly 0
Up next: Winner of Priory-Trinity
On Mexico: Won back-to-back elimination games on the road after beating No. 4 seed Wright City 40-6. First meeting with Lutheran St. Charles in the last two decades. Makes second district title game appearance in three years and third in the last 10 years. Junior running back Dante Billups has more than 1,000 career rushing yards. He racked up 142 yards and scored twice against St. Charles West. Quarterback Ty Prince rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns.
On Lutheran St. Charles: Attempting to make first quarterfinal appearance since 2004. Has outscored its opponents 523-81. Sophomore running back Arlen Harris Jr. has rushed for 1,612 yards and 30 touchdowns to rank among the area's best. Sophomore quarterback Aaron Coffey has completed 104 of 152 passes for 1,760 yards, 18 touchdowns and been intercepted four times. Six players have at least one receiving touchdown. Freshman Michael Parr Jr. has 28 receptions for 646 yards and six touchdowns. Junior Kyle Taylor has 35 receptions for 439 yards and five touchdowns. Junior Seth Tucker has 24 receptions for 401 yards and six touchdowns. ...Junior linebacker Joseph Mechlin has 141 tackles and six sacks. Junior defensive lineman and Notre Dame recruit Gabriel Rubio has 109 tackles and 16 sacks. Sophomore defensive lineman Ashtin Rustemeyer has 72 tackles and eight sacks. Five players have two interceptions.
LIFT FOR LIFE HAWKS AT LUTHERAN NORTH CRUSADERS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 2 District 2
Seeds, records: No. 2 Lift For Life 10-1; No. 1 Lutheran North 10-0
Rankings: Lutheran North No. 1 small school STLhighschoolsports.com, No. 1 Class 2 Missouri Media
Last week: Lift For Life 38, Duchesne 18; Lutheran North 68, Cuba 0
Up next: Winner of Scott City-Caruthersville
On Lift For Life: Matched school record for wins which it set last season. Makes back-to-back district championship games for first time in school history. Senior quarterback Michael Johnson has rushed for 1,055 yards and 11 touchdowns. Has completed 8 of 11 passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns. Five players have thrown at least one touchdown pass. Junior running back Rico Singleton has rushed for 768 yards and seven touchdowns. Senior running back Antonio Gines has rushed for 655 yards and 12 touchdowns. Gines has five receptions for 196 yards and four touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Jordan Noble has made 133 tackles while senior linebacker Jarrod Eley has made 93 tackles and three sacks. Senior defensive lineman Diontae Makins has made 54 tackles and five sacks. Singleton has six interceptions.
On Lutheran North: Won back-to-back district championships. Defeated Lift For Life 51-0 last season in district final. Won first two district games against Grandview and Cuba a combined 130-0. Sophomore quarterback Brian Brown has completed 63 of 93 passes for 1,307 yards, 17 touchdowns and been intercepted twice. Brown has rushed for 379 yards and seven touchdowns. Sophomore running back Ali Wells has rushed for 632 yards and 13 touchdowns. Senior running back Jalen Head has rushed for 391 yards and eight touchdowns. Senior receiver Jordan Smith has caught 21 passes for 422 yards and five touchdowns since transitioning from quarterback after a Week 2 injury. Senior receiver Cameron Griffin has 19 receptions for 375 yards and six touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Itayvion Brown has 81 tackles and five sacks. Senior linebacker Antonio Doyle has made 50 tackles and one sack since joining the lineup on Sept. 27.
O'FALLON CHRISTIAN EAGLES AT HALLSVILLE INDIANS
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 2 District 5
Seeds, records: No. 4 O'Fallon Christian 7-4; No. 2 Hallsville 9-2
Last week: O'Fallon Christian 46, Centralia 40; Hallsville 42, Hermann 0
Up next: Winner of Clark County and Palmyra
On O'Fallon Christian: Makes first district championship game appearance in school history. Survived shootout with previously undefeated Centralia. Roster carries just four seniors. Junior quarterback Kaden McMullen has completed 127 of 212 passes for 2,375 yards, 19 touchdowns and been intercepted nine times. He's the program's all-time leading passer. He has rushed for 283 yards and five touchdowns. Junior running back AJ Taylor has rushed for 550 yards and eight touchdowns. Junior receiver Kalin Black has 51 receptions for 1,079 yards and nine touchdowns. Senior receiver Zori Dotson has caught 20 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Blake Heuer has made 156 tackles and set the single-game school record with 24 tackles against Centralia. Junior Colby Bolden has made five interceptions.
On Hallsville: Coached by Justin Conyers, who spent five seasons building Battle into a Class 5 championship contender. Installed a run-pass-option (RPO) offense that has proven effective. Indians have scored 27 or fewer points just twice. They were shutout 35-0 by Blair Oaks on Oct. 4. Running backs Cooper Crane and Mason Huskey are the two main horses on the offense. Senior quarterback Jake Ashburn returned to football this season at Conyer's urging after focusing on baseball last year.
SOUTH CALLAWAY BULLDOGS AT BRENTWOOD EAGLES
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 1 District 6
Seeds, records: No. 2 South Callaway 5-6; No. 1 Brentwood 6-5
Last week: South Callaway 43, South Shelby 36; Brentwood 43, Harrisburg 0
Up next: Winner of Marceline-Sweet Springs
On South Callaway: Dropped into Class 1 this season after going 10-2 and battling eventual Class 2 champion Blair Oaks in its district championship game last season. Had an explosive second half against South Shelby as both teams combined for 58 points. Bulldogs deploy a Veer offense that relies on a stable of running backs. Last week junior Hayden Vaught led the way with 139 of South Callaway's 299 rushing yards. Vaught returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. ...Defense posted one shutout this season. Allowed four opponents to score 21 or fewer points.
On Brentwood: Makes first district championship appearance since it was a Class 2 semifinalist in 2016. Strung together its first win streak once district tournament began. Senior quarterback Reggie Jeffery has completed 19 of 49 passes for 259 yards, six touchdowns and been intercepted three times. Senior running back Jon Danford has rushed for 600 yards and 14 touchdowns. Freshman running back John Clay has rushed for 701 yards and four touchdowns. Sophomore running back Cole Gino has rushed for 498 yards and four touchdowns. Senior tight end Jaylon Shields has caught nine passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns. ...Junior linebacker Michael Jones has made 84 tackles and eight sacks. Clay has 59 tackles. Freshman Nick Phillips has made 51 tackles. Senior Josh Danfort has made six interceptions. Shields has made four interceptions. Jeffery has three interceptions.