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Francis Howell at Troy Football

Francis Howell's Daylan Dalton (2) carries the ball against Troy at Troy Buchanan High School in Troy, Mo., on Sept. 21, 2018. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

What: Class 6 District 3 first round

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Seeds, records: No. 5 Fort Zumwalt West 4-5; No. 4 Francis Howell 6-3

Next week: Winner of Rock Bridge-Francis Howell Central in district semifinal

Last week: Timberland 14, Fort Zumwalt West 7; Rock Bridge 35, Francis Howell 21

On Fort Zumwalt West: Won its district first-round game five consecutive seasons. Has split its last four meetings with rival Francis Howell, which won this season's meeting 34-14 on Sept. 28. ...Junior quarterback Jake Murphy has thrown for 1,182 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Junior running back James Strauss has rushed for 1,188 yards and 17 touchdowns. Junior receiver Max Koviak has caught 33 passes for 474 yards and two touchdowns. ...Junior linebacker Ulysses Ross has 98 tackles, three sacks and 15 tackles for loss. Senior defensive lineman Jake Stern has 58 tackles, five sacks and 14 tackles for loss. Senior cornerback Mason Loehr and junior safety Sam Smith each have three interceptions. The Jaguars have recovered 11 fumbles and made 10 interceptions this season.

On Francis Howell: Did not win a postseason game last year for the first time since 2009. Won two postseason games against Fort Zumwalt West. ...Senior quarterback Aiden McDaniel has thrown for 2,173 yards and 27 touchdowns with six interceptions. Has rushed for six touchdowns as well. Junior running back Gideon Niboh has rushed for 855 yards and 11 touchdowns. Has thrown a pair of touchdown passes and caught one touchdown pass. Senior Daylan Dalton has caught 49 passes for 777 yards and 13 touchdowns. Senior receiver Drew Scheer has caught 19 passes for 469 yards and eight touchdowns. ...Junior linebacker Charlton Watson Jr. has 92 tackles, four sacks, eight tackles for loss and an interception. Senior defensive lineman John Recca has 38 tackles, seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss. He's also hit 36 extra-point kicks and three field goals. Junior defensive back Shawn Boehm and senior linebacker Jake Thomas each have three interceptions. The Vikings have recovered 10 fumbles and intercepted nine passes.

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