All eyes will be on CBC and De Smet as the Cadets look for revenge against the Spartans in a Class 6 District 1 semifinal. Plus, a number of Missouri teams eye a spot in the district championship.
CBC Cadets at De Smet Spartans
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 6 District 1 semifinal
Records: CBC 8-2; De Smet 10-0
Last week: CBC 27, SLUH 14; De Smet 49, Pattonville 7
Up next: Winner of Francis Howell-Hazelwood Central
On CBC: Has not been eliminated prior to a district championship game since current playoff system was implemented in 2012. Survived SLUH's upset bid last week by outscoring the Jr. Billikens 17-0 in the second half. Sophomore quarterback Ayden Robinson-Wayne has thrown for 1,623 yards, 16 touchdowns and been intercepted three times. He's rushed for 806 yards and 11 touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Patrick Heitert has thrown for 508 yards, four touchdowns and been intercepted once. Junior running back Jordan Clay has rushed for 703 yards and six touchdowns. Senior running back Ray Lingard has rushed for 415 yards and eight touchdowns. Junior receiver Chevalier Brenson has caught 43 passes for 670 yards and six touchdowns. Junior receiver Zach Hahn has caught 46 passes for 662 yards and eight touchdowns. ...At linebacker, Lingard leads the way with 86 tackles and six sacks. Senior defensive end Michael West has 59 tackles and six sacks. Senior defensive back Cameron Powell and sophomore defensive back Blair Schonhorst each have five interceptions.
On De Smet: Gave CBC its first Metro Catholic Conference loss in 10 years when it won the regular season meeting 42-14 on Sept. 20. Won the MCC for the first time in 10 seasons. Alternates between senior quarterbacks AJ Fraser and Michael Wheeler. Fraser has thrown for 702 yards, 10 touchdowns and been intercepted once. Wheeler has thrown for 831 yards, 13 touchdowns and been intercepted twice. Junior running backs Rico Barfield, Taj Butts and Darez Snider have combined to rush for 2,325 yards and 38 touchdowns. Junior receiver Ra'Shod Smith-Harvey has caught 31 passes for 441 yards and six touchdowns. Senior receiver and Notre Dame recruit Jordan Johnson has 21 receptions for 441 yards and eight touchdowns. ...Junior linebacker Carter Edwards has 90 tackles and three sacks. Junior defensive lineman Mekhi Wingo has 61 tackles and 10 sacks. Senior defensive lineman Armon Wallace has 14 tackles for loss and four sacks. Senior defensive end/linebacker and West Virginia recruit Lanell Carr has 30 tackles and five sacks. Junior defensive back Jakailin Johnson has 29 tackles and three interceptions.
Hazelwood Central Hawks at Francis Howell Vikings
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 6 District 1 semifinal
Records: Hazelwood Central 5-5; Francis Howell 9-1
Rankings: Francis Howell No. 7 large school STLhighschoolsports.com, No. 5 Class 6 Missouri Media
Last week: Hazelwood Central 21, Hazelwood West 14; Francis Howell 44, Howell Central 0
Up next: Winner of De Smet-CBC
On Hazelwood Central: Lost four in a row and five of its first six games. Has since rebounded to win four in a row, including last week's revenge win over Hazelwood West, which beat the Hawks in a district quarterfinal in 2018. This will be Central's first game against Francis Howell in at least two decades. Senior quarterback Kayden Jackson has thrown for 963 yards, 11 touchdowns and been intercepted three times. He's rushed for 694 yards and six touchdowns. Senior running back Kameron Jones has rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore receiver Armani Turner has caught 16 passes for 351 yards and five touchdowns. Senior receiver Charles Johnson has 15 receptions for 283 yards and five touchdowns. ...Sophomore defensive back Jarell Cole has 71 tackles. Senior linebacker Devin Robinson has 65 tackles and three fumble recoveries. Senior linebacker Elijah Austin has 47 tackles and two interceptions. Senior safety Daniel Creighton has 46 tackles. Senior defensive lineman Curtis Gillespie has 45 tackles and five sacks.
On Francis Howell: Dropped season-opener to Fort Zumwalt North then ripped off nine consecutive wins including a thrilling 14-7 Week 9 victory over Rock Bridge. Coach Brent Chojnacki is in his second season at Howell after spending one year the head coach at Hazelwood Central, his alma mater. Junior quarterback Alex Pipes has thrown for 1,130 yards, 19 touchdowns and been intercepted six times. He's rushed for 565 yards and six touchdowns. Senior running back Gideon Niboh has 1,486 combined rushing and receiving yards. He's scored 22 total touchdowns and is a lethal threat as a kick and punt returner. Senior receiver Jackson Hetzel has 22 catches for 404 yards and five touchdowns. Reid Weber and Parker Florea have combined to catch 35 passes for 414 yards and eight touchdowns. ...Senior defensive lineman Jack Larkin has 100 tackles and four sacks. Senior linebacker Charlton Watson Jr. has 92 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. Six Vikings have four or more sacks this season, including Missouri offensive line recruit and senior two-way standout Drake Heismeyer, and junior defensive end Jack Meyer, who have six apiece. Junior defensive back Gus Hetzel has 62 tackles and two interceptions.
Webster Groves Statesmen at Chaminade Red Devils
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 5 District 3 semifinal
Records: Webster Groves 5-4; Chaminade 7-3
Rankings: Chaminade No. 8 large school STLhighschoolsports.com, No. 4 Class 5 Missouri Media
Last week: Webster Groves 49, Ritenour 6; Chaminade was idle
Up next: Winner of Parkway West-McCluer North
On Webster Groves: Last advanced to a district final in 2015. Ended 15-game losing streak this season. Won four in a row and five of its last six games. Won its last five matchups with Chaminade, the last coming in 2012. Senior quarterback Enrique Quinones has thrown for 1,596 yards, 12 touchdowns and been intercepted nine times. He's rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Senior athlete Kameron Yancey has 599 combined rushing and receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Senior receiver Jacobie Banks has caught 37 passes for 830 yards and six touchdowns. Senior Jerquon Conners has 652 combined rushing and receiving yards and eight touchdowns. ...Senior defensive end and Oklahoma recruit Noah Arinze has 76 tackles and nine sacks. Senior defensive end Cole Schnettgoeke has 45 tackles and five sacks. Senior linebacker Maurion Clemons has 70 tackles. Banks has three interceptions.
On Chaminade: Received a bye last week as top seed. Senior quarterback and Missouri recruit Brady Cook has thrown for 2,450 yards, 24 touchdowns and been intercepted six times. Cook has doubled his career touchdown passes this season. Rushed for 332 yards and three scores. Senior athlete Lauren Fortune Jr. has 1,206 combined rushing and receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. Junior running back Amar Johnson has rushed for 884 yards and eight touchdowns. Sophomore receiver Elijah Griffin has 30 receptions for 644 yards and seven touchdowns. Nine receivers have caught at least one touchdown pass. ...Senior safety Luc Nichols has 85 tackles. Sophomore defensive end Grant Finely has 39 tackles and five sacks. Senior defensive back Jabin Johnson has a team-best three interceptions.
Affton Cougars at St. Mary's Dragons
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Class 4 District 2 semifinal
Records: Affton 9-1; St. Mary's 8-2
Last week: Affton 55, Soldan 20; St. Mary's 46, Riverview Gardens 0
Up next: Winner of McCluer-Hazelwood East
On Affton: Nine wins is the most for the Cougars since they won 11 in 2015. Lost their district quarterfinal meeting with St. Mary's last season 48-6. Sophomore quarterback Will Apple has thrown for 376 yards, seven touchdowns and been intercepted twice. Sophomore running back Derrick Baker has rushed for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns. Senior running back Cameron Moore has rushed for 833 yards and 10 touchdowns. Senior running back Calub Moore has rushed for 769 yards and nine touchdowns. Junior receiver Jalen Johnson leads the team with six receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns. ...Senior linebacker Jake Kelmendi has 70 tackles. Calub Moore has 53 tackles. Cameron Moore has 41 tackles and six interceptions. Junior defensive back Ronnie Carlton and freshman defensive back Terran Mitchell have three interceptions each.
On St. Mary's: Lost in district semifinals last season to eventual state champion Ladue. Has not advanced to a district championship game since 2013. Senior quarterback Cam'Ron McCoy has thrown for 2,231 yards, 29 touchdowns and been intercepted five times. Sophomore receiver Kevin Coleman has 56 receptions for 1,112 yards and 15 touchdowns. Freshman receiver Chase Hendricks has 39 catches for 500 yards and six touchdowns. Senior receiver Timmy Muxo has 27 catches for 599 yards and six scores. Sophomore running back DeShawn Fuller has rushed for 394 yards and five touchdowns. ...Senior defensive end Patrick Harris has 75 tackles. His nine sacks this season made him the school's all-time career leader. At defensive back, Muxo has 53 tackles and five interceptions. Coleman has 25 tackles and seven interceptions. Kobe McClendon has 32 tackles and seven sacks. Freshman linebacker Kaliel Boyd and senior defensive lineman Darius Harris each have six sacks.
John Burroughs Bombers at Priory Rebels
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
What: Class 3 District 3 semifinal
Records: Burroughs 7-3; Priory 8-2
Last week: Burroughs 30, Miller Career 18; Priory 47, Jennings 8
Up next: Winner of Trinity-University City
On Burroughs: Finished the regular season over .500 for the first time since it won the 2015 Class 3 state championship. Has dropped its last two games with Priory after winning nine in a row against the Rebels. Sophomore quarterback Duncan Cloniger has thrown for 2,002 yards, 12 touchdowns and been intercepted 11 times. Junior running back Malachi Chunn has rushed for 597 yards and 10 touchdowns. Sophomore receiver Caleb Merritt has 49 catches for 732 yards and six touchdowns. Sophomore receiver Adisa Roberts has 22 receptions for 464 yards and five touchdowns. ...Junior linebacker Sam Bennett has 56 tackles. Senior defensive lineman Carlos Hillman has 51 tackles and five sacks. Junior linebacker Xavier Silva has 57 tackles and four sacks. At defensive back, Merritt has 45 tackles and four interceptions.
On Priory: Eight wins equals its most since 2012. Has won eight games in a season seven times since 2000. Last won nine games in 1999. Junior quarterback Harrison Wilmsen has thrown for 2,061 yards, 21 touchdowns and been intercepted seven times. Senior running back Dalton Bingman has 862 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Junior receiver Myles Kee has 50 receptions for 825 yards and 12 touchdowns. Kee has rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Senior receiver Luke Parent has 30 receptions for 464 yards and five touchdowns. ...Senior Dalton Bingman has 123 tackles and eight sacks. Parent has 113 tackles and 11 sacks. Junior Gary Gaertner has a team-best three interceptions.