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Prep football: Week 5 – Eureka squares off against Lafayette

By: Warren Mayes

A couple of big conference matches highlight the Week 5 schedule.

Lafayette makes the short jaunt to play at Eureka at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. The two Suburban West Conference teams are off to good starts this season.

On Saturday, Priory plays at MICDS in a Metro League matchup. MICDS is the defending Metro League champions. The Rams went 5-0 last fall to claim the conference crown.

Lafayette scored a hard fought 14-7 victory last fall to snap a three-game winning streak in the rivalry by the Wildcats.

The two programs have been evenly matched. In the last 13 years, Eureka holds a 7-6 advantage over the Lancers.

The Wildcats reached the Class 6 quarterfinals last fall. Eureka has eight starters back on both sides of the ball this season.

Lafayette lost to Eureka 27-14 in the second round of postseason play last fall. The Lancers returned one starter on offense and two on defense this season.

MICDS defeated Priory 27-13 last fall. Priory last won in 2014 when the Rebels scored a 42-20 victory on their home field. The Rams have dominated the series over the last 13 years. MICDS owns an 11-2 edge over Priory in that span.

MICDS has seven starters on offense and six on defense back for coach Matt Buha. Priory has a young team this season for coach Marty Combs.

Here are the games scheduled for Friday. All the games have 7 p.m. kickoffs.

• Kirkwood at Parkway North

• Lafayette at Eureka

• Parkway South at Lindbergh

• Marquette at Oakville

• Vianney at Chaminade

• De Smet at CBC

• Parkway West at Clayton

• Missouri Military Academy at Principia

Here are the games scheduled for Saturday. All the games have 1 p.m. kickoffs.

• Priory at MICDS

• Lutheran South at Westminster Christian Academy

• Parkway Central at University City



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