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Marquette seeks first district football championship in school history in playing Joplin

The Marquette Mustangs hit the road to play in the Class 6 District 3 championship football game. Marquette (10-1) will play in Joplin against the undefeated Eagles (11-0). The kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday at Junge Field. The Mustangs, who set a school record for most wins in a season this fall, have never won a district championship in the program’s history. It will be first meet between the two teams. “Joplin is a state-ranked opponent that plays a tough schedule,” Marquette coach Michael Stewart said. ”All of the Elite Eight teams are talented, and the Joplin Eagles rank ...

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Week 12 high school football: District championship games

It’s time for high school football district championship games in Week 12. In Class 6, undefeated De Smet (11-0) will entertain Francis Howell (10-1). The kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday. Last week in the District 1 semifinals, De Smet eliminated defending state champion CBC 35-14. Francis Howell scored a 42-6 win over Hazelwood Central. De Smet has not won a district title since 2012. In District 3, Marquette (10-1) travels Joplin to play the undefeated Eagles (11-0). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday. Last week in the semifinals, Joplin whipped Kirkwood 69-48. Marquette earned a 31-21 win over Lindbergh. ...

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Week 11 high school football: De Smet, CBC to meet in rematch

The rematch between De Smet and CBC highlights the Week 11 high school football schedule. CBC (8-2) will play at De Smet (10-0) in a Class 6 District 1 semifinal game 7 p.m. Friday. Both teams are coming off wins last week in the first round of postseason play. De Smet stomped Pattonville 49-7. CBC scored a hard-fought 27-14 victory over St. Louis University High. CBC is the defending two-time state champions and has played well this year with two losses on its schedule. It has been a season to remember for De Smet as the Spartans are undefeated. The ...

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Parkway West chooses to host postseason football game against McCluer North

Like the old song says: “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” John Howard Payne wrote those words in a famous poem a long, long ago. He likely, however, did not have high school football in mind when he penned them. Playing at home usually gives a team an edge in sports. The Parkway West Longhorns (6-3) will entertain McCluer North (6-3) in a Class 5 District 3 semifinal game at 7 p.m. Friday. Both teams had a bye last week. The game was set to be played at McCluer North. However, McCluer North football team used ...

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Week 10 high school football: District action begins

Postseason football is here. The nine-week regular season has ended. Now, it’s win and keep playing or lose and pack up the equipment. In Class 6 District 1, De Smet is seeded first while CBC seeded second. In District 3, Marquette is seeded second while Lafayette seeded third. All four teams will be in action Friday night. Kickoffs are at 7 p.m. CBC, the two-time defending state champion, will entertain St. Louis University High. The Cadets are 7-2. The Junior Billikiens are 5-4. The winner of this game advances next week to face the winner of De Smet-Pattonville game in ...

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Prep Football: Week 9

Before the postseason begins, there’s one more game to play. The West County rivalry game has Marquette meeting Lafayette in the highlight of the Week 9 schedule.

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Chaminade is ready for ‘big game atmosphere’ at De Smet

The Chaminade Red Devils take a two-game winning streak in Friday’s game De Smet in a Metro Catholic Conference game. Chaminade quarterback Brady Cook hands the ball off to senior running back Loren Fortune Jr. The Red Devils will play Friday at De Smet. The Red Devils are 4-1 and 1-1 in MCC action. De Smet is 5-0 and 3-0 in conference play. A Chaminade victory keeps its hopes alive to share in a league championship. The Red Devils have to play St. Louis University next week for their last conference game. A win by De Smet will clinch the ...

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