Local Teams Qualify for Football Playoffs

Seckman and Rockwood Summit will play Wednesday and Oakville plays Friday in the opening round.

Oakville, Seckman and Rockwood Summit have a combined record of just over .500 (15-14), but all three teams are preparing for the first round of the state playoffs after advancing in district play.

Oakville (5-5) will travel to St. Louis University High (7-3) in a Class 6 playoff game Friday night.

The Tigers not only lost their  but also lost their top player, Javon Henderson, with a knee injury. Javon's brother, Jaron, picked up some of the slack Friday as he caught 12 passes for 157 yards against the Wildcats including a touchdown. Andy Oliver completed 22 of 34 passes for 263 yards but that was not nearly enough as Eureka led 28-0 midway through the second quarter.

Summit is the only one of the three area playoff teams with a winning record as the Falcons will take a 7-3 record into their Class 5 game Wednesday against Webster Groves. Summit will host the game but will have a huge challenge against the Statesmen, who are 8-1.

Summit comes into the playoffs on a huge high as it defeated Jackson 66-0 in its regular season finale. Ian McIntosh rushed for 216 yards and scored four touchdowns and the Falcons scored a pair of defensive touchdowns as they led 59-0 at halftime.

Seckman (3-6) exploded for 35 second half points in its 42-30 win over Poplar Bluff to clinch a Class 5 playoff spot. The Jaguars will host McCluer (4-6) Wednesday night. Zach Naes had a pair of interception returns for scores and Andrew Kraus rushed for 128 yards on 20 carries to lead the Jaguars past the Mules.

SLUH scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to end Lindbergh's season. The game was tied 21-21 after three quarters as Lindbergh quarterback Peter Simpson threw touchdown passes to Jordan Goodman for 22 yards and Blake Beauchamp for 86 yards. SLUH's Trevor McDonagh had three touchdown runs and a pair of touchdown passes, including a 77-yarder to Mitch Klug in the first minute of the game.

Lutheran South finished its season on a high note with a 45-6 win over Kennedy. 

Fox won its first game of the season with a 17-7 win over Northwest in a battle of winless teams. Cameron Blanton rushed for 135 yards for the Warriors while Northwest quarterback Adnan Al Amami threw for 195 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown pass to Matt Fisher.

Mehlville had less than 100 yards of total offense and . Conner Harrison had three touchdown passes and Durran Neal scored three touchdowns to lead the Spartans. Mehlville's only touchdown came on a 92-yard kickoff return by Michael Sulya in the first quarter. That cut De Smet's lead to 14-7 but the Spartans scored the final 37 points of the game.

Affton finished the season without a win as the Cougars fell to Festus 55-7. The Tigers led 41-0 at halftime.


The Lutheran South volleyball team will head to Cape Girardeau this weekend for the Class 3 state tournament. The Lancers, who had defeated Notre Dame and DuBourg in two games to win their district, needed three wins to defeat Perryville in the sectional round and Windsor in the quarterfinals Saturday.

The Lancers take a 24-9-1 record to the state tournament. The other teams in the Class 3 final four are: Pleasant Hope (33-2-1); St. Pius (31-4-1); and Villa Duchesne (32-5-1).

Lindbergh won a district title with wins over Cor Jesu and an  in the district final. 

The Flyers lost in the Class 4 sectional round to Lafayette.


District soccer tournaments are being held in the area this week. Northwest and Seckman play each other in the first round of the Class 3 District Tournament. Jackson is the top seed. The championship game is scheduled for Thursday at Cape Central.

Lindbergh's Dani Delic scored all four of his team's goals in a first round 4-2 win over Kirkwood Saturday. The Flyers play top-seeded Vianney Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Kirkwood.

Emir Alihodzic and Nick Saali scored two goals each in Mehlville's 6-1 first round win over Fox Saturday in the Class 3, District 7 Tournament. The Panthers take on Oakville in the semifinals Tuesday at 7 p.m. The championship game is Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Kirkwood.

Summit is the second seed and received a first round bye in the Class 3, District 8 Tournament. The Falcons play the winner of the game between Lafayette and Parkway South in the semifinals Tuesday at 7 p.m. The championship game is Thursday at 7 p.m. at Summit. Marquette is the top seed.

Lutheran South and Affton are competing in the Class 2, District 3 Tournament that is hosted by DuBourg. They play each other Tuesday at 7 p.m. The championship game is Thursday at 7 p.m. Windsor is the top seed.

Bayless is the top seed in the Class 1, District 2 Tournament that is hosted by Maplewood. The Bronchos play Carnahan in the semifinals Tuesday at 4:15. The championship game is Thursday at 6:15 p.m.

Male Patch Athlete of the Week: Lancer quarterback Dalton Schumer rushed for 222 yards and two touchdowns and also completed nine of 12 passes, one going for a touchdown Friday night.

Female Patch Athlete of the Week: Lindbergh volleyball's Jill Harmon had 14 kills in the win over the Tigers.


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