Trinity (6-0) - The Titans struggled early on, but pulled together and came out 48-0 winners over Lutheran St. Charles. That is their third shutout of the season and in particular, the the defensive line is like a steel curtain, nothing to take away from the Pittsburgh Steelers line from the seventies. Illini commit, Larry Boyd showcases that steel curtain. The Titans get the chance to take a big breath as they have a bye this week.
St. Dominic (6-0) - The streak goes on and the results stack up in numbers as the Crusaders took down Duchesne 43-0. Running back Jacob Larson continued his fine form with 122 yards on 11 carries with three touchdowns. The Hoff brothers, Alex and Andrew both scored. Alex caught a pass from Dominic Demerath and Andrew got a pick six. Demerath threw for 91 yards and ran for 55, while He threw and ran for a touchdown. They have a huge game against St. Mary’s on Friday night.
Lutheran North (5-1) - The Crusaders scored five touchdowns for the second straight week and continued their dominance of Lutheran South. Aqeel Glass, who recently de-committed from FIU, showed his new suitors how good he can be with 205 yards and three passing touchdowns. Jordan Sommerville caught four passes for 92 yards and scored a touchdown. Donovan Marshall continued his fine form on the ground with 183 yards on ground and two scores. If North keeps this up then they will be serious contenders for a state run in Class 2.
McCluer South-Berkeley (6-0) - The Bulldog show is taking a break this week and will face 2-4 Affton next week. MSB shutout Normandy 42-0 last week and don’t look like they’ll be stopped any time soon.
MICDS (4-2) - Say hello to the Metro League conference champions. The Rams got out to a 23-0 lead over archrivals, Burroughs and held on for a 26-24 win and claim the conference championship with a game to spare. A loss to Westminster and a Lutheran North win would give those two teams the same record, but the Rams hold the head-to-head record. No one saw this coming at all, but you gotta give credit where credit is due to the red Rams. They will be opening their new stadium with the 2016 Metro League champions banner.
John Burroughs (3-3) - A devastating loss to MICDS for the first time in 2011 was doubled with them not winning the conference title for the first time since that same year. Which team won it? MICDS. JBS will be focusing on the playoffs now and still have some tricky opponents left. The Bombers have to regroup and face a hungry Lutheran South squad this weekend.
Lutheran South (4-2) - South fell short to North once again in the Holy Lutheran War by a score of 35-24. The Lancers held a brief first quarter lead, but didn’t let North get away from them, which is a decent consolation. Is it because of the rivalry? Perhaps, but it shows a good indication that South isn’t a team that rolls over easily when they face adversity. Big game against John Burroughs this weekend and it wouldn't be hard to believe if the Lancers knocked off the Bombers.
Miller Career (5-1) - Impressive 42-20 victory over previously unbeaten Hogan Prep. The Phoenix took a 22-6 lead and after surrendering two touchdowns, they turned things around and scored 20 unanswered points. Kerel Barnett ran wild with 255 rushing yards on 20 carries with two rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Brandon Harris threw two long touchdowns passes to Antoine Garrett and Harris also ran in a score. The MC defense gave up 20 points, the most they’ve given up all season.
St. Mary’s (4-2) - The Dragons breathed fire all over DuBourg with a 70-8 victory. Given the oppositions record, a lot will not be put into their result, however they have a great matchup with St. Dominic this weekend. Both teams will test each other well and it’ll be important to see how well Gus Dattoli can sling the ball to his receivers and if Jordan Grant can run through the Crusaders firm defensive wall.
Lutheran St. Charles (4-2) - Due to their heavy loss to Trinity and other results, the Cougars fall all the way back to No. 10, but they still have time to climb back up. The Titans may be the toughest team they’ll face for quite awhile until they face a big adversary if they go far in the playoffs. They take on 5-1 Confluence this week at home
Gateway STEM (4-2)
CBC (5-1) - Continued their utter dominance with what is a typical victory over SLUH. Super sophomore Brett Gabbert threw for 279 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. The young lad is beginning to really make a name for himself. This week the Cadets will be heavily tested as they travel to the state capital with a date with the Jefferson City Jays. I won’t be surprised if several football junkies travel to west to see this potentially gratifying clash.
Chaminade (5-1) - The Red Devils offense has been on fire lately, but they got an extra week to correct their defense after they allowed 32 points to Vianney. This week Chaminade faces De Smet at home and look to put in a complete performance.
Kirkwood (5-1) - Coming off of a bye week themselves, the Pioneers turn their attention to Parkway South, after they took care of Parkway North via a 13-0 shutout. Kirkwood will look to see more out of their offense this week, which will be expected.
Hazelwood Central (6-0) - It’s been somewhat of a down year in the Suburban North, which is why the Hawks stock isn’t as high as it usually is, but they are presented with a great opportunity to prove some people that they are as good as their record implies. They travel to Pattonville and the Pirates, who are on a two-game winning streak, will also be looking to prove a point that they are better than 3-3. Both teams will have chips on their shoulders for sure.
Eureka (5-1) - I’d like to think that the Wildcats offense will be getting better and better week-by-week with new quarterback Tyler Kennedy. He threw for 132 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Star running back Hassan Haskins ran for 145 yards on 11 carries, but the team was led by the defense as they pitched a shutout and gave up under 150 yards. The Wildcats are in the midst of the easiest part of their schedule (statistically) which means they have opportunities to experiment.
Parkway North (4-2) - The injury to Ryan Newton may be more costly than it appeared to be. The leader of the Vikings defense is out and they gave up five touchdowns in a 35-34 loss to Ritenour. Football is a team sport, and with one player out in a well coiled defensive unit, I didn’t think it would be such a grave loss. However you need to have an ace in the hole and Newton is that man, but he should be back on the field in a couple weeks. Gotta give North an A for effort for their comeback attempt down 35-7.
SLUH (3-3) - Only because of their strength of schedule and their victory over them has SLUH over Ladue in the rankings. A loss to CBC was expected, but with Tony Adams out, it doesn’t mean the Jr. Bills get any handicap excuse because football is a war of attrition. Their game against Vianney will be very telling of where they really stand. I expect a good game from both sides.
Ladue (5-1) - Not one of their better games, but an impressive performance midway through the second half gave the Rams a 52-22 win over Parkway West. Ladue can see the finish the line in the Suburban Central and the one-seed in Class 4 District 2. Their offense has really come on in their last three games averaging 52 points. They take on Clayton, their arch rivals this week. It’s been a one-sided rivalry for awhile and the Rams are poised to continue the trend.
Fort Zumwalt North (5-1) - It seems like their week one loss to Ladue made the Panthers a better squad, yet I’m not surprised one bit. They desolated Holt 63-7 and the offense racked up over 300 rushing yards. Deiondre Stockton picked up 101 yards on eight carries. Quarterback Cade Brister scored four touchdowns on 98 yards and nine carries. Finally, Jack Ederer got in on significant action with 88 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown. It’ll be an early senior night against Liberty on Friday.
Ritenour (5-1) - I was skeptical of their loss to Summit, but they put that skepticism away with a crucial 35-34 victory over Parkway North. The win puts them back into the top 10 and look nice going forward. It was Garmon and McGruder that carried the Husky offense as the two combined for 354 rushing yards. Garmon racked up 225 yards on 31 carries for two scores. McGruder threw for 166 yards and ran for 129. If Ritenour can do this consistently then they’ll be a surprising force in the Class 6 playoffs in the coming weeks.
Francis Howell (4-2)
Fort Zumwalt West (3-3)