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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:44 pm

FRIDAY, OCT. 28

FOOTBALL:

PARKWAY NORTH AT WEBSTER GROVES, 7 P.M.—The winner gets into the playoffs. The loser goes home. After dropping its first regular season game since 2008, Webster Groves High School finds itself in need of a win if it wants to keep its season alive. After falling on hard times in the middle of the season Parkway North High School is back and on a roll. The Vikings have standout Donavin Newsom, a Mizzou recruit, back on both sides of the ball. With him on the field, Parkway North can give anyone a game.

PARKWAY CENTRAL AT CHAMINADE, 7 P.M.—After slapping Webster Groves with a 34-13 loss last week, Parkway Central has guaranteed itself a spot in the playoff bracket. With a win over a depleted Chaminade, the Colts will be the district champions. Parkway Central’s defense hounded Webster into six turnovers and turned its magnificent offense into a circus act. It’s hard to imagine the Red Devils giving the Colts any kind of problems.

PARKWAY SOUTH AT CBC, 7 P.M.—The juggernaut that is CBC just keeps on rolling. Unbeaten and unspoiled, the Cadets face their final regular season test against a Parkway South High School team that has ridden a bit of a roller coaster this season. The Patriots opened the season with high hopes only to see them dashed once they got into the tougher parts of the Suburban West Conference. With Lafayette High School continuing to win, this is more than likely the last game Parkway South will play this season. Whether it’s a good one or not depends on the Patriots.

LINDBERGH AT SLUH, 7 P.M.—With a win over Lindbergh High School, St. Louis University High will win the district and earn the home game that comes with it. Lindbergh has to win in order to get in. If it doesn’t, it’s going to be in need of some help from Mehlville against De Smet.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:

CLASS 4 SECTIONAL MEET AT PARKWAY CENTRAL, 11 A.M.— Among the teams that should have representatives are CBC, Cor Jesu Academy, De Smet, Kirkwood High School, Lafayette, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Parkway South, Parkway West High School and Ursuline Academy.

CLASS 4 SECTIONAL MEET AT MCNAIR PARK, 11 A.M.— Among those that are hoping to compete are Chaminade College Preparatory High School, Nerinx Hall, St. Joseph’s Academy, SLUH and Webster Groves.

CLASS 3 DISTRICT 2 MEET AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS PARK, TBD—John Burroughs School, MICDS, Saint Louis Priory School, Ladue High School, Villa Duchesne, Visitation Academy and Westminster Christian Academy will try to qualify for a spot at the state meet.

BOYS SOCCER:

BRENTWOOD AT JOHN BURROUGHS, 11 A.M., PRINCIPIA VS. WHITFIELD AT JOHN BURROUGHS, 1 P.M.—The first round of districts opens with a clash of small school thumpers. The state champion has come from this district eight of the last nine years.

FOOTBALL:

JOHN BURROUGHS AT PRIORY, 1 P.M.—More than likely this game is for seeding purposes only. Barring something unforeseen, the Bombers and Rebels are far and away the two best football teams in this district.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1

BOYS SOCCER: SEMIFINALS FOR THE CLASS 2, DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT AT CLAYTON’S GAY FIELD , 4 P.M. AND 6 P.M.—This is what the Priory soccer team has been waiting a year for. The district tournament is where the Rebels stumbled last season and has, in part, fueled this epic run their on this fall. Expect Priory, the top seed in the district, to come out with a vengeance. Clayton High School takes on Westminster in the later game.

CLASS 1, DISTRICT 4 AT JOHN BURROUGHS, 3:30 P.M.—The district championship match. The victor gets a spot in the sectionals. For updated schedules, including the Class 3 boys soccer district schedules, please visit STLhighschoolsports.com

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