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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:44 pm

FRIDAY, NOV. 25

FOOTBALL:

CLASS 6 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT THE EDWARD JONES DOME, 7:30 P.M.—The biggest schools will slug it out for the state championship. Because of early deadlines due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we don’t know who’ll play in any of these games. We do know that either CBC or SLUH will take on either Francis Howell or Blue Springs South. Regardless of who advances, this game should be entertaining.

CLASS 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT THE EDWARD JONES DOME, 4:15 P.M.— If MICDS was able to find its way past a tough Farmington team on the road, this is when it would take the field to play for the state title. MICDS has never advanced to the state championship since being pushed into Class 4 in 2007.

CLASS 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT THE EDWARD JONES DOME, 1 P.M.— Maplewood-Richmond Heights is seeking its second consecutive trip to the state title game. The Blue Devils took second place last season to Penney. They had a tough test at Lamar in the semifinals.

SATURDAY, NOV. 26

FOOTBALL:

CLASS 5 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT THE EDWARD JONES DOME, 6:30 P.M.— Kirkwood or Hazelwood East will represent St. Louis, while Staley or Lee’s Summit West will be on the on the opposite sideline. Kirkwood is searching for its first state championship. It’s only title game appearance came in 2006 when it was beaten by Raymore-Peculiar.

CLASS 3 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT THE EDWARD JONES DOME, 3:15 P.M.— John Burroughs is chasing its second consecutive title game appearance, as well. The Bombers hosted Osage last week in the semifinal round. If they were able to advance, then first-year head coach Gus Frerotte would be back on the field where he once earned a living at quarterback.

CLASS 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT THE EDWARD JONES DOME, NOON— There are no local teams in Class 1.

MONDAY, NOV. 28

BOYS BASKETBALL:

LADUE AT JOHN BURROUGHS, 5:30 P.M.—The season opener for both teams pits the new look Bombers against the Rams. If the John Burroughs football team does play in the state title game, expect the Bombers to be a work in progress at this point.

HOCKEY: CBC VS. SLUH AT AFFTON RINK, 9:05 P.M.—The fiercest of rivalries continues as the Junior Billikens take on the perennial power Cadets. CBC is the program everyone measures itself against, even after last year’s Challenge Cup loss to Howell Central.

TUESDAY, NOV. 29

BOYS BASKETBALL:

LINDBERGH AT MICDS, 7 P.M.—The Rams welcome the Flyers in both teams’ season openers. Lindbergh finished last season 11-14. MICDS went 13- 12. Should be a good test for the small school Rams.

HOCKEY:

EUREKA VS. WESTMINSTER AT QUEENEY PARK, 9 P.M.— Westminster should once again be fun to watch as scoring standout Michael Matheny begins his senior season. Matheny led all of the Mid-State Hockey Association with 74 goals and 42 assists. He’s joined by fellow senior Sam Canfield who had an outstanding season as well. He scored 25 goals and passed out 43 assists.

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