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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 10:43 am

FRIDAY, NOV. 11

FOOTBALL:

DE SMET AT SLUH, 7 P.M.—The rematch of one of the best games played this fall is on tonight! The Junior Billikens went into De Smet Jesuit the second week of district play and knocked off the Spartans in double overtime. Both St. Louis University High (8-3) and De Smet (9-2) won their sectional contests last week setting up what should be another instant classic. De Smet is nursing along a bevy of injuries but still finding a way to win. SLUH continues to ride its hot hand through all comers. Get there early if you want a good seat. It’s going to be a crazy night down in the city.

MCCLUER NORTH AT CBC, 7 P.M.—CBC (11-0) cut through Hazelwood Central High School last week like a hot knife through butter. Now they face the best team in the Suburban North Conference in McCluer North High School (10-1). The Stars come into this game riding a 10-game winning streak after thrashing Lafayette last Saturday. McCluer North lost its first game of the season at Jefferson City and hasn’t dropped one since. CBC, which mercy killed Hazelwood Central, has played two close games all season. The Cadets and their prolific offense and stout defense have designs of finishing their season at the Edward Jones Dome with the state title in their hands. To get there, though, they must go through the Stars. This will be the Cadets’ toughest challenge this season.

BOYS SWIMMING:

STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING PRELIMINARIES AT ST. PETERS REC-PLEX, 3 P.M.—We get to find out who truly rules the pool when the best swimmers in Missouri gather at the finest aquatic facility in the state. Rockhurst High School of Kansas City is the defending champion but graduated a heavy contingent of seniors. Parkway Central High School was third, Lafayette High School was fourth and Parkway South High School was fifth last season. Admission is $7.

SATURDAY, NOV. 12

BOYS SWIMMING: STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING FINALS AT ST. PETERS RECPLEX, 9:30 A.M.—The diving competition opens the championships. The swimming finals don’t get underway until 3 p.m. Admission is $7.

BOYS SOCCER:

STATE QUARTERFINALS, TIME AND PLACE TBD—Tickets to the final four are punched on Saturday. The winners of these matches will earn a week’s worth of practice and travel to Blue Springs for the first-ever state championships held outside of the St. Louis region. These games used to be played at the Anheuser-Busch Center, but last season, MSHSAA changed the format so they would be hosted by the teams that had advanced. Times and locations were determined after Ladue News press time. For upto- date information, please visit STLhighschoolsports.com.

FOOTBALL:

STATE QUARTERFINALS, 1:30 P.M., TBD—Survive and advance is the mantra everyone is using today. Those lucky enough to be in this game will play for the right to be one win away from the state championship game. All Classes 1-5 are scheduled to play at 1:30 p.m.

For the latest information, please visit STLhighschoolsports.com

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