High school football coaches were busy cramming about prospective opponents over the weekend. They left the field Friday and Saturday afternoon, still not quite sure who they'd be playing this week in the new state football playoff system that now includes the "district system" used in other sports, with seeding thanks to a point differential that made every score count.
Saturday evening, that schedule was released. Here's how it all will start shaking out for our schools.
- Clayton High School (6-3), in Class 4, District 5, plays Jennings (2-6) at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26.
- Maplewood Richmond Heights (7-2), in Class 2, District 2, plays Cleveland NJROTC (1-7) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.
Both games are at home for our teams.
Clayton is the no. 2 seed in their district. MRH is the no. 1 seed in their district.
You can search the entire playoff bracket by going to the Missouri State High School Activities Association website.