It was a crazy Friday on the football field as Lafayette pulled off a major upset in their rivalry game against Eureka while Deion Brown rewrote the rushing record book at Kirkwood with an outstanding effort against Lindbergh. The road to the state championships also ramps up this week as girls’ tennis heads to the sectional round while girls’ golf and softball begin district action.

The Battle of Route 109 lived up to all the hype once again as Lafayette handed Eureka their first loss of the year in a 20-13 defeat of the Wildcats. The Lancers opened the scoring in the first quarter as Jack Behl found Robby Preckel on an eight-yard touchdown pass to give Lafayette an early 6-0 lead. The second quarter was a Eureka as Ryan Holtz scored from eight yards out and Bryce Clark hit a pair of field goals to put the Wildcats on top 13-6 at the half. Lafayette evened the game in the third quarter as Zae Jones grabbed a 56-yard pass from Behl and found the endzone to make the score 13-13. The Lancers regained the lead early in the fourth quarter as Behl scored on a one-yard run to put Lafayette on top 20-13. The Lancers then leaned on their defense to seal the deal as they forced an interception late in the contest to win the game and improve to 5-2 on the season.

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Deion Brown shattered a pair of records as he helped Kirkwood to a 49-7 road win at Lindbergh. Brown set new school records in rushing in a single game with 352 yards and touchdowns as he scored all seven of the Pioneers scores in the victory. Kirkwood raced out to a 42-7 lead after two quarters as Brown scored from 32, 28, and nine yards out in the first quarter and then added touchdown runs of 74, 18, and 53 in the second to put the Pioneers on top 42-0 before Zach Earley put the Flyers on the scoreboard with a four-yard run to make the score 42-7. Brown added another score with a one-yard run midway through the third quarter to put the Pioneers ahead 49-7. The win helped Kirkwood improve to 3-3 on the year.

Over in Illinois, the Illinois High School Association crowned state champions in golf over the weekend as Nicole Johnson from Edwardsville brought home the individual Class 2A title by shooting a 138 over two days to win the crown by four strokes. In the boys’ tournament, Mason Lewis paced the local golfers in the Class 3A tournament with a 27th-place finish by posting a score of 155. In the Class 2A tournament, Max Bruening of Althoff led the locals by placing 13th with a two-day score of 151.

The road to the Missouri State High School Activities Association Tennis championships starts today as the team sectional and quarterfinals take place around the state. In Class 1, Bishop DuBourg will take on Kennett/Holcomb in one sectional at Westminster Christian Academy while Lutheran South plays North County in the other sectional at Westminster starting at 10 a.m. The winners of those matches will then play in the quarterfinals starting at 12:30 p.m. on the bottom part of the Class 1 bracket, Clayton will take on Helias while St. Charles will play Palmyra at 10 a.m. Monday at Hannibal. In Class 2, St. Pius X and Fort Zumwalt South will play in the quarterfinals Monday at 3:30 p.m. at South while Ladue and Villa Duchesne will match up at 3:30 p.m. In a loaded Class 3 field, Cor Jesu heads to Columbia, Mo., to take on Rock Bridge Monday at 4 p.m. with Francis Howell hosting St. Joseph’s Academy Monday at 3:30 p.m. The State Team tournament will conclude at the Cooper Tennis Center in Springfield, Mo., on October 21-22.

The local girls’ golfers head to the links Monday as MSHSAA district action continues. St. Joseph’s Academy will start its quest for a seventh consecutive state title as the Angels will lead the field of local teams at the Class 4 District tournament at the Golf Club of Wentzville. Cor Jesu, John Burroughs, and Parkway South are joining St. Joe’s in Wentzville. In Class 3, Visitation moves up a class after winning the Class 2 title last season and will join Webster Groves and Ursuline at the district taking place at Wolf Hollow Golf Club in Labadie, Mo. At the Warrenton Golf Course, St. Dominic, MICDS, and Holt will do battle in the other Class 3 district. In Class 2 district action, Incarnate Word, Villa Duchesne, and Westminster will head to the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course to do battle for a district crown and a spot in the state tournament next week.

District softball opens play this week around the state as many local teams are looking to advance to the sectional round next week. In Class 5, Eureka is the top seed in their district, Marquette is the two seed, and Lafayette earned the three seed in a loaded district. In another Class 5 district, Howell will look to continue their outstanding season as they are the top seed while two-seed Troy will attempt to make it back to the state final after missing out the past few years.

In Class 4, Washington will start the defense of its state crown as the top seed in its district. Joining the Blue Jays in that district, Summit, and Hillsboro are the next two seeds in a district that features three of the top teams in the state. While in Class 3, St. Pius X of Festus is the top seed in a district that also features Lutheran South and Notre Dame.




Jim Powers

Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan