It was a great weekend for the state championships in both volleyball and cross country as six teams brought home state titles. But that was not the only thing happening this weekend. Football and boys’ soccer are also on the field competing to see who will play for state titles in q few weeks while the boys’ swimmers will head to St. Peters for the state swimming meet this weekend.

The boys’ soccer tournament crowned district champions this weekend as the quarterfinals will take place this coming Saturday.

In Class 1, two backyard rivals hooked up in an instant classic as Bishop DuBourg needed extra time to defeat St. Mary’s 2-1 to claim the district title. After Ramon Aguilar scored for the Dragons in the 25th minute to give St. Mary’s a 1-0 lead, the Cavaliers came alive. Austin Bergmann tied the match in the 50th minute to even the contest at 1-1. The two squads played on even terms until the 99th minute when Bergmann ended the game with a breakaway goal to send Bishop DuBourg to the quarterfinals against Brentwood, who defeated Metro 1-0 to win their district.

Photo Credit – Bishop DuBourg High School


In Class 4 district play, Chaminade won their third straight match with a 3-2 victory over MCC rival St. Louis University High to move on to the quarterfinals. It was their 15th win over the last 16 matches. Lucas Higgins opened the scoring for the Red Devils with a goal in the 11th minute to give Chaminade a 1-0 lead. The Jr. Bills tied the match just eight minutes later as Grant Locker scored to even the match at 1-1. Higgins did not waste any time in giving the Red Devils the lead again as he scored 19 seconds later to put Chaminade ahead 2-1. Just six minutes into the second half as Jack Hulett scored to make the score 2-2. Johnny Schlattman broke the tie and sent the Red Devils to the quarterfinals with a goal in the 74th minute to give Chaminade the 3-2 win. The Red Devils will get a re-match with St. Dominic in the quarterfinals as the Crusaders defeated Fort Zumwalt North 1-0 to claim their district. St. Dominic defeated Chaminade 5-1 earlier this season.

During the Friday Fast Break, we will have the complete quarterfinal schedule later this week.

Many of the top seeds advanced to the district finals this coming weekend on the football field, but in some of the games, there were a few surprises in the results.

In Class 6 District 2, No. 5 De Smet used a huge fourth period to upset No. 1 seed Troy 32-19 to move on to the district final. The Spartans scored 19 points in the final quarter to erase a 17-13 advantage that the Trojans took over the first three quarters. Christian Cotton scored a pair of touchdowns while rushing for 184 yards while Trevon Piggee-Blake scored the game-winner in the fourth quarter to push De Smet to the district final against No. 2 seed Rock Bridge.

In Class 5, No. 4 seed Timberland avenged their loss to No. 1 Holt from earlier this season with a 21-0 upset over the Indians. After a scoreless first quarter, Creighton Ervin took in a 54-yard pass from AJ Raines to score and give the Wolves a 7-0 lead. August Billings added to the lead in the third with a 12-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-0. Timberland put the game out of reach in the fourth as Raines found Jeffery Fetterhoff on a 16-yard scoring play to push the score to 21-0. It was the Timberland defense that was the difference in the game as they kept Holt out of the endzone for the first time this season. The Wolves will now travel to Jefferson City to take on No. 2 seed Helias Friday evening.

In another wild Class 5 district semifinal, No. 2 seed MICDS held off No. 3 seed Lafayette 60-46 to advance to the district final Friday against top seed Eureka. The Rams grabbed an early lead in the first quarter as Steven Hall scored his first of three touchdowns to put the Rams on top 7-0. After a Lancers field goal, Winston Moore scored the next two touchdowns for MICDS on 31-yard and 4-yard runs to push the lead to 19-3. Lafayette found the endzone as Jack Behl hit Baylor Adamovsky on a 14-yard score to cut the lead to 19-9. Moore scored his third touchdown in the quarter on an 80-yard pass from Brian Gould to extend the lead to 26-10, but the Lancers did not go away as they scored on a pair of pass plays in the last two minutes of the half to make the score 26-23. Lafayette took their only lead of the game midway through the third quarter as Behl fired a 10-yard scoring strike to Zae Jones to give the Lancers a 30-26 advantage. The Rams answered as Moore scored three more times over the last five minutes of the quarter to put MICDS ahead for good at 45-30. Hall and Moore were outstanding as the duo combined for 479 yards rushing on the day to help the Rams advance to the district final against Eureka.

We will have a complete listing of the district finals in this week’s edition of the Friday Fast Break.

The MSHSAA Boys’ Swimming and Diving Championship will begin Thursday at the St. Peters Rec-Plex with many of the area’s top swimmers and divers vying for state titles. Class 2 will begin the meet Thursday afternoon while the Class 2 divers will take center stage Thursday evening. The Class 2 finals will start Friday morning while the Class 1 prelims will take place Friday evening. The meet wraps up Saturday with the Class 1 diving finals starting in the morning and the Class 1 finals happening Saturday afternoon.



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