Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Week 8 Area Football Games to Watch

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Week 8 Area Football Games to Watch

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MILLER CAREER PHOENIX at GATEWAY STEM JAGUARS

When * 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Records * Miller Career 7-0; Gateway STEM 5-2.

Rankings * Miller Career, No. 2 STLhighschoolsports.com small schools, No. 5 Missouri Class 4.

Last week * Miller Career 28, Roosevelt 14; Gateway STEM 46, Vashon 14

Notes * These Public High League rivals have traded wins the last seven years. Miller Career has won two in a row, including a 28-22 overtime victory last season. The 28 points scored is tied for the most by the Phoenix in their last 10 games against the Jaguars. ... Miller Career's Marquis Stewart rushed 17 times for 153 yards and a touchdown last week against Roosevelt. Travis Riley carried the ball four times for 107 yards and a touchdown, too. ... Gateway STEM's Dominque Holman rushed for 164 yards against Vashon. Holman's 804 rushing yards are far and away tops on the team.

HIGHLAND BULLDOGS at WATERLOO BULLDOGS

When * 7 p.m. Friday.

Records * Highland 5-1, 3-0 Mississippi Valley; Waterloo 5-1, 2- 1.

Rankings * Highland, No. 1 STLhighschoolsports.com small schools, No. 4 Illinois Class 5A.

Last week * Highland 49, Civic Memorial 28; Jerseyville 23, Waterloo 21.

Notes * Highland snapped a four-game losing streak to Waterloo last season with a convincing 48-17 victory. ... Waterloo has found ways to get it done in tight games with three wins coming by six or fewer points ... Quarterback Logan Geiger makes Highland go. He's thrown for 569 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 625 yards and 14 touchdowns. ... Defensive lineman and Navy recruit Nick Czar has 30 tackles and four sacks for Highland. ... Rick Wiegand is Waterloo's top offensive threat with a team-high 894 combined rushing and receiving yards. He has 11 total touchdowns..

FESTUS TIGERS at ST. CHARLES WEST WARRIORS

When * 7 p.m. Friday.

Records * Festus 6-1; St. Charles West 5-2.

Rankings * Festus, No. 9 STLhighschoolsports.com small schools; St. Charles West, No. 8 STLhighschoolsports.com small schools.

Last week * Festus 39, Pacific 14; St. Charles West 35, Fort Zumwalt South 14.

Notes * Festus eked out a 31-28 win over St. Charles West last season in what Festus coach Russ Schmidt said was one of the most entertaining games of his coaching career. …

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