Bruins to play Jays in football districts

Pen Terry

The first week of playoff football with four Mid-Missouri teams in action, including the Bruins traveling to Jefferson City to take on the Jays. The games will be elimination style with the losers ending their season, and the winners advancing to play again the following week. In addition to the Bruins facing off against the Jays, Missouri’s class 6 district 3 has three other matchups taking place Friday night.
Hickman vs. Francis Howell Central
The seventh-seeded Hickman High School Kewpies (3-5) travels to Francis Howell Central to take on the second-seeded Spartans (6-3). This will be the first meeting between the two schools this year. The Kewpies were initially talked about as a contender for the district title and number one seed.Over the season, the Kewpies managed only three wins from their eight game schedule none of those wins coming against class six opponents.
Two of Francis Howell Central’s losses were to state contenders and previous champions; however, searching their schedule it is hard to find many quality wins.
Rock Bridge vs. Jefferson City
The second game between the teams in two weeks will feature the fifth-seeded Rock Bridge Bruins (4-5) traveling to the fourth-seeded Jefferson City Jays (6-3). RBHS fell to the Jays in Columbia last Friday 21-31 The Bruins are in the midst of a four game losing streak and look to be two key starters Logan Twehous, will be out to a concussion and starting running back Eli Caldwell-Stout due to a shoulder injury. Jefferson City lost to only one class 6 team, Rockhurst, all season.
Fort Zumwalt West vs. Timberland
In a rematch of a game from week four that the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars (6-3) won 21-3, the Timberland Wolves (5-4) will return to face the Jaguars, this time in an elimination game. The Jaguars ended the year with losses to only RBHS, Francis Howell and Francis Howell Central.
Francis Howell vs. Troy Buchanan
The defending district champion and first-seeded Francis Howell Vikings (7-2) will host the eighth-seeded Troy Buchanan Trojans (3-6). The Vikings trounced the Trojans in the teams regular season matchup, 49-7. Francis Howell losses to Christian Brothers College (7-2) and Elder (7-2) out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Troy, on the other hand, didn’t have a win against a single district opponent.
By Pen Terry