Cape Central at Sikeston
Place, time: Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Cape Central's Lawrence Brookins (6-1), Sikeston's Charlie Vickery (5-1)
Last year: Cape Central won 32-9
Last week: Cape Central beat Sumner 48-16. Sikeston was idle.
Players to watch: CAPE CENTRAL -- (QB) Mitch Craft, (RB) Monroe Hicks, (LB) Jeremiah Dukes. SIKESTON -- (QB) Blake Outlook: Cape Central will be the Bulldogs' toughest game to date.
Favorite: Cape Central
Parkway Central at Jackson
Place, time: Jackson High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Parkway Central's Bob Trowbridge (7-0), Jackson's Carl Gross (2-5)
Last year: Did not play
Last week: Parkway Central beat Lafayette 26-7. Jackson beat Poplar Bluff 27-7.
Players to watch: PARKWAY CENTRAL -- (QB) Tommy Bawden, (RB) David Glickman, (RB) Jermaine House. JACKSON -- (QB) Tyler Profilet, (RB) Stuart McIntosh, (WR) Tyler Boyd.
Outlook: The state ranked Colts will be too much for the Indians.
Favorite: Parkway Central
Perryville at Poplar Bluff-
Place, time: Morrow Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Perryville's Lance Bell (2-5), Poplar Bluff's Mike Dormady (3-4)
Last year: Did not play.
Last week: Perryville beat DeSoto 19-14. Poplar Bluff lost to Jackson 27-7.
Players to watch: PERRYVILLE -- (DL) Sam Zahner, (DE) Eric Brueckner, (RB) Jesse Whistler. POPLAR BLUFF -- (QB) Mark Gum, (WR) Tony Webb, (OL) Chris Smith.
Outlook: Both teams have struggled but the Mules will be too tough at home.
Favorite: Poplar Bluff
Place, time: East Prairie High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Caruthersville's Jackie Johnson (1-6), East Prairie's Ken Latham (0-7)
Last year: Caruthersville won 35-6
Last week: Caruthersville lost to Dexter 42-7. East Prairie lost to Charleston 48-15.
Players to watch: CARUTHERSVILLE -- (QB) Rogers VanAusdall, (RB) Jimmy Jackson, (WB) Chris Springer. EAST PRAIRIE -- (QB) Matt Boyer, (RB) Brent Harland, (WR) Dez Johnson. w Outlook: This could be East Prairie's best chance to avoid going winless.
Place, time: Marshall Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Crystal City's Dan Ridgeway (2-5), Charleston's Brent Anderson (2-5)
Last year: Charleston won 37-27
Last week: Crystal City lost to St. Vincent 42-7. Charleston beat East Prairie 48-15.
Players to watch: CRYSTAL CITY -- (QB) Bobby Schembre, (RB) Zac Rundel, (WR) Ricky Wilson. CHARLESTON -- (QB) A.H. Marshall, (RB) Orrice Stanback, (LB) Dadrian Jones.
Outlook: Crystal City poses the biggest threat to end the Bluejays' two-year district championship run.
Kennett at Dexter
Place, time: Charles Bland Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Kennett's Roland Johnson (3-3), Dexter's Aaron Pixley (5-2)
Last year: Dexter won 28-21
Last week: Kennett was idle. Dexter beat Caruthersville 42-7.
Players to watch: KENNETT -- (RB) Tyree Goolsby, (QB) Dontavis Jones, (RB) Brian Mitchell. DEXTER -- (RB) Matt Burnett, (QB) Preston Clark, (WR) Willie Dooley.
Outlook: A good season so far for Dexter. Kennett has played the role of spoiler in the past.
Fredericktown at NMCC
Place, time: NMCC High School, 7:00 p.m.
Coaches: Fredericktown's Kent Gibbs (2-5), NMCC's Steve Rogers (2-5).
Last year: NMCC won 35-15 Last week: Fredericktown lost to Park Hills Central 15-12. NMCC lost to Dyersburg 38-20.
Players to watch: FREDERICKTOWN -- (RB) Kyle Stephens, (QB) Kyle Tesreau, (LB) Nick McDaniel.
w Outlook: Fredericktown has yet to beat the Eagles since the two starting playing in 1998.
Valle at Chaffee
Place, time: Chaffee High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Valle's William Palmer (4-3), Chaffee's Alan Horrell (1-6)
Last year: Valle won 43-0
Last week: Valle beat Grandview 24-12. Chaffee lost to Malden 41-0.
Players to watch: VALLE -- (QB) Patrick Odneal, (DE) Zach Wipfler, (LB) Jay Pope. CHAFFEE -- (QB) Sam Burnett, (RB) Zac Horman, (RB) Brandon Davis.
Outlook: The red-hot Warriors, winners of four straight, will be too much for the Red Devils.
Malden at Portageville
Place, time: Portageville High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Malden's Kevin Collier (3-4), Portageville's Jim McKay (5-1)
Last year: Portageville won 20-0 Last week: Malden beat Chaffee 41-0. Portageville lost to Bruceton 28-7.
Players to watch: MALDEN -- (QB) Scott Matthews, (RB) John Sutton, (RB) Jamall Kilgore. PORTAGEVILLE -- (QB) Lance Penn, (RB) Antonio Scott, (RB) Kyle Ezell.
Outlook: This game pits two rivals for the district opener, but the Bulldogs are the superior team this year.
Favorite: Portageville _
Grandview at Scott City
Place, time: Scott City High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Grandview's Chris Woelich (2-5), Scott City's Jason Burkman (2-5)
Last year: Scott City won 29-6
Last week: Grandview lost to Valle 24-12. Scott City lost to Hayti 20-0.
Players to watch: GRANDVIEW -- (QB) Dan Freihaut, (RB) Jared Poyner, (DB) Jacob Labenthal. SCOTT CITY -- (QB) Luke McClellan, (RB) Jerry Jackson, (DE) Chad Weatherspoon.
Outlook: My how the times have changed. Scott City has won nine straight versus Grandview by an average score of 35-7, but the Eagles are favored.
Hayti at St. Vincent
Place, time: St. Vincent High School, 7:00 p.m.
Coaches: Hayti's David Gilmore (5-1), St. Vincent's Keith Winkler (5-2)
Last year: Hayti won 35-7 Last week: Hayti beat Scott City 20-0. St. Vincent beat Crystal City 42-6.
Players to watch: HAYTI -- (QB) Pete Peterson, (RB) Torey Nelson, (WR) William Moore. ST. VINCENT -- (QB) Chad Lane, (RB) Chris Kline, (WR) Brad Renner.
Outlook: Hayti hasn't been dominating like they were earlier in the year, but they will still be too tough for the always-tough Indians. Favorite: Hayti