High School Football

Week 9 high school football previews

Belleville West make their entrance before their game against Granite City on Friday.
Belleville West make their entrance before their game against Granite City on Friday. znizami@bnd.com

Triad vs Althoff at Lindenwood-Belleville, 7 p.m.

TRIAD (6-2)

Coach: Paul Bassler (19th year, 113-77)

Rank: votes in Illinois Class 5A

Playoff Status: Clinched in week 8

Last Week: won at Civic Memorial, 30-21

Offense Leaders: QB Tommy Bauer (2-of-10, 17 yards, Int)/ 149 rush, 981 yards, 18 TD); RB Tom Kraudel (89 rush, 777 yards, 8 TD); RB Trevor Nott (68 rush, 397 yards, 5 TD); RB Devin Towns (36 rush, 299 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Nathan Clark (63 tackles, 6 sacks); Beau Barbour (52 tackles, 4 sacks, Int.); Ethan Salopek (51 tackles); Jeron Pino (22 tackles, 3 Int); Colin Brunton (35 tackles, 3 sacks); Cody Qualls (45 tackles, Int) 

ALTHOFF (7-0)

Coach: Coach: Ken Turner (9th year, 63-34)

Last Week: beat Cahokia, 54-28

Rank: No. 1 on Illinois 4A poll

Playoff Status: Clinched in week 6

Offense Leaders: QB Trey Mosley (97-158, 1,510, 22 TD, 3 Int. / 27 rush, 104 yards, TD); RB Jaylon Bester (100 rush, 1,572 yards, 19 TD); WR Jordan Goodwin (27 catch, 447 yards, 4 TD); WR C.J. Coldon (33 catch, 574 yards, 8 TD), WR Edwyn Brown (18 catch, 241 yards, 7 TD)

Defense Leaders: Christian Wills (69 tackles, 8 sacks, fumble); Bryson Strong (68 tackles, 4 sack, Int.); Devyn Nash (44 tackles, 4 sacks); Austin Carey (47 tackles, 2 sack); Edwyn Brown (5 Int.); Justin Strong (5 Int).

Wesclin at Carlyle, 7 p.m.

WESCLIN (3-4)

Coach: Ric Johns (4th year, 11-24)

Last Week: beat Freeburg, 35-22

Offense Leaders: QB Josh DeMage (17-35, 249 yards, 3 TD / 47 rush, 128 yards, 4 TD); RB Antonio Williams (55 rush, 562 yards, 7 TD); KJ Corley (37 rush, 295 yards, 5 TD / 6 catch, 73 yards)

Defense Leaders: Austin Miller (22 tackles); Antonio Williams (24 tackles); RJ Kattenbraker (13 tackles, fumble, Int); Zach Swaim (12 tackles, Int).

Next Week: at Carlyle 

CARLYLE (3-5)

Coach: Chris Birkner (2nd year, 7-10)

Last Week: lost to Flora, 28-16

Playoff Status: eliminated in week 8

Offense Leaders: QB Alex Huels (116-206, 1,573, 15 TD, 9 Int); RB Donte Nettles (117 rush, 1,064 yards, 11 TD/19 catch, 146 yards, TD); WR Nick Becker (22 catch, 346 yards, 3 TD); WR Tyler Siever (21 catch, 437 yards, 5 TD); WR Chris Shaw (19 catch, 234 yards, TD); WR Dru Johnson (13 catch, 180 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: LeShawn Andrews (66 tackles, 5 sacks, fumble); Dru Johnson (99 tackles, fumble, Int.); Jared VonderHaar (65 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 fumble); Dale Allen (70 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 fumble). 

Granite City at Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

GRANITE CITY (4-4)

Coach: Carl Luehmann (7th year, 18-45)

Last week: lost at Belleville West, 37-13

Playoff Status: If the Warriors lose, they're out. If they win, they'll be on the bubble and will be watching the pairings announcement Saturday.

Offense Leaders: QB Freddy Edwards (28-56, 330 yards, 3 TD, 5 Int. / 111 rush, 1,112 yards, 13 TD); RB Raheem Beckwith (60 rush, 285 yards, 2 TD/ 7 catch, 29 yards); WR Kendrick Williba (45 rush, 223 yards, 11 TD / 9 catch, 100 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Kyle Thompson (45 tackles, 3 sacks); Adam Marmion (27 tackles, sack); Brandon Bettag (39 tackles, 6 sack, Int); Reide Wilson (39 tackles, 5 sacks, fumble); Torrey Deal (37 tackles); Eugene Williba 15 tackles, 3 Int) 

EDWARDSVILLE (7-1)

Coach: Matt Martin (6th year, 52-12)

Rank: No. 7 in Illinois Class 8A

Last Week: won at Alton, 44-6

Playoff Status: Clinched in week 7

Offense Leaders: QB Brendan Dickman (48-89, 704 yards, 6 TD, 3 Int./ 68 rush, 303 yards, 3 TD; RB Dionte Rodgers (137 rush, 1,105 yards, 19 TD); WR Daval Torres (12 rush, 204 yards, 2 TD/ 18 catch, 226 yards, 1 TD); WR Dayleon Harris (11 catch, 224 yards, 1 TD)

Defense Leaders: DE A.J. Epenesa (35 tackles, 2 sacks); DE Nathan Kolesa (47 tackles, I int, 2 sack, 2 fumble); LB Andrew Holderer (38 tackles); LB Collin Cox (36 tackles); Cyress Ahart (39 tackles, sack, Int); Jason Queen (35 tackles, 2 fumble, Int) 

Waterloo at Mater Dei, 7 p.m.

WATERLOO (5-3)

Coach: Dan Rose (17th year, 81-80)

Last Week: beat Mascoutah, 26-14

Playoff Status: Can clinch with a win, but will be on the bubble at 5-4 with a loss. With 42 playoff points already, however, the Bulldogs look like a shoe-in for a 5A post-season berth.

Offense Leaders: QB Ross Schrader (55-118, 699 yards, 4 TD, 6 Int. / 66 rush, 144 yards, 4 TD); RB Scott Nanney (123 rush, 671 yards, 5 TD); RB Dalton Viglasky (77 rush, 246 yards, 3 TD); WR Kyle Knefelkamp (22 catch, 412 yards, 3 TD / 22 rush, 153 yards, 3 TD); WR Austin Patton (14 catch, 158 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: Michael Toth (83 tackles, fumble); Ryan Wiggers (69 tackles, sack, 2 fumble); Austin Patton (53 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 Int); Logan Kaufmann (83 tackles); Kory Johnson (60 tackles, 5 sacks, fumble, Int); Seth Benard (38 tackles, 11 sacks) 

MATER DEI (4-4)

Coach: Jim Stiebel (7th year, 54-22)

Last Week: lost at St. Charles West, 47-35

Playoff Status: If the Knights lose, they're out. But with 53 playoff points -- the most of any team in any class in Illinois -- they'll easily make the cut with a victory.

Offense Leaders: QB Colin Schuetz (112-215, 1,472, 19 TD, 4 Int / 100 rush, 704 yards, 6 TD); RB Jake Wieter (114 rush, 639 yards, 8 TD); WR Lucas Theising (33 catch, 393 yards, 7 TD / 12 rush, 100 yards, TD); WR Jake Timmermann (34 catch, 427 yards, 8 TD/ 7 rush, 122 yards, TD); Jared Niemeyer (16 catch, 216 yards)

Defense Leaders: Lucas Theising (41 tackles, Int); Justin Thole (22 tackles, 2 sacks, fumble); Nic Seelhoeffer (48 tackles, sack, Int); Trever Johnson (60 takles, 4 sack, fumble, Int); Jake Timmermann (39 tackles, 2 Int.)

East St. Louis at O’Fallon, 7 p.m.

EAST ST. LOUIS (8-0)

Coach: Darren Sunkett (15th year, 127-45)

Rank: No. 1 in Illinois Class 7A

Last Week: Beat Belleville East, 46-0

Playoff Status: Clinched in Week 6

Offense Leaders: QB: Reyondus Estes (84-157, 1,481 yards, 12 TD, 3 Int./ 42 rush, 310 yards, 5 TD); RB: Jarrell Anderson (129 rush, 746 yards, 12 TD); RB Kevin Brown (74 rush, 559 yards, 11 TD); WR Jeff Thomas (27 catch, 553 yards, 6 TD); WR Charlando Robinson (23 catch, 425 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: LaMontre Harvey (69 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 fumble); James Knight (81 tackles, 2 sacks, fumble rec, Int.); Terrez Lagrone (46 tackles, 4 sacks); Tahler Cook (52 tackles, 3 sack, fumble, Int); Markevion Darough (37 tackles, fumble, 2 Int)

 

O'FALLON (5-3)

Coach: Brandon Joggerst (10th year, 63-38)

Last Week: won at Collinsville, 42-0

Playoff Status: If the Panthers win, they're in. If they lose, they'll be watching the IHSA playoff pairings announcement Saturday. With a minimum of 46 points, however, they should have no problems qualifying in the 8A field.

Offense Leaders: QB Christian Perez (90-182, 1,451 yards, 16 TD, 7 Int / 32 rush, 156 yards, 3 TD); RB Mason Hewitt (205 rush, 1,603 yards, 8 TD); RB Richard Cosey (46 rush, 303 yards, 4 TD); WR Ronald Anthony (26 catch, 474 yards, TD); WR Burke Watts (12 catch, 244 yards, 1 TD); WR Darryl Cobb Jr. (21 catch, 361 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: Zaine Roe (70 tackles); Deven Monahan (63 tackles, sack, fumble); Rich Herm (35 tackles, 2 fumble, 2 Int); Darryl Cobb Jr. (12 tackles, Int); Deion Norfleet (22 tackles, fumble, Int.) 

Alton at Belleville West, 7 p.m.

ALTON (0-8)

Coach: Eric Dickerson (2nd year, 1-16)

Last week: Lost at Granite City, 41-27

Playoff Status: Eliminated in week 5

Offense Leaders: QB Taylor Price; RB Darrell Smith; WR Johnathan Bumpers; WR Kevin Caldwell Jr.

Defense Leaders: LB Morris Adams; MLB Izeal Terrell; LB Grady Womack; DT Ryan Kane

 

BELLEVILLE WEST (4-4)

Coach: Cameron Pettus (6th year, 31-27)

Last Week: beat Granite City, 37-13

Playoff Status: With 39 playoff points headed into the final week, the Maroons should make the cut in class 7A with a win, but it will be close.

Offense Leaders: QB Logan Betz (42-103, 630 yards, 5 TD, 2 Int/ 56 rush. 260 yards, 3 TD); RB Kriston Davis (131 rush, 831 yards, 8 TD); WR Jamar Edwards (12 catch, 234 yards, 2 TD); WR: Paris Johnson (11 catch, 163 yards, 2 TD); WR Jacob McCloskey (10 catch, 112 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: DB: Jack Lanxon (53 tackles, 2 int.); LB: Tristin Caswell (40 tackles); LB: Khari Kollore (34 tackles); DB Kyle Ziegel (25 tackles, Int)

Jerseyville at Columbia, 7 p.m.

JERSEYVILLE (2-6)

Coach: Jon Adkins

Last Week: lost to Highland, 49-46

Playoff Status: Eliminated in week 6

Offense Leaders: QB Drew Sauerwein (131-212, 1,806 yards, 17 TD, 7 Int / 122 rush, 572 yards, 10 TD); RB Brandon Baalman (128 rush, 826 yards, 11 TD / 20 catch, 205 yards, TD); WR Logan Metzler (32 catch, 461 yards, 4 TD); Blake Wittman (45 catch, 731 yards, 10 TD)

Defense Leaders: Stephen Rulo (45 tackles, sack); Chris Jackson (35 tackles); Blake Wittman (25 tackles, 2 Int); Dereck Hill (19 tackles, 2 Int.) 

COLUMBIA (8-0)

Coach: Scott Horner (16th year, 116-49)

Last Week: beat Red Bud, 55-14

Rank: No. 5 in Illinois Class 4A poll

Playoff Status: Clinched in Week 6

Offensive Leaders: QB Greg Long (87-114, 1,247 yards, 18 TD, Int / 72 rush, 300 yards, 9 TD); RB Colton Byrd (131 rush, 1,105 yards, 16 TD); WR Jordan Holmes (42 catch, 737 yards, 10 TD); Mitch Daniels (15 catch, 222 yards)

Defense Leaders: Colton Byrd (44 tackles, 2 sacks, fumble); Owen Suedkamp (82 tackles, sack); Jarrett Allsheid (32 tackles, 4 sacks); Greg Long (30 tackles, sack, 5 Int); Dylan Hildebrand (29 tackles, 2 sack, fumble)

Belleville East at Collinsville, 7 p.m.

BELLEVILLE EAST (1-7)

Coach: Kris Stephens (2nd year, 7-10)

Last Week: Lost at O'Fallon, 70-28

Playoff Status: eliminated in week 6.

Offense Leaders: QB: Kienen Waller (42-of-94, 641 yards, 4 TD, 6 Int./ 48 rush, 184 yards, 1 TD); RB: Roderick Morgan (48 rush 248 yards, 2 TD); WR: Freddie Waller (5 catch, 179 yards,. 3 TD); WR William Travis (9 catch, 160 yards, 1TD)

Defense Leaders: LB: EJ Aldridge (47 tackles, 1 sack); LB: Dondi Fuller (48 tackles, 4 sacks); LB Nolan Wellinghoff (34 tackles)

COLLINSVILLE (1-7)

Coach: Rick Reinhart (2nd year, 4-13)

Last Week: lost at East St. Louis, 60-0

Playoff Status: eliminated in week 6.

Offense Leaders: QB Tyler Callaham (44-of-101 472 yards, 5 TD, 7 Int.); RB Sean Bonham (66 rush, 277 yards, 5 TD); RB Trevore Sanders (38 rush, 246 yards, 4 TD / 12 catch, 93 yards, 2 TD); WR Rhett Romanik (8 catch, 169 yards, 2 TD); WR Andrew Borror (11 catch, 176 yards, 2 TD)

Defensive Leaders: Laron Johnson (66 tackles, sack, 2 fumble); Russell March (36 tackles); Trevore Sanders (41 tackles, sack, Int.), Dillon Rosebaum ( 25 tackles, Int.) 

 

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