High School Football

Games at a Glance: Week 8 metro-east prep football previews

O’Fallon at Belleville East, 7 p.m.

FULL PREVIEW: Much at stake when Belleville East faces O'Fallon

O’FALLON (3-4)

Coach: Brandon Joggerst (9th year, 56-33)

Last Week: Beat Collinsville 22-6

Offense Leaders: QB Christian Perez (36-for-99, 352 yards, 5 TD, 8 Int); RB Kentrail Moran (161 rush, 940 yards, 9 TD); RB Mason Hewitt (35 rush, 214 yards, 2 TD); WR Darryl Cobb Jr. (7 catch, 102 yards, TD); WR Ronald Anthony (3 catches, 33 yards, 2 TD); WR Deion Norfleet (5 catch, 111 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: AJ Paul-Torres (53 tackles, fumble rec.); Dillon Weiss (51 tackles, 2 Int.); Sam Kabureck (31 tackles, 4 sacks); Richard Cosey (4 sacks)

Next Week: at East St. Louis, 7 p.m. 

BELLEVILLE EAST (5-2)

Rank: No. 2 on BND large school poll

Coach: Kris Stephens (1st year)

Last Week: Won forfeited game by East St. Louis

Offense Leaders: QB Drew Milas (115-of-212, 1,383 yards, 18 TD, 4 Int./50 rush, 270 yards, 3 TD); RB Moses Holman (97 rush, 458 yards, 4 TD) WR Isaiah King (39 catch, 619 yards, 11 TD); Quantavius Alexander (31 catch, 344 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: Javell Rice (32 tackles, sack, fumble rec.); Shemar Welch (56 tackles, Int.); DeWayne Hill Jr. (39 tackles, 2 sacks); Jewell Smith (9 tackles, 3 Int.)

Next Week: Collinsville, 7 p.m.

Belleville West at Granite City, 7 p.m.

FULL PREVIEW: West playoff-push includes a pair of must-wins

BELLEVILLE WEST (3-4)

Rank: No. 5 on BND large school poll

Coach: Cameron Pettus (5th year, 25-22)

Last Week: Lost to Edwardsville, 27-6

Offense Leaders: QB Logan Betz (84-of-163, 1,121 yards, 5 TD, 9 Int); RB Kriston Davis (60 rush, 391 yards, 2 TD); RB Jarrell Anderson (41 rush, 211 yards, 2 TD, 28 catch, 364 yards, TD); Nick Foster (25 rush, 106 yards 4 TD); WR TeAntez Anthony (27 catch, 458 yards, 3 TD)

Defense Leaders: Ken Dixon (49 tackles, 2 Int.); DeMarlo Nesbitt (49 tackles, 3 sack); Jack Lanxon (28 tackles, 2 fumble rec., 4 Int.); Nicholas Foster (35 tackle, 3 sacks, fumble rec.)

Next Week: at Alton, 7 p.m.

GRANITE CITY (2-5)

Coach: Carl Luehmann (6th year, 14-39)

Last Week: Lost at Alton, 42-14

Offense Leaders: QB Gabe Jarman (59-of-126, 671 yards, 5 TD, 10 Int./100 rush, 442 yards, 4 TD); RB Ronald Allen (75 rush, 395 yards, 2 TD); RB Brandon Bettag (39 rush, 192 yards, 3 TD); WR Darion Flemons (13 catch, 236 yards, TD) Kyle Thompson (21 catch, 303 yards, 2 TD); Eugene Wilba (9 catch, 83 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Kyle Thompson (54 tackles, 2 sack); Earl Green (36 tackles, Int.); Ronald Allen (17 tackles, 2 Int.); Bettag (31 tackles)

Next Week: Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

Althoff at Cahokia, 7 p.m.

FULL PREVIEW: Cahokia trying to keep playoff hopes alive

ALTHOFF (7-0)

Rank: No. 4 on Illinois Class 4A poll; No. 1 on BND small-school poll

Coach: Ken Turner (8th year, 49-33)

Last Week: beat Carbondale, 42-6

Offense Leaders: QB Jordan Augustine (130-of-179, 2,141 yards, 23 TD, 5 Int./ 28 rush, 182 yards, 5 TD); RB Malik Easley (67 rush, 605 yards, 10 TD); RB Jaylon Bester (65 rush, 609 yards, 6 TD); WR Keenen Young (42 catch, 625 yards, 10 TD); CJ Coldon (39 catch, 855 yards, 8 TD)

Defense Leaders: Bryson Strong (92 tackles, 9 sack, fumble rec.); Chris Branson (75 tackles, 2 sack); Christian Wills (43 tackles, 4 sack); Trevon Mosely (36 tackles, 3 sackes); CJ Coldon (44 tackles, int.)

Next Week: at Triad, 7 p.m.

CAHOKIA (3-4)

Coach: Antwyne Golliday (13th year, 80-52)

Last Week: Beat Mount Vernon, 44-14

Offense Leaders: QB Wayne Grant (89-of-147, 1,249 yards, 14 TD, 8 Inc/53 rush, 328 yards, 8 TD); RB Robert Jackson (41 rush, 265 yards, 3 TD); Chrishawn Crosby (38 rush, 197 yards); WR Tyron Lyons (28 catch, 510 yards, 9 TD); Demarion Hinkle (37 catch, 430 yards, 3 TD)

Defense Leaders: Nate Hardaway (48 tackles); Leo Stewart (41 tackles, fumble rec., int.); Robert Jackson (45 tackles); Cortez Brown (27 tackles, int.)

Next Week: Crossroads Christian Academy, 7 p.m.

Civic Memorial at Triad, 7 p.m.

CIVIC MEMORIAL (6-1)

Coach: Justin Winslow (5th year, 19-24)

Last Week: Won at Waterloo, 31-28

Offense Leaders: QB Adam Hill (86-of-147, 1,310 yards, 16 TD, 6 int.); RB John Whitworth (119 rush, 1,054 yards, 12 TD); RB Zach Williams (24 rush, 179 yards, 3 TD); WR Brett Lane (17 catch, 297 yards, 5 TD); WR David Lane (20 catch, 330 yards, 5 TD)

Defense Leaders: Rikki Lafferty (70 tackles, sack 2 fumble rec., int.); David Lane (34 tackles, 3 int.); Dylan Sutton (56 tackles, 3 sack, int.); Zach Williams (55 tackles, 4 sacks)

Next Week: Mount Zion, 7 p.m.

 

TRIAD (6-0)

Rank: No. 6 on Illinois Class 5A poll; No. 6 on BND large-school poll

Coach: Paul Bassler (18th year, 104-73)

Last Week: Beat Highland, 13-3

Offense Leaders: QB Tommy Bauer (7-of-14, 127 yards, 2 Int/55 rush, 294 yards, 4 TD); RB Adam Nelson (97 rush, 1,025 yards, 20 TD); Steven Evanoff (55 rush, 256 yards, 4 TD); RB Tom Kraudel (54 rush, 262 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Johnny McKinney (46 tackles); Ethan Salopek (42 tackles, 3 sacks); Nathen Funk (50 tackles, 7 sackes, 2 Int.); Clayton Nickerson (34 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 fumble rec.); Will Zehender (21 tackes, 2 fumble rec., 4 Int.)

Next Week: Althoff, 7 p.m.

Columbia at Red Bud, 7 p.m.

COLUMBIA (7-0)

Rank: No. 8 on Illinois Class 4A poll; No. 2 on BND small-school poll

Coach: Scott Horner (15th year, 105-48)

Last Week: Beat Central, 28-27

Offense Leaders: QB Drew Huebner (68-of-115, 1,104 yards, 16 TD, 2 Int.); RB Kenny Fields (136 rush, 968 yards, 11 TD); Colton Byrd (25 rush, 267 yards, 4 TD); WR Jordan Holmes (26 catch, 303 yards, 3 TD); WR Jonathan Holmes (11 catch, 155 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: Owen Suedkamp (90 tackles); Colton Byrd (37 tackles, sack); Jonathan Holmes (41 tackles)

Next Week: at Nashville, 7 p.m. 

RED BUD (2-5)

Coach: Dave Lucht (8th year, 33-41)

Last Week: Beat Scott City (Mo.), 51-28

Offense Leaders: QB Giffin Ziebold (71-for-124, 1,223 yards, 9 TD, 4 Int); RB Ryan Hess (24 rush, 270 yards, 3TD/13 catch, 312 yards, 6 TD); RB Addison Gunter (124 rush, 892 yards, 10 TD); WR Gavin Rensing (18 catch, 261 yards, 4TD)

Defense Leaders: Michael Miller (70 tackles); Trevor Barbeau (50 tackles, 5 sacks, fumble rec.); Rhett Gauch (44 tackles, fumble rec.); Cory Fithian (38 tackles, sack, fumble rec.); Addison Gunter (48 tackles, 2 sacks, fumble rec., int.); Patrick Sondag (25 tackles, sack, fumble rec.).

Next Week: Sparta, 7 p.m.

Waterloo at Mascoutah, 7 p.m.

WATERLOO (2-5)

Coach: Dan Rose (16th year, 74-77)

Last Week: lost to Civic Memorial, 31-28

Offense Leaders: QB Aaron Laskowski (71-of-123, 988 yards, 12 TD, 10 Int.); Max Jennings (145 rush, 648 yards, 8 TD/3 catch, 19 yards); WR Kyle Knefelkamp (18 catch, 278 yards, 5 TD); WR Mitchell Gladney (16 catch, 199 yards, TD); WR Austin Patton (18 catch, 202 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: Austin Stewart (59 tackles, sack, int.); Mitchell Gladney (37 tackles, fumble rec.); Kory Schaefer (50 tackles, 2 sack, fumble rec.) Kory Johnson (41 tackles, 4 sacks); Cole Milam (32 tackles, 5 sacks)

Next Week: Mater Dei, 7 p.m.

MASCOUTAH (0-7)

Coach: Scott Battas (7th year, 18-44)

Last Week: Lost at Jerseyville, 35-24

Offense Leaders: QB AJ Albers (59-of-126, 891 yards, 4 TD, 5 Int.); RB Jacob Williams (97 rush, 458 yards, 3 TD); WR Devante Machado (26 catch, 370 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Reid Roberts (31 tackles, sack); Jacob Williams (35 tackles); Christian Lugo (23 takles, sack); Jasaun King (18 tackles, fumble rec., Int.)

Next Week: at Centralia, 7 p.m.

Alton at Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

ALTON (1-6)

Coach: Eric Dickerson (1st year)

Last Week: Beat Granite City, 42-14

Offense Leaders: QB Keenan Stegall (31-for-79, 353 yards, 2 TD,3 Int./53 rush, 418 yards)); RB Asa Collins (70 rush, 454 yards, 7 TD); RB Jameyson Alexander (69 rush, 398 yards, 3 TD); WR Kevin Caldwell (10 catch, 103 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: Ke'Ontay Holmes (52 tackles, 2 sack); Asa Collins (48 tackles, 4 sack); Kevin Caldwell (23 tackles, 2 fumble rec., Int.)

Next Week: Belleville West, 7 p.m. 

EDWARDSVILLE (6-0)

Rank: No. 3 on Illinois Class 8A poll; No. 1 BND large school poll

Coach: Matt Martin (5th year, 42-10)

Last Week: won at Belleville West, 27-6

Offense Leaders: QB Riley Jones (31-of-52, 539 yards, 5 TD, 3 Int, 66 rush, 343 yards, 4 TD); RB Jackson Morrissey (71 rush, 443 yards, 7 TD); WR Nathan Kolesa (5 catch, 83 yards, 2 TD); WR Chrys Colley (7 catches, 230 yards, 3 TD)

Defense Leaders: AJ Epenesa (22 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 fumble rec.); Jourdyn Jones (21 tackles, 4 Int.); Cyress Ahart (32 tackles, 2 sacks)

Next Week: at Granite City, 7 p.m.

Central at Wesclin, 7 p.m.

CENTRAL (5-2)

Rank: No. 5 on BND small-school poll

Coach: Brian Short (9th year, 49-35)

Last Week: lost at Columbia, 28-27

Offense Leaders: QB Hunter Toeben (39-for-89, 583 yards, 4 TD, 8 Int./ 42 rush, 246 yards, 3 TD); RB Brent Timmons (126 rush, 771 yards, 11 TD); RB Collin Thomas (46 rush, 395 yards, 7 TD); WR Dalton Wise (8 catch, 219 yards, 2TD); Ben Rakers (8 catches, 165 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Tarik Tibbs (39 tackles, sack, Int.); Lucas Koopmann (50 tackles); Brayden Watts (20 tackles, 3 sacks); Collin Thomas (16 tackles, 2 fumble rec.); Tyler Malone (47 tackles, 3 fumble rec.); Brennan Kent (22 tackles, 2 int.)

Next Week: Herrin, 7 p.m.

WESCLIN (4-3)

AOW: Wesclin's Robinson finding success at new position

Coach: Ric Johns (2nd year, 10-7)

Last Week: won at Freeburg, 54-27

Offense Leaders: QB Hayden Rapien (17-for-30, 249 yards, 4 TD/43 rush-252 yards, 5 TD); RB Jason Robinson (91 rush, 853 yards, 11 TD); RB Blake Laird (43 rush, 426 yards, 5 TD/ 9 catch, 140 yards, 4 TD).

Defense Leaders: Nathan Herr (32 tackles, sack); Jason Robinson (30 tackles, sack, fumble rec.); Antonio Williams (32 tackles).

Next Week: Carlyle, 7 p.m.

Jerseyville at Highland, 7 p.m.

JERSEYVILLE (1-6)

Coach: Dave Jacobs (5th year, 24-23)

Last Week: Beat Mascoutah, 35-24

Offense Leaders: QB Drew Sauerwein (104-of-170, 1,126 yards, 14 TD, 3 Int./77 rush, 268 yards, 5 TD); RB Jonathon Pirtle (38 rush, 127 yards); RB Connor Norris (21 rush, 163 yards, 2 TD); WR Blake Wittman (36 catch, 445 yards, 8 TD); WR Dereck Hill (34 catch, 402 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: Alex Bertman (25 tackles, sack); Marcus Lumma (20 tackles, int.); Mitch Goetten (27 tackles)

Next Week: Mattoon, 7 p.m. 

HIGHLAND (6-1)

Rank: No. 10 on Illinois Class 5A poll; No. 5 on BND large-school poll

Coach: Jimmy Warnecke (5th year, 32-17)

Last Week: Lost at Triad, 13-3

Offense Leaders: QB Garrett Marti (39-for-69, 555 yards, 5 TD, Int./ 36 rush, 411 yards, 3 TD); QB Sam Laporta (8-for-18, 105 yards); RB Trent Rakers (67 rush, 458 yards, 7 TD); WR Jimmie Smith (16 catch, 216 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Zeke Kaufman (57 tackles, sack, 2 fumble rec.); Sam Teipe (58 tackles, 2 sack, 2 fumble rec., 2 Int.); Kyle Lane (55 tackles,sack); Seth Levad (52 tackles, sack, fumble rec., 3 Int.); Justin Haase (45 tackles, 3 sacks)

Next Week: at Charleston, 7 p.m.

Freeburg at Dupo, 7 p.m.

FREEBURG (3-4)

Coach: Ronnie Stuart (11th year, 51-53)

Last Week: Lost to Wesclin, 54-27

Offense Leaders: QB Joe Wolf (100-for-158, 1,198 yards, 8 TD, 6 Int./104 rush, 494 yards, 8TD); Bobby Tedesco (58 rush, 415 yards, 2 TD/21 catch, 254 yards, 2 TD); Davon Gravot (37 rush, 254 yards, 4 TD); WR Will Hogan (18 catch, 243 yards, 3 TD); John Hilpert (15 catch, 301 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Michael Smith (53 tackles, sack); Tedesco (18 tackle, 2 sacks, fumble rec.); Hilpert (13 tackles, fumble rec., 3 Int.); Dylan Sandheinrich (34 tackles, sack); Brennin Kimes (23 tackles, sack, 2 fumble rec.)

Next Week: Salem, 7 p.m. 

DUPO (0-7)

Coach: Brad Weier (2nd year, 1-15)

Last Week: Lost to Carlyle, 42-20

Offense Leaders: QB Drake Harvell (56-for-129, 847 yards, 5 TD, 11 Int/ 48 rush, 223 yards); RB Adam Nichols (41 rush, 220 yards, TD/ 7 catch, 151 yards); Taylor Stanek (11 catch, 195 yards, TD); Collin Roth (13 catches, 161 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: Dawson Kemp (59 tackles, sack, fumble rec.); Drake Harvell (44 tackles) Brandon Roth (65 tackles).

Next Week: at Pinckneyville, 7 p.m.

East St. Louis at Collinsville, 7 p.m.

EAST ST. LOUIS (3-4)

Rank: No. 4 in Illinois Class 7A poll; No. 2 BND large school poll

Coach: Darren Sunkett (14th year, 119-43)

Last Week: forfeit to Belleville East due to teachers strike

Offense Leaders: QB Reyondus Estes (33-of-72, 570 yards, 9 TD, 4 Int./31 rush, 364 yards, 4 TD); RB Perez Hall Jr. (18 rush, 162 yards, 3 TD); RB Kerion Chairs (55 rush, 348 yards, 2 TD); WR Jeff Thomas (14 catch, 233 yards, 5 TD); WR Markevion Darough (13 catch, 69 yards); Jermaine Grissom (6 catch, 146 yards, 3 TD)

Defense Leaders: James Knight (46 tackles, sack, Int.); Stanley Green (37 tackles, sack, 2 Int.); LaMontre Harvey (39 tackles, 6 sacks, fumble rec.)

Next Week: Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

COLLINSVILLE (2-5)

Coach: Rick Reinhart (1st year)

Last Week: Lost at O'Fallon, 22-6

Offense Leaders: QB Jordan Reichert (26-of-67, 338 yards, 3 TD, 7 Int.); RB Max Lyons (32 rush, 259 yards, 5 TD/3 catches, 72 yards, TD); WR Rhett Romanik (3 catch, 116 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: LaRon Johnson (39 tackles); Max Lyons (29 tackles, Int.); Derron Miller (33 tackles, fumble rec.)

Next Week: at Belleville East, 7 p.m.

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