High School Football

Games at a Glance: Week 9 high school football previews

Althoff at Triad, 7 p.m.

FULL PREVIEW: Unbeatens on a collision course

ALTHOFF (8-0)

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

Coach: Ken Turner (8th year, 50-33)

Last Week: won at Cahokia, 48-12

Offense Leaders: QB Jordan Augustine (138-of-193, 2,327 yards, 26 TD, 6 Int./ 32 rush, 217 yards, 5 TD); RB Malik Easley (80 rush, 696 yards, 11 TD); RB Jaylon Bester (73 rush, 718 yards, 9 TD); WR Keenen Young (47 catch, 761 yards, 12 TD); CJ Coldon (40 catch, 870 yards, 8 TD)

Defense Leaders: Bryson Strong (101 tackles, 9 sack, fumble rec.); Chris Branson (80 tackles, 2 sack); Christian Wills (48 tackles, 6 sack); Trevon Mosely (42 tackles, 3 sacks, fumble rec.); CJ Coldon (50 tackles, int.)

Next Week: Class 4A playoff pairings will be announced Saturday

TRIAD (8-0)

Rank: No. 3 on Illinois Class 5A poll; No. 5 on BND large-school poll

Coach: Paul Bassler (18th year, 105-73)

Last Week: Beat Highland, 13-3

Offense Leaders: QB Tommy Bauer (8-of-17, 132 yards, 3 Int/71 rush, 434 yards, 5 TD); RB Adam Nelson (116 rush, 1,151 yards, 24 TD); Steven Evanoff (64 rush, 313 yards, 4 TD); RB Tom Kraudel (69 rush, 332 yards, 5 TD)

Defense Leaders: Johnny McKinney (57 tackles); Ethan Salopek (47 tackles, 3 sacks); Nathen Funk (56 tackles, 7 sacks, 2 Int.); Clayton Nickerson (38 tackles, 9 sacks, 3 fumble rec.); Will Zehender (27 tackes, 3 fumble rec., 4 Int.)

Next Week: Class 5A playoff pairings will be announced Saturday.

Belleville West at Alton, 7 p.m.

PLAYOFF HOPES: See how the math breaks down for the Maroons' chances

BELLEVILLE WEST (4-4)

Rank: No. 3 on BND large school poll

Coach: Cameron Pettus (5th year, 26-22)

Last Week: won at Granite City, 41-0

Offense Leaders: QB Logan Betz (90-of-173, 1,280 yards, 8 TD, 10 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 (36 rush, 181 yards 4 TD); WR TeAntez Anthony (32 catch, 537 yards, 5 TD/16 rush, 141 yards, 2 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 (41 tackle, 3 sacks, fumble rec.)

Next Week: With win, West will be on bubble for a Class 7A playoff berth, pairings of which will be announced Saturday; season ends with a loss.

ALTON (1-7)

Coach: Eric Dickerson (1st year)

Last Week: lost at Edwardsville, 45-0

Offense Leaders: QB Keenan Stegall (34-for-86, 377 yards, 2 TD,3 Int./61 rush, 441 yards, 2 TD); RB Asa Collins (84 rush, 498 yards, 7 TD); RB Jameyson Alexander (80 rush, 421 yards, 3 TD); WR Kevin Caldwell (13 catch, 127 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: Ke'Ontay Holmes (58 tackles, 2 sack); Asa Collins (53 tackles, 4 sack); Kevin Caldwell (28 tackles, 2 fumble rec., Int.)

Next Week: None

Collinsville at Belleville East, 7 p.m.

FULL PREVIEW: Collinsville would like to be East's playoff spoiler

COLLINSVILLE (3-5)

Coach: Rick Reinhart (1st year)

Last Week: won forfeit by East St. Louis

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: None

BELLEVILLE EAST (5-3)

Rank: No. 2 on BND large school poll

Coach: Kris Stephens (1st year)

Last Week: lost to O'Fallon, 38-28

Offense Leaders: QB Drew Milas (116-of-214, 1,388 yards, 18 TD, 4 Int./50 rush, 270 yards, 3 TD); RB Moses Holman (112 rush, 499 yards, 4 TD) WR Isaiah King (41 catch, 661 yards, 12 TD); Quantavius Alexander (36 catch, 369 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: Javell Rice (44 tackles, sack, fumble rec.); Shemar Welch (57 tackles, Int.); DeWayne Hill Jr. (46 tackles, 2 sacks); Jewell Smith (11 tackles, 3 Int.)

Next Week: Collinsville, 7 p.m.

Edwardsville at Granite City, 7 p.m.

EDWARDSVILLE (8-0)

Rank: No. 4 on Illinois Class 8A poll; No. 1 BND large school poll

Coach: Matt Martin (5th year, 43-10)

Last Week: beat Alton, 45-0

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: Class 8A playoff pairings will be announced Saturday.

GRANITE CITY (2-6)

Coach: Carl Luehmann (6th year, 14-40)

Last Week: Lost to Belleville West, 41-0

Offense Leaders: QB Gabe Jarman (68-of-147, 750 yards, 5 TD, 10 Int./108 rush, 474 yards, 4 TD); RB Ronald Allen (94 rush, 468 yards, 2 TD); RB Brandon Bettag (41 rush, 192 yards, 3 TD); WR Darion Flemons (13 catch, 236 yards, TD) Kyle Thompson (23 catch, 315 yards, 2 TD); Eugene Wilba (11 catch, 127 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Kyle Thompson (63 tackles, 2 sack); Earl Green (37 tackles, Int.); Ronald Allen (17 tackles, 2 Int.); Bettag (31 tackles)

Next Week: None

Carlyle at Wesclin, 7 p.m.

CARLYLE (4-4)

Coach: Christopher Birkner (1st year)

Last Week: lost at El Pasa-Gridley, 28-24

Offense Leaders: QB Ryan Rakers (50-of-113, 1,124 yards, 13 TD, 4 Int./50 rush, 157 yards); RB Donte Nettles (115 rush, 718 yards, 8 TD/8 catch, 174 yards, 2 TD); WR Tyler Siever (15 catch, 557 yards, 9 TD)

Defense Leaders: Landon Michael (46 tackles); Alex Valazquez (46 tackles, 2 Int.); Logan Smith (24 tackles, 2 sacks)

Next Week: With win, Carlyle will be on bubble for a Class 2A playoff berth, pairings of which will be announced Saturday; season ends with a loss.

WESCLIN (5-3)

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

Last Week: won Central, 36-13

Offense Leaders: QB Hayden Rapien (18-for-39, 256 yards, 5 TD, 4 Int./52 rush, 285 yards, 6 TD); RB Jason Robinson (106 rush, 955 yards, 14 TD); RB Blake Laird (57 rush, 509 yards, 5 TD/ 9 catch, 140 yards, 4 TD).

Defense Leaders: Nathan Herr (32 tackles, sack); Jason Robinson (43 tackles, 3 sack, fumble rec.); Antonio Williams (38 tackles); Cameron Tanuvasa-Lole (39 tackles, 1 fumble rec.)

Next Week: With a win, Wesclin clinches a 2A playoff berth, with a loss, it remains on the bubble at 4-4. Class 2A pairings will be announced Saturday night.

Mater Dei at Waterloo, 7 p.m.

MATER DEI (6-2)

Coach: Jim Stiebel (7th year, 52-22)

Last Week: won at Macomb, 48-22

Offense Leaders: QB Colin Schuetz (116-for-213, 1,973 yards, 23 TD, 6 Int./76 rush, 294 yards, 10 TD); RB Brady Rakers (68 rush, 376 yards,5 TD); Brendan Timmerman (38 rush, 383 yards, 4 TD/42 catch, 779 yards, 10 TD); WR Josh Haberer (26 catch, 411 yards, 2 TD; WR Jordan Kampwerth (18 catch, 316 yards, 6 TD)

Defense Leaders: Evan Albers (41 tackles, 2 sack); Sam Krebs (62 tackles, 6 sack, fumble rec.); Lucas Theising (44 tackles, 4 fumble rec.); Peyton Becker (29 tackles, fumble rec. 2 int.)

Next Week: Class 4A playoff pairings will be announced Saturday 

WATERLOO (3-5)

Coach: Dan Rose (16th year, 75-77)

Last Week: won at Mascoutah, 42-12

Offense Leaders: QB Aaron Laskowski (80-of-138, 1,130 yards, 14 TD, 10 Int.); Max Jennings (167 rush, 816 yards, 10 TD/3 catch, 19 yards); WR Kyle Knefelkamp (19 catch, 311 yards, 5 TD); WR Mitchell Gladney (18 catch, 216 yards, TD); WR Austin Patton (20 catch, 222 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: Austin Stewart (66 tackles, sack, int.); Mitchell Gladney (39 tackles, fumble rec.); Kory Schaefer (56 tackles, 2 sack, fumble rec.) Kory Johnson (45 tackles, 4 sacks); Cole Milam (38 tackles, 5 sacks)

Next Week: None

Columbia at Nashville, 7 p.m.

COLUMBIA (8-0)

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

Coach: Scott Horner (15th year, 106-48)

Last Week: Beat Central, 28-27

Offense Leaders: QB Drew Huebner (78-of-130, 1,261 yards, 18 TD, 4 Int.); RB Kenny Fields (157 rush, 1,177 yards, 13 TD); Colton Byrd (32 rush, 315 yards, 4 TD); WR Jordan Holmes (30 catch, 385 yards, 3 TD); WR Jonathan Holmes (13 catch, 202 yards, 5 TD); Chris Wagner (8 catch, 150 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: Owen Suedkamp (108 tackles); Colton Byrd (40 tackles, sack); Jonathan Holmes (43 tackles)

Next Week: Class 4A playoff pairings will be announced Saturday

NASHVILLE (6-2)

Coach: Tim Kuhn (4th year, 18-19)

Last Week: lost at DuQuoin, 28-7

Next Week: Class 4A playoff pairings will be announced Saturday

Herrin at Central, 7 p.m.

CENTRAL (5-3)

Rank: No. 5 on BND small-school poll

Coach: Brian Short (9th year, 49-36)

Last Week: lost at Wesclin, 36-13

Offense Leaders: QB Hunter Toeben (39-for-89, 583 yards, 4 TD, 8 Int./ 42 rush, 246 yards, 3 TD); RB Brent Timmons (139 rush, 831 yards, 11 TD); RB Collin Thomas (50 rush, 427 yards, 7 TD); WR Dalton Wise (11 catch, 252 yards, 2 TD); Ben Rakers (9 catches, 190 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Tarik Tibbs (54 tackles, sack, Int.); Lucas Koopmann (66 tackles); Brayden Watts (33 tackles, 3 sacks, fumble rec.); Collin Thomas (24 tackles, 2 fumble rec.); Tyler Malone (56 tackles, 3 fumble rec.); Brennan Kent (22 tackles, 2 int.)

Next Week: Herrin, 7 p.m.

HERRIN (7-1)

Coach: Jason Karnes (9th year, 49-36)

Last Week: won at Harrisburg, 40-21

Offense Leaders: QB Gavin Pickel (50 of 89, 885 yards, 9 TD, 2 Int./44 rush, 95 yards, TD); Gavyn Gosha (154 rush, 1,374 yards, 19 TD); Gavin Jordan (55 rush, 341 yards, 5 TD); DJ Spell (20 catch, 344 yards, 4 TD); Jacob Hartline (7 catch, 145 yards, 3 TD)

Defense Leaders: Blake Starkweather (39 tackles); Gavin Gosha (38 tackles); Keiman Jefferson (31 tackles); John Vaughn (4 sacks)

Next Week: Class 3A playoff pairings will be announced Saturday.

Salem at Freeburg, 7 p.m.

SALEM (2-6)

Coach: Kevin Greene 4th year, 9-35)

Last Week: won at Charleson, 52-14

Offense Leaders: QB Nathan Roth (82-of-160, 1,213 yards, 8 TD, 1 Int.); Dakota McDaneld (144 rush, 869 yards, 13 TD); Cole Steward (26 catch, 334 yards, 3 TD); Kaden Wayer (24 catch, 326 yards, 2 TD);

Defense Leaders: Shaun Reid (49 tackles); Kaden Wayer (42 tackles, 3 Int.); Victor Milner (45 tackles);

Next Week: None

FREEBURG (3-5)

Coach: Ronnie Stuart (11th year, 51-54)

Last Week: Lost at Dupo, 27-21

Offense Leaders: QB Joe Wolf (118-for-186, 1,408 yards, 9 TD, 6 Int./117 rush, 569 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 (26 catch, 323 yards, 3 TD); John Hilpert (15 catch, 301 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Michael Smith (62 tackles, sack, fumble rec.); Tedesco (21 tackle, 2 sacks, fumble rec.); Hilpert (13 tackles, fumble rec., 3 Int.); Dylan Sandheinrich (39 tackles, sack); Brennin Kimes (23 tackles, sack, 2 fumble rec.)

Next Week: None

Highland at Charleston, 7 p.m.

HIGHLAND (7-1)

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

Coach: Jimmy Warnecke (5th year, 33-17)

Last Week: beat Jerseyville, 47-13

Offense Leaders: QB Garrett Marti (49-for-86, 711 yards, 6 TD, 2 Int./ 45 rush, 556 yards, 6 TD); RB Trent Rakers (84 rush, 582 yards, 9 TD); WR Jimmie Smith (18 catch, 250 yards, 2 TD)

Defense Leaders: Zeke Kaufman (65 tackles, 2 sack, 2 fumble rec.); Sam Teipe (69 tackles, 3 sack, fumble rec., 2 Int.); Kyle Lane (64 tackles,sack); Seth Levad (59 tackles, sack, fumble rec., 5 Int.); Justin Haase (47 tackles, 3 sacks)

Next Week: Class 5A playoff pairings will be announced Saturday

CHARLESTON (0-8)

Coach: Tim Hogan (1st year)

Last Week: lost at Salem, 52-14

Offense Leaders: QB Justin Wilson; RB Bryce Frederick; RB Dawson Armstrong;

Defense Leaders: LB Cole Hoover, LB Nick Agan

Next Week: None

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