Week 9 Power Rankings

Small Schools

  1. Trinity (8-0) - The Titans haven’t really played any big time opponents this season and Burroughs is in the midst of their worst season since 2002, but they still have talent, and Trinity took it to them with an impressive 56-22 victory. Sophomore quarterback Isaiah Williams threw for 301 yards and had four touchdown passes. Oh, and he rushed for 103 yards on 12 carries. The Titans continue to impress and look more and more likely to make a big state run in Class 2.

  2. MICDS (6-2) - It’ almost unbelieveable how far this team has come. The fact of the matter is that they can’t stop winning. After going up 14-0, the Rams held off St. Dominic for a 31-22 win, which is perhaps their significant signature victory of the season. MICDS probably has the most momentum in Class 4 at the moment given where they’ve come from and their strength of schedule.

  3. McCluer South-Berkeley (7-0) - The Bulldogs have zero points in their last three games and they may as well hold serve to Confluence this weekend. It’s been a dream season in Ferguson this fall and the Bulldogs will look to continue their fine form going into districts.

  4. St. Dominic (7-1) - The Crusaders dramatic undefeated run came to an end in Ladue against MICDS, as they failed to take down a third Metro League school. After going down 14-0, St. Dominic mostly outplayed the Rams and controlled the ground game, but they failed to get a crucial two-point conversion early in the fourth quarter that would’ve tied the game at 24 all. Instead it forced them to operate quicker and deeper thanks to MICDS’ punting game. It’s very important that a team like this can’t go down that early in a ball game, given their run-heavy offense.

  5. Lutheran North (6-2) - It’s hard to win when you give up 468 total yards of offense on the road. The Crusaders fell to Mater Dei 33-25, which may or may not be such a bad loss given, Mater Dei is a Class 4A school in Illinois with a competitive 4-3 record. Aqeel Glass threw for only 144 yards when the run game was contained as Donovan Marshall ran for 66 yards on 14 carries. Interestingly enough, sophomore Isaiah Azubuike gained 71 yards on 7 carries. Still, it’s a good learning experience against a bigger school.

  6. Lutheran South (6-2) - Soundly defeated DuBourg 70-12 for senior night and will visit Sullivan on Friday to take on the 3-5 Eagles.

  7. Gateway STEM (6-2) - Just like MICDS, the Jaguars lose their first two games and are currently on a six-game winning streak. They’re coming off a signature win against Miller Career and should be going strong into the playoffs.

  8. Miller Career (6-2) - Lost a 15-14 nailbiter to Gateway STEM and it won’t get any easier as they host John Burroughs this Saturday. It’ll be a great late season contest for the Phoenix to evaluate themselves right before the playoffs.

  9. Lutheran St. Charles (6-2) - The run-heavy Cougars have scored over 50 points in their past two games and will look to do it against Living Word Christian. Bryce French has 15 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards rushing and as a team, the Cougars have rushed for just under 2,000 yards.

  10. St. Mary’s (5-3) - Second time in three weeks the Dragons put up 70 points on team in a 70-42 win over Fredericktown. Once again it took a big third quarter to pull away. With a 35-7 lead in the second quarter, Fredericktown went on a 21-0 run and got within a touchdown at 35-28, but St. Mary’s pulled together and put up 35 straight to put the game back to bed. They appear to still have defensive lapses.


Honorable Mention


John Burroughs (3-5)

Orchard Farm (6-2)

Cardinal Ritter (5-3)

Brentwood (7-1)


Large Schools

  1. CBC (7-1) - Continue to prove their worth with a giant 10-2 win over Rockhurst. Does that solidify the Cadets as clear favorites to win state?

  2. Chaminade (6-1) - Took on Class 4 school Cape Central and made quick work of them. With the Red Devils focusing on facing Class 5 teams, we can see their utter dominance.

  3. Kirkwood (6-1) - It’s been almost two months since they lost to Chaminade and don’t seem in the mood for another one anytime soon.

  4. Hazelwood Central (8-0) - It hasn’t been a year where the Hawks have received rave reviews because of their schedule, but 8-0 is undefeated, which can not be ignored.

  5. Eureka (7-1) - It’s clear that Tyler Kennedy is getting more and more comfortable as the QB as he threw for over 200 yards against Lindbergh. If he gets better then the Wildcats will follow as well.

  6. Parkway North (6-2) - A mixed 24-12 win against 2-6 Webster Groves has some people scratching their heads. The defense allowed over 300 yards of offense, while the offense mustered 154 rushing yards and 74 passing yards with four completions by Luke Hertzler, who’s done a solid job overall this season. A win's a win and the Vikings continue to march on.

  7. Ladue (7-1) - Drubbed U City 69-0 and claim the Suburban Central conference title and are riding a six-game winning streak.

  8. Fort Zumwalt North (7-1) - North took down Zumwalt South 49-26 to spoil their senior night. Cade Brister put in a savagely performance with 241 rushing yards and five touchdowns, as well as throwing for one. The Panthers well-oiled offense ran for 475 yards as a team. They are now four-time GAC Central champions.

  9. Ritenour (7-1) - The Huskies scraped by Pattonville 27-21 and held a huge effort by Kaleb Eleby, who threw for 354 yards. However, the man, the myth, the growing legend, Carl Garmon ran wild again for 277 yards, which has to be a school record of some sort. His partner and crime, quarterback Mann McGruder reeled off 192 yards. It’s a two-headed monster the Huskies have on their hands all right.

  10. Francis Howell (6-2) - The Vikings have done a good job of recovering from their first loss to Fort Zumwalt West since 2011, with two straight big wins over Timberland and Francis Howell Central.

*Everyone stays the same.


Honorable Mention


Marquette (6-2)

Vianney (4-4)

Fort Zumwalt West (5-3)

Parkway Central (6-2)

Lafayette (5-3)