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First Week of Football Playoffs Interesting for Area Teams

Summit and Oakville record first round victories.

The Affton football team entered district play with an 0-7 record.

But the Cougars, along with the other teams in the state, entered the post-season with an 0-0 record as only the final three games of the regular season count for post-season play.

And for 46 minutes, it appeared as if the Cougars would be 1-0 after Friday night's contest against DuBourg.

However, the Cavaliers scored a pair of touchdowns in the final two minutes of the game to record a thrilling 44-40 come-from-behind victory.

Demontay Patrick rushed for 197 yards on 36 carries for the Cougars, who rushed for 364 yards as a team.

Oakville rebounded from its with an

Javon Henderson had four touchdowns to pace the Tigers. He scored on a fumble return on defense, a run and reception on offense and a run on special teams.

"Javon played like a man possessed," Oakville coach Arlee Conners said. "He was on a mission. It was a great bounce back game for him."

Rockwood Summit also recorded a first round district win as it defeated Seckman 35-0.

The Falcons led 28-0 at halftime. Ian McIntosh led the way with 169 yards rushing on 15 carries. McIntosh had two touchdowns.

St. Louis University High's defense limited Mehlville to less than 100 yards total offense in a . Terek Hawkins scored four touchdowns for the Junior Bills, all in the first half. In fact, all of the scoring in the game was in the first two quarters.

Lindbergh and DeSmet were tied 13-13 going into the fourth quarter after a 74-yard score on a fumble recovery by Lindbergh's Garrett Krueger in the third quarter. But it was all Spartans the rest of the way as they scored 17 unanswered points in a 30-13 victory.

Eureka's Spencer Stein scored four first quarter touchdowns as the Wildcats scored 56 points in the first half en route to a 63-6 victory over Northwest.

Lutheran South rushed for 261 yards and scored 29 points in its district opener against Ste. Genevieve. But those numbers were not even close to enough as Ste. Genevieve put up 67 points.

SOFTBALL

The Seckman girls softball team fell one game short of making it to the final four in Springfield this weekend.

The Jaguars scored two runs in the sixth to tie the game and one in the eighth to defeat Hillsboro 3-2 in the sectional round. 

Seckman's season ended Saturday in the quarterfinals against Eureka. The Jaguars had an early 2-0 lead but the Wildcats scored three in the third and won 5-3.

CROSS COUNTRY

A pair of Affton runners excelled at the Suburban East Conference Cross Country Meet Tuesday at Shaw Park.

Junior Cheyenne Hoerr was fourth (21:07.18) while freshman Becca Hairer was seventh (21:36.25). The Cougar girls finished third as a team behind Ladue and Clayton.

TENNIS

The Lutheran South girls tennis team are making a return trip to Springfield for the state team tennis tournament Thursday.

The Lancers defeated Rosati-Kain 5-0 in the sectionals and Kennett 5-4 in the quarterfinals Saturday.

Lutheran South will play Bolivar in the state semifinals. Bolivar defeated the Lancers in the third place match at state last year. Visitation and Barstow play in the other Class 1 semifinal with the winners matching up for the state title Thursday afternoon at the Cooper Tennis Complex.

The Lancers also advanced two singles players (Emily Lewis and Jessica Rakers) and one doubles team (Grace Schwerdtfeger and Matilda Kaipare) to the individual portion of the state tennis tournament which will be held in Springfield Friday and Saturday.

Cor Jesu, Anna Sieckhaus, who qualified in singles, will represent which lost to Ladue 5-2 in the Class 2 sectionals Saturday, at state.

Patch Boys Athlete of the Week: Oakville football's Javon Henderson rushed for 148 yards on just five carries (just less than 30 yards a rush), had one reception for 34 yards and his 72-yard return after a fumble on defense Friday night. 

Patch Girls Athlete of the Week: Seckman softball's Madi Leonard struck out 19 batters in the postseason for the Jaguars. 

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