High school football - Tonight's games

Friday, November 2, 2001

CHARLESTON (7-2, 2-0 CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 2) AT SCOTT CITY (3-6, 1-1)

Last week: Charelston 39, Grandview 6; Crystal City 38, Scott City 8

Last year: Charleston 34, Scott City 21

Charleston coach Brent Anderson: "I think the kids are ready to play. It's a long season for the coaches and the kids. To get to Week 10 and to play for a championship that week makes it exciting. ... Scott City's playing a lot of young kids. Being from Scott City, I know they've got a lot of tradition. They're not the power they've been, but they're doing extremely well for as young as they are."

Scott City coach Stephen O'Brien: "We just want to take care of what we can take care of. We're just wanting to pick up a win on our home field on the last game of the year. ... Everyone talks about their speed, but their line opens up some nice holes and they've got some guys who, once they get through the hole, they're gone. That's a big concern for us. Plus, they've got four or five guys who are a lot faster than anyone we've got. ... They may come in and take us lightly since they beat Crystal City pretty good and Crystal beat us pretty good. Maybe we can jump on them and do something."

Notes: Though Scott City is a huge underdog in this game, the Rams are still mathematically alive for the district title. But they need to win by at least 13 points and get Grandview to play Crystal City close. ... Andrew Estes tied Scott City's all-time single-season tackle record last week with his 124th of the season. Estes will almost certainly pass Lance Miller's mark this week.

ST. VINCENT (5-4, 1-1 CLASS 1A, DISTRICT 1) AT HAYTI (9-0, 2-0)

Last week: Valle 7, St. Vincent 0; Hayti 41, Chaffee 0

Last year: St. Vincent 22, Hayti 16

St. Vincent coach Keith Winkler: "They're very quick and very big with a lot of athleticism... Just winning the game will be a very big chore in itself... They returned quite a few starters from last year and have played well. We have to play great football. To beat a team of Hayti's caliber, you need to play mistake-free football... They've got great speed all over the field at every position."

Notes: After Valle's victory over Chaffee Thursday night, St. Vincent needs to defeat Hayti to force a three-way tie for first in the district. If that scenario unfolds, St. Vincent needs to defeat Hayti by 10 points to win the district championship.

NEW MADRID (8-1, 2-0 CLASS 3A, DISTRICT 1) AT FREDERICKTOWN (3-6, 1-1)

Last week: New Madrid 65, Kennett 34; Dexter 21, Fredericktown 7

Last year: New Madrid 49, Fredericktown 8

-- compiled by Bob Miller

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