Prep Football-Week 7
By: Warren Mayes
A big Metro Catholic Conference game highlights the area high school football schedule this week.
The undefeated and top-ranked CBC Cadets will make the short trip to play at De Smet and face the Spartans on Friday (Oct. 5). The kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Cadets finished second in Class 6 last season with a 13-1 record. CBC has not skipped a beat in their determination to try and get back to the championship game this November at the Edward Jones Dome.
The two rivals have played it evenly over the previous four years.
Last year, CBC stopped De Smet 52-22. Two years ago, the Cadets won a 17-10 decision. De Smet scored a 43-0 victory in 2009 and a 21-14 verdict in 2008.
Junior quarterback Tyler Creath has played a big role in CBC’s success this year as a first-year varsity starter. He is among the area’s passing leaders. He has three main targets he likes to throw to in Aarion Penton, Corey Patterson and Marcus Wheat, who have more than 100 yards receiving each.
Three running backs are carrying the load for CBC. Jonathan Parker, Calen Taylor and Kendall Morris all have rushed for more than 100 yards this season.
Conner Harrison is De Smet’s quarterback and he has played well this season. Marcus Jester is the leading rusher for the Spartans. Chris Klages is the leading receiver for De Smet.
Here are the other area games, all with 7 p.m. kickoffs, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5: Parkway North at Parkway West, Northwest at Parkway South, Westminster at Borgia, Lafayette at SLUH, Marquette at Fox, CBC at De Smet, Lindbergh at Eureka, and Chaminade at Vianney.
Here are the games, all with 1 p.m. kickoffs scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6: Parkway Central at University City, MICDS at Jefferson City Helias, and Lutheran North at Principia. Breese Mater Dei plays at Priory at 2 p.m. on Saturday.