As we head down the final weeks of regular season competition, the district standings have taken a firmer shape. Take a look with us at the standings and some likely scenarios.
District 1—Kirkwood (6-0) has a wide lead in this district and appears to be moving towards the #1 seed for the District Tournament. Don’t look for much change at the top end of this district in the last weeks of the season.
1st place–Kirkwood holds 1st place with a 47.07 points ranking in their district right now. While their next opponent- Pattonville (5-2) could add to their numbers, the Pioneers have moved easily into the Class 6 ranks.
2nd place- Eureka 5-1 (43.39) seems to be settled in at 2nd place in district and plays a Suburban South game against Lindbergh (2-5) this week
3rd place-Lafayette 4-2 (33.92) is considerable distance behind #2 Eureka. Their next game is a non-conference game against a strong SLUH (4-2) team that provides the potential to gain points with a win.
District 2-This is the only district with TWO unbeaten teams. CBC and Hazelwood Central seemed to be moving towards their annual (so it seems) matchup for the District title. There could be lots of shuffling between teams ranked #4 through #7 in the last part of the season.
1st place-CBC 7-0 (48.12) faces a new opponent on their schedule as they face CBC of Memphis (4-3) this week.
2nd place-Hazelwood Central 7-0 (46.31) should fare well against intra-district opponent-Haz West (2-5) this weekend. Should CBC falter, the Hawks could snatch the top spot.
3rd place-SLUH 4-2 (37.33) – seems locked in at #3 with a sizable gap between them and the #4 team of District-Ritenour.
District 3-This district stretches from the Eastern end (St Charles County) all the way to the Western end of the STATE. This hybrid district has been aligned in a similar way for several years now. The Francis Howell Vikings (6-0) hold a sizeable lead and will coast into District play.
#1 Francis Howell-7-0 (48.29) is rolling along with another terrific year. There are quality teams all the way through the #5 spot of this district so the semifinal won’t be a cakewalk.
#2 Jefferson City -5-2 (38.1) trying to hold onto this valuable position in a tough district.
#3 Timberland – 5-2 (36.41) has surprised some observers after posting a 5-5 record last year. The Wolves week 9 game at Ft Zumwalt North should be a good one.
District 4-Most consider the best overall district from top to bottom. At this time, only one team has a record below .500 in the district. Bouncing up from Class 5 without missing a beat, Lee Summit West (6-1) sits atop this district but games against Blue Springs and Raymore-Peculiar in the last 2 weeks await them. There could be extensive movement between teams #2 through #7 before it’s all over for the regular season.
#1 Lee Summit West-6-1 (42.15) their only loss was to the Lee Summit Tigers in week 6 44-38. Strangley, the Tigers are currently 7th in this district! The Titans are in a 4-way tie for 1st place in the Suburban-Gold (KC) Conference. All four of those teams will be competing in this thrilling district.
#2 Rockurst 6-1 – (39.43)-When the Hawklets fell to Webb City in week 2, many felt that Rockhurst was “down”. Well, now 6-1, maybe that loss tells us more about the power of the WC Cardinals! Rockhurst has won two 1-point victories in 2014.
#3 Kickapoo 5-2 (38.95)-coming out of the Ozark Conference, the Chiefs have lost two of their last 3 games by a total of just 5 points. Their high-octane offense has been the key.