The local football teams and their guests this weekend are headed in opposite directions.
The Ladue Rams, winners of three straight, with a mark of 3-2 host 0-5 Affton for homecoming Saturday. The party should be on for the 1 p.m. game. By the time the homecoming court is introduced, the Rams hope to have everything under control.
The Rams ran off 44 unanswered points, ripping Normandy on the road last Saturday, 52-7. One of the top rushers in the area, 188 pound senior Deavin Edwards is the Rams go to ball carrier. Edwards has lugged the leather for 792 yards and 10 TDs. He's averaging 9.4 yards per carry. A man of few words, he's a work horse in Mike Tarpey's offense. Senior QB Brandon Carr is a 51 percent passer with 845 yards and 7 TDs so far.
His prime receiver Jehu Chesson is just getting warmed up. He's got 23 catches for 305 yards and 2 TDs. Gang leader on defense is defensive back Daylen Dean with 29 tackles, 11 assists for 40 points.
Priory at MICDS, 2 p.m.
Michael Scherer, two way star has returned to full capacity and should be quite a threat. He's rushed for 432 yards and 8 TDs and leads the team defensively with 21 tackles, 9 assists.
Quarterback Thomas Militello has been on the beam, connecting on 66 percent of his passes for 917 yards and 11 TDs. His favorite target is Jack Howell, senior receiver with 22 catches for 384 yards and 7 TDs, averaging 17.5 yards per catch.
Coach Josh Smith is keeping a close eye out for the the Rebels. "Priory always offers us a physical test and they have become one of the top (Metro) conference rivals. We are looking to solve a spread attack who excels at running the ball. The Priory game always comes with hard hitting on both sides," said Smith.
Ste. Genevieve at Burroughs, 1 p.m.
The Bombers are 4-1, having defeated Lutheran North last Saturday, 53-16.
Quarterback Davey Holmes has firmly nailed down the job, hitting on 46 of 71 passes (64 percent) for 722 yards and 11 TDs.
Zeke Elliott is top Bomber on the ground with 68 rushes for 635 yards and 13 TDs. He is grinding out 9.3 yards per carry.
Holmes has two primary targets: wide receivers Nate Adams, 20 catches for 308 yards and 3 TDs. Foye Oluokun has 257 yards receiving and 5 TDs.
"They have a very good team. I think they will have the upper hand with special teams. If we can stop their quarterback, then I think we'll have a pretty good day," said Burrough coach Gus Frerotte.
St. Genevieve hits Leland Field with a 4-1 record. They beat Maplewood earlier this season. The Dragons are led by senior quarterback Brendin Weiler who has passed for 1,118 yards and 12 TDs.