There were around 50 high school football games played around the state of Missouri on Thursday night, a trend that has popped up more and more over recent years. Many teams end the regular season with Thursday games in case they qualify for the playoffs, which will allow them an extra day of preparation. The post season begins on Wednesday for Classes 1-4 and a week from Saturday for Classes 5-6.
In Class 6 Liberty, ranked #3 in the MoSports.com Power Poll, topped Oak Park 33-24 to grab a spot in the playoffs.
The top-ranked team in Class 5, Raymore-Peculiar, crushed Springfield Parkview 56-0 to win its 23rd straight game and lock up a spot in the playoffs. Ray-Pec is the defending state champion in Class 5.
Webb City is the 2nd ranked team in Class 4 and they crushed previously unbeaten Carthage 35-0. No. 3 Farmington beat No. 5 North County 40-20 to advance. 9th ranked Affton beat Windsor (Imperial) 35-8.
In Class 3, two unbeaten teams met in the final game of the regular season. No. 5 Cassville topped No. 8 Seneca 49-7. 3rd ranked Odessa beat Richmond 26-8. No. 6 Platte County ripped Smithville 45-14 and 9th ranked Ste. Genevieve beat Park Hills Central 48-6 to advance to the post season.
The defending champion in Class 2 won its 24th game in a row, as Blair Oaks defeated Southern Boone County 77-6. Cameron, which lost to Blair Oaks in the title game last year and is currently 2nd in Class 2, beat Mid-Buchanan 38-6. 7th ranked Strafford beat Fair Grove 44-7.
Valle Catholic, which is No. 8 in Class 1 beat Chaffee 34-6.