SBLive’s Missouri Top 25: All but one team remain intact in this week’s rankings; Troy Buchanan is the lone addition

By Chris Geinosky

Our Week 11 power rankings for Missouri high school football

1. Christian Brothers College (9-1)

Quarterback Patrick Heitert has guided the Cadets to nine consecutive victories – and 503 points. One of the top signal callers in the St. Louis area, Heitert has passed for 2,258 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.

2. Jackson (9-0)

After enjoying a first-round bye as the top seed in Class 5 District 1 last week, the Indians look to continue their state-best, 24-game win streak this week in the district semifinals against Mehlville.

3. Liberty North (8-1)

Like No. 1 CBC, the Eagles have not lost since the first week of the season. However, Liberty North received a scare last week, holding on for a 34-31 victory against Blue Springs in the first round of Class 6 District 4 play.

4. Lee’s Summit North (9-1)

Arguably one of the hottest teams in the state, the Broncos have outscored their opponents in their past four victories 167-20, including a 56-14 thrashing of Ozark in the Class 6 District 3 opener.

5. De Smet Jesuit (8-2)

Since a 1-2 start to the season, the Spartans have won seven games in a row behind quarterback Chris Cotton and still have hopes of reaching the Class 6 state title game for the third year in a row.

6. Carthage (9-0)

After earning a first-round bye in the Class 5 District 6 tournament, the Tigers receive a free pass to the semifinals and will face Willard, an Ozark Conference rival they blasted 42-7 a month ago.

7. Smithville (8-0)

Will anyone in the Class 4 District 8 field be able to score enough points to beat the Warriors? Smithville has not allowed more than 14 points in any game this season, holding five opponents to single digits.

8. Holt (9-0)

Indians quarterback Cooper Brown has completed 151-of-202 passes for 2,320 yards and 32 touchdowns – one of the top TD totals in the state – this season compared to only four interceptions.

9. MICDS (9-0)

Reagan Andrew has garnered plenty of attention this season and for good reason. The Rams’ QB has thrown for 1,858 yards on the year with a sparkling 22-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

10. Francis Howell (9-1)

After a 49-0 win against Hazelwood West in the Class 6 District 2 opener, the Vikings have scored 463 points this season. More impressively, the defense has recorded three shutouts in the last four games.

11. Joplin (9-1)

Last week in the opening round of the Class 6 District 3 tournament, the Eagles played without a number of starters due to team suspensions. Word is that Joplin will be at full strength this week.

12. Hannibal (9-0)

The offensive-minded Pirates have scored at least 40 points in every game this season and will look to extend their scoring streak in the Class 4 District 5 semifinals against Warrenton.

13. West Plains (8-1)

The Zizzers have been rolling the past few weeks, but they will be tested this week as their Class 4 District 6 semifinal opponent Logan-Rogersville (7-3) has won seven games in a row.

14. Lamar (9-0)

Interestingly enough, the Tigers will play the same opponent two games in a row. They will take on East Newton in the Class 2 District 4 semifinals, the same team they beat 48-0 in the regular-season finale.

15. St. Mary’s (St. Louis) (7-1)

Led by quarterback Caron Spann (53-of-105 for 1,138 yards and 16 touchdowns), the Dragons have been dominant all season long, particularly against in-state competition.

16. Park Hill South (10-0)

Schools that are separated by seven miles and share a district football stadium, Park Hill South and Park Hill will meet in the Class 6 District 4 semis – the first meeting between the programs since 2017.

17. Nixa (8-2)

A team that has showcased a high-flying offense this season, Nixa’s defense took center stage last week by posting the team’s first shutout of the fall in the Class 6 District 3 opener against Lee’s Summit West.

18. Lebanon (8-1)

In another interesting district semifinal draw, Class 5 District 5 No. 1 seed Lebanon will rematch No. 4 seed Camdenton. Lebanon took round one between the two teams, 33-14, back in Week 7.

19. Valle Catholic (9-0)

A rematch awaits the Warriors in the Class 3 District 2 semifinals this week as they will take on Ste. Genevieve. Valle Catholic cruised in the first matchup, 46-0, way back in the second week of the season.

20. Raymore-Peculiar (8-2)

Led by quarterback Zander Dombrowski (1,326 yards and 19 touchdowns passing and 264 yards and three touchdowns rushing), the reigning Class 6 state champs have won six consecutive games.

21. Helias Catholic (8-1)

Another SBLive Top 25 team that has not lost since Week 1, the Crusaders have been red hot during an eight-game win streak, especially on defense as they have surrendered only 60 points.

22. Rockwood Summit (9-0)

Fresh off the first undefeated season in program history where the Falcons outscored their opponents by an incredible 374-31 margin, they will take on Lafayette (Wildwood) in the Class 5 District 2 semis.

23. Marquette (9-1)

Winners of eight games in a row where only two opponents have scored double figures against them, the Mustangs are led by quarterback Jack Ahlbrand (89-of-155 for 1,644 yards and 22 touchdowns).

24. Platte County (8-2)

Since losing the season opener, the Pirates have won eight of nine games by outscoring the opposition 316-58. Platte County’s losses have been to undefeated Smithville and Park Hill South.

25. Troy Buchanan (8-2)

Dual-threat quarterback Charos Sutton has been fantastic this season, completing 84-of-138 passes for 1,778 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushing for another 832 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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