While the weather is conflicted on the season, the calendar is clear that High School playoff soccer has arrived. Illinois is a week into the effort while Missouri kicked off play in Class 1-2 this week with the larger classes beginning next week. It’s time to win or go home.
Edwardsville enters the playoffs with a 14-1-1 record while consistently being in the Top 5 of the large school rankings locally while Belleville West and Collinsville are the only other eastside teams being recognized.
In the small schools category, Columbia (21-0-2) is the team to beat on the eastside while Burroughs has been as dominant (15-2, only losses to Class 4 teams) in St. Louis. Mascoutah, ranked #7 in the polls, will hope to challenge, if they can get past Triad. The match Wednesday will be the teams third with Mascoutah scoring 3 second half goals to win 4-3 on September 26 while Triad matched that feat in their 4-3 win October 11th. Both teams won on the road, making the game even more interesting as the Indians host.
Gibault broke into the rankings at #9 last week while Waterloo is narrowly behind them at #12. The teams faced each other August 21st to open the season, a narrow 1-0 win for Gibault. Gibault, who were State Champions in 2013, finished third last year in Class 1A and begin their Class 2A adventure. Waterloo, Class 2A State Champions in 2015, were beaten in penalty kicks last year by Jacksonville in the Sectional Final and are eager to return to State.
In case you missed hit, Waterloo Head Coach Chad Holden won his 300th game last week. Congratulations!
— Waterloo Athletics (@WCUSD5Athletics) October 13, 2017
Visit my St. Louis Soccer Calendar for full schedules. I’ve also placed a link in each calendar item that takes you to the IHSA or MSHSAA site for more details.
|Tue||16:00||3A Regional Semi: #1 Edwardsville v Granite City||2-0 EHS|
|Tue||16:00||2A Regional Semi: #2 Gibault Catholic v Jerseyville||6-1 Gibault|
|Tue||16:30||1A Sectional Semi: Althoff Catholic vs. Freeburg||4-0 AC|
|Tue||16:30||2A Regional Semi: #1 Columbia v #7 Highland||2-0 Eagles|
|Tue||17:00||3A Regional Semi: #2 Quincy v #7 Belleville East||2-0 QHS|
|Tue||18:00||3A Regional Semi: #4 Belleville West v #5 O'Fallon||3-2 BW PK's (5-4)|
|Tue||18:00||2A Regional Semi: #3 Waterloo v #6 Jacksonville||2-1 Waterloo|
|Tue||18:30||3A Regional Semi: #3 Collinsville v #6 Springfield||2-0 Kahoks (OT)|
|Tue||18:30||1A Sectional Semi: Breese Central vs. Alton Marquette||4-1 Explorers|
|Wed||16:30||2A Regional Semi: #4 Mascoutah v #5 Triad||Mascoutah HS|
|Fri||17:00||1A Sectional Final: Althoff Catholic vs Alton Marquette||Freeburg HS|
|Fri||18:00||3A Regional Final: #2 Quincy v #3 Collinsville||Springfield|
|Sat||10:00||2A Regional Final: #1 Columbia/Highland v #4 Mascoutah/#5 Triad||Mascoutah HS|
|Sat||10:00||3A Regional Final: #1 Edwardsville v Belleville West||Edwardsville HS|
|Sat||11:00||2A Regional Final: #2 Gibault Catholic vs. #3 Waterloo||Bethalto Sports Complex|
Very early in the playoff cycle on the Missouri side but some key teams that have large ambitions. #4 Bayless will likely see #13 DuBourg in the District Final Thursday, games being played at Bishop DuBourg. #6 St. Charles West opens today as well.
|Tue||16:00||C2 D3 Semi: #1 Bayless v #4 Carnahan||DuBourg HS|
|Tue||16:00||C2 D7 Semi: #1 St. Charles West v #4 Orchard Farm||Lutheran St. Charles|
|Tue||17:30||C2 D3 Semi: #2 DuBourg v #3 Affton||DuBourg HS|
|Tue||18:00||C2 D7 Semi: #2 Duchesne v #3 Lutheran St. Charles||Lutheran St. Charles|
|Wed||16:00||C2 D4 Final: Soldan v Cardinal Ritter||Soldan HS|
|Wed||16:00||C2 D5 Final: Burroughs v Trinity/Lutheran North||Burroughs HS|
|Thu||17:00||C2 D7 Final: St. Charles West/Orchard Farm v Duchesne/Lutheran St Charles||Lutheran St. Charles|
|Thu||18:00||C2 D3 Final: #1 Bayless/Carnahan v #2 DuBourg/#3 Affton||DuBourg HS|