After games on Sunday, Feb. 19
The district playoffs began this week, making for several rematches and tons of intense play. Most eyes will be on the loaded Class 5, District 8 bracket, which includes No. 1 McCluer North, No. 4 McCluer and an upstart Hazelwood Central team. Defending Class 5 champ McCluer, winners of 20 straight, handled defeated both teams in the regular season but both contests were close, meaning Friday's final could be a memorable one.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. McCluer North (Florissant) 22-1 (1)
Stars enter this week's loaded Class 5, District 8 tournament on 20-game win streak and with second straight Suburban North Conference title.
2. Vianney (Kirkwood) 24-1 (2)
Golden Griffins begin play in this week's Class 5, District 5 tournament with their first Metro Catholic Conference crown.
3. Nixa 25-1 (3)
Eagles closed out the regular season with their 25th straight win. They will face Kickapoo on Wednesday in the Class 5, District 11 tournament.