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After three weeks of play, Jefferson City was still searching for its first win of the season. Last Friday, while most high school football teams were competing in district quarterfinal games, Jefferson City was left without a match. The Jays had earned a first-round bye in the Class 4 District 5 tournament. Second-seeded Jefferson City ended the season winning five of its last six games, giving it a 5-4 record and matching its highest regular-season win total since 2016.

Ten weeks into the 2018 season, Tolton achieved its fourth win. That was the last time the Trailblazers reached that number of victories in a season until last Friday, when they beat Salisbury to improve to 4-1.

Blair Oaks beat previously unbeaten California 61-35 last week. Falcons quarterback Dylan Hair scored six total touchdowns. It was a shellacking, and Blair Oaks had to be thrilled about it heading into a big game against an improved Boonville team.