Game night guide: Week 6 of prep football season is make or break for several teams


Gavin Doellman and the Quincy Notre Dame football team will put their playoff hopes on the line against Columbia (Mo.) Father Tolton on Friday night at Advance Physical Therapy Field. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The high school football season has moved past the midway point and teams are finding themselves on the edge of the playoff picture. Some can keep their hopes alive with victories Friday night, while others could see those postseason dreams dashed.

Here is the lineup:

Friday’s games

Galesburg (1-4) at Quincy High School (5-0), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Blue Devils could match the best start of any team in the Rick Little coaching era with a victory. The 2009 team won its first six games and finished with a 7-3 record. No QHS team has started 7-0 since 1935.

Father Tolton (5-0) at Quincy Notre Dame (1-4), 7 p.m.


Did you know?: The Raiders are in a win-to-get-in scenario, needing to win the final four games of the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. Father Tolton is ranked No. 8 in the Missouri Class 2 state poll and has posted four shutouts this season.

Kirksville (2-3) at Hannibal (4-1), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Pirates are 16-3 at Porter Stadium in the regular season over the past five seasons.

Jacksonville Routt (2-3) at Camp Point Central (5-0), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Panthers have qualified for the playoffs for the 15th consecutive season, and they’ve won 21 playoffs games over that stretch.

Triopia (1-4) at Unity-Payson (2-3), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: Needing to win three of its final four games to get into the playoffs, Unity-Payson faces four opponents with a combined record of 4-16.

Beardstown (3-2) at Brown County (1-4), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Hornets have missed the playoffs only once in the last seven seasons and must win their final four games to qualify this season.

Farmington (5-0) at Macomb (3-2), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The final three teams on Macomb’s schedule have a combined record of 3-12, while Farmington has beaten only one team with a winning record.

Illini West (3-2) at Knoxville (5-0), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Blue Bullets have allowed just 46 points this season and posted two shutouts. Three of the Chargers’ final four games are on the road.

West Hancock (0-5) at Lewistown (0-5), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: Lewistown has scored only 22 points this season, while the Titans are averaging 20 points per game.

Pleasant Plains (2-3) at Pittsfield (0-5), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Saukees are one of three teams in the Sangamo Conference averaging less than 10 points per game.

Pleasant Hill (0-5) at North Greene (0-5), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Wolves have won just three games the past four full seasons — all against the Spartans.

Highland (3-2) at South Shelby (5-0), 7 p.m.

Did you know?: The Cardinals are averaging 50 points per game and haven’t scored fewer than 44 points in any game this season.

Monroe City (3-2) at Palmyra (1-4), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: Monroe City has won seven of the last 10 meetings.

Mark Twain (0-5) at Louisiana (2-3), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: Louisiana coach Greg Pitzer resigned this week after being involved in an accident last weekend and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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