Game Night Guide: Diving into this weekend’s high school football schedule


Macomb junior quarterback Braden Holthaus set the Bombers' single-game passing record last week with 339i yards passing in a 40-30 victory over West Hancock. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Here is a look at this weekend’s prep football slate:

Friday’s games

Quincy High School (4-0) at United Township (1-3), 7 p.m.


Did you know?: The Blue Devils have won 19 consecutive meetings with the Panthers, starting with a 35-27 victory in Week 6 of the 2003 season. The Panthers’ last victory was a 56-35 decision in Week 7 in 2002.

Quincy Notre Dame (1-3) at Southern Boone (3-1), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Raiders are 8-2 in their last 10 games against teams from Missouri, including last week’s 20-6 victory over Lift for Life Academy out of St. Louis.

Hannibal (3-1) at Mexico (1-3), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Pirates have won five consecutive North Central Missouri Conference games against the Bulldogs, scoring 42 or more points in four of those. The average margin of victory in those five games has been 39 points.

Brown County (1-3) at Central (4-0), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Panthers last Western Illinois Valley Conference North Division loss was to the Hornets and it happened to be at home. Brown County won 22-20 during the 2021 season. Central has won 10 consecutive conference games since. 

Macomb (3-1) at Breese Mater Dei (3-1), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: Bombers junior quarterback Braden Holthaus broke the single-game passing record with 339 yards in last week’s 40-30 victory over West Hancock. Holthaus broke the previous mark of 323 yards passing, set by Phil Bradley in 1975. Holthaus completed 14 of 22 passes with four touchdowns.

Lewistown (0-4) at Illini West (2-2), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Chargers are looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since beating Lewistown and Havana in Weeks 2 and 3 of the 2022 season.

West Hancock (0-4) at Stark County (4-0), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: In four games, the Titans have scored more points (92) than nine games total in either of the previous two seasons — 82 points in 2021 and 72 points in 2022.

Pittsfield (0-4) at Maroa-Forsyth (4-0), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Trojans are the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A and have won 14 consecutive Sangamo Conference games.

Pleasant Hill (0-4) at Winchester West Central (3-1), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Wolves have allowed 155 points this season, second most in the Western Illinois Valley Conference South Division. North Greene has allowed 188 points.

Centralia (4-0) at Monroe City (3-1), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: Monroe City last lost back-to-back games in the 2020 season.

Palmyra (1-3) at Brookfield (1-3), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: Palmyra junior wide receiver/defensive back Drew Copenhaver underwent an 8 1/2-hour surgery to repair the knee he injured against Centralia.

South Shelby (4-0) at Clark County (4-0), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Cardinals are off to their best start since going 4-1 to open the 2014 season.

Macon (0-4) at Highland (2-2), 7 p.m.

• No livestream

Did you know?: The Cougars are looking to climb above the .500 mark through five games for the second time in the last three seasons.

Mark Twain (0-4) at North Callaway (1-3), 7 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Tigers are 3-6 against the Thunderbirds since joining the Eastern Missouri Conference.

Saturday’s game

Unity-Payson (1-3) at Jacksonville Routt (2-2), 1 p.m.

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Did you know?: The Mustangs do not have an opponent remaining on the schedule with a better than .500 record going into Week 5.

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