Boonville Hosts Reeds Spring in Class 3 Quarterfinal Matchup

The Boonville Pirates return home as the Reeds Spring Wolves roll into town for a Class 3 Quarterfinal contest Saturday (tomorrow). Boonville recently took down the top-seeded Moberly Spartans 28-13 on the road to secure their first district title since 2011. Coach Greg Hough says more football means more moments together as a team.

Senior quarterback Colby Caton is looking to follow up on his performance last week against the Spartans. Caton accounted for 296 of the team’s 335 total yards of offense along with four total touchdowns. Hough says the Pirates will have to stick to their formula on offense.

The ninth-ranked Wolves bring a defense into the contest that has allowed 13 total points over their last two games. Their defensive unit is allowing 18.6 points per game this season. Reeds Spring coach Andy McFarland says the biggest key for his defense will be containing Caton’s running ability.

The Wolves beat Osage 35-6 last week to claim their first district title since 1997. Despite being new to the state playoff atmosphere, McFarland feels his team won’t be phased by the long playoff road trip.

Colin Schowe and Steven Findley Jr. will have the call of Saturday’s game on KRES 104.7 and Pregame coverage will begin at 12:40 pm.