For the first time ever, the Hallsville Indians and the O’Fallon Christian Eagles will be playing for a district championship in football. The two teams square off tonight in Hallsville for the Class 2 District 5 Championship. Hallsville coach Justin Conyers says the excitement in the community is palpable.


The Indians bring a 9-2 record into the district title game. They are coming off an emphatic 42-0 victory over Hermann last week in the district semi finals. The game marked their fourth shutout win of the season. However, the Hallsville defense will face a stiff test from the O’Fallon Christian passing attack, led by quarterback Kaden McMullen. Conyers says the defensive strategy is completely flipped from last week’s affair.


McMullen has passed for 2,375 yards and 19 touchdowns this season for the Eagles. His favorite target is Kalin (Kay-lin) Black, who has 51 receptions for 1,079 yards and nine touchdowns. The Eagles reached the district championship game with a 46-40 win over previously undefeated Centralia last week to improve to 7-4. O’Fallon Christian coach Dakota Conway says the trip to the district title game is a tremendous step forward for the program.


The Eagles feature a young roster with just four seniors. That young group will be challenged by Hallsville’s formidable spread option offense. Conway says one player on Hallsville stands out among the rest.


Colin Schowe and Austin Ward will have the call of the Class 2 District 5 Championship game on KRES 104.7 and beginning with pregame coverage at 6:40 pm.