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Missouri high school football teams set for postseason play

Updated: 2013-10-29T18:33:55Z

By SAM MCDOWELL

The Kansas City Star

The second year of a revamped playoff system for Missouri high school football begins this week. The primary difference, remember, is that the new postseason is a one-and-done, bracket format. No second chances.

Each team has been seeded in its respective district using a point system that takes into account their entire body of work from the regular season.

As you will notice, the new postseason alignment leads to a good chunk of rematches of regular season games.

Here's the full schedule for local teams, followed by links to the state brackets for each class. The top two seeds in each Class 5 district received byes.

CLASS 6, DISTRICT 4

Friday’s games:

Lee’s Summit North at Blue Springs

Blue Springs South at Rockhurst

Joplin at Lee’s Summit

Raymore-Peculiar at Liberty

Class 6 bracket

CLASS 5, DISTRICT 6

Thursday’s game:

Springfield Central at Belton

Friday’s game:

Ruskin at Springfield Parkview

CLASS 5, DISTRICT 7

Thursday’s game:

Truman at Raytown

Friday’s game:

William Chrisman at North Kansas City

CLASS 5, DISTRICT 8

Thursday’s games:

Park Hill South at Park Hill

Oak Park at St. Joseph Central

Class 5 bracket

CLASS 4, DISTRICT 7

Thursday’s games:

Warrensburg at Bolivar

Nevada at Grandview

Grain Valley at Pleasant Hill

Raytown South at Harrisonville

CLASS 4, DISTRICT 8

Thursday’s games:

St. Joseph Benton at Liberty North

Smithville at Platte County

Excelsior Springs at Van Horn

Class 4 bracket

CLASS 3, DISTRICT 7

Thursday’s games:

Southwest ECC at Oak Grove

O’Hara at Pembroke Hill

Clinton at Hogan Prep (at O’Hara)

Odessa at Center

CLASS 3, DISTRICT 8

Thursday’s games:

East at Maryville

Lincoln Prep at St. Pius X

Central at Cameron

Friday’s game

Northeast at Richmond

Class 3 bracket

CLASS 2, DISTRICT 7

Friday’s game:

African Centered at University Academy (at Center), 6 p.m.

CLASS 2, DISTRICT 8

Thursday’s games:

Carrollton at Lawson

Plattsburg at Lathrop

Class 2 bracket

CLASS 1, DISTRICT 3

Thursday’s games:

Archie at Midway

Adrian at Drexel

CLASS 1, DISTRICT 7

Thursday’s games:

Wentworth at Wellington-Napoleon

Orrick at Lone Jack

North Platte at West Platte

Class 1 bracket

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