What: Class 6 District 2 first round.
Seeds, records: # 5, Pattonville 4-5; No.4 Timberland, 6-3.
Last week: Pattonville 27, Hazelwood East 12; Timberland 35, Fort Zumwalt South 28.
On Pattonville: Made his first playoff appearance since 2019 after relinquishing the fall 2020 season for spring 2021. Defeating Marquette 21-17 on October 26, 2018 for the final playoff victory. … Five losses this season have come against Hazelwood Central, Marquette, Kirkwood, Eureka and Summit, who have a total of 38-7. … First time facing Timberland this century. … Freshman quarterback Kameron Eleby had 594 yards, four touchdowns and was intercepted four times. Ran for five touchdowns. Senior running back Charles Johnson Jr. had 526 yards and five touchdowns. Second-year receiver DeAndre Rush Jr. had 232 rushing and receiving yards and scored five touchdowns. … Second-year linebacker Terrell Porter Jr. has 70 tackles, six tackles for a loss and one interception. Junior linebacker Tony Porter Jr. has 62 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, four sacks and one interception. Senior linebacker Zion Bradsher has 19 tackles, nine tackles for a loss and three sacks. Junior defensive lineman August Heiligenstein has 27 tackles, nine tackles for a loss and five sacks.
About Timberland: Hosts his first home playoff game since losing to Battle 34-14 in a Class 5 District Final on November 9, 2018. … Face Pattonville for the first time this century. Holt, Francis Howell and Troy have suffered three losses this season, which have a combined total of 24-3. … Junior quarterback AJ Raines had 1,432 yards, 11 touchdowns and was intercepted three times. Senior running back Jay Harris had 1,110 yards and 20 touchdowns with 19 receptions for 275 yards and one touchdown. Senior receiver Josh Gibbs received 15 receptions for 407 yards and three touchdowns. Junior receiver Tank Billings made 20 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns. … Senior safety Nick Turner has 95 tackles, four tackles for a loss and two interceptions. Senior linebacker Ryan Nuesse has 42 tackles, seven tackles for a loss and three sacks. In the defensive back, Billings has 26 tackles and three interceptions. The defense has 12 interceptions and recovered eight fumbles.