Posted On: 03/3/18 2:00 PM
Here is a look at today’s Class 2 and 3 quarterfinals with my predictions. The winners will advance to the Final Four of the state tournament next weekend in Springfield, Mo.
Hayti (21-5) vs. Hartville (23-7), 2:45 p.m. at Van Buren (Prediction: Hayti)
Crocker (22-8) vs. Purdy (23-6), 6:45 p.m. at Drury (Prediction: Purdy)
Van-Far (26-3) vs. Milan (27-2), 2:45 p.m. at Moberly Area C.C. (Prediction: Milan)
Sacred Heart (28-1) vs. Mid-Buchanan (25-4), 2:45 p.m. at Liberty North (Prediction: Sacred Heart)
Storyline: Sacred Heart is the only 2017 Final Four participant that is still alive in the state tournament. They are currently ranked No. 1 in the state.
Charleston (23-8) vs. Whitifield (21-7), 7:45 p.m. at Farmington (Prediction: Whitfield)
Mountain Grove (29-1) vs. Springfield Catholic (22-8), 2:45 p.m. at Drury (Prediction: Mountain Grove)
Northwest Academy (21-7) vs. Christian-O’Fallon (20-9), 2:45 p.m. at Warrenton (Prediction: Northwest Academy)
Hogan Prep (23-4) vs. Maryville (24-4), 2:45 p.m. at Lee’s Summit (Prediction: Hogan Prep)
Big Storyline: All four teams that advanced to the Final Four of the 2017 (Northwest Academy, Whitfield, Mountain Grove and Hogan Prep) are all still alive in the quarterfinals with a chance to return in 2018.