The Brentwood Eagles earned the right to a rematch of last year's Class 2 District 2 final against Maplewood Richmond Heights, last night, defeating Carnahan 42-22 at home.
The Eagles used a balanced attack like usual, against the Cougars. Eagles running backs Rekardo Owens and Jake Zivic had similar nights.
Senior, Owens went 142 yards on 18 carries and junior, Zivic rushed for 154 yards on 16 carries.
Senior quarterback Nick Featherston was two for four, passing with 34 yards and two touchdowns. Zivic had a 20-yard reception for a touchdown, and junior, Justice Bratcher had a 14-yard touchdown reception.
On defense, senior, David Rivera had 10 tackles and two sacks; sophomore, Damon Starks had nine tackles and two sacks; and sophomore Wesley Sappington had seven stops.
"If Dave's (Rivera) getting that many (tackles), that means he's healthy," coach Keith Herring said. "He was hurt for three weeks. It's nice to have him back full strength."
He said the key to defeating Carnahan was stopping their senior quarterback, Dejon Shelton.
"We knew that number two (Shelton) was a heck of an athlete," Herring said. "He got lose a couple times, and man, he's tough to tackle."
Now, the Eagles head to Maplewood on Monday for the district final. Maplewood Richmond Heights beat Lutheran North last night as well, 60-28.
"It's going into a hostile environment," he said. "We've battled through some stuff all year, and anything can happen."
He said he only has four freshman, so most of the team played in last year's 7-0 loss to MRH in the district final.
"They know what it's going to take, and how close we came, but unfortunately that doesn't mean anything, and we've got to do it all over again."
The Eagles only loss on the season is to MRH.
Correction: Damon Starks had nine tackles and two sacks. The article previously incorrectly stated DeRon Starks had nine tackles and two sacks.