There were a few close games and one big surprise in Missouri on district quarterfinal night.

In Class 4 District 7, Hannibal rolled over Kirksville 47-7.

Jerry McBride returned the opening kick 82 yards for a touchdown. McBride also added a rushing touchdown as he carried 9 times from scrimmage for 163 yards. Shamar Griffith had 14 carries for 85 yards. Kirksville was limited to 135 yards of total offense… 65 of those yards came on their only scoring drive late in the third quarter.  Hannibal hosts either Jefferson City Helias or Wentzville Liberty next Friday night. Those two teams play at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City at 5 p.m. today.

Elsewhere around Missouri Class 4 football
Mexico 41 Moberly 8
Warrenton 17 Marshall 10
Riverview Gardens 24 Clayton 20. Clayton was a #1 seed. Only #1 seed to lose in all six classes last night.

In Class 2...

Palmyra 35 Montgomery County 0

North Callaway 54 Van Far 0
Highland 48 Bowling Green 44
Clark County 49 Clopton-Elsberry 28

Class 3...
Centralia over MMA (FORFIET)
O’Fallon Christian 26 Macon 16

Class 1...
Mark Twain 48 Chaffee 6
Monroe City v Barat Academy 3p today
Valle 70 Louisiana 0
Knox County 52 North Shelby 0
South Shelby 47 Schuyler County 6

ILLINIOIS
QHS 42 QND 7
Unity Payson49 Greenfield 26
Calhoun 21 Brown County 14
Pleasant Plains 28 West Hancock 26
Auburn 41 Pittsfield 8