Posted On: 10/8/21 6:20 AM

Another year and another Jackson tournament bring in some top small schools to compete against schools much larger. Two pools of six, with each team playing four of the five in its pool, and the tournament bracket is the top 4 playing crossover. The field this year includes four teams that played in their respective class at the state tournament and seven district championship winners. My prediction is below, but I will say last year’s winner will repeat. 

 

Pool 1

Jackson 13-4-2

Arcadia Valley 8-14

Helias 14-6-1

Mehlville 2-10-3

Nerinx Hall 11-8-2

Perryville 5-13

 

Pool 2

Valle Catholic 14-3-2

Lesterville 16-3-4

Advance 11-7-1

Lindbergh 11-11-3

Poplar Bluff 6-12-1

Farmington 14-4

 

Tournament Predictions:

Quarterfinals

#1 Pool 1             Helias

#4 Pool 2              Lesterville

 

#2 Pool 2              Lindbergh

#3 Pool 1              Nerinx Hall

 

#1 Pool 2              Valle Catholic

#4 Pool 1              Perryville

 

#2 Pool 1              Jackson

#3 Pool 2              Farmington

 

Semifinals

Helias vs. Nerinx Hall

Valle Catholic vs. Jackson

Finals

Helias vs. Jackson

 

Winner

Helias as a repeat champion

 

Performers to keep an eye on:

Katy St. John (2025) | Jackson

The 6’1 freshman is having a stellar year with

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