Pattonville plays DeSmet Jesuit in the District semifinals


Pattonville players hold up four fingers to signal the start of the 4th quarter in the playoff game against Marquette High School.

UPDATE: Nate Martens stats were inaccurately reported in an earlier version of this story. His stats have been updated. 

The varsity football team will be playing DeSmet Jesuit on Nov. 2 in the second round of the MSHSAA Class 6 playoffs. The game will be held at DeSmet with a kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

Pattonville escaped Marquette 21-17 in the first round. It was a big scare for many, but with the help of the Pirates defense, they live to play another game.

On the other side of the bracket, DeSmet dominated Ritenour, 49-7. The Spartans running back Taj Butts had a total of 5 touchdowns.

DeSmet’s quarterback Nate Martens has thrown 18 touchdowns this season and has only been picked off for 6 interceptions. Overall, he has 96 completions on 156 attempts good for 1,638 yards.

Pattonville will have their hands full on defense stopping DeSmet’s high-powered drives, while the Pirates offense will need to pull together a passing and running game to control this contest.

Senior running back Sam Sanderson has been carrying the team with a total of 24 touchdowns on the season. He scored 3 touchdowns in last’s week victory over Marquette being targeted nine times (8 carries, 1 reception).

Senior quarterback Andre Webb went 3-for-7 in Friday’s weather-impacted game where the run was the primary call for the Pirates. During the 2018 campaign, Webb totaled 9 touchdowns during the regular season while throwing only 3 interceptions.

The playoff game will be hosted at DeSmet on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.