Ava, Thayer to compete Saturday in state quarterfinals

Two area high school football teams will be among several competing in the state quarterfinals Saturday in Missouri.

Ava will take its 12-0 record on the road, as they meet Lamar in the Class 2 State Playoffs. The Bears won the District 3 championship eight days ago by shutting out Willow Springs. The Tigers are 10-2 after doubling up Fair Grove for the District 4 title.

Thayer will be in Ste. Genevieve to go up against Valle Catholic in the Class 1 State Playoffs. Both teams are 11-1. The Bobcats edged out Pierce City last Friday for the District 2 championship. The Warriors took the District 1 title after beating up on Hayti.

Both games are set to kick off at 1 p.m.

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