(FESTUS) Jefferson and St. Pius boys basketball will be on KJFF Friday night in a battle of Jefferson County Small Schools. This is a rematch of the Suntrup Auto Grandview Christmas Tournament championship game in which the Lancers won 53-48. The Blue Jays had their seven-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday in a loss to Festus.

Head coach Sean Breeze says that his guys didn’t come out with the same energy they had during the streak and that cost them.

St. Pius is coming off a difficult loss to Herculaneum on Wednesday in which leading scorer and rebounder Riley Naeger was injured while dunking the ball. The Lancers, too, did not match Herky’s intensity and head coach Eric Lawrence knows that they need to correct that.

Last year’s game ended with Easton Null hitting a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Blue Jays a dramatic win. This year’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday with the Flieg’s Equipment Pregame Show beginning at 6:45 on AM 1400 KJFF.