The Old Settlement Showdown Is The J98 Game of the Week

(Ste. Genevieve) The Old Settlement Showdown is also the J98 Game of the Week.

The 6-0 Valle Catholic Warriors will host the 5-1 Ste. Genevieve Dragons Friday night in a game that has a little more meaning that just the rivalry. If Valle Catholic wins, they’ll be the champions of the MAFC – White division.

The Warriors put themselves in a position to clinch the conference title after last week’s comeback win over Park Hills. Valle scored 19 unanswered 4th quarter points to seal the 40-30 victory.

Coach Judd Naeger says it was important to get tested against a strong opponent.


Valle could face another difficult test on Friday. Though Valle has dominated Ste. Genevieve over the last three regular season meetings, outscoring the Dragons 129-13 over that span, last year’s district playoff game was a different story.

Ste. Gen came out with a lot of energy and Valle led by just seven points in the third quarter before eventually pulling away for a 69-35 victory


Ste. Genevieve is coming off of a comeback win of their own. After trailing 12-7 at the half against Potosi last week, the Dragons, just like the Warriors, scored 19 unanswered points to win 26-12.

The Old Settlement Showdown is an event the Ste. Genevieve community always looks forward to. It’s no different for Ste. Gen head coach Jay Pope.


Former Ste. Genevieve coach and Missouri Sports Hall of Famer Bob Stolzer will join the broadcast for the J98 Game of the Week.

Tune into the Flieg’s Equipment Pregame Show at 6 o’clock. Kickoff at Father John Dempsey Field is at 7:00.