Northwest Lions Looking to Roar

Kody Stricklin Announcer PicIn round one of the MSHSAA football playoffs, the Northwest Lions travel to Kirkwood to take on the #7 Kirkwood Pioneers.  The two teams come into round one of the playoffs are both coming off tough losses.  Northwest fell to 1-8 on senior night to the Parkway West Longhorns, 42-13; while Kirkwood (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season, 38-35, to the Jr. Billikens of SLU High.  Click here for the game …

 
The Lions will look to control the clock and limit the amount of opportunities for the high powered Pioneer offense.  Coach Hoth and the Lions will lean on the legs of senior, Brad Peeples.  Peeples carried the ball 137 times this year for 686, and 8 TDs.  If Northwest can stay on the field, they have a chance to make this a game.
 
On the other side of the field, the Pioneers will look to rebound after a tough loss.  Kirkwood has a high powered offense that averages 42.0 points per game.  The Pioneers will look to keep the ball in the hands of their senior playmakers:  Robert Columbus, Wil Hadler, and Amonte Mason.  Columbus has rushed for 663 total yards and 9 TDs, while Mason has caught 31 passes for 590 yards and 6 TDs.  Quarterback Wil Hadler has completed 99 of 161 passes for 1,565 yards and 16 TDs.

Lions and Jaguars Battle on Friday

Kody Stricklin Announcer PicA Rivalry Renewed …  Click here for the game …

In week six of the high school football season, the Northwest Lions will travel to take on Jefferson Country foe, the Seckman Jaguars. This rivalry is as heated as they come, and both teams will be looking to take advantage and create momentum heading toward the playoffs. The key will be, as always with these two programs, is which team will win the battle in the trenches.

The Jaguars (0-5) are still searching for their first win and are coming off a bitter 21-12 defeat to their district rival, the Fox Warriors. The Warriors limited the Jaguars to only 204 yards of total offense. Top performers for the Jaguars were junior, Joe Ambrose, and sophomore, Connor McCoy. Ambrose carried the ball 27 times for 63 yards, while McCoy completed 11 of 18 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown.  Click here for the REPlay …

The Lions (1-4) lost to the Oakville Tigers last week, 48-6. The Lions defense was unable to slow down the high powered Tigers and quickly fell behind. The Lions split most of the workload for their rushing attack, but senior, Brad Peeples led the way with 9 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown. Senior, Minor Jones led the Lions defense, recording 10 total tackles.  Click here for the REPlay …

Northwest Football Starts League Play

Kody Stricklin Announcer PicAs we reach the midway point of the high school football, this week we find the Oakville Tigers traveling to Northwest to take on the Lions. Both programs come into this match up 1-3, but experiencing different results a week ago.

Last week, the Oakville Tigers earned their first win of the season, defeating the Fox Warriors, 21-14.   Oakville’s balanced attack proved to be too much for the Warriors. The Lions will look to slowdown Oakville’s dual threat quarterback, senior, Carvon Robinson. Robinson shredded the Warriors defense for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns in the air, while gaining 114 yards on the ground and adding the game winning 22 yard touchdown run with less than two minutes to go to seal the win for the Tigers.  Click here for the replay …

The Lions record, however, took a hit on Homecoming as they lost 40-0 to the #5 Rebels of Park Hills Central*.  Click here for the replay …   The Lions had a hard time getting anything going against the physical front seven of the Rebels. One week after gaining 371 rushing yards in a victory, the Lions were only able to muster 52 rushing yards and only 141 total yards. A bright spot for the Lions was the play of senior linebacker, Minor Jones. Jones had 13 total tackles, a forced fumble, and was constantly fighting off double teams to be in on almost every stop for the Lions.

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* – Class 3 state ranking