New faces emerge from Quarterfinals!

Bob-RyanNew faces emerge from Quarterfinals!

Each year, it seems, we have some of the “usual” schools marching forward through the MSHSAA playoff system. While we do still have some of those familiar, annual sounding, names, there are some fresh names emerging…take a look at some of the New Kids on the Block and some of the same ‘ol names….

…Oak Grove, who last made the championship game in 1990, stunned—maybe even shocked- the entire STATE as they snapped the 42 game winning streak and ended the dreams of the Maryville Spoofhounds for a three-peat. The Panthers (11-2) powered their way over the Spoofhounds 69-23. While capitalizing on 3 fumble recoveries and 3 interceptions defensively, the Panthers unleashed Aaron Graham on the ground. Graham was incredible as he gained 345 yards on the ground, scored 7 touchdowns on 25 carries! He averaged 13.8 yards per carry against the previously unbeaten Spoofhounds (12-1). Coach Matt Webb of Maryville suffered his 1st loss as a head coach. He took over the reins in the start of the 2011 season. But a 42-1 coaching record isn’t too shabby is it? Oak Grove faces the California Pintos (13-0) in the semis next week. The Pintos handled Orchard Farm 56-21. The Eagles season concludes with them having achieved their 1st district title in the school’s history. The Panthers Coach, Pat Richard, will be one of our guests on the Road to the Dome Show on Thursday, 7-9pm. Click here for the show …

….in maybe the most riveting game of the night, this game was thrilling from the first seconds until it came down to the final play of the game. Park Hill edged Ft Osage 21-20. The opening 30 seconds of the game was really unbelievable. Ft Osage’s Bailey Williamson took the opening kickoff “to the house” as he went 93 yards. Park Hill took over on their own 35 yard line. On their 1st play from scrimmage, Matt Harris covered all 65 yards! It was 7-7 after just 29 seconds!! Ft Osage led 10-7 after 1 quarter and by a 17-7 lead at half. In the 3rd, Trojans Jeremy Benson plunged over from 1 yard out to cap a 16 play scoring drive for Park Hill. It was now 17-14 Indians. Ft Osage kicked a FG early in 4th and midway in 4th quarter, Benson rambled over from 38 yards out, and with the PAT, and the Trojans snatched a 21-20 lead. The Indians weren’t finished. Starting their final drive with 4:28 and on their own 28 yard line, they marched 14 plays down to the Trojans 3 yard line with 0:06 seconds left. In came the FG unit for Ft Osage. The possible winning FG attempt was missed and Park Hill advances to the semifinals to face a brand new face—the Nixa Eagles. Park Hill’s coach, Josh Hood, and Nixa’s coach, Rich Rehagan, will both be Guests on the Road to the Dome Show this Thursday, 7-9 pm. join us – Click here for the show …

…on the Class 6 level, the Rockhurst Hawklets held off the skilled Vikings of Francis Howell 25-20. The Hawklets jumped ahead 18-0 in the 2nd quarter when TJ Green hit his 2nd TD strike of the half and still were on top 25-6 when Green hooked up with AJ Taylor for a 71 yard TD pass. Howell fought back despite being behind for the FIRST time this season! When Desmond Niboh scored from 15 yards out, the Vikes cut it to a 25-20 game. After getting a huge 4th down stop against Rockhust, Howell drove it to the 21 yard line with 3:33 left. Unable to get the first down, Rockhurst successfully ran out the clock with a 1st down of their own.   Click here for the REPlay …  Rockhurst, who has won 9 state titles faces CBC in the Class 6 title game.

….CBC (13-0) has been to the STATE championship game twice (2011 & 2006) but has yet to take home the Championship trophy. The Cadets used their blitzkrieg offense to stun the Kirkwood Pioneers 55-10 in the semifinal. The first half was a tight, very competitive, back and forth type of half, which actually saw the score 14-10 until late in the 2nd quarter. The Pioneers intercepted a Cadet pass and were driving down to the CBC 23 yard line. The key play of the game, according to Coach Matt Irvin of Kirkwood, was the 77 yard pick-six by Damion Baker that changed the momentum of the game. CBC erupted for 4 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter to break it wide open. CBC Coach Scott Pingel will also be a guest on our Road to the Dome Show on Thursday night- Click here for the show …

 

…Two very familiar schools in MSHSAA playoff football history, Kearney (12-1) and Helias (11-2) locked up in a terrific overtime game. Kearney prevailed 23-20. This was really an even game—in total offensive plays-it was Helias 65-64; in total offense it was Kearney 383-381; in 1st downs-it was Kearney 19-18, each team scored all their TD’s on passes…you get the picture! The first quarter was scoreless. In the 2nd, Bulldog QB Johnny Weidmaier threw for two TD’s and Kearney led 14-7 at the halftime buzzer. They stretched it to 20-7 at the end of 3 quarters. The Crusaders rallied and scored two touchdowns in 2:11 stretch to tie it at 20-20. The possible game winning PAT was blocked with only 1:57 left in the game. Dawson Goepferich’s 36 yard FG in the overtime pushed the Bulldogs into the next round against ….who else is there in class 4 but the Webb City Cardinals! The Cardinals (13-0) who own a victory over Class 6 finalist, Rockhurst, shut out Harrisonville 35-0 in the semifinals.  Click here for that REPlay …

…Two schools that have often gone into the playoffs in recent years, had an outstanding game on Saturday. In the Jackson Indians and Ladue Rams game, the momentum (and success) ebbed back and forth. For the most part, Ladue had success in 1st and 4th quarters and the Indians had the best of it in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Using a punishing ground game to open the game, the Rams used the hard running of Daylen Edwards and the swift legs of James Scott to open a 14-0 lead after 1 quarter. But…you could feel the tide turning a bit in the 2nd quarter as Jackson cut the lead to 14-7. After halftime, the Indians seemed to really have more bounce in their step as QB Dante Vandeven led the way with nifty running and throwing to score two 3rd quarter TD’s to take a 21-14 lead. James Bell latched onto a beautifully thrown post pattern for a 33 yard strike early in the 4th. Now…the momentum jumped back to the Rams sideline. Neither team scored until Ladue, after receiving back-back short fields, scored on their 2nd great field possession when Daylen Edwards powered his way over the goal line from 4 yards out with only 3:18 left in the game. Jack Fox iced it up with a 36 yd FG with only 0:55 seconds left. Next up for the Rams is Battle High School.

….talk about a brand new face—Battle (9-4), in only its 2nd year of existence, continued its magical dream as they scored two TD’s within 50 seconds in the 2nd quarter to grab a 13-7 lead over Ft Zumwalt North (11-2). The Panthers answered in the 2nd quarter when Deon Lewis dove in from a yard out but, like the Spartans, the Panthers missed their PAT after their 2nd TD and the score was tied 13-13 at half. Just 5 plays into the 2nd half, Battle QB Brevinn Tyler hit Jaevon McQuitty for a 51 yard scoring strike. With the PAT, it was 20-13. From this point on, the Spartan defense dominated. Battle surrendered a meager 28 total yards on 11 rushes, allowed only 1 first down, no completions and forced three turnovers. This was against a Panther offense that averaged 35 ppg throughout the season.

…either team of the semifinal game between Cape Central (11-2) and St Charles West (11-2) will be making their 1st appearance EVER in the championship game. Cape Central (11-1) took advantage of three interceptions while controlling the LOS to hand Affton a 34-14 loss in the Quarters. Jaelin Reddin’s pick early in the 2nd half gave the Tigers a short field that they gobbled up in hurry to open up 21 point bulge. Braion Owens led the Tigers ground attack with 198 yards, 3 TD’s on 21 carries. Meanwhile, the Warriors of St Charles West jumped ahead 21-7 over the Westminster Wildcats in the 2nd quarter only to see the talented Wildcats rally to tie it at 21-21 in the 3rd. SCW then took control by scoring the next 4 touchdowns on their way to a 49-28 victory. While the Warriors rushed for 300 yards offensively, they halted the Wildcat rushing game to just 56 yards. The Warriors lost their first two games of the season and now own an 11 game winning streak. One of those losses was to Cape Central! Click here for SCW vs WCA REPlay … 

Cape Coach Nathan Norman will join us on the Road to the Dome Show on Thursday.  Click here for the show …

Other guests on the Road to the Dome Show should include Kevin Miles (Palmyra) – Click here for their REPlay …  and Brandon Shelby (Skyline). Click here for their REPlay … AND  Click here for the show …

 

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District Champion Night

Bob-RyanDistrict Championship Night saw many come-back rallies that led to victory. Yes…there were some real lopsided victories but the suspense of these rallies ruled the night….

….At Jackson, Vianney jumped to a 35-3 halftime lead. Nolan Snyder had 3 TD receptions and the Golden Griffins seemed “in charge”. The 2nd half started without much fanfare as the Indians punted on their first two possessions. Then the explosion started! Scoring on their next 3 possessions and a total of 36 unanswered points, Jackson prevails 39-35. All of the 2nd half TD’s were passes from Jeremy Elliot who piled up 478 passing yards with his 5 TD passes. This offensive-filled game saw Vianney generate 408 yards (254-passing; 154-rushing). Watch this thrilling REPlay—

…Behind 26-7 at half, a perennial Class 5 powerhouse, Ft Osage remained calm in the locker room as they “kept the course” against a fired up Winnetonka team. The Griffins (8-3) had piled up an incredible 276 yards while building their lead over the Indians. The 2nd half saw a different Ft Osage team. Scoring on their 1st possession of the 2nd half as Skylar Thompson scored on a 10 yard run, the tide seemed to begin to turn. Early in the 4th, Jonah Tuimaseve intercepted a slant pass to took it all the down to the 3 yard line. It was punched over – score now 26-21. On the next possession and with a short field, the Indians controlled the LOS and scored again to take a 29-26 lead. But…it wasn’t over…the Griffins marched deep into Indian territory with an impressive drive. Again the Indian defense made the play. Josh Tuimaseve picked up a fumble that was forced by his brother, and rambled 80 yards down the field to put the icing on the 36-26 victory. Ft Osage outscored the Griffins 29-0 in the 2nd half!

..btw….Prepcasts will hold their 2nd annual Road to the Dome – leading up to this weekend’s games. You’ll hear from Coaches in all six classifications in the next 3 weeks with the first presentation this Thursday at 7:00pm. Enjoy and learn about these STATE tournament teams directly from their coaches! Click this link to listen to the SHOW …

 

…Trailing 28-6 at half and still on the short end of a 28-13 score at the end of 3 quarter, the Ladue Rams looked to be in deep trouble against the Webster Groves Statesman (7-2). The 4th quarter saw the “Rally Magic” of the night! Ladue’s Daylen Edwards 14 yard TD scamper at the 10:34 mark cut the deficit to 28-17—still 2 scores. With 7:39 left in the game, the momentum really turned as Mario Whitley scored on a blocked punt from 45 yards out. Finally with only 36 seconds left in the game, Jack Fox shocked everyone as he raced in for the score from 37 yards out to give Ladue their only lead of the game 34-28.  Listen to the REPlay …

…behind 21-7 to Blue Springs, the Rockhurst Hawklets knew that they had an uphill climb. After all, the Wildcats were the 2X defending Class 6 Champions. Rockhurst scored 21 straight points to grab a 28-27 lead. This game was far from over. With 6:51 left in the game Cobi Bissell punched in a 1 yard TD run to cut the lead to 28-27. After a Hawklet penalty on the PAT, Blue Springs went for the 2 point conversion. QB Ian Brown rolled out, saw nothing he liked so he ducked into the end zone to give the Wildcats the 29-28 lead. At this point, Rockhurst turned in over to Jr. AJ Taylor. The running back had been told during the week to expect a heavy dose of work. He led the Hawklets down the field with run after run. It came down to a 4th & goal with 2:16 left. Taylor plunged over left tackle. In the officials view, he had crossed the goal line (barely) for the winning TD. Rockhurst wins 34-29. This epic battle came down to an inch—one way or the other—what a great game! Remember, Rockhurst’s only loss was in week 1 to undefeated Class 4 Champ-Webb City.

Some rallies fell just short…

…in the Class 5, District 6 Championship game, Carthage piled up a 35-6 halftime lead over Williard. Tiger QB Alex Derryberry had 4 TD tosses in the first half. The 2nd half was completely opposite. Both teams moved the ball up and down the field. It was really wild—punts were a foreign object! When Williard scored with just under 2:30 left, the Williard Tigers had cut the lead to 48-47! Williard decided to go for 2 points and the win. Cathage made a diving tackle to save the 2-point conversion and Carthage prevailed 48-47! There was plenty of offense for each side-Carthage had 487 total yards while Williard finished with 459.

…Cape Central never trailed. The opening kickoff return saw Al Young scamper 90 yards for the TD. However, the quick striking Tigers had a genuine battle with the Hillsboro Hawks. Cape also scored quickly on their 1st drive of the 2nd half to build a 28-14 lead. Hillsboro answered—the Hawks assembled a 13 play drive when Chris Walsh scored his 3rd TD of the game to make it 28-21. Central came right back with a scoring drive of their own to stretch the lead back to 35-21 late in the 3rd quarter. Hawks running back Trey Terry’s 41 yard gallop highlighted the Hawks next drive which again cut it to a 7 point margin 35-28. Each team scored again on their next possession so now it was 42-35, Cape Central. Finally, on the final play of the game, Hillsboro’s Sam Mock’s pass fell incomplete to end this thrilling game. Taking a page out of the past, Hillsboro did it all on the ground—400 yards on 66 carries and 0 for 3 in the passing game!

…not a monumental number like some of the earlier scores, the California Pintos (#2 rated, 12-0) needed late heroics to upend the #8 team in STATE, the Blair Oaks Falcons. After a back-forth first half with the lead changing hands frequently, at the 7:38 of the 4th, the Pintos took their first lead since the 2nd quarter as Jaden Barr connected with Landon Mouse on a 20 yard TD strike. Blair Oaks came right back and scored in just four plays when QB Jordan Hair hit C.J.Closser for a 36 yard TD pass with just 6:11 left in the game. California then started its 11 play drive that culminated when Jose Magana kicked his career FIRST FG with only 1:25 left from 35 yards out! The Pintos advance with the 32-30 victory.

…some explosive offensive machines clicked ahead

…Kirkwood steamrolled Lafayette 56-9 … Click here for that REPlay … while CBC manhandled long-time foe, Hazelwood Central 45-0. Click here for that REPlay …     This sets up a terrific Class 6 semifinal matchup.

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Now the 2nd Season Begins

Bob-RyanSeveral teams taste defeat for 1st time in week 9!

A goal for good teams is to go unbeaten for the season. Week 9 is the conclusion of the regular season play in Missouri as Week 10 sees the beginning of District/State tournament. Look at some to the teams that fell for the first time this season—

….SLUH (6-2) tops Kirkwood (7-1) 38-35 in a terrific game. Click here for the 2nd half REPlay … Kirkwood had been ranked #4 in St Louis and #5 in class 5 MOsports Power Poll. The Jr Bills are enjoying their best season since 2008 when they were 9-4 and now are shooting to repeat this “unbeaten snap” at least one more time since they are in the #3 slot in their district as CBC and Hazelwood Central are each unbeaten.

….Jackson (8-1) knocked off Miller Career (8-1) 28-14 at home in a matchup between two top 10 teams. The Indians were ranked #7 in class 5 while the Phoenix #5 in class 4.

…St Charles West Warriors assures itself the top seed in Class 4, District 3 as the topple the Ladue Rams (8-1) 33-24.

…In a prelude to a likely District championship matchup in 3 weeks, Westminster (8-1) used field position and domination in the line-play to topple Borgia(8-1) 35-14. The two teams will likely flip-flop their #1-2 seeds in Class 4 district 4 as District opens up next week.

…in a battle between TWO unbeaten teams—someone had to be removed from a perfect record. It was a battle between the #3, Class 4 team (Carl Junction) and #1, Class 2 team (Lamar). Deciding the Champion of the Big 8, Carl Junction scored two 4th quarter TD’s to edge the Lamar Tigers 29-28. On their final drive, Lamar’s FG attempt from 42 yards out was wide.

…Lockwood was only 1 of 3 class 1 teams with an unblemished record but Jaspar handed them a 36-16 defeat to push them out of the unbeaten ranks.

…the Bolivar Liberators spoiled Reeds Springs hopes of a perfect season with a 33-28 victory.

On the other hand….some did finish with a perfect regular season mark….

…CBC (9-0)trailing 13-3 during first half, scored big in the final quarter to upend Rock Bridge 40-26.

…Park Hills Central (9-0) after whipping Farmington 39-3.

…California Pintos (9-0)beat Warsaw 56-20 as they win the top seed in Class 3, District 1.

…Valle Catholic (9-0) continues their 24 game winning streak as they trounce St Pius 47-9. The Warriors enter district competition as the team “to beat” if you have your eyes set on the Class 1 STATE title.

…In the same district, Class 2, District 8, Brookfield (9-0) and E.Buchanon (9-0) will be the two top seeds.

…Malden (9-0) smashed Dexter in the worst looking score of the night 76-9 as they grab #1 seed in Class 2, District 1.

…very quietly, Hogan Prep as stayed unbeaten in Class 3, District 7 play.

…one of the teams that always seems to be there—Maryville notches another perfect season as they as they tumble Lafayette (ST. Joseph) 55-28.

..Affton caps off an exciting season as they beat St Charles 36-21. Only a couple years ago, the Cougars were struggling but now they’ve gone 9-0!

…of course, how could we have this section on unbeaten and NOT expect to see Webb City (9-0). The Cardinals handled Branson 42-5 to round out another regular season.

Some other district flashes…

….Nixa (5-4) upended the top Seed of their district(entering week 9) Republic(5-4) 23-7. The Eagles will flip-flop their #2 seed with the top seed on the basis of the win. Down 7-3 at half, the Eagles regrouped offensively and shut down the single wing offense of the Tigers. Nixa will earn the top seed of Class 5, District 5 with a 5-4 record.

…in class 2, District 5, the Brentwood Eagles finish 9-0 but most likely will NOT catch the #1 seed, Lutheran North. The Crusaders (8-1) will keep their 1st place seed with their win over St. Mary’s . How could this happen? The point system being employed by MSHSAA (devised by Football Committee) has several parameters. Wins alone is just one consideration. Other parameters include size of opposition (larger/smaller classification); record of opponents; margin of victory provides points (up to 13). Clearly, the team with the “tougher” schedule gets rewarded with their wins. Ditto same scenario for Strafford (9-0) as they pound Ash Grove 50-0 but won’t win top seed as Liberty-Mt View (8-1) beat Houston 55-6 and should hang on as #1 seed in Class 2, District 3.

…when it’s all tabulated, there is a good chance that Cardinal Ritter (3-6) will grab the top seed of Class 2, District 2 after losing to Sikeston 20-0. The Lions seldom compete in regular season against other Class 2 level teams so…see note above

…talk about tough—Class 2 District 7 has not one or two but three unbeaten teams with two other teams only beaten once. Yet, another team lost Friday so they finish 7-2 and have the 6th best record in this amazing district! Lafayette County, S.Calloway and St. Paul Lutheran (Concordia) all finish 9-0 ! Ft Tolten Catholic and Cole Camp finish 8-1 while Hallsville drops to 7-2! WOW! Lafayette County and S.Calloway were 1-2 in the seeds prior to this weekend’s action. Final totals will be very tight!!

Now the 2nd season begins—lose now and your season is history.

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SLMFCA 7 on 7 – Silver and Bronze Winners

slmfca 7 on 7In the Silver Division the finalists were Parkway North vs Ladue and in the Bronze Division the finalists were Francis Howell Central and Troy.  Click here for the replay.

Archive! – Mar. 12 – HS Boys Basketball – Class 5, Sectional – Hazelwood Cental vs Ladue

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Ladue edges Chaminade in terrific Championship Game – Bob Ryan Blog – District Final

Chaminade logo Bob Ryan LadueLadue edges Chaminade in terrific Championship Game – click here to view the game

 

      The Ladue Rams and the Chaminade Red Devils hooked up in a terrific District Championship Game Friday. Two of the top rated teams in the area, each displaying All-Metro players, didn’t disappoint anyone in a very entertaining game that was won by Ladue 61-58 in front of an over-flow crowd at SLUH. Watch this fun replay—

 

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      The Red Devils jumped out to an 11-2 lead as Tyler Cook and Grant Hollander led the way in the early part of the quarter. Ladue settled down and Cornell Johnston began to warm up as he scored 5 points late. It was 16-9, Chaminade as the 1st quarter buzzer sounded.

 

      Chaminade stretched its lead to 20-9 (it’s largest lead of the game) when Cook dunked the ball. It was still a comfortable 25-13 lead as Mike Lewis drained a 3-ball. Ladue had a quick 5-point run as Jon Collins banged home a trey. Ladue gave the Red Devils a taste of what was to come on the final possession of the 1st half. Trailing 31-23 with 40+ seconds, the Rams let Cornell Johnston take over. He dribbled around, darted into the key area and back out to run the clock down under 10 seconds. The final shot at the buzzer was good by Jon Collins and it was 31-25 Red Devils at half.

 

      The start of the 2nd half was stunning! Ladue ran off 13 consecutive points! Cornell Johnston was on fire- he hit a 3, a FT, a step-back 3-ball, stole the ball to set up Connor Spiritas for a layup during this stretch. It was now 38-31, Ladue. Chaminade rallied for a 5 point run as Damon Patterson banged home a trey and Jayson Tatum jammed home one off the bounce after an explosive move from the top of the key to slice the lead to 38-36. With a bit over 4 minutes left in 3rd quarter, Ladue went to a spread type offense and Cornell Johnston was the engineer.  Now Tatum and Johnston took control of the game. Johnston scored on a nifty OOB play, Tatum tipped in a basket, Johnston hits another step-back 3, Tatum scores on a power move down the lane. With the score 42-40 (Ladue), Jordan Cosby hit a buzzer beating from beyond the arc so the Rams held a 45-40 lead entering the final quarter.

 

      Jayson Tatum scored on a 12-ft to open the quarter, n0w 45-42. Using the spread offense, the Rams scored. Their next possession, Tatum rebounded the missed shot and went coast-coast with an elegant dunk to wrap up the play. Mike Lewis (Cham) went 1 of 2 at the line on next possession and it was 47-45 still Ladue. Cornell Johnston score the next 5 points of the game on 2 FT and a trey—now 52-45. Red Devils answer with 4 consecutive points-all free throws as Tatum and Damon Patterson go 4 for 4 collectively. Now it was 52-49. Andrew Maddock drove baseline making it 54-49. Patterson’s trey tightened it up to 54-52. Johnston hit both of his FT then Tatum answers with a 3 point play—56-55-Ladue. Cham forced a turnover and Mike Lewis’ bucket gave the lead to the Red Devils 57-56. Andrew Maddock was fouled as he scored on a put-back and completed the old-fashioned 3-pt play as the Rams regained the lead 59-57. The Red Devils hit 1 of 2 FT to cut lead to 59-58. With 10 seconds left, Maddock is fouled. After a Red Devil time out, he hits both FT–now 61-58. Tatum accepted the OOB pass in the back court, was pressured as the clock ticked and the long, desperate 3 point shot was off. The crowd erupted!  It was a great game, great atmosphere, great players! – Click here to view the game

 

 

 

           

 

Archive! – Mar. 7 – HS Boys Basketball – Class 5, District 8 Final – Chaminade vs Ladue

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HS Soccer – Class 2 – Ladue 1 vs Parkway West 0 – OT

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Jim Baer Blog – Class 4 FB – Westminster / Ladue

westminster logo Ladue Junior Rams 100x50James BaerClick here to view the game – Ladue and Westminster have tangled in district football the past two years with the same results. Last year, Ladue was blanked 28-0, and lost to the Wildcats in a driving rain at St. Louis U. High in the Class 4 District finals, Monday night 28-20. Miscues and personal fouls put Ladue into too deep a hole to recover.

It was the Brett Bond Show for the Wildcats. The 6-foot-2, 210 pound senior pounded the Ladue defense was some tenacious down hill running.

Bond threw for more than 150 yards, including TD strikes of 65 and 34 to his favorite receiver Demetrius Williams and the Wildcats ended Ladue’s season at 10-2. Ladue lost the opener to Parkway Central, then ran off 10-consecutive wins before the loss to Westminster.

Bond added a 15-yard TD run for good measure.

Almus Bradley came up with two key interceptions including the second one to end the game and Ladue’s final hopes.

Players of the game …

QB Brent Bond of Westminster – Lion’s Choice 212 Athlete of the Game – and QB Matthew Hooper of Ladue – Custom Shirts Graphics Standout Player of the Game.

Bond threw for more than 150 yards, including TD strikes of 65 and 34 to Demetrius Williams and the Wildcats defeated Ladue 28-20 in Class 4 in the district finals at St. Louis U. High. He scored a third o a 15 yard run.

Hooper threw for more than 1,800 yards this season and threw a 46-yard pass to Cody Kniptash and scored on a one-yard but the Rams came up short to a team they lost to 28-0 last year..

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Westminster meets the winner of Webb City and Carl Junction in the Class 4 semifinals with the winner going to the Edward Jones Dome Thanksgiving weekend for the Show Me Bowl state championships.

HS Football – Class 4 – Westminster 28 @ Ladue 20

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