An emotional win for Eureka last Sat.

Tyler PosloskyWeek 6 Gamer | Eureka 31, Marquette 7 – Click here for the REPlay …

Eureka could’ve laid down against Marquette last Saturday night.

 After everything this team, school and community had been through over the past week, no one would’ve blamed them.

 As Marquette glided through Eureka’s defense for a touchdown on its opening drive, the game was heading in an ugly direction. And it appeared Eureka had no answers.

 Then, something special—almost surreal—happened. Driven by raw emotion, the Wildcats came together, rallied from an early seven-point deficit and scored 31 unanswered points to cap the win.

 It was more than a team win, according to Eureka head coach Farrell Shelton. It wasn’t all about football.

 “It’s what makes Eureka such a classic community school,” Shelton said following his team’s third straight win. “I was very proud.”

 Eureka’s first possession was spoiled by two penalties. An illegal block in the back and an illegal procedure forced the Wildcats to punt from deep inside their own territory.

 Brett Geisz’s rugby-style punt took a Marquette bounce and settled at the Eureka 48 yard line, where the Mustangs took over. Jack Whitworth’s 25-yard rush set up Demarko Johnson’s 29-yard touchdown run to give the Mustangs the early lead and the momentum.

 On Eureka’s ensuing drive, Geisz threw an ill-advised pass near the Marquette sideline. Mustangs’ defensive back John Jackson jumped the route and intercepted Geisz to halt the drive.

 With a chance to go up two scores, the Mustangs were unable to pull through when Charlie Kreh’s 35-yard field goal attempt was blocked at the line of scrimmage.

 Just when the Wildcats appeared to find their offensive rhythm, running back Stephen Erutti coughed up the ball at the Marquette 31 with 2:55 remaining in the first quarter.

 The Mustangs took over, but to no avail. The Wildcats stood on their heads against a potent rushing attack from the Mustangs. It was only a mater of time before Geisz and the rest of the Wildcats’ offense got going—their next drive to be exact.

 On fourth down near midfield, Shelton called for a fake punt. It worked to perfection. Geisz—positioned a few yards deeper than normal—took the snap and fired a dart to Daniel Shelton, who ran it all the way down to the Marquette 31 for a new set of downs.

 It was Eureka’s second fake punt in as many games, and the trickery eventually set up Cameron Nisbet’s 10-yard touchdown run to tie it 7-7.

 The score tilted the game for good.

 The Wildcats took the lead on Geisz’ one-yard rush to make it 14-7. Geisz avenged his first-quarter interception with a quarterback keeper on another fourth-down conversion to keep the drive alive.

 Later in the quarter, Erutti made up for his earlier fumble with a four-yard run to give the Wildcats a 14-point cushion.

 “We were off 15 days, we had the bye [week], you could tell in the first half we came out a little rusty,” Shelton said. “I think all of us, players and coaches, we were trying to get in the swing of things.”

 Marquette never recovered.

 Bo Highfill added a 37-yard field goal to make it 24-7 with less than five minutes to play in the third, and Erutti recorded his second rushing touchdown of the night, this time from seven yards out to seal the win.

 After the game, Shelton awarded the game ball to the Eureka Golden Line in memory of Natalie Timm, who was tragically killed in a car accident not two weeks ago.

 “I told [the team] we’ve got 2 1/2 hours to maybe forget things, but then the reality is going to hit with the Timm’s family, the Golden Line family and the whole Eureka community.”

 

Week 3 – Lightning & Thunder – Bob Ryan Review

Bob-RyanOn this Friday night, the East side of the STATE saw many games postponed due to a strong storm that brought lightning and thunder through the area. However, there was other forms of lightning & thunder on this night…

….in Warrenton, there was a rumble that have never been heard previously…the Warrenton Warriors (3-0) beat the Washington Bluejays (1-2) for the FIRST TIME in the history of the two schools. The 14-6 victory, sandwiched between a 30 minute rain delay and a deluge just as the game concluded. This exciting game that saw momentum blow from side to side included a Warrenton fumble on the 1 yard line, a Bluejay extra-point out of the swinging gate fail.

…. That explosion that you heard in Brentwood isn’t any storm, it’s the Brentwood Eagles being led by Jacob Clay. The Eagles pounded Sumner 67-20 to raise their record to 3-0. Jacob Clay scored 4 more TD’s to elevate his total to 13 for the season (none have been scored in the 4th quarter all year). He has rushed for 707 yards and is averaging over 18 yards/carry!

…that late lightning you saw was at Marquette HS. The Jackson Indians scored twice in the final 1:41 of the game to upend the Mustangs 22-14. In a game delayed approximately 2 hours, turnovers led to both of the late TD by the Indians. The #2, Class 5 team raised their mark to 3-0.

…the constant blast of thunder was found when two unbeaten teams, East Buchanon and W.Platte, had a real shootout– E.Buchanon 50 W. Platte 36. Bulldog Jr QB Colby Rapp shredded the Bluejays defense for 406 passing yards and 3 touchdown tosses.

…despite waiting until Saturday morning to play, there was a late, very late, lightning bolt strike at Parkway North. As the time expired, Parkway Central’s Michael Rembold booted a 39 yard FG to lead the Colts to a hard-fought 17-14 over the Vikings.

….at the end of 3 quarters at Kirkwood, it was tied at 21-21 between the Pioneers and the Lafayette Lancers. Suddenly, it poured down Pioneer points! Racing to a 27 point outburst in the final quarter, Kirkwood won 48-21 in a terrific non-conference matchup.

…at Bentonville Ark, the calm before the final thunder came very late in the game. When Bentonville scored with 39 seconds to bring the Tigers within a single point against Rockhurst 17-16. Tigers Coach had to make a decision! Everyone waited as Coach Barry Lunney made up his mind. He decided to go for two points since there are no overtimes allowed in Arkansas when you play an out-state opponent. He didn’t want to play for a tie. The pass failed so Rockhurst (2-1) went back home with a tough win. Win or lose…great call by Coach!

…there was plenty of electricity in the air, but not in the power box as the game was delayed a few minutes. Once the lights came on, it was a thrilling Ozark conference game between two 2-0 teams. The defending champions Kickapoo and the talented Joplin Eagle team. The explosion of big plays just kept coming in the Chiefs 48-42 OT win over the Eagles. While Kickapoo’s Tony Grant crossed the goal line FIVE times. This game came down to the last seconds. Scoring with 8 seconds remaining, Joplin wanted to go for two points and the win. Some confusion resulted in a delay of game penalty so the PAT tied it at 42-42. Joplin didn’t score on their 1st possession in OT but Grant plunged in from a yard out for the winner.

…LATE LIGHTNING BOLTS ACROSS THE AREA…

… MICDS scored 14 points in last quarter including a 22 yard reception by Harry Wellford from Jordan Jackson with just 0:14 seconds left to edge Lutheran South 20-14 

…Pacific’s (2-1) Eain Roberts 4 yard run with only 2:42 left was the difference as the Pacific Indians outlasted St. Clair Bulldogs 20-18                                                                          

 …scoring the last 20 points of the game, D.T. Christiansen (O’Fallon Christian) raced 16 yards with only 2:03 left in the game to provide the Eagles with a 27-26 victory over the Trinity Titans.

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Check out the New Football Show – Prepcasts LLI – Week 2

prepcasts facebook profilePrepcasts is proud to announce the continuation of our addition to our Friday night high school football coverage.  This Friday night at 6:30, we will continue the Prepcasts Live Listen In (LLI) show. Prepcasts will continue to bring you our featured Friday night games, but the Prepcasts LLI show will only enhance the coverage. Hosted this week by Tim Miller, the Prepcasts LLI show will run until around 10:00, and it will provide coverage of all of our featured games in addition to updated scores from high school football contests across the St. Louis area and from our affiliates in Ste. Gen and KCMW. In addition, we will bring you pre-game and post-game analysis of all our featured games from our Prepcasts broadcast crews.
 
So remember, the Prepcasts LLI show will air live every Friday night from 6:30 – 10:00 and, as an added bonus, all shows will be archived for on-demand listening at your convenience, free of charge. Click here for that show …

The Prepcasts Broadcasting Network Promotes MDA

MDA logoThis would be the weekend that you would always stay up late and watch Jerry Lewis do his annual fundraising on his telethon.  With his retirement the torch has been passed to the communities and to us.

The Prepcasts Broadcasting Network will try to do their part to keep this need alive this weekend.  We will be promoting what MDA is doing in the Kansas City area on those broadcasts and what St. Louis is doing with the KSDK-TV mini telethon on the east side of the state broadcasts.

Here is a link about the Kansas City Lock-UP … http://www2.mda.org/site/TR/Lock-Up/77-675-KansasCityDistrict?fr_id=12019&pg=entry and a link about the telethon … http://archive.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=335464

The broadcasts will also be presenting PSA’s from celebrities during the broadcasts as well.

Thanks for those that have already supported MDA and please give what you can when the Firefighter’s come around with their boots this weekend.

 

Northwest Lions Football Home Friday on the New Turf

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The Northwest Lions come home after a tough game vs Hazelwood West on Saturday.  Click here for the replay …

The Lions will have their Football Debut on the New Turf facing Marquette.  Click here for that game …

Join The Northwest Sports Network for all the football schedule and three of all the other sports again this year on www.prepcasts.com

Click on the PREPCASTS logo below to hear what Coach Hoth has to say about the upcoming Northwest football season.

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The Rockwood Sports Network returns this fall to Prepcasts.com

ROCKWODDSPORTNETWORKWE are pleased to welcome back for a third year The Rockwood Sports Network.  The plan again this year is to cover Rockwood Schools when they matchup in Girls Volleyball, Football, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball.  All of these events will be video streamed.

Last year The Rockwood Sports Network included nearly 20 different games including many State Playoff Games.  Please visit the website for the scheduled games coming soon in Volleyball and Football.  You can also go to The Rockwood Sports Network page to see past games from previous seasons.  Then just click on your school EurekaLafayetteMarquetteRockwood Summit.

As a bonus, many of the Rockwood School Teams will also be featured when they play other School Partners, so please check the home page schedule often.

The first RSN games are: in football … Eureka @ Lafayette on 8/22/14 and in volleyball … Summit @ Eureka on 8/27/14.  The first appearance for Marquette will be when they travel to Northwest for an audio event in football on 8/29/14.

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