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.

One West over another West

Kody Stricklin Announcer PicKyle Luetters Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 1.07.32 PMIn a battle that featured offensive stars on both sides of the ball, the Longhorns of Parkway West were able to roll to victory against the Lions of Northwest Cedar Hill by the final score of 42-13 .
 
The Longhorns struck first with a nine yard rush by Nick Lewis which was quickly followed by a one yard fun for another touchdown by Simon Lindo before the end of the first quarter.
 
Brad Peeples was able to help the Lions get on the board with a two yard run to open the second quarter but the Longhorns remained in control. Austin Sisk connected with Wyatt Yess and Jake Seers for a pair of passing touchdowns while Lewis added another score on the ground.
 
In all, the Longhorns racked up nearly 425 yards of total offense on the evening.

Heading into round one of the playoffs, Parkway West will take on the Parkway Central Colts while Northwest Cedar Hill travels to face the Kirkwood Pioneers.

Lions Hook UP with Longhorns

Kyle Luetters Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 1.07.32 PMKody Stricklin Announcer PicThe final regular season weekend in Missouri High School football actions features a match up between the Lions of Northwest Cedar Hill and the Longhorns of Parkway West.
 
The Lions are looking for their second win of the season as they take on Parkway West for Senior Night. A 42-18 loss against Fox last week dropped the team to 1-7 and hungry for a victory. Running back, Brad Peeples, continues to be a focal point for the Lion offense with over 500 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns for the season.

For the Longhorns, this game will be an opportunity to rebound from a 42-21 loss to Clayton last weekend. Win number three looks to be within grasp, if Parkway West can get the ball into the hands of Simon Lindo who is averaging 4.4 yards per carry and seven touchdowns in 2014.

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.

Click here for the Northwest – Oakville game …

* – Class 3 state ranking

Northwest Homecoming Takes a Hit

Kyle Luetters Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 1.07.32 PMIn week four of area High School football action, the Park Hills Central Rebels traveled to House Springs, Missouri for a showdown with the Lions of Northwest High. In the end, the Rebels proved to be too much as they handed the Lions their third loss of the season by besting them, 40-0, on homecoming night.

Coming into the matchup, the Rebels were riding a three game winning streak while the Lions were looking to get back to .500 after a 1-2 start to the year.

Even with the tandem of Minor Strong and Brad Peeples at running back, the Lions offense stalled early and watched as the Rebels blocked a punt, which turned into early points. That tone, set early, would follow the Lions throughout the game as they often had trouble gaining positive yardage on the ground.

Rebel Running backs Brandon Mayberry and Drew Harlow completed highlight worthy, 20+ yard runs for touchdowns as quarterback Jake Bridges connected with receiver Braydon Manion on numerous occasions for spectacular plays.

It is worth mentioning that the two teams drew a combined 26 penalites, which is sure to be a coaching point in practice this week.

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The Lions will continue to search for answers as they host Oakville Tigers at home. The Rebels will also be at home as they host the Potosi Trojans. Both games will be a 7:00 p.m. kick off on Friday, September 19th.

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 …

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Congratulations to our First Prepcasts LLC Scholarship Winners

Northwestsportsnetwork 2014 NHS Scholarship WinnersWE are proud to present our first set of scholarship winners from Northwest High School.

Pictured along with Jeff Taggart the Northwest Athletic Director are [Left to right]: Brent Knese, Alicia Whitesides and Kayla Stout.

All three of these recipients were student managers for Northwest and 2014 graduates.
To receive information about the Prepcasts LLC Scholarship please contact Tim Miller @ Prepcasts, the phone # is on our banner.