Best Matchups in Week 1 of Districts!

Best Matchups in Week 1 of Districts!

Generally, the best matchups in this weekend of play is the #4 vs #5. That’s true in several cases but there’s a few exceptions…check it out as we list the best games of the weekend between two teams with solid records.


Class 6, District 3 should have 2 good games–

#3 Ft Zumwalt West (6-3) vs #6 Rock Bridge (4-5)

…Two teams that played extremely tough schedules. Now each hopes to build on the strength of their schedule for a successful post season.


#4 Timberland (5-4) vs #5 Blue Springs South (4-5)

…A matchup from opposite ends of the STATE sees Timberland and BSS each looking for their first real signature win of the season.


Class 6, District 4

#4 Kickapoo (6-3) vs #5 Joplin (6-3)

…a rematch of a 48-42 OT thriller of week 3as the Chiefs came out on top…expect another high scoring affair between these two high-octane offensive machines


Class 5, District 3

#4 Ft Zumwalt South (6-3) vs #5 Parkway North (4-4)

…This comes down to the Bulldogs electric offense vs the stingy North defense


Class 4, District 2

#4 St. Mary’s (5-4) vs #5 Gateway STEM (5-4)

…These teams hooked up in a 14-13 in week 1 when SM scored on their last 2 possessions. We’re expecting another tight one. This game will be video streamed LIVE on Prepcasts


Class 4, District 4

#4 Sullivan (5-4) vs #5 Priory (5-4)

…Probably a first time matchup between these two schools. The Rebels finished the season on a 3 game winning streak while the Eagles look to bounce back from a tough week 9 game against Helias.


Class 4, District 8

…from top to bottom – this is toughest Class 4 District-anything goes!!

#4 Van Horn (7-2) vs #5 Lafayette-St Joseph (6-3)

#3 Smithville (7-2) vs #6 Savannah (6-3)


Class 2, District 7

…this incredible district had three unbeaten teams, two 8-1 teams and a 7-2 team! WOW!

#4 Hallsville (7-2) vs #5 Ft Tolten Catholic (8-1)

#3 St Paul Lutheran (Concordia) (9-0) vs #6 Cole Camp (8-1)


Class 2, District 8

#4 Lawson (6-3) vs #5 Lexington (6-3)

…Two traditionally strong programs lock horns in a tough game for any #4 or #5!

Snapshot of Week 4-MO HS Football [Bob Ryan]

Bob-Ryan…Best games of the Week…

2 OT thriller with all the ups & downs of we’re “in” to we’re “toast” between Ray-Pec Panthers and Blue Springs South Jaguars. Ray-Pec tied the game against Blue Springs South with 1:16 remaining at 14-14 when Isiah Truss scored. 1st OT saw each team score and bang in PAT. In 2nd OT Ray-Pec had the ball first and sophomore James Sappington knocked home a 42 yard FG giving the Panthers a 24-21 lead. The Jags were stopped stone-cold on their first 3 plays. Disdaining a long FG attempt, BSS QB Colton Pogue, starting his 1st game!, lofted the ball toward the end zone and Briley Moore-McKinney dove for the ball, snatching it cleanly for the game winner. BSS 27 Ray-Pec 24

 …as the final buzzer sounded, Jack Faron (Parkway North) boomed his 2nd FG of the night through the uprights as the Vikings (2-2) edged the Summit Falcons (3-1) 12-9. It isn’t often, in these days, that you win a game scoring only ONE touchdown! Want the replay… Click here to view …

 …Diamond Wildcats score with under 50 seconds left in the game to take 14-11 lead over Pierce City. The Eagles Brian Parra-Navarro immediately answered! He took the kickoff “to the house” for 82 yards as he snatched victory from defeat 18-14 for Pierce City.

 …Three missed PAT’s doomed Lutheran-St Charles this weekend. Missing two kicks and one pass on PAT’s the Cougars fell 19-18 to the Trinity Tritons. The final Cougar TD came with only 3:46 left in the game.


…Best Comeback of the Night…

Trailing 26-0 in the 3rd quarter, the Hannibal Pirates were in trouble. Able to move the ball all night (286 rushing, 155 passing), suddenly Hannibal came alive. Scoring 27 unanswered points, Hannibal took the lead when Shamar Griffith plowed over with 2:16 left in the game.


Most surprising score…

…each team brought in identical records but the St Mary’s Dragons romped to a 63-7 victory over the Duchesne Pioneers (ranked #13, Class 4 in last poll) in a AAA-Large School conference game.


…Baseball score?…

Aurora 6 Seneca 6…WOW!


…Peak at some games “of note” of Top 10 Teams..

Class 6….

#1 Lee Summit West beat #9 Rock Bridge 48-34. The jump to Class 6 for the Titans seems to be more like a hop-scotch jump than a leap J

#5 Rockhurst (3-1) won the 2nd consecutive game against an Arkasas team, Har-Ber 46-22.

#6 Lee Summit edged Lee Summit North (1-3) 31-28

Class 5…

#1 Ft Osage (4-0) continues to roll easily–47-12 over N.KC

#2 Jackson (4-0) crushes Farmington 55-7 (see note below)

#3 Winnetonka (3-1) beat Raytown (2-2) 21-7

Class 4

##1 Webb City (4-0) knocks off previously unbeaten Republic (3-1) 49-14—can they move up a class (or two)?

#2 Helias (4-0) beat Class 6, Hickman 48-7

#3 Kearney (4-0) 49-28 victors over Raytown South

These three teams have continually been in the Class 4 Championship Games in recent years.

Class 3 – had ELEVEN unbeaten teams in last poll

#1 Maryville Spoofhounds (4-0)-received all 15 1st place votes last week (justifiably) – beat Bishop LeBlond (St Joe) 58-19

#3 Blair Oaks (3-1) dropped a 42-28 decision to Hallsville (4-0)

#10 Centralia (3-1) lost their 1st game to Brookfield 40-7

Class 2

#1 Lamar (4-0)-also a unanimous choice as #1 in last week’s vote-49-0 victory over Cassville

#3 Mt View-Liberty (3-1) lost to Ava 34-27

#8 Malden (4-0) smashed Scott City 71-8 (see note below)

#9 Herman (4-0) 65-7 winners of Liberty (Wentzville). Herman now averaging 58 ppg !

Class 1

#1 Valle Catholic (4-0) shutout Crystal City 54-0 (see note below) – another #1 team garnishing all votes last week

#2 Hamilton-Penney (4-0) 69-30 victors over Mid-Buchanon

#3 Westran (3-1) 55-7 win (see note below) over Schuyler County- only loss to Valle Catholic


…need a new “mercy” rule”?….

As one reads through some scores from this weekend like 65-7, 45-0, 55-0, 54-6 and many other one-sided football scores, one must realize a couple facts. These are high school games…you play to win the game, not annihilate the opponent. Most times, the skill level of the two teams is evident immediately. Most coaches try to keep the score “down” by playing subs but take a look at the scores—this isn’t working. Why humiliate the players, parents, coaches and fans of the other school? I’ve seen “bad blood” occur very frequently from these types of games. How about this as a thought…once a team is 35 points down in 2nd half…the game is OVER! Have you ever seen a team come back to win from a 35 point 2nd half deficit? I haven’t. Playing time for the subs…use your JV games. Playing against an overmatched opponent doesn’t really gain you any “real” experience anyway. In soccer, it’s 10 goals (it should be 5 or 6) to invoke immediate ending of a game so this precedent isn’t brand new. Remember, these are just HIGH SCHOOL games.

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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.


… 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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Parkway North Stops McCluer Twice When it Counts

Kodner2011Both teams headed into this game with an 0-1 record.  For the McCluer Comets it was a series of mistakes in their first game, that Coach Mario McDonald felt, kept his team from achieving a victory.  In addition,  McCluer High School is located in the middle of Ferguson where all of the recent protests have created an huge distraction for the Comets.  Coach Bob Bunton, of the Parkway North Vikings, felt it was giving up more than 300 yards on the ground in their first contest made them fall to Timberland.  This game started out slow with both teams not able to move the ball on their first possession.  However, the second time the Viking’s had the football, they had a short field, due to a poor punt.  They drove the ball 37 yards, in 6 consecutive running plays, capped off by a 5 yards touchdown run by senior tailback Roosevelt Abram and Parkway north had a 7-0 lead.  The Comets began their next series on their own 35 yard line.  They put together a 17 play drive that was stopped at the half yard line of the Vikings and they game went into halftime 7-0.  In the second half, neither team was able to move the ball as they punted back and forth on their first three possessions.  Finally, McCluer drove the ball 71 yards, down to the Parkway North 5 yard line and had first and goal.  Once again, the Viking defense was up to the challenge as they stopped the Comets on 4 plays and kept the Comets out of the end zone.  The Vikings then marched down the field on 12 running plays, 10 of them by Abram, and again scored to increase their lead to 14-0.  On their next possession, McCluer could not move the football and turned it over on downs.  The Vikings then ran the clock out with the final of 14-0, and Parkway North secured their first victory of the season.  The Vikings scored on the only two possessions that they had in the Red Zone, while the Comets were stopped both times they had the ball first and goal.  Click here for the replay …

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 … and a link about the telethon …

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.


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. 15 – HS Girls Basketball – Class 5, Quarter Final – Parkway North vs Eureka

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Archive! – Mar. 12 – HS Girls Basketball – Class 5, Sectional – Parkway North vs Kirkwood

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HS Girls Basketball – Quincy Notre Dame 78 – Parkway North 60

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