Snapshot of Week 5-MO HS Football


Best Game of the Week…

Ok….a 48-47 game is terrific in itself BUT when the winner (winless in 4 games) knocks off an unbeaten team that makes the game really unbelievable. Glendale (now 1-4) shocked the Kickapoo Chiefs (4-1) with the win. New Falcon Coach, Mike Mauk wins his 1st game in MO after chalking up over 220 wins in Ohio. His 5 wideout formation had QB Mike Alexander going 57 of 82 (yes…82 passes!!) for 582 and 5 TD’s. Taking the lead with 1:49 remaining, the Falcons had their breath taken away when the Chiefs returned a punt for the distance but….a penalty nullified the score and Glendale rejoiced at the buzzer.

Btw..Mike Mauk is the father of Mizzou starting QB, Matty Mauk


Other Games that you wished you been there……

….From goat to hero (in about 2 minutes of game time)…In a game between two 3-1 teams, the momentum see-sawed back and forth in the waning minutes of the game. Chillicothe fell behind 10-0 in 1st half, rallied to take a 23-16 with only about 1:30 left in the game, Bishop LeBlond of St. Joseph, MO scored but missed the extra point conversion so they still trailed the Hornets 23-22. It appeared to be over! After forcing a quick 3 & out, the Golden Eagles had a huge gainer to put themselves in FG position. Kicker T.L. Romesburg then redeemed himself by booting the winning 26 yard FG. The Golden Eagles push their record to 4-1.


…trailing 14-0 at half, the Summit Falcons (3-2) exploded on the opening KO return of the 2nd half as Keecie Powell went 86 yards for the score. This ignited the Falcons who scored 21   3rd quarter points to hold a 21-20 lead. The Ritenour Huskies (3-2) regained the lead as Seyvon Kenney hauled in a pass with 5:42 left in the game. The Huskies took a safety as the clock expired to hold on for the 26-23 win. I don’t ever recall ANY games ending in a safety!!!  Click here for the replay …


….Only Five points separates the Salem Tigers (2-3) from an unbeaten season! After dropping a 23-21 game to the Ava Bears on Friday, Salem has lost its other games by scores of 14-12 to Thayer and 21-20 to Reeds Springs. Behind, but always challenging, the Tigers just couldn’t get the final “stop” to take the ball away from the Bears late in the game as Ava ran out the clock.  


…Hillcrest scored 20 unanswered points in the last 6:09 of their game against Lebanon to eke out a 34-28 win. Eric Savage hauled in the winning throw from Brady Petry.


…in a defensive tussle, the Sikeston Bulldogs held on for 14-13 win over the Farmington Knights. Farmington had a 60 yard TD nullified in the 2nd half as both offenses were stymied much of the 2nd half. The fans just kept waiting for that “one big play”.


…What was that 3:28 minute explosion?

It was the Westminster Wildcats scoring FOUR TD’s in the 4th quarter in just 3:28 to rally to beat Lutheran South 35-21. The Wildcats trailed 21-7 entering 4th quarter!


“Gutsiest” Call of the night…

Scoring a TD with 1:35 left in game to make it 27-28, Ft Zumwalt East against rival, Ft Zumwalt North, went for the win on the 2-point conversion. The run failed but our hats off to the Lions for their call.


What kind of score is this?

Lawson 7 Lathrop 0….a 7-0 game in 2014? What’s next…helmets without face masks?



…in 2012 the Affton Cougars went 1-9. After their 49-16 win over Perryville, the Cougars are 5-0 in 2014. Congrats to Coach Dan Oliver and the Cougars for “making it happen


If you want points…you would have enjoyed….

Van Far 46   Montgomery County 35

Orchard Farm 61   Winfield 28

Christian (O’Fallon) 66 Bishop DuBourg 35

Santa Fe 50 Concordia 34

Union 55 St Clair 35

New Madrid County Central 72 Charleston 30

Maysvill 42 King City 32


Some ugly scores…no team names…

74-0, 67-7, 56-7, 55-6, 53-8, 53-6, 51-0


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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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Rockwood Summit Continues to Win

ROCKWODDSPORTNETWORKSummit Continues to Fire on All Cylinders, Win 51-0.

In week two of the 2014 season, the Rockwood Summit Falcons looked to be in mid-season form with an impressive 51-0 win over the Seckman Jaguars. On a night dedicated to the late Falcon, Ryan Hummert, Summit put on a display in all three phases of the game, gaining 450 total yards during the game. The standout of the night was junior, Jordan Haliburton. Haliburton accounted for 272 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone; scoring on an 87 yard run, 29 yard catch, and a 75 yard punt return. The junior receiver was not the only standout for the Falcons, senior Keecie Powell rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the rushing attack. Junior Brenden Keller was 7 for 11 for 103 yards and a touchdown, as well. The Falcon defense stood tall, limiting the Jaguars to only 170 total yards and securing the coveted shutout.

The Jaguars struggled to maintain any type of rhythm throughout the night. While they showed flashes of promise, they never could string together a scoring drive against the vaunted Summit defense. Junior Joe Ambrose carried the ball 15 times for 43 yards, and junior Garret St. John caught two passes for 56 yards. Seckman struggled to keep sophomore quarterback, Connor McCoy, upright throughout the night. The sophomore was sacked four times and was hounded throughout the night by the tenacious Falcon defense.

Click here for the replay ….

Both teams will return to non-conference action next Friday. Seckman will head home searching for answers before their home opener and take on Jefferson county foe, the Hillsboro Hawks (1-1). Summit will look to continue their torrid start to the season as they go on the road to take on the Parkway West Longhorns (1-1).

Preview of the Seckman @ Summit Football Game

football picROCKWODDSPORTNETWORKIn week two of the 2014 football season, the Rockwood Summit Falcons welcome the Seckman Jaguars for their home opener.   

The Falcons are coming off of a very impressive 21-9 road victory over last year’s MSHSAA Class 5 runner’s up, the Colts of Parkway Central.   Trailing 9-7 in the 3rd quarter, Jordan Haliburton (Jr.) returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. From there, Rockwood Summit was in control as they limited Parkway Central to just 2.9 yards per play and forced two turnovers.  Sam Pennington (Jr.) led the rushing attack for the Falcons by racking up 85 yards on just six carries.   


The Jaguars come into this matchup searching for answers following a 28-0 loss at the hands of the Pattonville Pirates.  Seckman couldn’t stop Pattonville’s duo of quarterback, Kaleb Eleby (Fr.), and receiver, Jake Stroker (Sr.). The duo connected eight times for 151 yards and three touchdowns. One area of promise for Seckman was, Joe Ambrose (Jr.).  The junior carried the ball 22 times for 85 yards, and also caught five passes for 72 yards. Ambrose ended up accounting for 157 of Seckman’s 189 yards of total offense.  Click here to VIEW that game …

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.


The Rockwood Sports Network returns this fall to

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.

Postponed – HS Wrestling – U City Tri-Meet – Hillsboro – Summit

video cam logo U City Rockwood Summithillsboro logoHS Wrestling – U City Tri-Meet – Hillsboro – Summit – Click here to see the matches – Click here for the audio backup

Prepcasts Sports Central Wednesday Night Football Show

mic logodf6283240a980b2bb5f406deb4aef2faPrepcasts Sports Central Wednesday Night Football Show –  Click here for the SHOW – Leave a comment to be read during the show …

HS Football – Class 5 – Summit 7 @ Vianney 26 [VSN]

GriffinNetworkLogo1 Rockwood Summitvideo cam logoHS Football – Class 5 – Summit @ Vianney [Vianney Sports Network] – Click here for the game – Leave a comment/shout out for your favorite player to read …