Eureka Football Start Playoff Run

Tyler PosloskyWeek 9 – Eureka 38, Hazelwood East 0

HEADER: Eureka Secures No. 2 Seed in District as Playoffs Begin

 On a night when Eureka alum and former Marine Cpl. Riley Baker was honored during a pregame ceremony, the Wildcats took care of business and locked up the No. 2 seed in their district with a 38-0 win over Hazelwood East to close out the regular season.

 After numerous penalties on the offense last week against Lindbergh, Eureka head coach Farrell Shelton made adjustments. Juniors Austin Crump and Cole Reat took over at center and guard, while senior Connor McDonald made his first start of the season at tackle.

 Matching up against a tough Hazelwood East defensive front, it took a few plays for the newly constructed offensive line to gel.

 The first Eureka drive featured a five-yard loss by Brett Geisz, and a false start on third-and-12. The Wildcats were forced to punt. Geisz’s kick pinned the Spartans at their own 16.

 Reat, who saw a lot of snaps on defense, bull rushed his way through the Spartans’ offensive line and strip-sacked quarterback Tyrone Johnson. The Wildcats recovered the ball at the Spartans 1 to set up a first-and-goal.

 One play was all Eureka needed to get on the scoreboard. Geisz’s quarterback keeper from one yard out gave the Wildcats a 7-0 lead with 8:58 to play in the first quarter.

Later, Geisz extended the lead with a 14-yard touchdown pass to slot man Bobby Saunders. The play was a designed bubble screen. Geisz allowed his linemen to get downfield before finding Saunders who took care of the rest.

 Down 14-0 at the beginning of the second quarter, the Spartans had a chance to make it a one score affair, but Johnson threw his second interception of the game, this time to Daniel Shelton, who returned it to the Spartans 44.

 The Wildcats weren’t able to capitalize on the good field position.

 A scary moment happened with 2:31 remaining in the first half when senior defensive lineman Brendan Schulte dropped to the ground clutching his left knee. At first glance, the injury appeared serious. Schulte was helped off the field and didn’t put any weight on his left leg.

 Shelton said Schulte suffered a “knee injury.”

 “We’ll see, a lot of kids get a shock and awe a little bit when an injury occurs, so we’ll see,” he said. “We’ll evaluate it. This is [the] playoffs, so next man up.”

 Schulte was on crutches after the game.

 Eureka went into halftime sporting a 14-0 lead.

 That’s when the offensive line clicked.

 The Wildcats put up 24 points in the third quarter. Geisz added his second rushing touchdown of the game from two yards out. Later, he connected with Saunders for the second time to bust the game open.

“I thought they did a great job,” Shelton said of his offensive line.

 Eureka forced another turnover 10 seconds into the fourth quarter when Brock Geisz pressured Johnson into throwing an ill-advised pass that fell into the hands of Mike Hill, who sprinted into the end zone for the pick six.

 The win marked the second consecutive shutout and fourth of the season and assured Eureka of at least two home playoff games beginning Friday against Seckman (2-7).

 “It’s huge,” Shelton said of getting home field advantage. “We had to make a statement and make sure that we were well on our way of insuring that.”

 Statement made.

Click here to listen to the game vs Seckman

 

 

FYI – A Tiger Beats a Jaguar

Kody Stricklin Announcer PicKyle Luetters Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 1.07.32 PMWith a packed grandstand to cheer them on, the Tigers of Oakville High handed the Seckman High Jaguars a nasty defeat to the tune of 55-14.
 
It was homecoming for Oakville night as the affair kicked off with temperatures in the high 40’s. Tiger Senior Carvon Robinson stole the show as he assembled a stat line like no other. Robinson completed 14 of 17 passes for 389 yards and added another 108 yards on the ground, while throwing for 6 touchdown passes. The opening play of the game featured Robinson connecting to Arsante’ Conners for an 83 yard touchdown reception. Robinson’s outstanding performance coupled with a Tiger defense that forced four turnovers led to a decisive victory over the visiting Jags.
 
For Seckman, one bright spot was the wildcat formation and the play of senior Cole Luaders. The bruising back gashed the Tiger front-line during the second quarter of play. It was a small victory for a team that fell to 1-6 on the season.
Heading into next week, Oakville will square off against division rival Mehlville while Seckman takes on a stout group from Jackson. Both games are a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

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 …

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.   

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

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 … 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.

 

Archive! – May 5 – HS Girls Soccer – Fox @ Seckman

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Archive! – Apr. 4 – HS Boys Volleyball – Seckman @ Fox

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Archive! – Apr. 1 – HS Boys Baseball – Fox vs Seckman [Grizzly Park]

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Archive! – Feb. 26 – HS Boys Basketball – Northwest @ Seckman [Northwest Sports Network]

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