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.

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