Can you believe it? 20 points down at 20-0 and then winning by 20 at 59-39!!
That’s a first for me! The DeSmet Spartans shocked the entire State
of Missouri by upsetting the #1 ranked Rockhurst Hawklets in this wild semifinal
game. Passing the ball frequently (as Liberty had done the week before—see
last weeks blog) QB Tommy Corwin was 23 of 40 for 479 yards in passing!
Add the 179 yards in rushing and the Spartans amassed an amazing 592 yards
of total offense. Rockhurst ground out 305 on the ground and 191 passing
for 496 total yards. As usual, the key were the 4 key turnovers (3 of them
boom-boom-boom early in the 4th) the Spartans forced. Hear this entire exciting
replay on www.prepcasts.com
Cameron-Montgomery County matchup in Class 2 should be a dandy. Each team
comes to the Dome loaded with many offensive weapons. The Dragon defense
has been tougher thus far. We’ll see if that holds true next Friday.
Montgomery County has already upset the defending state Champions—Blair
Oaks Falcons so they clearly have edge in that respect. Prepcasts has it
at high noon on Friday.
upset saw the Hazelwood Central Hawks defeat the high-powered Kirkwood Pioneers
36-28. Hazelwood Central kept feeding Kelvin Austin the ball all night long
on the ground. His 35 carries for 195 were just a part of the 50 rushes,
242 yards team total. While Kirkwood piled up 448 in offense, Central picked
off 3 interceptions (1 going for the distance) on their way to a 36-14 lead
with 7 minutes remaining in the game.
Rockhurst was losing, one had to be amused by the many, many comments on
the high school sports message boards. It seems that many fans on the West
side of the State couldn’t decide which was worse—for Rockhurst
to win or for St. Louis to have both teams in the 6A Final! That strong
sentiment about East vs West is much, much stronger on the West side of
the State. St. Louisans’ realize that there are 150 high schools in
the metropolitan area—no one school is the St. Louis school!
was at an all time high at Affton on Saturday. The Cougars shut out the
Duchesne Pioneers 20-0 so that they will appear in the State Championship
for the first time in their history! An improving defense that held the
Pioneers to a scant 75 yards of offense and a ground game led by Mr. Inside
(Sherman Golden) and Mr. Outside (DuJuan Jones) has been the recipe for
this Thanksgiving Weekend Feast. Hear their game at 3:15 on Friday on Prepcasts.
rematch games of class 5—Ray-Pec vs McCluer North should be much better
than last year. A fumble by a NorthStar return man on a Kickoff was the
catalyst last year that blew open the game. The Panthers seem to be better
this year than last as they’re shooting for an unbeaten season.
MICDS-Harrisonville tilt in Class 3 promises to again be a great game. It’s
unlikely that it could be as sensational as the 45-42 – 2 OT victory
that the Rams garnered last year. Few games could be that good! Each team
is anxiously awaiting, while respecting, the other for Saturday’s
www.prepcasts.com has all 6 championship games LIVE! Tune us in!