Snapshot of Week 2 of MO HS Football

Bob-RyanSnapshot of Week 2 of MO HS Football …

…in the battle of the MO HS Football titans, the Cardinals proved to be too much for the Hawklets. Webb City, a perennial class 4 champion, took care of Rockhurst 40-14. Only a 40 minute rain delay slowed the Cardinals after mid-way 1st quarter. Rockhurst took a 14-0 with 4:44 left in 1st quarter. From that point on, it was all Webb city. It’s great to see to tremendous programs locking horns in the regular season.

…Another great matchup saw two terrific programs tangle—Class 6 defending champ, Blue Springs, faced Class 5 power, Ft Osage. Following a somewhat similar script to Rockhurst-WC, this game was tied early in the 4th when the Indians scored 21 unanswered points to win 35-21. The defeat snapped the Wildcats 25 game winning streak that began on Sept 14, 2012.

…..If MO HS is to continue growing, these types of matchups are necessary to widen the fan base. Congrats to Webb City & Ft Osage on their wins and to Rockhurst and Blue Springs for their willingness to schedule smaller schools with dynamic programs. Hear the Rockhurst-WC replay on … Click here for the replay …

…it’s been at least 10 years, probably much longer, since the Lancers of Lutheran South won their first two games of the season. After whipping Herculaneum 35-7, the Lancers sit at 2-0. Congrats to Coach Chuck Faucette and his staff for “turning the program around”!

…due to wide size difference FZN and FZW haven’t played in over a decade. But…David jumped up and shot down Goliath… as Ft Zumwalt North (2-0) handled the Jaguars of FT Zumwalt West (1-1) 31-19.Coach Joe Bacon, who has developed winning programs previously, will see plenty of smiles for this important intra-district victory.

…Let’s move em up a class (or 2 or 3 classes)! Lamar manhandled Seneca 59-0. The Tigers of Scott Bailey have outscored their opponents 122-0 in the first two games this year! The three-time defending Class 2 Champions look like they’re on track for a another tremendous season. I’ve always thought that schools should be allowed to apply to “move up” a level. Now..that would mean all teams of that school also have to “move up”. But…let’s get the best teams in the biggest class!

…Going largely unnoticed last year, despite having a 10-1 record, the Brentwood Eagles are off and running again with a 2-0 mark after handling JFK High 44-14. Coach Keith Herring’s squad hosts Sumner next week.

The Lebanon Yellowjackets (2-0) hung on for a 15-14 over Waynesville as the Tigers final drive of the game stalled. The Tigers had some moral wins though as they “held” Yellowjacket running Elza Evans to just 155 yards after he roamed the field for 314 yard the previous week.

…marching double-time through traditionally tough Mid-Missouri programs over the last two weekends, the CBC Cadets have stayed right in step as they demolished Jefferson City 47-0 this week after crunching Hickman 63-14 in week 1. Coach Scott Pingel will have one more of the mid-MO teams in week 9 as they travel to Rock Bridge.

…nothing beats OT for excitement…Bowling Green tied it up in the last minute of regulation only to see Palmyra’s Skyler Kline run for a 9 yard TD in OT to give Palmyra the 22-14 win over the Bobcats.

…comeback time!….. Monroe City held a 20-9 lead going into the final quarter against Macon but a plethora of penalties and turnovers resulted in Macon pulling out a 23-20 win….Reeds Spring trailed 20-8 in 3rd quarter but unleashed a powerful running game to turn the tables on Salem. The Wolves rallied for a 21-20 victory. Reed Spring (2-0) has fallen behind in both of their first two wins and now are the only unbeaten team in the Central Ozarks-Small Conference….

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