Week 3 – Lightning & Thunder – Bob Ryan Review

Bob-RyanOn this Friday night, the East side of the STATE saw many games postponed due to a strong storm that brought lightning and thunder through the area. However, there was other forms of lightning & thunder on this night…

….in Warrenton, there was a rumble that have never been heard previously…the Warrenton Warriors (3-0) beat the Washington Bluejays (1-2) for the FIRST TIME in the history of the two schools. The 14-6 victory, sandwiched between a 30 minute rain delay and a deluge just as the game concluded. This exciting game that saw momentum blow from side to side included a Warrenton fumble on the 1 yard line, a Bluejay extra-point out of the swinging gate fail.

…. That explosion that you heard in Brentwood isn’t any storm, it’s the Brentwood Eagles being led by Jacob Clay. The Eagles pounded Sumner 67-20 to raise their record to 3-0. Jacob Clay scored 4 more TD’s to elevate his total to 13 for the season (none have been scored in the 4th quarter all year). He has rushed for 707 yards and is averaging over 18 yards/carry!

…that late lightning you saw was at Marquette HS. The Jackson Indians scored twice in the final 1:41 of the game to upend the Mustangs 22-14. In a game delayed approximately 2 hours, turnovers led to both of the late TD by the Indians. The #2, Class 5 team raised their mark to 3-0.

…the constant blast of thunder was found when two unbeaten teams, East Buchanon and W.Platte, had a real shootout– E.Buchanon 50 W. Platte 36. Bulldog Jr QB Colby Rapp shredded the Bluejays defense for 406 passing yards and 3 touchdown tosses.

…despite waiting until Saturday morning to play, there was a late, very late, lightning bolt strike at Parkway North. As the time expired, Parkway Central’s Michael Rembold booted a 39 yard FG to lead the Colts to a hard-fought 17-14 over the Vikings.

….at the end of 3 quarters at Kirkwood, it was tied at 21-21 between the Pioneers and the Lafayette Lancers. Suddenly, it poured down Pioneer points! Racing to a 27 point outburst in the final quarter, Kirkwood won 48-21 in a terrific non-conference matchup.

…at Bentonville Ark, the calm before the final thunder came very late in the game. When Bentonville scored with 39 seconds to bring the Tigers within a single point against Rockhurst 17-16. Tigers Coach had to make a decision! Everyone waited as Coach Barry Lunney made up his mind. He decided to go for two points since there are no overtimes allowed in Arkansas when you play an out-state opponent. He didn’t want to play for a tie. The pass failed so Rockhurst (2-1) went back home with a tough win. Win or lose…great call by Coach!

…there was plenty of electricity in the air, but not in the power box as the game was delayed a few minutes. Once the lights came on, it was a thrilling Ozark conference game between two 2-0 teams. The defending champions Kickapoo and the talented Joplin Eagle team. The explosion of big plays just kept coming in the Chiefs 48-42 OT win over the Eagles. While Kickapoo’s Tony Grant crossed the goal line FIVE times. This game came down to the last seconds. Scoring with 8 seconds remaining, Joplin wanted to go for two points and the win. Some confusion resulted in a delay of game penalty so the PAT tied it at 42-42. Joplin didn’t score on their 1st possession in OT but Grant plunged in from a yard out for the winner.

…LATE LIGHTNING BOLTS ACROSS THE AREA…

… MICDS scored 14 points in last quarter including a 22 yard reception by Harry Wellford from Jordan Jackson with just 0:14 seconds left to edge Lutheran South 20-14 

…Pacific’s (2-1) Eain Roberts 4 yard run with only 2:42 left was the difference as the Pacific Indians outlasted St. Clair Bulldogs 20-18                                                                          

 …scoring the last 20 points of the game, D.T. Christiansen (O’Fallon Christian) raced 16 yards with only 2:03 left in the game to provide the Eagles with a 27-26 victory over the Trinity Titans.

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