WEMO FB – Week 8

damonThe WEMO game of the week was the only game featuring two WEMO teams battling out on a sloppy, water slogged field, as the Rich Hill Tigers visited the Archie Whirlwinds.  The Tigers would take the opening kick and march down inside scoring range before fumbling forward into the end zone.  The Winds would recover for a touch back and begin their own march.  The drive ended with a punt, though, and the Tigers would trade another two turnovers for one in a scoreless first quarter.  Switching ends was all Rich Hill needed though as they would not punt again, nor would they turn it over again, nor would they lose it on downs again, as they marched up and down the field for the duration of the night en route to a 42-0 whipping of the Whirlwinds, who were playing their third varsity game in eight days.  The win propelled the Tigers into sole possession of third in the WEMO as well as moving up into third in the district positioning.  Bryant Courter and Jacob Thompson shared co-Player of the Game honors after Courter’s three ground TD’s, and JT’s rushing TD, rushing 2 point conversion, passing TD, and passing 2 pt conversion.  Click here for the REPlay …
Every other WEMO team played non-con games, most finishing with wins.  Drexel traveled out of state to battle the Jayhawk-Linn Jayhawks and pulled a shutout victory, 34-0; oddly enough, the exact score they lost by the previous week.  Cass Midway, ranked #2 in the state, jumped to an early 12-0 lead against visiting Lighthouse Christian Academy from Ozark, and watched it barely hold up for the win, 12-7.  Adrian hosted the Sherwood Marksmen, from class 2, and tromped them early and often via a 33-0 win.  Osceola might have met the premier foe of the week, however, hosting unbeaten class 2 Cole Camp.  The Bluebirds were physical and strong, but another solid Driston Self game (3 first half TD’s) led the Indians to a 34-18 victory; coupled with a Skyline loss likely means the Indians vault to the top spot in their district.  The only WEMO squad to not play and win (other than Archie playing in-league) was the Appleton City Bulldogs, who visited Windsor, and were never in the game.  The Greyhounds wing T offense scored often in running to a 48-8 win over the Dogs.
The Bear Network featured a bear of a battle between Butler and Sarcoxie in another mudder.  Two early scores from Butler gave them their first lead of the season, but Sarcoxie would cut the lead to 12-7 midway through the third quarter and only a game saving tackle from Tanner Diehl, the Player of the Game, would secure the victory for the Butler Bears, their first of the season.  Click here for the REPlay …
Final WEMO Standings (conference record first)
Cass-Midway (6-0, 8-0)
Osceola (5-1, 7-1)
Rich Hill (4-2, 4-4)
Adrian (3-3, 4-4)
Drexel (2-4, 3-5)
Appleton City (1-5, 1-7)
Archie (0-6, 1-7)

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