Jim Baer Blog – Class 4 FB – Westminster / Ladue

westminster logo Ladue Junior Rams 100x50James BaerClick here to view the game – Ladue and Westminster have tangled in district football the past two years with the same results. Last year, Ladue was blanked 28-0, and lost to the Wildcats in a driving rain at St. Louis U. High in the Class 4 District finals, Monday night 28-20. Miscues and personal fouls put Ladue into too deep a hole to recover.

It was the Brett Bond Show for the Wildcats. The 6-foot-2, 210 pound senior pounded the Ladue defense was some tenacious down hill running.

Bond threw for more than 150 yards, including TD strikes of 65 and 34 to his favorite receiver Demetrius Williams and the Wildcats ended Ladue’s season at 10-2. Ladue lost the opener to Parkway Central, then ran off 10-consecutive wins before the loss to Westminster.

Bond added a 15-yard TD run for good measure.

Almus Bradley came up with two key interceptions including the second one to end the game and Ladue’s final hopes.

Players of the game …

QB Brent Bond of Westminster – Lion’s Choice 212 Athlete of the Game – and QB Matthew Hooper of Ladue – Custom Shirts Graphics Standout Player of the Game.

Bond threw for more than 150 yards, including TD strikes of 65 and 34 to Demetrius Williams and the Wildcats defeated Ladue 28-20 in Class 4 in the district finals at St. Louis U. High. He scored a third o a 15 yard run.

Hooper threw for more than 1,800 yards this season and threw a 46-yard pass to Cody Kniptash and scored on a one-yard but the Rams came up short to a team they lost to 28-0 last year..

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Westminster meets the winner of Webb City and Carl Junction in the Class 4 semifinals with the winner going to the Edward Jones Dome Thanksgiving weekend for the Show Me Bowl state championships.

HS Football – Class 4 – Westminster 28 @ Ladue 20

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Jim Baer Blog – Ladue vs Priory

Ladue PrioryJames BaerClick here for the game – Ladue won its 10th game of the year, and it was an impressive one n a convincing 42-7 win over the Priory Rebels in the district semifinals Thursday night at St. Louis U. High.

Ladue meets the winner of Westminster-Sullivan Monday night.

Malcom Davis scored three times for Ladue on runs of 14, 3 and 1 yards.

Davis plays both fullback and linebacker. His scored on the first play of a series on the Priory 14 following a mishandled punt out of the Priory end zone.

Ladue held a commanding 21-0 halftime lead and forced another running clock in the final half.

It was another night of passing for senior QB Matthew Hooper who threw for more than 100 yards including a 47-yard first half TD pass to speedy Ryan Glazer.

Nathaniel Howard and Chris Boudoures played particularly strong game on defense.

Ladue’s defense held Priory scoreless. The Rebels solo tackle came on an 85-yard TD kickoff return in the second half, cutting the lead momentarily to 28-7.

Newcomer Daylen Edwards found the end zone on a 15-yard run and Hooper scored on a one-yard plunge after setting up the score with a 20-yard pass to Duncan Cannon to the Rebels one yard line.

Ladue is 10-1, winning the last 9 games on the schedule.

Players of the game – Lion’s Choice 212 Athletes of the Game –

Nathaniel Howard and Malcom Davis were co-players for Ladue in the Rams impressive 42-7 win over Priory in the district semifinals at St. Louis U. High.

Howard leads Ladue in tackles and had a key stop late in the game. Davis scored on runs of 14, 3 and 1 from his normal blocking position in the Ladue backfield. Click here for the game




HS Football – Class 4 – Priory 7 @ Ladue 42

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Jim Baer Blog – Week 9 – Ladue / Jennings

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Co winners this week of the Athlete of the Game.

Rusher Daylen Edwards and defensive end Nathaniel Howard in Ladue 56-14 win over Jennings.

It was a big day for sophomore Daylen Edwards who ran for a 42-yard TD and 100 yards of rushing, all in the first half.

Edwards rushed for 100 yards and TD runs of 42 and 3 and Howard played a sensational defensive game, covering three fumbles in the big 8th win of the season.
Nathaniel Howard was a stalwart on defense, covering three fumbles and was rewarded with second quarter TD run of 3 yards.

Matthew Hooper ran for two TDs (4 and 1 yards) and fired TD passes to Cody Kniptash of 17 and 29 and Ladue romped to a clock-shortened 56-14 win over host Jennings to run the record to 8-1 and eight in a row.

Zack Zuckerman, a defensive end capped off a big performance scoring on an interception of 10 yards to cap off the big win before the playoffs begin Thursday.

Jennings got a TD from Roderick Isom on a 4 yard pass from Jordan Cook and a late TD on a two yard run. Playing on a new synthetic turf, Miles was the first Jennings player to score on the new field this year.

Jennings dropped to 3-6 and Ladue won the Suburban East Conference for the third-consecutive year, this time with a perfect 5-0 conference record. – Click here for video of the 3rd quarter

HS Football – Ladue 56 @ Jennings 14

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Jim Baer Blog – Week Eight – Ladue / Ft. Zumwalt N.

Ladue learned a good lesson Saturday. Never give up on a game.


Fort Zumwalt North scored the first 14 points of the game, but Ladue persisted, scoring 20-fourth quarter points to upset the Panthers 33-17. Ladue is 7-1, North is 6-3.


Ladue’s quarterback Matt Hooper ran the game winner with 2:14 left in the game and a two point conversion to receiver Duncan Cannon secured the hard-fought victory.


Hooper fired three TD passes and ran for a fourth in the Rams 7th consecutive victory on the season. They close out the regular schedule with a game at Jennings Saturday.


Ryan Glazer was a sensation, In the second half, Glazer returned a kickoff 70 yards then scored on a 15 yard strike from Hooper.


Then Glazer returned a punt 60 yards for another TD. Hooper ran in the game winner with just 2:14 left in the contest, beating Fort Zumwalt North, 33-27.


Despite losing, North’s junior signal caller Brenden Pierce played brilliantly, racking up well over 200 yards of passing and running in the loss to Ladue. He had more than 150 yards of offense in the first half.

The Players of the Game … Ladue Co Players: QB Matthew Hooper and WR Ryan Glazer.
Hooper fired three TDs and ran for a third and Ladue stormed back, scoring 20 fourth quarter points to beat Fort Zumwalt West/ Ryan Glazer scored on a 15 yard catch which he set up on his own kick off return of 70 yards. He returned another punt 60 yards setting up the game-winning TD.
Standout player for FTZN – Junior QB Brenden Pierce had more than 200 yards of passing and running but lost to Ladue 33-27.

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HS Football – Ft. Zumwalt North 27 @ Ladue 33

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Jim Baer Blog – Week 7 – Ladue / Clayton

James Scott moved into the starters role at tailback and responded with TD runs
of 5 and 8 and 75 yards rushing [11 total carries for 85 yards ] as Ladue smothered rival Clayton, 58-7. running
the season record to 6-1 and five in a row. – Click here for the game

HS Football – Ladue 58 @ Clayton 7

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