Snapshot of Week 4-MO HS Football [Bob Ryan]

Bob-Ryan…Best games of the Week…

2 OT thriller with all the ups & downs of we’re “in” to we’re “toast” between Ray-Pec Panthers and Blue Springs South Jaguars. Ray-Pec tied the game against Blue Springs South with 1:16 remaining at 14-14 when Isiah Truss scored. 1st OT saw each team score and bang in PAT. In 2nd OT Ray-Pec had the ball first and sophomore James Sappington knocked home a 42 yard FG giving the Panthers a 24-21 lead. The Jags were stopped stone-cold on their first 3 plays. Disdaining a long FG attempt, BSS QB Colton Pogue, starting his 1st game!, lofted the ball toward the end zone and Briley Moore-McKinney dove for the ball, snatching it cleanly for the game winner. BSS 27 Ray-Pec 24

 …as the final buzzer sounded, Jack Faron (Parkway North) boomed his 2nd FG of the night through the uprights as the Vikings (2-2) edged the Summit Falcons (3-1) 12-9. It isn’t often, in these days, that you win a game scoring only ONE touchdown! Want the replay… Click here to view …

 …Diamond Wildcats score with under 50 seconds left in the game to take 14-11 lead over Pierce City. The Eagles Brian Parra-Navarro immediately answered! He took the kickoff “to the house” for 82 yards as he snatched victory from defeat 18-14 for Pierce City.

 …Three missed PAT’s doomed Lutheran-St Charles this weekend. Missing two kicks and one pass on PAT’s the Cougars fell 19-18 to the Trinity Tritons. The final Cougar TD came with only 3:46 left in the game.


…Best Comeback of the Night…

Trailing 26-0 in the 3rd quarter, the Hannibal Pirates were in trouble. Able to move the ball all night (286 rushing, 155 passing), suddenly Hannibal came alive. Scoring 27 unanswered points, Hannibal took the lead when Shamar Griffith plowed over with 2:16 left in the game.


Most surprising score…

…each team brought in identical records but the St Mary’s Dragons romped to a 63-7 victory over the Duchesne Pioneers (ranked #13, Class 4 in last poll) in a AAA-Large School conference game.


…Baseball score?…

Aurora 6 Seneca 6…WOW!


…Peak at some games “of note” of Top 10 Teams..

Class 6….

#1 Lee Summit West beat #9 Rock Bridge 48-34. The jump to Class 6 for the Titans seems to be more like a hop-scotch jump than a leap J

#5 Rockhurst (3-1) won the 2nd consecutive game against an Arkasas team, Har-Ber 46-22.

#6 Lee Summit edged Lee Summit North (1-3) 31-28

Class 5…

#1 Ft Osage (4-0) continues to roll easily–47-12 over N.KC

#2 Jackson (4-0) crushes Farmington 55-7 (see note below)

#3 Winnetonka (3-1) beat Raytown (2-2) 21-7

Class 4

##1 Webb City (4-0) knocks off previously unbeaten Republic (3-1) 49-14—can they move up a class (or two)?

#2 Helias (4-0) beat Class 6, Hickman 48-7

#3 Kearney (4-0) 49-28 victors over Raytown South

These three teams have continually been in the Class 4 Championship Games in recent years.

Class 3 – had ELEVEN unbeaten teams in last poll

#1 Maryville Spoofhounds (4-0)-received all 15 1st place votes last week (justifiably) – beat Bishop LeBlond (St Joe) 58-19

#3 Blair Oaks (3-1) dropped a 42-28 decision to Hallsville (4-0)

#10 Centralia (3-1) lost their 1st game to Brookfield 40-7

Class 2

#1 Lamar (4-0)-also a unanimous choice as #1 in last week’s vote-49-0 victory over Cassville

#3 Mt View-Liberty (3-1) lost to Ava 34-27

#8 Malden (4-0) smashed Scott City 71-8 (see note below)

#9 Herman (4-0) 65-7 winners of Liberty (Wentzville). Herman now averaging 58 ppg !

Class 1

#1 Valle Catholic (4-0) shutout Crystal City 54-0 (see note below) – another #1 team garnishing all votes last week

#2 Hamilton-Penney (4-0) 69-30 victors over Mid-Buchanon

#3 Westran (3-1) 55-7 win (see note below) over Schuyler County- only loss to Valle Catholic


…need a new “mercy” rule”?….

As one reads through some scores from this weekend like 65-7, 45-0, 55-0, 54-6 and many other one-sided football scores, one must realize a couple facts. These are high school games…you play to win the game, not annihilate the opponent. Most times, the skill level of the two teams is evident immediately. Most coaches try to keep the score “down” by playing subs but take a look at the scores—this isn’t working. Why humiliate the players, parents, coaches and fans of the other school? I’ve seen “bad blood” occur very frequently from these types of games. How about this as a thought…once a team is 35 points down in 2nd half…the game is OVER! Have you ever seen a team come back to win from a 35 point 2nd half deficit? I haven’t. Playing time for the subs…use your JV games. Playing against an overmatched opponent doesn’t really gain you any “real” experience anyway. In soccer, it’s 10 goals (it should be 5 or 6) to invoke immediate ending of a game so this precedent isn’t brand new. Remember, these are just HIGH SCHOOL games.

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