1. Webb City(1) – Beating Missouri’s best was becoming old hat, so the Cardinals faced off with the best Arkansas had to offer (class 7A 4th ranked Springdale Har-Ber), and beat them 30-15. In the win, the Cardinals did something even they’ve never done; win 32 games in a row. Tally up 3 more touchdowns for Phoenix Johnson, and hide the women and children in Carthage this week as the state champs are coming to town!
2. MV-BT/Liberty(3) – Not Mother Nature or a larger opponent could slow down the Eagles Friday night. Liberty doubled up Springfield Catholic 32-16. Junior quarterback Jaelon Acklin accounting for all 5 touchdowns. The Eagles will be tested this week in SCA play, hosting Thayer fresh off a big loss at Highland, AR.
3. Cassville(4) – Another week, another win for Cassville (30 straight regular season wins), and once again against a larger opponent, the Wildcats blanked McDonald County 45-0. Hayden Prater and Chris Dunker once again led the rushing attack, but also credit sophomore QB Gabe Kirk for holding down an offense that has yet to commit a turnover. The Big 8 championship could be on the line this week as the Wildcats host Lamar in the KSPR Game of the Week.
4. Skyline(5) – The tide may have turned in the Mid Lakes Conference as the Tigers announced their presence with a 45-7 win at perrenial power Fair Grove. Senior Logan Bryan was all over the field, scoring 3 touchdowns. In a sign of solid team play and leadership, Bryan credited his offensive line for the big night. Skyline goes for 3 and 0 this week hosting Stockton.
5. Strafford(6) - 2 more sacks for Kory Noe, 2 more touchdowns for Jacob Wade, and now 2 wins for Strafford after Friday's 36-6 win at Cabool. The most impressive part is that the Indians allowed just 1 yard from scrimmage (14 rushing, -13 passing). Coach Hester's club now begins a 5 game Mid Lakes Conference stretch with Marionville this week.
6. Lebanon (8) - The Yellow Jackets asserted themselves as a top dog in the Ozark Conference Friday night with a 40-7 win over Waynesville. Senior running back Brock West rushed for 217 yards and 4 touchdowns. The most impressive part is that was in just 2 quarters. Expect the whole city of Lebanon to be in Camdenton Friday night in the inaugural battle for the "Highway 5 Trophy."
7. Ozark (10) - Coach Bliss's Tigers keep on rolling on offense, with a 48-14 win over Harrison, AR Friday night. Lindsay, Wheeler, Salazer, Roberts, and co. have tallied 117 points in just two games and will look to keep the good times rolling Friday at fellow COC Large unbeaten Republic in the KY3 Game of the Week.
8. Lamar(2) - After winning a 90 point shootout last season (56-34), Lamar dropped its first game of the 2012 season Friday night vs. Seneca. The Tigers will need to regroup quickly as they face reigning Big 8 champ Cassville on the road this Friday.
9. Miller (NR) - Lucky number 99 for Coach Baldwin's Cardinals. Miller's 46-0 blasting of Liberal last week gave the Spring River Valley contenders 99 points in just 2 games. Oh yeah, and they've allowed just 10. Confidence is growing for the Cardinals and don't expect a bump in the road this week against McAuley Catholic.
10. Hillcrest (NR) - 2 and 0 for the new look Hornets after a 26-13 win over rival Glendale Friday night. With weapons like Jonah Hill, Juwan Johnson and Matt Rush, the offense hasn't been a surprise, but credit the defense for the North Siders fast start. The Hornets play up 2 classes this week at Joplin.
Knocking on the door: Bolivar, Thayer, Nixa, Camdenton
It was a tough weekend for our local teams in Blue Springs.
Both Springfield Catholic and Nixa went 0-for-2 on the weekend, forcing them to settle for fourth place in Class 3 and Class 1 respectively.
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