Posted: Saturday, 25 August 2012 2:05AM

Week 1 Football Roundup



SPRINGFIELD, MO - Upsets were in the air for week 1 of the 2012 high school football season. 
The DGB-less Hillcrest Hornets pulled one of the upsets of the night,
knocking off class 5 9th ranked Camdenton 18-12.  Arkansas State commit Jonah Hill combined
to throw and rush for over 200 yards.  Lakers senior Murphy Ward set Camdenton's new career rushing
record in the loss.

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South on Grant Avenue the Parkview Vikings were turning heads as well.  Senior running back
Cole Jenkins led the Vikings rushing attack as Kickapoo's last second comeback attempt fell just short,
falling 17-15.  Joplin topped Glendale 50-7, Lebanon beat Rolla 28-12 (Brock West 184 yards rushing),
and Waynesville held off West Plains 26-21.

Mountain Grove spoiled defending state champ Rogersville's opener with a 39-21 win.  Panthers QB
Bobby Otwell had a huge night with 205 yards rushing on 25 carries.

Class 2 3rd ranked MV-BT/Liberty made a huge statement with a 48-12 thumping of 5th ranked Caruthersville. 
The Eagles visit Springfield Catholic next week.

Miller lit up the scoreboard in Marionville with a 53-10 non-conference win.  QB Dalton Gulick accounting
for 5 touchdowns.  Ash Grove's RB duo of Logan Allred and Austin Hurst combined for 402 yards and 5
touchdowns.  Pierce City blasted Jasper 54-22, Greenfield upset Lockwood 20-12 at home, and Diamond
edged Liberal in an 8-6 contest.

Cassville beat Branson for the 3rd straight year, 48-7; the Wildcats 29th straight regular season win. 
Mount Vernon held off Monett 27-10 at home. 

Senior Tanner Hixson rushed for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns in El Dorado Springs' 28-6 "Cedar Bowl" win
over Stockton.

9th ranked Skyline blanked Cole Camp, 40-0.  Webb City captured its 83rd straight regular season win, 44-3
over Carl Junction.  Springfield Catholic hit the road to take down East Newton, 21-12; 2 touchdown passes
for Eric Smith, 116 yards rushing and a TD for Cameron Skornia.

Bolivar flexed its muscle, 45-7 at Neosho.  Willard is off to a good start, doubling up Marshfield 40-20.  Nixa
christened its new field with a 47-7 win over Sedalia Smith-Cotton.

Republic took down Central 49-14.  Reeds Spring outdueled Willow Springs 20-14.  Defending state champ
Lamar continued its winning ways, 49-21 over McDonald County.

Jacob Wade led Strafford's dynamic passsing attack in a 61-0 win over visiting Hollister.  Aurora hit the road
to beat Ava, 27-6.  Thayer took down Hayti, 21-6 in a battle of small school powers.


FULL WEEK 1 SCOREBOARD


Photo Galleries

Pictures: Ava 9, Mt. Grove 8


Ava won the battle of SCA unbeatens with a walk-off sac fly.

Pictures: Southwest 10, Purdy 8


Southwest claims the Ozark 7 championship.

Pictures: Central vs. Glendale tennis


The Falcons and Bulldogs met at Cooper on Wednesday.
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