SPRINGFIELD, MO - It was a wet and wild Friday night of high school football in the Ozarks. Teams battling everything
mother nature had to throw at them. Some coming out unscathed, others still seeking that illusive first victory.
Parkview, Pierce City and Hillcrest among the surprise 2-0 teams. Rogersville, Glendale and Marshfield among the
unlikely 0-2 teams.
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Class 2 3rd ranked MV-BT/Liberty proved its power with a 32-16 win over class 3 Catholic. Junior QB Jaelon Acklin
rushed for 3 touchdowns, threw for 2 more. The Eagles now open SCA play next week, hosting Thayer, the Bobcats
getting a wakeup call tonight at Highland, AR, 46-6.
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Ozark continues to impress with a 48-14 thumping of Harrison, AR south of the border. Despite an injury to starting
QB Seth Wheeler, Coach Bliss's club has been nearly flawless so far; averaging 58.5 points per game. Nixa improved
to 2-0 with a 19-0 win at Belton. Branson pulled one of the upsets of the night, dispatching Bolivar 19-8. Republic
knocked off district rival Marshfield 28-14 on Thursday night. Webb City captured its 83rd straight regular season win,
30-15 over Springdale Har-Ber. The Cardinals will visit fellow 2-0 Carthage next week; the Tigers topping Carl Junction
41-28 Thursday night. Neosho's struggles continued with a 29-7 loss to Monett. Willard fell to 1-1 with a 28-21
Thursday night loss at Nevada.
In the Ozark Conference, Hillcrest improved to 2-0, doubling up Glendale 26-13. Matt Rush, Juwan Johnson, and
Sheldon Moeler leading the Hornet attack. Parkview improved to 2-0 for the first time in over a decade with a
17-13 action packedhome win over Joplin. Kickapoo snuffed out Rolla 14-7 for the Chiefs' first win. Lebanon got
216 yards and 4 touchdowns from senior tailback Brock West in just the 1st half of the Yellow Jackets'
40-7 win over Waynesville. Camdenton bounced back with a 39-15 thumping of West Plains.
Strafford got 2 more sacks from up-and-coming pass rusher Kory Noe in a 36-6 win at Cabool. The Indians have
outscored their first 2 opponents 97-6. Skyine got 3 scores from senior Logan Bryan in a statement 45-7 win over
Mid Lakes Conference perennial power Fair Grove. Pleasant Hope got on the board with a 30-15 home win over
Marionville. Ash Grove has been one of the Ozarks' surprise fast starters. The Pirates not only shutout Stockton 42-0
(Thursday night) led by 3 more touchdowns from Logan Allred, but they have yet to allow a single point.
With Bolivar, Rogersville, Catholic, Marshfield, Buffalo, and Hollister all falling, it was a rough week for the COC Small.
In fact, only Reeds Springs' 12-3 win at Green Forest, AR kept the conference from being shutout.
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Cassville took its 30th straight regular season win with ease, 45-0 at McDonald County. Lamar may have been
looking ahead to a week 3 trip to Cassville. The defending state champs dropped a 13-6 decision to Seneca. Monett
got in the win column with a 29-7 win, going up 2 classes to top Neosho. Mt Vernon doubled up Commerce, OK 28-14.
Aurora also moved to 2-0 with a 40-7 win over East Newton.
Miller whipped Liberal 46-0, led once again by QB Dalton Gulick. Lockwood downed Rich Hill 35-7. Pierce City got 4
TD's from senior Cedric O'Hara in a 27-6 win over Pierce City.
Ava held off Rogersville 14-12.
Thursday night's slate was highlighted by Central's overtime win at Willow Springs, Salem's blanking of STL
Confluence Academy, and Cole Camp's overtime win over Warsaw.
Splish...Splash...Congrats to all the players, coaches, fans, and even media who battled through the rain for another
great week of high school football in the Ozarks.
If you missed Ozarks Sports Zone Friday night, you have 2 more chances to see it; Saturday night after the KSPR
News at 10:00 and Sunday night following the KY3 News at 10:00.