Eldon and the Callaways move up in latest state football polls
With Mountain Grove absorbing its second loss of the season last week, North and South Callaway have moved up one spot in the Class 2 state high school football poll. In Class 3, Eldon moves up to number 9 after Miller Career Academy drops out of the poll. Hogan Prep out of Kansas City enters the poll for the first time. Blair Oaks holds its spot for the seventh consecutive week. Here are the complete state polls CLASS 6 Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW 1. CBC (14), 5-1, 148, 1
Falcons and Mustangs hold spots, Thunderbirds and Bulldogs move up in state poll
The Blair Oaks Falcons and Eldon Mustangs hold on to their places in the state Class 3 football poll, while in Class 2, the North Callaway Thunderbirds and South Callaway Bulldogs move up after big wins. Those are the results of the latest media panel votes in the state football poll. Below is the entire poll. Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. (First-place votes in parenthesis) CLASS 6 Rank, team, Rec
A win's a win...
Blair Oaks 18 Hallsville 6 ...no matter how ugly. Fumbles, flags, stumbles, staggers and slips. Burn the tape...forget it happened...take the win and move on. The Falcons get to 5 and 0 on the season with a tougher then expected win in northern Boone County. The defense, as usual, was stout, holding Hallsville under 100 yards of offense. I also thought the Falcons defense was aided by a glacially-paced Hallsville offense. The Indians had playmakers on the outside, and they ma
Blair Oaks keeps spot in state poll
The Blair Oaks Falcons continue to hold down the number two spot in the latest Missouri state football polls. Eldon drops back to number ten from number seven in the Class 3 poll after last Friday's 32-12 Blair Oaks win. Also in the area, South Callaway drops out of the Class 2 poll after its loss to North Callaway last Friday night. The thunderbirds make their first appearance in the poll at number 10 in Class 2. And look out in Class 3...here come the Mexico Bulldogs, on th
It wasn't pretty, but...
Blair Oaks 32, Eldon 12 This one was all about character friends. And we found out the Falcons have a lot of character...and characters. The Falcons offense made just enough plays, while the defense took Eldon's best punches, staggered a few times, but held when it counted as the the Falcons got a big win. Everything went right for Blair Oaks on its opening offensive drive...after that...not so much. Eldon went on a long drive to tie the score at 6...and then more offensive w
Falcons move up in latest state poll
With Maryville's 24-0 loss to Chillicothe last week, the Blair Oaks Falcons move up to number two in the Class 3 poll behind McCluer South Berkeley. And with Eldon's win over Southern Boone, the Mustangs enter the state poll for the first time at number 7. Southern Boone drops out of the polls. In Class 2, South Callaway holds its place at number 7. Here are the statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-
What now for the Falcons?
Blair Oaks 34 Versailles 14 The Blair Oaks football season changed Friday night with about seven minutes to play in the first quarter. What looked like a routine tackle on a routine play in a routine rout for Blair Oaks turned into a season changing injury for quarterback Nolan Hair. It looks like an ankle injury will keep the junior trigger man out for a while, almost certainly through next week's game against Eldon. How much longer? Who knows. But I would be in favor of a f