12 quarters and counting
Let's face it...about the only drama these days when watching Blair Oaks is if any team will actually score on them. Another shut out Friday night...let's go to the scoreboard.
Blair Oaks 37, Versailles 0
I've heard it said before several times this season...this team is simply on a different level this season. The offense is better than ever before with more weapons than most three high school teams combined. Play man-to-man in the secondary? Watch Thomas, Pritchitt and Edler run past you. PLay zone and roll the linebackers back in coverage...here come Lentz and Hair.
But let's face it...the defense has taken over as the story of this team. The three man front of Buechter, Niekamp and Atnip is rarely blocked, SAm Luebbering is a guided missile at inside linebacker...Laune, Morris and Stockman seal the ends...and the secondary of Edler, Thomas, Pritchitt, Prenger and now Closser comprises some of the best athletes on the team...if not the area. 12 quarters of shut out football against some very good football teams...especially the last two weeks.
Last night, Versailles showed us some good talent...and they were able to move the ball against the Falcons between the 20's. But they only had one legitimate shot at the end zone all night long...and CJ's little brother shut the door with a leaping interception. Next week at Eldon...where all of a sudden the Ponies are struggling a little bit to score. Do I hear 16 quarters in a row?
Jefferson City 34, SLUH 13
Okay...so I know the schedule has been a little softer than usual...but the Jays are playing good football right now. Maleek Jackson is starting to break out...and if he gets going to his potential, the Jays are going to be a tough out for anybody in a few weeks. Chaminade is next...they're 1 and 3 and lost a 49-35 shoot out to Vianney Friday night.
Cardinal Ritter 61, Helias 35
When we saw the schedule, we knew there may be nights like this for Helias this year. Ritter scored the first 28 points...their quarterback threw for 7 touchdowns. Credit Helias for hanging in and hanging around in what could have been a turbo clocker. Things don't get much easier next week...against St. Francis Borgia.
Lee's Summit West 28, Rock Bridge 7
LSW kept Nathan Peat all kinds of bottled up last night. No Peat...no offense for the Bruins.
Smith-Cotton 47, Hickman 26
The Kewps have lost three in a row, but they fought down to the end against a very good Smith Cotton team.
Battle 87, Harrisonville 39
What? How is this even possible in the running clock era? This has to be some kind of a low point for a very proud Harrisonville football program.
Camdenton 77, Central (Springfield) 0
Really...Springfield Central should not be playing football...somebody's going to get seriously hurt.
Rolla 31, Parkview 19
Another week...another win against one of them Springfield teams.
Moberly 55, Fulton 6
Trey Barrow proves really can't go home again. The former Moberly star embarrassed by his truly bad football team.
Hannibal 42, Mexico 6
Mexico is down this year. Hannibal should be on a roll now that it's done with the Jeff City teams.
Southern Boone 39, Eldon 7
Outside of the weekly Blair Oaks wins, the rest of the Tri County conference season is going to be nuts. Eagles get back on track against an Eldon team that might be struggling a bit.
Hallsville 40, Osage 15
Read above about the Tri County Conference. Hallsville gets its first win of the season, but this is till a pretty good Class 2 team.
Westran 48, Harrisburg 8
South Callaway 39, Mark Twain 0
So Cal after some early struggles looks to be figuring things out now that they're back in EMO play.
Boonville 43, California 0
Long year coming for Cali...and Boonville is darn good.
North Callaway 52, Wright City 22
It's way early, but right now I would say Blair Oaks and Nor Cal are on a collision course in the district title game.
Fayette 14, Marceline 9
Wow...here's a score you don't expect to see.
Hermann 59, Louisiana 18
Bowling Green 50, Montgomery County 28
St. Dominic 42, Tolton 34
Tolton gives a good AAA school a scare in Columbia. Tolton's record may not reflect it, but I think if they stay healthy, they'll be a tough out come district time.
Centralia 56, Highland 6