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October 19, 2009
Join us as we bring you 10 quick news stories at 10:00 a.m. from around the world of Show-Me Prep Sports. Today let's take a look at the top ten stories from the opening week of Class 3 district football.
Class 3 District "Top Ten at 10:00"
1) Demarco Billups completed 16-of-21 passes for 347-yards and 4 touchdowns to lead Miller Career to a 32-22 victory over No. 1 ranked Cardinal Ritter to earn a huge district victory.
2) Savannah defeats No. 9 ranked Chillicothe 27-10 in a MEC Showdown. Justin Roach passed for 100 yards and a touchdown, he also rushed for three scores to lead the Savages to victory.
3) No. 6 ranked Cassville earned a 27-0 shutout victory over No. 2 ranked Monett in a key district 12 matchup. Joseph Guivion rushed for more than 100 yards and pair of touchdowns and the Wildcat defense that has allowed and average of 4 points per game over their past 5 contests earned shut down the Cubs.
4). Senior Brandon Bourbon led Potosi to their 8th victory as he rushed for three touchdowns and returned a fumble nearly 40-yards for a score in a 44-7 district opening victory over Fredericktown.
5) Undefeated Bowling Green remained perfect earning a 7-3 victory in Washington over the Borgia Knights.
6) Logan Rogersville shut down the Panther running game that had produced more than 1600 yards of rushing entering the game earning a 23-6 victory over Mtn. Grove to improve to 7-1 on the season, 1-0 in district play.
7) Herculaneum topped Priory 33-13 taking a very large step towards the district title.
8) Boonville was led by junior tailback Kellen Kempf who rushed for 246 yards on 32 carries, accounted for all the scoring as he rushed for 4 touchdowns in the 28-19 victory over Moberly.
9) Sam Van Doren completed 11-of 16 passes for 148 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 33-8 victory for John Burroughs over Berkeley.
10) Lutheran South, who recently had one of the longest losing streaks in the state, earned their second victory of the year defeating John F. Kennedy 42-7 giving them a shot of playoff hope! Brandon Lewis scored a pair of touchdowns for South.
MISSOURI CLASS 3
MOsports.com Picks: 1) New Madrid 2) Dexter
District Notes: G'Darius Stevenson has rushed for more than 1,000 yards leading New Madrid County, the favorite in district 1. Dexter and Kennett hope to challenge for the final playoff position.
New Madrid 48, Dexter 14
Perryville 9, Kennett 6
Perryville at Dexter
New Madrid at Kennett
Dexter at Kennett
New Madrid at Perryville
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Potosi 2) Park Hills Central
District Notes: No. 4 ranked Potosi enters at 7-0, led by Stanford bound recruit Brandon Bourbon who has rushed for more than 1500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. The real battle is for second in this district as MAFC White foes battle.
Potosi 44, Fredericktown 6
Park Hills Central 46, Ste. Genevieve 36
Fredericktown at Park Hills Central
Ste. Genevieve at Potosi
Ste. Genevieve at Fredericktown
Potosi at Park Hills Central
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Priory 2) Herculaneum
District Notes: Q.B. Matt Jones has passed for nearly 1000 yards and 8 touchdowns leading Priory the favorite in district 3. Better than their 3-4 record, the Rebels must end a 3-game losing streak entering district play.
Herculaneum 33, Priory 13
Lutheran South 42, John F. Kennedy 7
Priory at John F. Kennedy
Lutheran South at Herculaneum
Lutheran South at Priory
Herculaneum at John F. Kennedy
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Cardinal Ritter 2) Career Academy
District Notes: No. 1 ranked Cardinal Ritter returns on a mission to advance to the Edward Jones Dome to avenge their 08 defeat. With blazing speed John Edwards and Trey Perry have combined to rush for 1500 yards and 17 Lion touchdowns. Public High League foes will battle for second and a playoff birth in district 4.
Imagine Prep 15, Soldan 14
Career 32, Cardinal Ritter 22
Career at Soldan
Imagine Prep at Cardinal Ritter
Soldan at Cardinal Ritter
Career at Imagine Prep
MOsports.com Picks: 1) John Burroughs 2) Berkeley
District Notes: As competitive as any district in the state, class 5 will offer very competitive football games for the next three weeks. QB Toma Peebles and Marquise Hill lead the Trinity attack. Berkeley has been tested by a solid Suburban East schedule. Don't count out Lutheran North who at 1-6 has a shot at the playoffs.
Trinity 39, Lutheran North 14
John Burroughs 33, Berkeley 8
Trinity at Berkeley
John Burroughs at Lutheran North
John Burroughs at Trinity
Berkeley at Lutheran North
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Bowling Green 2) Borgia
District Notes: 7-0 Bowling Green will face their toughest test of the 2009 season when they visit Borgia in Washington Friday night. QB Ryan Cox has passed for 1200 ayrds and 17 touchdowns leading the Bobcats into the Class 3 Power Poll.
Bowling Green 7, Borgia 3
Lutheran SC 26, Winfield 16
Lutheran SC at Bowling Green
Borgia at Winfield
Winfield at Bowling Green
Borgia at Lutheran SC
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Salem 2) Owensville
District Notes: Salem has played the toughest schedule preparing for district play and will prove their worth. The Sullivan Eagles have faded, and will rely who solid senior back Chris Frye who led them deep into the playoffs a season ago. Watch out for Owensville to upend Sullivan in our Class 3 "upset special" in a Four Rivers rivalry game.
Salem 27, Owensville 15
Sullivan 48, St. James 14
Owensville at St. James
Salem at Sullivan
Sullivan at Owensville
St. James at Salem
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Fulton 2) Mexico
District Notes: Antwan Ferguson leads the Fulton Hornets on the ground and is closing in on 1,000 rushing yards this season. Q.B. Lucas McCray teams with Ferguson to provide a balanced Hornet attack. Dual threat Q.B. Kurt Loyd leads the Mexico Bulldogs, while junior Thunderbird quarterback Tylar Walker has surpassed 1,000 passing yards and hopes to lead North Callaway into the playoffs.
Mexico 14, Fulton 6
North Callaway 42, MMA 6
North Callaway at Fulton
Mexico at Missouri Military
Fulton at Missouri Military
Mexico at North Callaway
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Versailles 2) California
District Notes: Tri-County Conference foes battle for a chance at the MSHSAA playoffs. California, Osage, and Versailles vie for a pair of spots.
Osage 32, California 14
Versailles 57, Eldon 0
Versailles at California
Osage at Eldon
California at Eldon
Osage at Versailles
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Mountain Grove 2) Logan Rogersville
District Notes: Were it not for an Evan Williams injury the Panthers would enter with a perfect 7-0 mark. The injury helped the Panthers rely on another solid offensive threat in running back Chris Mathews who is closing in on 1,000 rushing yards. Ava and Logan Rogersville should provide a great matchup in a battle for the second playoff birth.
Ava 49, Buffalo 14
Logan Rogersville 23, Mountain Grove 6
Ava at Logan Rogersville
Mountain Grove at Buffalo
Mountain Grove at Ava
Buffalo at Logan Rogersville
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Springfield Catholic 2) Mt. Vernon
Catholic 28, Mt. Vernon 14
Aurora 25, Reeds Spring 6
Aurora at Catholic
Mt. Vernon at Reeds Spring
Catholic at Reeds Spring
Mt. Vernon at Aurora
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Cassville 2) Monett
District Notes: Week 8 will provide no matchup better than Monett at Cassville. A season ago Monett earned the district win, Cassville earned the playoff win on their way to the Class 3 title. Since the Wildcats week 1 loss to Branson they have played solid football. At 7-0 Monett is ready to prove their No. 2 ranking is no fluke.
Cassville 27, Monett 0
Seneca 40, East Newton 6
East Newton at Monett
Cassville at Seneca
Monett at Seneca
Cassville at East Newton
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Pleasant Hill 2) Oak Grove
District Notes: Pleasant Hill quarterback Cody Todd leads the Roosters, the favorites to repeat in district 13. Matt Hertzog provides a solid running threat to balance Todd's passing in the offensive attack.
Clinton 26, Holden 22
Pleasant Hill 28, Oak Grove 3
Pleasant Hill at Holden
Clinton at Oak Grove
Oak Grove at Holden
Pleasant Hill at Clinton
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Moberly 2) Richmond
District Notes: Richmond enters on a high after ending Lexington's perfect 6-0 record. QB Kris Cupp has passed for nearly 1,000 yards and leads the Spartan offense. The Pirates of Boonville follow the lead of QB Kellen Kempf who is closing in on 1000 yards on the ground.
Odessa 9, Richmond 0
Boonville 28, Moberly 19
Moberly at Odessa
Boonville at Richmond
Odessa at Boonville
Richmond at Boonville
MOsports.com Picks: 1) O'Hara 2) St. Pius X
District Notes: Senior quarterback T.J. White leads the Celtics who enter ranked in the top ten since the first week of the season. St. Pius and Pembroke will battle for the second playoff position.
St. Pius X 20, Pembroke Hill 6
O'Hara 55, Lincoln Prep 0
O'Hara at Pembroke Hill
Lincoln Prep at St. Pius X
Lincoln Prep at Pembroke Hill
St. Pius X at O'Hara
MOsports.com Picks: 1) Chillicothe 2) Cameron
District Notes: MEC foes square off in a solid District 16 race. Difference maker Bryce Young gives the Hornets the edge, along with QB Jared McCauslin and the running of Brett Stephens. Cameron will rely on defense and the solid running of Lincoln Green a touchdown machine who added 5 more touchdowns in a week 7 victory.
Savannah 27, Chillicothe 10
Cameron 25, Smithville 7
Cameron at Chillicothe
Savannah at Smithville
Chillicothe at Smithville
Cameron at Savannah