First, let's take a quick look at some of Friday's significant games.
In Class 6, Howell(9-1) edged Pattonville(7-3) 17-14 to determine the District Champion. Each team took a different route to move the ball. Howell rushed for 250 yards (passed for 90) while the Pirates passed for 203 (rushed for just 20 yards). The 21 yard field goal at the end of the first half (officially at 0:00 time)by Zac Perkins turned out to be the difference.
In Class 5, Chaminade fell behind 19-0 at half against a fired up Parkway Central team. Needing a win to stay alive, The Flyers, with their back to the wall, rallied and rallied "big time". Three Quick TD scores in the 3rd quarter (all scored by Rob Standard) to take a 20-19 lead. Central scored in the 4th as Mikquel Johnson raced for a 60 TD. Chaminade came back again with another Standard score to win 26-25.
In the same district, it all came down to the very last play of the game. Parkway North, trailing 29-24 to the defending State Champs-Webster Groves, was on the 3 yard line. WG was able sack the North QB on a pass attempt to advance. The Statesman were behind 24-20 entering the final quarter. Losing this heart-breaker ends the season for the Vikings since Chaminade won.
Park Hill South (7-3) wins the District crown with 20-14 win over Ft Osage. For the Panthers, it's the first district championship since 2004 and it was accomplished under Mark Simcox in his first year at the Panther helm.
Class 4 had the tightest entry into the playoffs. KC Center (8-2) had to go three OT's to beat
Now for those perfect 10's!
Class 6 has two 10-0- defending Champion- Hazelwood Central and Rockurst. Both of these teams have survived several "close calls" this year. Central won the first 3 games by 1, 7 and 3 points respectively. However, since that time, the Hawks have been flying high. Meanwhile, the Hawklets beat
Class 5 has only one unbeaten team. It's the defending Champion,
There are three teams in Class 4 with perfect records. Sikeston Bulldogs, who made a long playoff run last year, are back. Two 2009 Dome teams, who are very familiar names, the Webb City Cardinals and the Kearney Bulldogs are also there. Last year,
Class 3 has the defending Champs, Cassville, as unbeaten. In fact 3 of the defending champions are unbeaten in 2010. John Burroughs is another 10-0 team. The Bombers, wearing the
Class 2 has four teams with unblemished records. Caruthersville and Maplewood Richmond-Hts could square off in the top half semifinals. Meanwhile, the bottom half semis could see the 10-0 Centralia Panthers facing the 10-0 Penney Hornets. All four of these teams have some obstacles to jump prior to those semifinals.
Class 1 has three 10-0 teams. Likely to see each other in the second round next Monday, the Tipton Cardinals and Concordia Orioles will put it on the line early. The Westran Hornets are the only unbeaten team in the bottom half of the brackets.
GREAT FIRST ROUND GAMES:
Tipton Cardinals (10-0) vs Santa Fe Chiefs (8-2)
Valle Catholic Warriors(9-1) vs Hayti (7-3). Don't ever count out the Warriors! Last year, it was Valle, in the game between these 2 teams, 69-18. This game will be on Prepcasts-Ste. Genevieve.
Lamar Tigers (7-3) vs Stockton Tigers(8-2) - Stockton was just 3-7 in 2009!
Penney Hornets (10-0) vs Lawson Cardinals (9-1)-- best first round game of Class 2!
Cardinal Ritter (8-2) vs Priory Rebels (8-2)--
This game will be on Prepcasts!
S. Boone (7-3) vs
Boonville Pirates (8-2) vs Osage Indians(7-3)
Webb City Cardinals (10-0) vs Bolivar Liberators (9-1)
Helias Crusaders (6-4) vs Carthage Tigers (9-1). The Crusaders have faced several class 5 and Class 6 teams so their record is a bit skewed.
Clayton Greyhounds (8-3) vs Vashon Wolverines (5-4)-this game on Prepcasts
The premier game is the contest between Ft Osage (7-3) and Staley (8-2). Other attractive games are:
Eureka Wildcats (9-1) vs Lindbergh Flyers (8-2). This game is on Prepcasts !
Howell Vikings (9-1) vs Jefferson City Jays (6-4) This game is on Prepcasts!
Ft Zumalt West (8-2) vs Pattonville Pirates (7-3) This game in on Prepcasts!
Rockhurst (10-0) vs Blue Springs South (7-3)
Hazelwood Central (10-0) vs