OK...it's your turn....make your picks in these games that feature top teams in Missouri. Include your name (so we'll know who won)? Send your choices to . We'll publish winner's name next week.
1) Blue Springs (2-0) vs Rockhurst (2-0)
2) Cameron (2-0) vs Lawson (2-0)
3) Lafayette (2-0) vs Fox (2-0)
4) Oakville (2-0) vs Lindbergh (2-0)
5) Mountain Grove (2-0) vs Mountain-View Liberty (2-0)
6) Logan Rogersville (2-0) vs Bolivar (2-0)
7) Webster Groves (1-0)? vs Eureka (1-1)? WG-Eureka
8) Washington (2-0)? vs Ft Zumwalt East (2-0)
9) New Madrid County (2-0)? vs Potosi (2-0)
10) Grain Valley (2-0) vs Chillicothe (2-0)
11) CBC (2-0) vs Chaminade (2-0)
12) Greenfield (2-0) vs Miller (2-0) -- Class 1 game
13) Trinity (2-0) vs Ritter (2-0)
14) Jennings (1-1) vs Berkeley (2-0)
WINNER: Picks most winners
Tie-breaker...which game will have fewest total points
2nd tie-breaker...which game will have most total points
3rd tie breaker...give the points of the winning team in Blue Springs-Rockhurst game
Eye-brow raising games...
Parkway Central (2-0) 29; SLUH(1-1) 10... the Colts slipped last year to 4-6 after their 2nd place finish in 2007(lost to Lee Summit West?for title).Beating SLUH by 19 should be a wake up call for the loaded Suburban South Conference (see below)
Hazelwood West (2-0) 35; Ritenour(1-1) 6... The Huskies scored first but the dominating Wildcat ground game (300+ yards) took over in mid-2nd quarter to win going away. The defending Sub North co-champs aren't going away in 2009. Listen to complete replay of this game --
Owensville (1-1) 51, Blair Oaks (1-1) 23... The Falcons who finished in 2nd place in class 2 last year were swamped by the Dutchmen with a score that has the Four Rivers buzzing.
Hazelwood Central (2-0) 31, Rock Bridge (1-1) 14... All of you who were getting out the shovel to bury the Hawks after they barely escaped the U CIty Lions in week 1, put it away. The Hawks shut down the big run game of the Bruins to win easily.
Liberty (2-0) 42, Ray-Pec (1-1) 6 (#1 class 5 school last week!!)... Winning for the 2nd consecutive week by the identical score, the Blue Jays will make that district with Blue Springs and Blue Springs South even tougher this year.
Parkway North (2-0) 27?? U City(1-1) 0... U City dropped a very tight game to Haz Cen in week one demonstrating their ability. Coach Bob Bunton's Vikings have outscored their opponents 77-0 during the first two weeks of the season (more on Suburban South)
Yogi's Section...It's not over, til it's over games...
Oakville (2-0) was trailing a fired up Mehlville team 19-6 at the 7:38 mark of final quarter when the Panthers scored. The Tigers went to work and pulled out a thrilling 22-19 win with only 18 seconds left when Paul Taylor scored his 3rd TD of the night.?
Behind Dalton Hewitt's prodigious passing yards, the Vianney Golden Griffins held 28-7 halftime lead against Howell Central. Central scored the next 4 touchdowns of the game in the 3rd & early 4th quarter to take the lead 35-28. Vianney seemed to regain the momentum when Hewitt hit Matt Grimes for tying score at 5:54. However...Central's Chad Denny split the uprights from 22 yards for the game winner with only 27 ticks left. Hewitt finished with 403 yards in the losing effort.
Tough Luck City...
Putnam County Midgets have lost both of their games by the same 7-6 score and now stand 0-2 in the Tri-County standings! ugh...
Rumblings at the top...looking at some other top ranked MO teams..
Hannibal (#8, class 4 school, 1-1) was dropped by Harrisonville (1-1) 21-2. 8 turnovers during a game that constantly had rain ranging from drizzle to hard downpours plagued the Pirates.
Jefferson City(2-0, class 6 #3 rank) pummeled Springdale, Ark 47-21. The Jays have now scored 91 points in their first two games.
Mountian Grove (Class 3, #4, 2-0) knocked of Thayer (Class 1, #3) 35-9 as each program schedules early tough opponents. Mt Grove takes on Mountain-View Liberty (2-0) to continue their tough early challenges
Ft Osage (Class 5 #3) topples Kearney (Class 4 #3) 13-7 in action on western side of the state. The Indians stopped the Bulldogs, who were first and goal, by stripping the ball carrier of the ball and recovering the game saving fumble late in the game.
Snapping the streak...
Portageville ended its 32 game losing streak by white-washing the Scott City Rams 35-0 on Friday. First year Bulldog coach Jim May has high hopes for more wins this year since his team only has 3 seniors.
For the first time in 17 years, the Van-Far Indians own a 2-0 mark after two games. The Indians swamped MO Military Academy 44-15 as Scott Brooksheir led the way by rushing for 255 yards and 2 TD's.
Battle of the Spartans on Saturday..
DeSmet (2-0) dominated Hazelwood East 38-0 and handed East its 2nd straight loss of the season (East lost to CBC last week). East will now face their fellow 08 state Champion, Hazelwood Central next week so these Spartans are facing a possible 0-3 start as defending state champ!
47 isn't enough!
Miller Career Academy needed all of their 48 points as they edged Jennings 48-47 in the wildest score of the weekend across the State.
Other high scoring affairs...
Bowling Green Bobcats (2-0)? 32? Montgomery County)1-1) 26 in OT
Bobcat QB Ryan Cox threw for 263 yards, 3 TD passes and scored 1 TD.
Grain Valley Eagles 38, Marshall Owls 35
Ground game proved too much for the Owls.
New Madrid County 38?Cape Central 35
New Madrid travels to Potosi next week in a big contest.
1st play STRIKES
Ozarks' first offensive play was a 37 yard TD score from QB Drew Crain to Thomas Ligon. The Tigers used this momentum to march to a 37-13 win at Williard.
Jared Lanpher hooked up with Keeston Terry on the first Blue Spring play of a 42-13 rout of St. Joseph-Central.
Check out this conference after two weeks...only one team under .500.
Suburban South-- what a start!!!
Parkway North, Parkway Central, Parkway West? -- all 2-0
Eureka, Summit -- both 1-1
U City 0-2
More football from Prepcasts Metro-East
Cahokia QB Patrick Ivy had a great night as he completed 28 of 33 passes for 364 yards and 6 touchdowns as the Comanche's blanked Alton 42-0. Cahokia raised their record to 2-0 with the win.
Belleville West jumped out to a 42-9 lead and coasted to a 42-23 victory at home against Althoff. Sedrick Spellers of the Maroons returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for the score ! Jodeci Mack gained 218 yards on only 17 carries and scored 3 TD's (including an 80 yarder) in the victory.
Another QB had a great night. Cory Schaab (Belleville East) connected with Darnell Stevenson on touchdown strikes of 82 and 61 yards in a 26-10 triumph over Farmington (MO).
In a battle of the unbeatens, Waterloo rallied to knock off Columbia 24-17. The Knights gained 280 yards on the ground in the win.