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The Smith-Cotton JV football team advanced to the eight yard line with a half minute to play, but watched a fourth down pass fall incomplete Monday night in a 20-14 loss to Pleasant Hill at Jennie Jaynes Stadium. The game was tied at 14-14 with 1:48 to play when Pleasant Hill took the lead on a Noah Burton 5-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Dalton Bach.
Friday night's game at Hardin-Central with the defending 8-man champion North Andrew Cardinals began with a quick track meet. Both teams exchanged kickoff returns for touchdowns before North Andrew settled in to remain unbeaten with a 48-12 victory at Lee Meador Field.
The Richmond Spartans knew they would have their hands full Friday night as they hit the road to take on Class 4 power Harrisonville. Spartan coach Rob Bowers said his young team would need some good things to happen early in order to hang with the Wildcats.
But Helias had the numbers Friday night as Malik Davis ran for 280 yards and two touchdowns as the Crusaders defeated the Kewpies 48-7. "Not only did we beat them, but I think this is the first time in nearly 50 years that we've beaten them up here," Helias coach Phil Pitts said.
THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND WEEK TO PLAY FOR KANSAS CITY SCHOOLS BUT IN OLATHE NO GAME WAS BIGGER THAN EAST VERSUS SOUTH. MORE THAN 740,000 VOTES WERE CAST TO OUR WEBSITE AND THAT'S WHY IT WAS OUR GAME OF THE WEEK.
The Jays scored 21 points in the first three minutes and 16 seconds and held on claim a 34-0 win Friday against DeSmet at Suntrup Field. "That was a great start for us," Jefferson City head coach Ted LePage said.
A relatively young program with no playoff wins --- not even a win in district play --- and no big-game experience. The Indians' opponent has an established, rich tradition --- a program with 17 district championships, 22 playoff wins, four trips to the state title game and two state championships.
Smith-Cotton wide receiver Blake Jackson is tackled by Pleasant Hill's Parker Evans after picking up nine yards on a reverse in the first quarter. Smith-Cotton wide receiver Blake Jackson is tackled by Pleasant Hill's Parker Evans after picking up nine yards on a reverse in the first quarter.
Northwest's Ryan Rafferty gets a pass off before KC East's Joseph Miller can get to him during the first quarter of a game Friday in Hughesville. Rafferty completed the pass to Daniel Blaylock.
The Indians have four decades of success to prove it --- three state championships, seven trips to the Final Four and over 1,000 wins. Varsity football didn't hit the Hallsville scene until 2007.
Ryan Williams realized he needed a bit more energy to play cornerback than when he played it as a kid. His coaches at Lee's Summit West High School asked Williams, a running back, to play his old position after the Titans lost cornerbacks last season to graduation.
Smith-Cotton running back Noah Aziere is brought down by Warrensburg's Bradley Cox and Sheldon Blose during the Silver Tiger Game Friday at Jennie Jaynes Stadium. Smith-Cotton will face Pleasant Hill on Friday, a team which beat Warrensburg in week two.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 09:50 am
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