Harrisonville blanks Nevada
By Chad Grammar PrepsKC staff writer
Morgan Selemaea made sure to set the tone early in this one; grabbing a 20 yard reception from Brandon Eickhorst and then a 30 yard touchdown run on the very next play. 2 plays in and the Wildcats led 7-0. The rest of the Wildcats followed suit on both sides of the ball. Three plays later as Nevada was trying to get a drive started, Nick Laughlin jumped the route and returned the interception 30 yards for a 14-0 lead just 5 minutes into the game.
The onslaught continued in the first as Harrisonville added a 45 yard Jasper Davis Touchdown, and a nifty little strip and return by Nathan Kreimyer where he ripped the ball out of the runners hands and rumbled down the sideline for the touchdown. The Cats were in control and led it 28-0 after the first in route to a 40-0 district semi-final victory over Nevada.
The victory for the Wildcats did two things. First it added the Wildcats to elite company becoming the 10th school in Missouri history with 600 total wins as a football program joining the likes of Jeff City, Rockhurst and Webb City. The most important thing it did for the Wildcats was put them in position for a rematch with conference foe Grain Valley who beat Harrisonville earlier this year and took the conference title from them. The Cats will be looking for revenge and their 12th district title in the last 15 years. Harrisonville looks to be back at full speed after a mid-season losing streak that saw them lose 3 consecutive games for the first time in more than a decade. Harrisonville and Grain Valley will play next Friday night at 7 in Harrisonville at Memorial Stadium.
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