Missouri Roundup Week 11

By Bill Knust PrepsKC Staff Writer
Posted: October 28, 2017 - 1:43 AM



A pair of undefeated No. 1-seeded district teams fell on the Missouri side. Belton outlasted Class 5 No. 9-ranked Sedalia Smith-Cotton 60-51 behind a dynamic performance from quarterback Bart Harris. Pleasant Hill ended the run of Class 3 No. 9-ranked Hogan Prep, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter in a 36-18 victory. Liberty North’s fourth-quarter comeback fell just short, and Liberty grabbed its second win of the season over Liberty North, 22-20.

State powerhouses Maryville and Lafayette County each advanced easily to districts finals next week. Class 3 No. 7-ranked Spoofhounds defeated St. Pius X 42-7, and the Class 2 No. 6-ranked Huskers pounded Lawson 33-0.

 Belton 61, Sedalia Smith-Cotton 50
They’ll need new lights for the scoreboard tomorrow after the Pirates and Tigers combined for 111 points in the Class 5 District 6 semifinals.

Belton, the No-4 seed in the district, upset top-ranked and undefeated Sedalia Smith-Cotton, 61-50, and will face Battle in the district finals next week.

Belton quarterback Bart Harris threw six touchdown passes, including three to Exekial Henson. The Pirates also got a pair of touchdown runs from Dante Madden. The Tigers led 7-0 and 14-7, but Belton rolled off 20 of the next 27 points to lead 27-20 at the half. In the third quarter they pushed 41-21 and then 61-44 late in the fourth quarter.

Gauge Young led Sedalia with four touchdown runs.

Pleasant Hill 36, Hogan Prep 18
Pleasant Hill, seeded fourth in the district, upset No. 1-seeded Hogan Prep, and handed the Rams their first defeat of the season.

Trailing 18-7 at halftime, the Roosters roared back with 29 unanswered points in the second half – 21 in the fourth quarter – for the 36-18 victory. The victory pushed Pleasant Hill into the Class 3 District 7 finals next week against Kansas City Center.

Garrett Schick scored the go-ahead touchdown with 8 minutes left in the game, and Cody Faust iced it with a score from 6 yards out with 4 minutes left in the game. The Roosters dominated on the ground, rushing for four touchdowns.

Hogan Prep got touchdown runs from Austin Wolfe and Demetris Taylor. They also got a touchdown catch from Lamont Washington.

Liberty 22, Liberty North 20
Liberty built itself a 12-point lead by halftime, and needed every bit of it at the end to hold on for a 22-20 victory over its crosstown rival, Liberty North.

The Blue Jays defense stood its ground, forced its fourth turnover of the game late in the contest and then ran out the clock to move on to the Class 5 District 8 finals next week against Staley.

However, they may be without standout running back Robert Rawie. They played most of the contest without him Friday night, and got 107 yards and two touchdowns from replacement Jack Lowery on 30 carries. Quarterback Thomas Henrichs also completed 13-of-25 passes for 213 yards and a score.

The Eagles marched right down the field on the opening drive, getting a 4-yard score from Logan Gibson to take a 7-0 lead. Liberty answered immediately with Henrichs hooking up with Rawie for a 50-yard catch-and-run, and then got a two-point conversion to grab an 8-7 lead.

North also got two field goals from Brady Pohl, including a 52-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Maryville 42, St. Pius X 7
Maryville rolled to a comfortable victory behind a stifling defense and bulldozing rushing attack. The Spoofhounds rolled out 372 yards on the ground and forced three turnovers on defense.

Running backs Tyler Houchin and Eli Dowis each rushed for two scores. Houchin finished with 157 yards on 17 carries, and Dowis had 141 yards on 14 carries.

Maryville will face No. 1-seeded Chillicothe in the Class 3 District 8 finals next week. The Hornets beat the Spoofhounds earlier this season.

Lafayette County 33, Lawson 0
The Huskers’ defense was too much for the Cardinals, Friday night. Lafayette County held Lawson to 199 yards of total offense while rushing for 390 yards on offense.

Quarterback Kinser Madison ran for two scores and threw for another while running back Elijah Thirkeld ran for two as well. Thirkeld finished with 25 carries and 190 yards. Madison had 148 yards on 17 carries.

The No. 1-seeded Huskers will face No. 3-seeded Lathrop in the Class 2 District 8 finals next week.