Missouri roundup Week 6

By Bill Knust PrepsKC Staff Writer
Posted: September 23, 2017 - 12:20 AM

It was an uneven night of games on the Missouri side this week. A couple of thrillers coupled in with a couple of games that were closer than they appeared when the final seconds ticked off the clock. Pembroke Hill won a thriller against Van Horn, getting a defensive stand in the final seconds to cap a 13-point, fourth-quarter comeback. Excelsior Springs and Fort Osage both bounced back after heart-breaking defeats one week earlier. Both led from start to finish. And, Liberty North got its second victory of the season with a big second half performance against Park Hill South.

Pembroke Hill 33, Van Horn 32
Pembroke Hill’s defense stood tall when it counted most, as the Raiders edged Van Horn 33-32.

The Falcons had the ball on the Raiders’ 4-yard line with 4 seconds remaining in the game, but they were unable to get the go-ahead score.

The lead switched hands four times in the contest, and Van Horn led 32-20 in the fourth quarter before Pembroke Hill began its comeback.

The loss spoiled an excellent outing from Falcons’ running back Terrion Seddens. He rushed for three touchdowns, all in the second half. His first touchdown from 46 yards out cut the deficit to 1-point, 20-19. Seddens then scored two minutes later from 35 yards out to make it 25-20.

Then to add to the momentum, the Falcons recovered a fumbled kickoff return, and Seddens wasted little time making them pay, scoring from 15 yards out to cap off a wild 5 minutes.

Excelsior Springs 33, Odessa 21
A week after dropping a heartbreaker, Excelsior Springs bounced back with a 33-21 victory against Odessa.

Tigers quarterback Peyton Soria accounted for four of the Tigers’ five scores in the victory including a 90-yard touchdown pass to Landon Seely on the first pay of the game.

Soria added rushing scores from 4, 14 and 2 yards. Running back Jackson Creason iced the game with 7:04 left in the fourth with a 35-yard run to make it 33-21.

Odessa was paced by quarterback Jose Meierarend. He tossed two long touchdowns. One to Jake Smith from 48 yards and one to Eliyh D’Obron for 53 yards.

Fort Osage 48, North Kansas City 20
A strong fourth quarter helped the Indians to a 48-20 victory at North Kansas City. While the final deficit was 28 points, the Hornets gave the Indians all they could handle.

Leading 27-20 in the fourth quarter, the Indians got a touchdown from Kaia Tupinio, another rushing score and a blocked punt in the end zone.

North Kansas City lived and died by the big play all night. The Hornets got on the board after trailing 20-0 with an 80-yard touchdown by running back Clyde Price. He followed that up with a 5-yard run to make it 20-13 at the half and give the Hornets’ Homecoming crowd something to buzz about.

Fort struck first out of halftime when quarterback Ty Baker completed a 45-yard pass to Dominic Myers to make it 27-13, but Northtown answered back with an 80-yard touchdown score of its own.

Liberty North 52, Park Hill South 14
A game that looked like it would be a 4-quarter slugfest turned into a blowout thanks to Liberty North’s defense and ground game.

The Eagles rolled to 35 second-half points en route to a 52-14 victory against Park Hill South.

Leading 17-7 at the half, Park Hill South took the opening drive of the second half and punched in a score to cut the deficit to three points, 17-14.

But it was all Liberty North after that. Taylor Bayton got the party started with a touchdown run, and Keshawn Turner added one of his own.

The Eagles got their second defensive score of the night with a pick-6 on the following possession to make it 28-14. Logan Gibson and Nico Pelky added two other rushing scores to finish out the scoring.