Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tiger Football Downs North Shelby 74-8; Does Nothing to Harm Ranking

Worth County did nothing to harm their ranking in the Missouri Eight Man Coaches Association poll as they took the long trip to North Shelby and came back home from the four hour trip with the 74-8 victory.

They did so despite playing shorthanded, without Isaac Alarcon (arm). Coach Chris Healy inserted Wayde Parman as a blocking back; the Tiger offense continued to click as Parman simply served as an extra blocker for the Tigers, opening up holes for Ryan McClellan and Tevin Cameron. Worth County ran the ball well enough with Parman as a blocking back that the yards were easy to come by. Ryan McClellan and Jacob New both handled the quarterbacking chores for Worth County; the Tigers were able to move through the air as well.

Three early fumbles by North Shelby allowed Worth County to put the game away early. Later, North Shelby came out in some different looks that Worth County hadn’t seen on film and there were a few breakdowns, but Worth County did not let them back in the game. Seven different Tigers scored touchdowns when the night’s work was over.

Other scores from ranked teams:
#1 North Andrew 58, St. Joseph Christian 26 – With a new coach, North Andrew put together a major air blitz as Powelson completed 30 passes in 35 attempts for 327 yards. Patterson caught 11 passes for 216 yards. Christian, who has usually been one of the better teams in eight man football, didn’t score until late in the first half, when the game was already decided. The Lions struggled against Pattonsburg/North Harrison as well in Week One, falling to the upstart Panthers 48-30.

#2 Stanberry 72, Albany 20 – It looked like it would be a track meet between the two Gentry County rivals as Colton Coburn put Albany on his back in the first quarter and the Warriors gave Stanberry all they could handle, leading 20-18 at one point in the opening period. But then Coburn went down (shoulder), and Stanberry pulled away for the victory. This was after Stanberry had gotten off to a slow start against Braymer, only leading 14-8 at the half before pulling away for the 50-20 victory. Coburn scored on runs of 12 and 34 for the Warriors along with a 64 yard return.

#4 Rock Port 74, Platte Valley 0 –
Rock Port had little trouble disposing of next week’s opponent for North/West Nodaway. They still have prize quarterback Jace Hughes along with runningback Caden Linthicum; they have a stingy defense to go with it. Rock Port held Platte Valley to 3 for 28 passing for a mere 13 yards. Hughes completed all seven of his passes for 113 yards.

#5 East Atchison 66, North/West Nodaway 20 – The two teams played a close game last year, with East Atchison coming away with the 34-26 victory. But this time, the Wolves had little trouble disposing of North/West Nodaway. Enemy coaches can no longer focus on prize receiver Gage McAdams, as they unleashed Briacin Bywater, a speedy runningback, this year. He had 20 carries for 197 yards Friday night.

#6 Sacred Heart 53, #7 Greenfield 16 – Coaches have been worried by the Sacred Heart team, which easily beat Albany 70-22 this year to start their season and then rolled through Greenfield this week. They made it to the State Semifinals last year before falling to Stanberry.

#8 Mound City 64, Stewartsville 12 –
Stewartsville came into the year with one of the top backs in Eight Man Football in Gage Rush returning, along with his brother, Cain Rush. However, Mound City had little trouble disposing of the Cardinals and bringing them back to earth last week.

#10 South/Nodaway Holt 64, #9 Southwest Livingston 16 – Apparently, Worth County is good enough this year that they are making everyone else look bad. After the Spartans could not take care of the ball in week one and fell to Worth County at halftime, it was a completely different game Friday. The teams traded scores in the first quarter and tied it 14-14 before the Spartans took a 28-16 halftime lead and broke it open in the third.

And although North Shelby could only put up eight points against Worth County, Coach Chris Healy said that they would put up a lot of points on the board this year.

The Spartans had to do some major lineup changes due to injuries before the Worth County game. However, they got Cole Alloway, one of their players, back Friday night, and that helped. Wes Williams ran wild over the Southwest Livingston defense, getting 170 yards in nine carries.

Lafayette 44, Central 42 –
Bart Hardy has his Fighting Irish back in the hunt again, and they won an epic barnburner this year over their city rivals.
Maryville 40, St. Pius 20 – St. Pius came out with one of their best teams in a while, but Maryville rushed 60 times for over 450 yards to come away with the victory. They only attempted seven passes all night, they were so dominant on the line of scrimmage.

Pattonsburg 72, Braymer 44 – Stanberry’s coach, Shane Hilton, noted on the radio that his squad scored on a long drive to start the game and Braymer responded with a long drive of their own. Braymer was able to slow down Stanberry by playing at their pace, but this time, Pattonsburg was able to play at their pace and come away with the victory over Worth County’s next opponent.

Hamilton 50, Gallatin 6 – In a performance reminiscent of The Galloping Ghost, Latroy Harper ran wild over Gallatin in this match between former GRC foes. Harper scored on runs of 62, 49, 82, and 83, getting eight carries for 283 yards.

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