Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tiger Football Keeping Pace in Weekly Rankings

Stanberry was nearly toppled last Friday, but otherwise, little stands to change in the weekly eight man rankings.

#1 North Andrew 56, Kansas City East 6
North Andrew got one scare when they scored the first touchdown of the game, only for Elijah Brown of Kansas City East to run the ensuing kickoff back for a score to trail 8-6. But from there, it was all North Andrew in this halftime game. Jacob Powelson continued his hot streak as quarterback, completing all six of his passes for 149 yards, or over 20 yards per completion. Caleb Patterson had 5 catches for 102 yards. Lance Streeby added a 49 yard punt return, while Gus Shunk added a 71 yard punt return. Shunk had 7 carries for 106 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

#2 Stanberry 56, St. Joseph Christian 42
The game of the week happened in Stanberry. Christian jumped all over Stanberry, putting up the first 18 points of the game, including a 42 yard run from quarterback Ben Craven. But then Stanberry countered with a 63 yard run from Cole Durbin before the half and a 49 yard run from Durbin in the third quarter to get back In the game.

Stanberry and Christian were tied at 24 early in the fourth quarter, but then Stanberry wore down their winless opponents, like they do most of their opposition, outscoring them 32-24 in a fourth quarter track meet to pull away for the victory.

Braden George had 18 carries for 187 yards for the Lions. Cole Durbin had 19 carries for 287 yards for the Bulldogs. Trey Schieber added a 25 yard scoring run for Stanberry.

#3 Worth County 64, Albany 14
Worth County had little trouble putting away a banged-up Albany squad in their home opener. Their trip to King City will be their stiffest test to date Friday.

#4 Rock Port 46, North/West Nodaway 0

North/West Nodaway came into the game on a high following their first victory of coach Cody Marriott’s tenure, but Rock Port brought them down to earth again. North/West Nodaway got some yardage against one of the top defenses in eight man football, but couldn’t punch it in.

#5 East Atchison 50, DeKalb 0

DeKalb has fallen on hard times recently, and East Atchison kept them in a tailspin with this game, which ended in the third quarter. Briacin Bywater had six carries for 73 yards, while the duo of Jake McEnaney and Gage McAdams torched the Tigers through the air. McEnaney had nine completions in 15 attempts for 272 yards, while McAdams had six catches for 206 yards.

#6 Sacred Heart 62, #8 Hardin-Central 14
Sacred Heart had little trouble on a trip up north against Hardin-Central. The Hardin-Central and Norborne cooperative fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with the loss.

#7 Mound City 86, Southwest Livingston 40
Southwest Livingston put up 40 points against one of the top defensive squads in eight man football, but still fell to the resurgent Panthers, trying to regain their former glory.

King City 74, #9 Pattonsburg 58
King City seemingly had this one in the bag against the high-powered Panther squad, playing at their pace and holding a 34-16 halftime lead. But Pattonsburg never gave up and King City had to hold on for dear life in this eight man track meet.

#10 Greenfield 52, Osceola 20
Osceola went the distance against a ranked foe, playing in its first season in eight man.

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