| Springfield Information-Chief
There is just one week remaining within the common season and convention championships are being gained and district seedings are figuring themselves out.
We had reporters at three totally different video games throughout southwest Missouri on Friday night.
We could not be in every single place, however there have been a couple of video games throughout the area that stood out after we checked our telephones after masking our video games.
Listed here are a couple of takeaways from what went down throughout the realm:
WEEK 8 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COVERAGE
Bolivar runs away from Kickapoo
For the second week in a row, Kickapoo obtained out to a lead however could not keep its tempo.
Kickapoo (3-4) allowed 34-unanswered factors in a 34-14 loss to Bolivar (6-2) only a week after main 17-0 in opposition to Glendale earlier than falling 20-17.
The Chiefs have now misplaced 4 straight since beginning the season 3-0.
Kickapoo jumped out to a fast 14-0 lead within the first quarter earlier than the Liberators tied the sport earlier than halftime. Bolivar took its first lead a couple of minutes into the second half earlier than working away with it.
The Liberators will not have a shot on the Ozark Convention title after West Plains (8-0) clinched it with a win on Friday evening. They are going to nonetheless get a shot on the Zizzers in West Plains subsequent week.
Camdenton tops just lately sizzling Glendale
The groove Glendale was discovering defensively in current weeks calmed down up in Camdenton.
The Lakers (4-4) got here away with a 48-32 win over the Falcons (4-4). It is the primary time Glendale hadn’t allowed greater than 21 factors within the final two weeks.
Camdenton’s duo of Cooper Ezard and Jadin Faulconer led the best way for the Lakers. Faulconer completed the primary half with 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the bottom whereas Ezard caught 10 passes for 82 yards and a rating. That helped the Lakers soar out to a 27-24 lead.
It was just about all Camdenton from there because it scored shortly within the second half however the Falcons pulled again inside attain proper after to make it 34-32 with 7:53 left within the third.
Twenty seconds later, Eli Griffin was on the receiving finish of a 58-yard landing reception. On Glendale’s following drive, the Falcons fumbled on the aim line and the Lakers recovered.
Griffin was again ultimately zone a couple of minutes into the fourth quarter whereas the Lakers put the sport out of the Falcons’ attain.
Glendale will shut its common season at Waynesville (2-5) subsequent week whereas Camdenton travels to Rolla (3-3).
Catholic’s protection continues to be sturdy
One can solely marvel how good Springfield Catholic may have been this season if it was in a position to play its full schedule.
Catholic (2-3) is now on a profitable streak after three weeks of canceled video games because of COVID-19. The Fightin’ Irish’s 21-6 win over Monett (2-5) has them wanting like a powerful workforce 5 video games into their shortened schedule.
This defensive efficiency comes only a week after a 6-0 shoutout win over Mount Vernon (4-4).
Catholic put extra factors on the board on this sport because it obtained into the top zone 4 seconds into the second quarter. Six minutes later, the Irish went up 14-0 because of a landing cross.
The Irish led 21-0 till they allowed a rating just below three minutes into the fourth quarter. Catholic shut out the Cubs from there en path to a second-straight victory.
Catholic has allowed six factors in its final two video games since its hiatus after it allowed a median of 46.7 factors in its first three video games.
The Fightin’ Irish will preserve fightin’ after they journey to Hollister (3-5) subsequent week. Monett will shut its common season at house in opposition to Seneca (2-5).
Week 8 Springfield space outcomes
- Bolivar 34, Kickapoo 14
- Camdenton 48, Glendale 32
- Hillcrest 48, Parkview 13
- Buffalo 55, Central 13
- Catholic 21, Monett 6
- Nixa 49, Carl Junction 0
- Webb Metropolis 48, Ozark 13
- Carthage 63, Republic 29
- Willard 27, Neosho 20 F/OT
- Honest Grove 69, Intelligent 19
- Strafford 51, Stockton 8
- Logan-Rogersville 28, Marshfield 14
- Marionville 38, Ash Grove 28
- Lebanon 48, Rolla 41
- West Plains 56, Waynesville 20
- Aurora 22, Reeds Spring 20
- Joplin 45, Branson 24
- Hollister 20, Mount Vernon 13
- Lamar 37, Seneca 6
- Cassville 42, East Newton 0
- Pierce Metropolis 41, Miller 0
- Mountain View-Liberty 32, Salem 28
- Forsyth 56, Nice Hope 0
- El Dorado Springs @ Butler – SATURDAY
- Mountain Grove 27, Houston 0
- Nevada 14, McDonald County 13
- Sarcoxie 42, Diamond 14
- Lockwood 56, Greenfield 0
- Cabool 34, Ava 18
- Skyline 52, Warsaw 8
- Thayer 34, St. Pius X (Festus) 13
Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield Information-Chief. You’ll be able to contact him at 417-371-6987, by e-mail at email@example.com or Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL. He is additionally the co-host of Sports activities Discuss on Jock Radio weekdays from 4-6 p.m.