Pair of OT wins mark Midland Empire Confrerence HS 2016 FB week two play
Two of the six week two high school football wins by Midland Empire Conference members required extra time to accomplish – and not only because of Friday night’s storms.
St. Joseph schools Lafayette and Bishop Le-Blond each prevailed in overtime. In their first full-fledged game in many, many years, Lafayette edged city rival Central 18-12 in double overtime in a game that was 6-6 after regulation time, and Bishop LeBlond turned aside East Buchanan 8-0 after battling to a scoreless draw over four frames.
Also victorious in non-league action from the MEC were Maryville, St. Joseph: Benton and Smithville, in addition to Chillicothe. Savannah and Cameron both lost big.
St. Joseph: Lafayette 18, SJ: Central 12
ST. JOSEPH — Lafay-ette (2-0) never trailed as touchdown runs of between four and six yards by Diego Bernard gave it leads in the second quarter and each OT session, the last one ending the game.
St. Joseph: Bishop LeBlond 8, East Buchanan 0
ST. JOSEPH — Slogging around the muddy Eagle Stadium field, neither team generated much of an attack until the host Golden Eagles (2-0) used a pass completion to spark them to the score on the first series of overtime. Quarterback Sean Davis ran for a 3-yards touchdown and the BLHS defense held.
Maryville 36, KC: St. Pius X 0
MARYVILLE — The Spoofhounds (2-0) scored in every quarter, including twice in the second, while blanking the Warriors.
John Zimmerman had scoring runs of 31 and two yards and quarterback Trey Oglesby hit Matt Twaddle for a 4-yards TD.
Adding short touchdown runs were Bob Bruckner in the second quarter and Jacob Reuter in the fourth.
Oglesby went 12 of 15 for 179 yards in the air.
St. Pius did not reach 100 yards in total offense.
St. Joseph: Benton 20, Grain Valley 6
ST. JOSEPH — The Cardinals did all of their scoring in the first half, two on big plays.
After Cooper Burton ran for an 8-yards score, Derrien Parks, who finished with 111 rushing yards on 11 carries, bolted 31 yards as Benton (1-1) led 13-0 after one.
C. Burton then hit older brother Devon for a 33-yards score in the second stanza.
Grain Valley was held to less than 150 yards of total offense. Its only score came in the third quarter on a short run.
Smithville 42, KC: Winnetonka 14
SMITHVILLE — The host Warriors (2-0) got 14 points from their defense to make the outcome more one-sided than the SHS offense was able to.
On the first play from scrimmage, Warriors linebacker Jake Boyd picked up a Winnetonka fumble and ran it the short distance to the end zone. Boyd later had a 60-yards scoring run and two more scores as part of a 112-yards night.
A third-quarter interception and 20-yards return to paydirt by Jake Fisher made Smith-ville’s lead 35-7.
Harrisonville 22, Savannah 0
SAVANNAH — The host Savages’ defense kept the game competitive, but the offense didn’t generate much as SHS fell to 0-2.
Excelsior Springs 41, Cameron 6
CAMERON — The host Dragons (0-2) managed to avoid a shutout with a fourth-quarter touchdown, but not before Excelsior Springs had done all of its scoring.
Cameron didn’t have a rusher with more than 65 yards and threw for only 22.