High-SchoolMissouri: Hickman

Slew of upsets shake up Week 9 Missouri football rankings

October, 24, 2011
10/24/11
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Results as of Sunday, Oct. 23

When your team converts a 3rd-and-44 with a 50-yard completion, it's safe to say things are going your way.

And it was that type of night for Fort Zumwalt West during its big matchup against previous No. 2 Jefferson City this past Friday. Led by Drew Hare's 269 passing yards and two scores, the Jaguars mostly had their way against a typically stout Jays defense during a 49-21 win. Jefferson City tailback Devon Moore had 111 yards rushing but the Jays didn't get much else, as the Jaguars outgained the Jays, 427-226.

Webster Groves and DeSmet also took a tumble. In a 34-13 loss, Webster Groves couldn't find an answer for Parkway Central WR Brandon Shepherd (two touchdowns, one interception) or RB Alan Gasnali (152 yards, three scores). Meanwhile, DeSmet blew a 14-point third-quarter lead and fell to SLUH, 37-31 in double overtime. It didn't help that star athlete Durron Neal missed parts of the fourth quarter with a tweaked knee, but the Spartans' second loss of the season was enough to plummet them out of the top 10.

Here's how this week's rankings shake out (last week's ranking in parentheses):

1. CBC (St. Louis) 9-0 (1)
Cadets survived an upset bid and held off Lafayette (Wildwood), 16-7. Next up: Parkway South.

2. Staley (North Kansas City) 9-0 (3)
The Falcons keep rolling, beating St. Joseph Central by a score of 28-14. Next up: Oak Park.

3. Rockhurst (Kansas City) 8-1 (4)
The Hawklets put up a season high in points during a 71-10 win against Lee's Summit North. Next up: Joplin.

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Kirkwood makes statement win; Week 6 MO rankings stand pat

October, 3, 2011
10/03/11
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After games of Sunday, Oct. 2.

In less than 30 minutes, Kirkwood went from the slight favorite to the undefeated underdog during its matchup against Parkway Central.

Star wideout Mike McHugh went down with a shoulder injury in the first half, leaving the Pioneers to fend off a Parkway Central squad with its own playmaking receiver in Brandon Sheperd. Sheperd got his, racking up seven catches for 145 yards, but it wasn't enough to overcome a total of 271 rushing yards and five touchdowns from the Pioneers in a 40-21 win. No word yet on McHugh's status, but stay tuned for updates.

The rest of the top 10 teams easily downed their opponents, with Rockhurst and Jefferson City looking impressive just a week before they meet up for a highly anticipated battle. We'll touch on that more during Friday's preview.

Speaking of Rockhurst, the Hawklets stood pat at No. 34 in the POWERADE FAB 50.

Without further ado, here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings are in parentheses):

1. Rockhurst (Kansas City) 6-0 (1)
The Hawklets' defense continues to impress, allowing just 61 yards in a 21-0 win against Hickman. Next is a highly anticipated matchup against No. 8 Jefferson City.

2. CBC (St. Louis) 6-0 (2)
Cadets quarterback Dalton Demos kept up his solid play, throwing for three scores in a 47-15 win against Vianney. Next up: Chaminade.

3. Staley (North Kansas City) 6-0 (3)
Trent Hosick totaled four touchdowns in a 54-27 win against Grandview, as the Falcons continued to stake their claim as Class 5's top squad. A battle with Park Hill South is up next.

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Kirkwood, Jefferson City continue to impress in Week 5 MO rankings

September, 26, 2011
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All of the top 10 teams are who we thought they were last week, easily defeating their opponents. Along the way, Kirkwood and Jefferson City put up major shutouts. Wideout Mike McHugh continued his recent tear for Kirkwood, snagging five passes for 209 yards in a 41-0 win against Parkway North, while Jefferson City RB Devon Moore scored two more touchdowns in the Jays' 42-0 rout of Park Hill.

Oh and I remember when I said don't forget the name "Trent Hosick?" Well, here's why. Hosick has quite an arm, but in Staley coach Fred Bouchard's offense, Hosick's rushing prowess has been on full display. Fast forward to a little past the midway point of this KC Metro Sports video for a dose of Hosick's incredible athletic ability. And stay tuned to this spot for more on the junior quarterback.

Nationally, Rockhurst moved up to No. 34 in the POWERADE FAB 50 after beating Rock Bridge last week.

And without further ado, here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Rockhurst (Kansas City) 5-0 (1)
The Hawklets' defense held Rock Bridge to 169 total yards of offense in a 35-6 win. Next up: Hickman.

2. CBC (St. Louis) 5-0 (2)
The Cadets took advantage of the absence of Howell QB Eric Siebenshuh and rode their own gunslinger to a 47-26 victory. Dalton Demos finished 369 passing yards and four touchdowns, giving the Cadets momentum before they face Vianney.

3. Staley (Kansas City North) 5-0 (3)
The Falcons cemented their claim as the new top team in Class 5, riding Trent Hosick's two touchdowns to a 22-10 win against Kearney. A road game against Grandview is next.

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