High-SchoolMissouri: Parkway South

Missouri Week 6 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 2, 2012
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After games on Saturday, April 28

With about a week remaining in the regular season, games are starting to matter a little bit more with playoff seeding and positioning at stake.

Liberty remains atop the rankings, but the Bluejays might be hoping that they don't encounter Lee's Summit in the postseason. For the second time this season, Liberty lost last week and for the second time this season, it came at the hands of Lee's Summit.

Another matchup to watch is Eureka and Parkway South, who will meet twice on Tuesday and Wednesday in games that will almost certainly impact next week's top 10.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's in parentheses):

1. Liberty 17-2 (1)
Lee's Summit appears to have the Bluejays' number, as the Tigers once again handed Liberty a one-run loss last week. Before that, Class 4's top squad scored 27 combined runs in easy wins against Park Hill and Central.

2. Francis Howell Central (St. Charles) 16-4 (3)
Spartans notched two big wins against Timberland and No. 3 Vianney before falling to Fort Zumwalt West, marking their first loss in seven games. A pivotal match against Howell North looms on Tuesday.

3. Vianney (Kirkwood) 16-5 (2)
Golden Griffins ran win streak to five games before being cooled off by No. 2 Francis Howell Central in an 11-4 loss.

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Slew of upsets shake up Week 9 Missouri football rankings

October, 24, 2011
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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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Blue Springs takes rival's spot in Week 8 Missouri football rankings

October, 17, 2011
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Results as of Saturday, Oct. 15

The score wasn't as high and it didn't end up being the first team to 42 points, as has been the case in recent years. But the battle between crosstown foes Blue Springs and Blue Springs South had plenty of what you would expect in an intense rivalry matchup.

This time, the underdog came through, as Blue Springs pulled out a 26-21 win. The outcome is quite the turnaround from the Wildcats' first two games, when they let Rockhurst and Staley run all over them. Against Blue Springs South, the Wildcats D held strong, limiting running back Steve Sullivan and quarterback Connor Harris as well as an offense that was averaging more than 40 points per game.

Deiondre Hall proved key, racking up 82 receiving yards and two touchdowns for Blue Springs, which held off a late comeback try by the Jaguars. With the win, the Wildcats re-enters the rankings at No. 10, but they can't get comfortable. Fort Zumwalt West has also rebounded from a slow start and faces a big matchup this week against No. 2 Jefferson City.

In other news, Dorial Green-Beckham had several familiar eyes watching him play this past week. Multiple sources have reported that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino were in attendance as Hillcrest clinched its first Ozark Conference title in 10 years with a win against West Plains. DGB went for 116 yards and two touchdowns, leaving him just 253 yards from breaking the national career yards record of 5,867 set by Abram Booty (Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian) in 1996.

Nationally, Christian Brothers College is knocking on the POWERADE FAB 50 doorstep, receiving votes for the first time this season and giving Missouri a chance to re-enter a team into the rankings after Rockhurst fell out last week.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings are in parentheses):

1. CBC (St. Louis) 8-0 (1)
The Cadets won again, this time in a 51-7 decision against Marquette. Next up: Parkway South.

2. Jefferson City 8-0 (2)
In their first game as the state's second-ranked team, the Jays looked strong, beating Troy by the count of 38-3. Next up: Fort Zumwalt West.

3. Staley (North Kansas City) 8-0 (3)
The Falcons keep on rolling, beating Park Hill by the score of 31-7. Next up: Central.

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