PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie blasts Jays; Portageville bests Kelly
CHARLESTON -- The East Prairie Eagles earned just their seventh win in 76 attempts against Mississippi County rival Charleston by virtue of a 70-6 road win Friday night.
East Prairie led 14-6 after a quarter and then blew the game open with 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 38-6 halftime lead. The Eagles added 16 points in both the third and fourth quarters to win going away.
East Prairie (6-2) compiled 447 total yards with 399 coming on the ground.
Senior running back Adrian Soto had 155 yards on 11 carries and four touchdowns while T.J. Shands had two touchdowns and 37 yards rushing. Freshman Brian Shoffner rushed for 33 yards on four carries and a touchdown.
Blayn Goodding added a 58 yard touchdown run while quarterback Brett Ellis rushed for 52 yards and was 2 for 2 passing for 51 yards.
Portageville 48, Kelly 7
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs used a strong second half to put away visiting Kelly 48-7 on Friday night.
Portageville led 6-0 after one quarter and 14-7 at halftime but outscored the Hawks 34-0 in the second half to improve to 5-3 on the season.
The Bulldogs had 264 yards rushing on the night and completed 13 of 23 passes for 203 yards with three touchdowns and only one interception.
Kelly (3-5) gained 115 yards on the ground and added 66 yards through the air, but threw two interceptions and completed only 3 of 15 passes.
Caruthersville 24, Hayti 20
HAYTI -- The Caruthersville Tigers rallied from a halftime deficit to win the Battle of the Bootheel 24-20 over Hayti on Friday night.
Caruthersville trailed 14-10 at halftime but back-to-back touchdown runs from Daniel Fugate put the Tigers up 24-14. Fugate scored from 20 yards out with 8:34 remaining in the third quarter and then scored from 43 yards out with 5:33 remaining in the third quarter.
Hayti (3-5) answered with 1:18 remaining in the third when quarterback Austin Neisler scored from two yards out but the Indians weren't able to score in the fourth.
Neisler connected with Dayon Moore for two touchdown passes in the second quarter to give Hayti the lead. For the game, Neisler was 3 for 6 for 63 yards and accounted for all three scores.
Fugate led Caruthersville (5-3) with 128 yards on 25 carries.
C -- Peyton Faulkner 1 run (Trevonne Leatherwood kick), 2:41
H -- Dayon Moore 33 pass from Austin Neisler (Cedric Fields run), 11:51
H -- Dayon Moore 20 pass from Austin Neisler (run failed), 5:26
C -- Trevonne Leatherwood 24 FG, 0:13
C -- Daniel Fugate 20 run (Trevonne Leatherwood kick), 8:34
C -- Daniel Fugate 43 run (Trevonne Leatherwood kick), 5:33
H -- Austin Neisler 2 run (kick failed), 1:18
Rushing -- (Caruthersville) Daniel Fugate 25-128, Peyton Faulkner 16-26, Tyler McCaig 3-15, Team 3-0, Rodrick Jones 3-(-1), Terrance Rasberry 1-(-7). (Hayti) Cedric Fields 11-52, Austin Neisler 5-31, Maurice Farr 3-7, Elijah Jones 3-2, Team 1-0.
Passing -- (Portageville) Peyton Faulkner 4-11-1 30. (Hayti) Austin Neisler 3-6-0 63, Maurice Farr 2-9-1 35.
Receiving -- (Caruthersville) Tyler McCaig 2-13, Hunter Trevathan 1-10, Rodrick Jones 1-7. (Hayti) Dayon Moore 3-58, Elijah Jones 1-30, Brandon Burden 1-10.
Malden 57, Kennett 19
MALDEN -- Malden continued their winning ways on Friday night, downing visiting Kennett 57-19 to improve to 8-0.
Malden wasted no time getting on the board when Cortez Dobbins scored on an 80-yard touchdown run with eight minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Kennett answered when quarterback Edward Wilson scored from 21 yards out, but the Indians missed the two-point conversion attempt and trailed 7-6.
That is as close as Kennett would get as the Green Wave rattled off 50-straight points to lead 57-6 before the Indians added two late touchdowns.
Malden gained 462 yards in the game with 400 coming on the ground. Dremond Robinson had 179 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns while Dobbins gained 134 yards on just five carries and two touchdowns. He also added a 85-yard kickoff return to open the second half.
Wilson led Kennett with 193 yards rushing on 30 carries. He also threw for 41 yards.
M -- Cortez Dobbins 80 run (Dremond Robinson run), 8:01
K -- Edward Wilson 21 run (pa), 5:29
M -- Dremond Robinson 5 run (kick failed), 2:03
M -- Nick Thompson 11 pass from Chapen Riley (Nick Thompson run), 11:52
M -- Parker McCormick 28 pass from Chapen Riley (Dremond Robinson run), 7:29
M -- Cortez Dobbins 12 run (pass failed), 2:21
M -- Cortez Dobbins 85 kick return (run failed), 11:43
M -- Nick Thompson 18 run (Dremond Robinson run), 5:16
M -- Dremond Robinson 3 run (Chapen Riley kick), 11:48.
K -- Edward Wilson 2 run (Michael Richmond pass from Edward Wilson), 6:41
K -- Edward Wilson 29 run (Jaylean Kinnon kick), 0:16
Rushing -- (Kennett) Edward Wilson 30-193, MC Hudson 7-30, Jahaida Childress 3-(-1), Joe Pittman 1-12. (Malden) Dremond Robinson 15-179, Cortez Dobbins 5-134, Nick Thompson 5-49, Bryce Nelson 4-23, Jeremy Jones 1-10, Tray Stevenson 1-7, Tyler Currie 1-(-1), Chapen Riley 1-(-1).
Passing -- (Kennett) Edward Wilson 4-14-2 41; (Malden) Chapen Riley 4-8-0 62.
Receiving -- (Kennett) Michael Richmond 3-21, Sion Pixley 1-20. (Malden) Parker McCormick 2-35, Jeremy Jones 1-16, Nick Thompson 1-11.
Jefferson 19, Chaffee 0
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils fell to 0-7 on the season with a 19-0 loss to visiting Jefferson Friday night.
Jefferson held a slim 6-0 lead at halftime but added a touchdown in the third and fourth quarter to stretch their lead.
Chaffee struggled to find offense, gaining only 138 total yards with 114 coming on the ground.
Jake Perkins led the Red Devils with 86 yards on 10 carries. Jordan Wilburn finished the game completing 3 of 18 passes for 24 yards and two interceptions.
Jackson 55, Seckman 0
JACKSON -- Jackson's offense scored on six of its seven first-half possessions and the Indian defense posted its second consecutive shutout in a 55-0 rout of Class 6 Seckman on Friday night at the Pit in Jackson.
Jackson, ranked seventh in Class 5, improved to 7-1. Seckman fell to 1-7.
Xominique Davis hauled in a 29-yard touchdown pass from Dante Vandeven on the Indians' first possession with 8 minutes, 16 seconds left in the first quarter. The Indians recovered the ensuing squib kick and need just one play, a 33-yard run by Vandeven, to run the advantage to 14-0 at the 8:04 mark.
The Indians were stopped on downs on their next series but scored on their final four possessions of the first half for a 41-0 lead.
Ben Maudie hauled in a 12-yard pass from Vandeven, and Ethan Isaksen sandwiched a pair of 6-yard TD runs around an 8-yard scoring run by Vandeven.
The entire second half was played with a running clock.
The Indians rolled to 419 yards of offense on the game, while Seckman was limited to 77 yards.
Jackson will host unbeaten Miller Career Academy next week.
Chaminade 40, Cape Central 0
ST. LOUIS (SMNS) -- The Cape Central Tigers suffered their first football shutout Friday since last year's Class 4 state semifinal loss to Webb City.
The seventh-ranked Tigers struggled on both sides of the ball in a 40-0 loss to the Class 5 host Chaminade Red Devils on a rainy and muddy night in St. Louis.
"They're very physical. They're a big football team, and they gave us some problems with their matchups," Central coach Nathan Norman said. "For the most part, I felt like we played hard. We didn't give up. To sum it up best, I'd just say they lined up and whooped us."
The two teams traded possessions throughout the first quarter before Chaminade put up its first score early in the second quarter on a 26-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Michael McGovern to senior tight end Mark Gorman. Mark McDonough added the extra point to give the Red Devils a 7-0 advantage.
Norman said Chaminade's success started on defense in shutting down the Tigers' ground attack.
"Tonight on the field that we played on, it was wet. It took a lot of our game away from us, and they were just better than us," he said. "It didn't work with what we're able to do."
Central went three-and-out on its next possession, and Chaminade marched down field to add to its lead on a 2-yard run by McGovern. McDonough's PAT pushed the Red Devils' lead to 14-0 with 1:39 remaining in the first half.
Chaminade carried the lead into halftime, and on the first possession of the second half, sophomore fullback Bryce Johnson scored on a 49-yard run to put the Red Devils ahead 20-0 at the 10:30 mark of the third quarter.
"We played well. Truthfully, I think they kind of wore us down on the defensive line," Norman said. "They're a big, physical team. They just ran the ball consistently."
Central was stalled on the ensuing possession and was forced to punt the ball. Darius Daies capped off the Red Devils' next drive with a 3-yard run, and McDonough's extra point gave Chaminade a 27-0 lead with 3:02 left in the third quarter.
The Tigers were forced to punt deep in their own territory on their next possession, but a botched snap set the Red Devils up with a short field inside the red zone. Damon Bonds scored on a 5-yard run as Chaminade led 33-0 with 35 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Another Central punt gave the ball back to the Red Devils, who scored the final touchdown of the game on a 52-yard run by Daies midway through the fourth quarter.
After the game, Norman said he told the team to remain positive and continue to work hard.
"We tried to reinforce the fact that we played our best football game after a loss. We got beat by Ladue, and we really picked things up the next week and played well against Jackson," Norman said. "That's the same thing we've got to do this week. We've got to respond. We've got to move on. We've got to get better."
The Tigers return to action on Senior Night next Friday against visiting Riverview Gardens.