The top-seeded Harrisonville Wildcats build a lead early and then held it to defeat the Nevada Tigers 28-6 in the opening round of Class 4 District 6 football action Friday night at Harrisonville. Nevada played tough but the Wildcats built a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on an 11 yard touchdown pass from Chance Chamberlain to Adam Schrock followed by a 24 yard run from Chamberlain with :05 seconds to play in the period. That lead grew to 21-0 midway through the second quarter on a four yard jaunt by Mateo Gonzalez and that’s the way it stayed until halftime. The Wildcats added one more score with 5:37 to play in the third period on Chamberlain’s second score of the night, this time from two yards out for the 28-0 lead. Nevada would get their only score with just over four minutes to play when Taylor Manes intercepted a deflected pass and returned it 82 yards to paydirt. With the missed extra point it ended the scoring at 28-6. Nevada ends their season at 2-8 while Harrisonville improved to 9-1 and will move on to the Class 4 District 6 semi-finals next Friday night.
The Rich Hill Tigers improved to 6-4 on the season and advanced to the semi-finals of the Class 1, District 3 football playoffs next week after a blowout win Friday night 42-0 against McAuley Catholic. The Tigers were paced, on a career night, by senior quarterback Jacob Thompson. The senior compiled 5 touchdowns on the night, four thru the air and one on the ground and finished with 259 yards passing. Thompson ran in a one yard touchdown run midway thru the first quarter and connected on touchdown passes of 8 yards to Aidan Humble, 28 yards to Shawn Walton and 35 yards to Trevor Delozier all in the 2nd Quarter. He completed his night with a 34 yard TD pass again to Humble to start the 3rd Quarter. The Tigers also scored on the defensive side of the ball as Bryant Courter intercepted a McAuley pass and ran it back 65 yards for a touchdown. With the win the Rich Hill Tigers advanced to next Friday’s semi-final contest at Jasper, as the Eagles tonight beat Archie 52-0.
Area High School Football Schedule for Friday, October 24th
Class 4 District 6
#8 Nevada 6 @ #1 Harrisonville 28
Class 1 District 3
#6 Joplin McCauley 0 @ #3 Rich Hill 42
Class 2 District 4
#8 Butler 0 @ #1 Lamar 56
Labette County 12 @ Fort Scott 49
There are a few area high school volleyball teams that are competing Saturday in the opening rounds of state volleyball tournaments. In Class 1, both the Liberal Lady Bulldogs and the Osceola Lady Indians will be heading to New Haven, MO to compete in the sectional, and possibly, quarterfinal rounds. Liberal will be up first at New Haven High School as the Lady Bulldogs, at 16-11-2, will take on 29-5 New Haven in the sectional round at 3:00 p.m. Also at New Haven, the Osceola Lady Indians, at 26-5-1, are scheduled to take on Green Ridge at 4:30 p.m. Green Ridge 22-9-2. The two winners will turn around and play in the quarterfinals at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs are making the trip to Mountain View, MO for their Class 2 sectional round in the state volleyball tournament. The Lady Bulldogs, at 23-9-1, are scheduled to take on Strafford at 2:30 p.m. The Lady Indians are 34-2. The winner of that match will play in the quarterfinals at 4:00 p.m. against the winner of the sectional matchup between Liberty-Mountain View and Clever.
The Nevada Lady Tiger volleyball season came to an end Wednesday night in the semi-finals of the Class 3 District 11 Tournament at Clinton. Fellow West Central Conference member, Kansas City O'Hara defeated Nevada for the third time this season in defeating the Lady Tigers 25-9, 15-25, 25-20. The Lady Celtics looked like they were going to make quick work of Nevada as they easily won the first set without much of a challenge from Nevada. The Lady Tigers regrouped for the second set and controlled it most of the way to tie the match at one game apiece. The district semi-final went to a third and deciding set. O'Hara had a 14-9 lead when Nevada went on a 5-0 run to tie it up. The Lady Tigers eventually had a 19-18 lead but the Lady Celtics scored seven of the next eight points to win the set and the match. Senior Rilie Good totaled 24 kills in her final match for Nevada while fellow senior, Morgan McNeley, picked up 31 assists and 14 digs. Nevada had their season come to an end at 22-11. O'Hara's season would come to an end in the very next match as they were defeated two sets to none in the Class 3 District 11 championship match by the top seeded Pleasant Hill Chicks. Pleasant Hill, now 28-3-1 on the year, will move on the Class 3 Sectionals Saturday where they will meet a 34-1 Logan-Rogersville squad at Logan-Rogersville.
The Nevada Tiger swimming team competed in their first ever West Central Conference swim meet Thursday in Sedalia and brought back some good results including a conference champion. Tiger senior, Dalton Eador, was the WCC champion in the 50 yard freestyle with a winning time of 23.70 seconds. Eador also added a conference runner-up with a second place finish in the 100 yard freestyle. Jake Asberry took second place in the 200 yard medley and was third in the 100 yard butterfly while Thomas Prewitt was second, behind Eador, in the 50 yard freestyle and fourth in the 100 yard backstroke. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Eado, Asberry, Prewitt and Nacho Espejo finish
The Lakers of Longview Community College came to Nevada Thursday night and made fairly quick work of the Cottey Comets in volleyball action at the Hinkhouse Center. Longview defeated Cottey in three straight games 25-13, 25-13, 25-17 to drop the Comets to 6-10 on the season. Cottey returns home Monday night to host the Greyhounds of Fort Scott Community College starting at 6:30 p.m.ed on the podium with a third place finish.
The Kansas City Royals have taken a 2-1 lead in the Major League Baseball World Series with a thrilling 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants Friday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Alcides Escobar started the game off by doubling off of Tim Hudson on the first pitch of the game and was brought home after a pair of ground outs for a 1-0 lead. In the sixth, Escobar singled to start the frame and scored on Alex Gordon's double to make it 2-0. Gordon would come home on an Eric Hosmer single for a 3-0 advantage. After the Giants scored a pair of runs in the sixth to pull within one at 3-2, the Royals got it done once again with the bullpen as Wade Davis working a perfect eighth inning and Greg Holland did the same in the ninth for his seventh save of the post season. Game four of the World Series is Saturday night back in San Francisco with Jason Vargas on the mound for the Royals and Ryan Vogelson for the Giants. Game time is 7:07 p.m. CDT.
The Missouri Tigers look to celebrate Homecoming as they return home to Faurot Field Saturday afternoon. Missouri (5-2, 2-1) will be home to face the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-5, 0-4). Missouri is coming off a 42-13 win over Florida with the defense and special teams putting up the majority of the points while Vanderbilt went through a bye week hoping to rebound from a very disappointing start. Game time in Columbia is at 3:00 p.m. Saturday with Tiger Network coverage starting at 1:00 p.m. on KNEM/KNMO-FM.
The Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Rams meet for the "Governor's Cup" Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead. The Chiefs (3-3) and the Rams (2-4) will meet at 12:00 noon.