Football roundup

Monroe City
South Shelby
tops MC 26-14

The Monroe City football team scored touchdowns in the first and fourth quarters, but were held scoreless in the second and third quarters. Those two goose-egg quarters were the difference as the Panthers lost 26-14 to South Shelby Friday night in Shelbina.
South Shelby scored 14 points in the first quarter to Monroe City’s 7, but added touchdowns in the second and third quarter that proved to be the difference maker.
Kenny Smithey carried the ball 14 times for the Panthers as he totaled 103 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Grant O’Bryan was 5-for-8 on passing attempts for 93 yards and one passing touchdown. Blake Grice caught only one pass, but it was a 24-yard TD pass from O’Bryan’s.
Defensively, the Panthers had four different players record double figure tackles. O’Bryan had a team-high 14 while Tyler Hetheriton recorded 11. Grice and Dylan Buckman both had 10 tackles for the Panthers. Kyle Fulton had the Panthers only tackle for a loss of the game.
While O’Bryan and Heitheriton both caused a South Shelby fumble, only one of them was recovered. The fumble recovery went to Zach Benson.

Clark County blanks M. Twain
One week after scoring 50 points, the Mark Twain football team failed to score as the Tigers lost 41-0 to Clark County.
After racking up 297 yards on 36 carries against Louisiana, Mark Twain’s Tyler Steinkamp managed less than a third of that total against Clark County. Steinkamp finished with 20 carries for 91 yards.
Defensively, Kurtis Hurley led the Tigers with 11.5 tackles while Kacey Simmons totaled nine, two of which for a loss. Nick Nesbitt intercepted South Shelby’s QB for the only pick of the game.
Clark County scored in every quarter, putting up 14 points in the first, a touchdown in each of the second and third quarters, before adding on two more in the fourth. Jacob Trump scored four times for Clark County, the longest of which was 12 yards.

Centralia wins the battle
of unbeatens
In a battle of two undefeated teams, Centralia won the battle as it beat Brookfield 31-0 Friday night.
Centralia quarterback Zach Etzler was 10-of-18 with 133 yards and also carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards and a touchdown. Cullen Ralphs, Jesse Arnold, and Nate Van Boeing all scored rushing TDs for Centralia.
Five different receivers caught passes Friday night with Chandler Blackwell and Arnold both pulling down three receptions. Blackwell had a team-high 54 yards while Dixon Dollens finished with 41 yards on two receptions.
Defensively, Centralia intercepted three pass, with Ganno Peavler, Cody Hasekamp, and Dollens each picking off Brookfield. Jason Anders and Blair Thall both had a sack.

North Callaway thumps Mont.County W-Cats
Vance Allen led the way for North Callaway as he was responsible for all four of the Thunderbirds touchdowns in North Callaway’s 27-7 win over Montgomery County Friday night. Allen finished the night with 177 yards rushing and three scores on the ground. Allen also caught three passes for 109 yards and one touchdown.
As a team, North Callaway rushed for 316 yards and picked up 21 first downs. The Thunderbirds improved to 3-2 on the season a 2-0 in the East Missouri Conference with the win while Montgomery County fell to 3-2 and 2-1 in conference play.
North Callaway will travel to Wright City next Friday as they take on the Wildcats.

Highland falls
to Macon
Highland fell hard Friday night, losing 49-3 to Macon. The Cougars scored first when Laine Sly kicked a 33 yard field goal midway through the first quarter. But Macon responded with a rushing TD and an interception return for a TD late in the first quarter to take control of the game. Macon added two more scores in the second, another two in the third and one final TD in the fourth quarter.
Highland managed just 101 total yards of offense white Chris Sparks led Highland with 31 yards on 12 carries. Wes Cramsey had three carries for 24 yards and Derick Smith rushed for 8 yards on three carries. Austin Richmiller completed 5-of-13 passes for 55 yards. Cramsey and Smith both caught two passes. Smith totaled 36 yards through the air while Cramsey had 16 yards. Sly caught one pass for 3 yards.

Palmyra makes it three straight
The Palmyra defense has been getting better game by game. After beating South Shelby 21-12 and following that up with a 23-6 win over Highland, the Panthers got their first shutout of the season on Friday as the beat Louisiana 29-0.
Dilan Parrish led the ground game as he had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Panthers. Brock Butler also chipped in a rushing TD as he scored on a 22-yard carry.
With the win, Palmyra improves to 3-2 on the season and will play Clark County next Friday.