Two weeks into the high school football season and the Clarence cannon Conference has just three teams left that are undefeated, Palmyra, Brookfield, and Clark County.
In one of the biggest games of last week, Palmyra (2-0) came from behind to beat Centralia in its home opener. At the time, Centralia (1-1) was ranked No. 9 in the state amongst all Class 3 schools while Palmyra received some votes, but had yet to make the top 10 for Class 2 school.
With the Panthers’ 24-21 win, Palmyra moved up to No. 9 in the Class 2 rankings while Centralia slipped out of the top 10 in Class 3.
This week Palmyra will be on the road as the Panthers travel to South Shelby to play the Cardinals (1-1). Last year Palmyra beat South Shelby 21-12.
South Shelby entered its week two game with a win, but the Cardinals lost to Macon (1-1) 25-14. It was the first win of the season for Macon.
This week Macon travels to Monroe City in a battle of 1-1 teams. Like Macon, Monroe City is coming off its first win of the season. The Panthers of Monroe City came out on top in a high scoring affair with Mark Twain, beating the Tigers 50-30.
Last season Macon beat Monroe City 21-3.
As for Mark Twain, the Tigers will be playing Centralia this week. Coming into the game at 0-2, Mark Twain is one of three teams in search of its first win of the season.
Breaking from conference play, Brookfield will be taking a conference loss this week as the Bulldogs host traditional rival Marceline, currently the No. 7 ranked school among Class 1 teams. However, the conference forfeit is unlikely to affect the Class 2 football rankings for Brookfield as the Bulldogs are currently one spot ahead of Palmyra, ranked at No. 8.
As for Louisiana (0-2), the Bulldogs are 0-2 but will gain a win in the conference standings this week with its forfeit win from Brookfield. However, that doesn’t mean Louisiana will have a bye week. Instead, the Bulldogs will travel to Bowling Green to face the Bobcats in a non-conference game. After losing to South Shelby late in the season opener, Louisiana was routed 40-15 by Clark County last week.
Speaking of Clark County (2-0), the CCC’s final undefeated team should remain that way with a game against Highland this week. Highland (0-2) is coming off a close loss (17-14) to Brookfield. Last year the Indians beat the Cougars 41-9.