Monday night rewind: Missouri district football championships

November 12, 2013 0 Comments

Leading rushers
Caleb Kizer, Palmyra, 170 yards
Brett Threlkeld, South Shelby, 98 yards
Josh Hultz, Palmyra, 88 yards

Still standing
Palmyra did what the Panthers have done also season Monday night, physically dominate their opponents. Palmyra rolled over Bowling Green 28-0.

Caleb Kizer rushed for 180 yards.

Bowing out
Hannibal and South Shelby both lost to state-ranked opponents Monday night. The Pirates lost to the second time to Helias, falling 42-7 after taking an early lead in Jefferson City, Mo.

The Cardinals also scored an early touchdown, but never led against a talented Westran team. Hornets quarterback Zane Jacoby ran over and around the South Shelby defense.

The Cardinals also had center Deric Bishop and running back Trace Windsor get injured and come out in the first half.

They said it

“You think about the ups and downs we’ve gone through and it’s a pretty neat feeling. Palmyra has a lot of football tradition, just not a lot in the past few years. To be a part of this is pretty hard to describe.”

—Palmyra senior Jordan Nutt

“They just mix things up (defensively). They hide what they’re going to do, and they’re quick to the ball.”

—Hannibal quarterback Austin Kirby

“It takes away a lot of stuff we can do. We’re not deep in the backfield right now, especially with (running back Kenny) Smithey out. It limits what we can do, but don’t take anything away from Westran. They were a better football team than us tonight. It snowballed on us.”

—South Shelby coach Rob Wilt

“Whenever some of the best players on your team go out it’s hard to keep your mind straight. We had to have younger kids step up, and I thought they did a good job at times. You’re always going to have good mistakes throughout the game. We came up short.”

— South Shelby junior linebacker Bryce Fifer

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