North Callaway football, Centralia football, North Callaway softball, MMS football
FOOTBALL: North Callaway Thunderbirds traveled to Fulton Friday night and came home with a 35-9 victory over the Fulton Hornets.
The Thunderbirds had big quarters in the second and third, scoring 14 in each quarter. Fulton's only score came in the second quarter.
North Callaway had 352 yards with 51 carries with 15 different players carrying the ball. Justin Menard led the Thunderbirds with 8 carries, 116 yards and 2 TDs with a 1-yard run in the second quarter. Also in the second quarter, quarterback Jacob Haubner ran for a 1-yard TD. In the third quarter it was back to Menard who ran 49 yards. In the fourth quarter Haubner threw to Jake Kee for a 1-yard TD.
Coach Mike Emmons states he was very pleased with the way the team came together to play four quarters of football.
North Callaway is 1-2 overall. The Thunderbirds will travel to Bowling Green Friday for their EMO opener.
The Centralia Panthers improved their record 3-0 for the season defeating Mark Twain Tigers 21-0. Centralia's offense struggled in the first half of the game, but the defense shut down the Tigers' offense. Neither team scored in the first half.
Centralia had 33 passing yards with 100 rushing yards for a total of 133 yards. The Panthers allowed 94 rushing yards.
Junior linebacker Dullen Ralphs scored two TDs with 50 rushing yards. Jesse Arnold scored the game's first points in the third quarter. Chandler Kovar added the extra point.
Jesse Arnold led the defense with 16 tackles, 10 sol and 6 assisted.
SOFTBALL: The North Callaway Lady Thunderbirds softball team hosted a tournament Saturday, with less that better results for the home team. The Lady Thunderbirds started the day off with an 18-2 victory over the Montgomery County Lady Wildcats in three innings, which ended up to be the only win for the host team. In the three games they played, the Lady Thunderbirds recorded 13 errors.
In the Montgomery game Jayda Gray was 4-4 with 6 RBI. Danielle Cassidy was the winning pitcher, pitching 2 innings with three strikeouts. In the second game North Callaway lost to South Callaway 11-8 in a five innings time limit game. North Callaway out hit South Callaway 10-6. In this game Maddie Sorell was 2-2 with one home run, 2 RBI and one run scored. Makalea Jones was 2-3 and scored 3 runs.
In the third game, North Callaway lost to Bowling Green 5-3 with Danielle Gray as the losing pitcher. She pitched six innings, allowed five runs, 1 earned, five hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. As in the South Callaway game, North Callaway out hit Bowling Green 8-6. For North Callaway Kelsey Coil was 2-3 with a double; Jaynie Hoffman was 3-4 with 2 runs.
South Callaway was the winner of the tournament.
MEXICO MIDDLE SCHOOL
FOOTBALL: The Mexico Middle School eighth grade football team lost 38-6 on the road Thursday to the Hannibal Pirates. Score at halftime was 30-0 with the Bulldogs lone score coming off a 50-yard TD pass from Dalton Slate to Issac Troy.
"We had a breakdown in basic fundamentals, especially tackling, that we will focus on in this very short practice week. Our next game is Tuesday (today) at Boonville," stated MHS Coach David Okenfuss.
Seventh grade: The seventh grade Bulldogs football team was victorious Thursday, 36-0 over Hannibal Pirates.
Michael White scored a pair of TD's including a 60-yard run. Avion Williams and Deion Wayman scored on 2 point conversions. Also, scoring a touchdown on offense was Donald Kampmann. On defense, Ty DeBurns scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery. Cameron Holman and Malik Sheets also played well on defense.
The seventh grade team also won Monday against Van-Far 20-12.
Michael White did all of the scoring for the Bulldogs. He had 3 touchdown runs and a two-point conversion. Ty Deburns made a fumble recovery deep in Van-Far territory and returned it to midfield. Donald Kampmann provided a spark on defense especially in the second half. Kellen Ekern and Terrese Aaron also played well on defense helping to stop two point conversion attempts.