FOOTBALL: North Callaway Thunderbirds played at Wright City Friday in Wright City. North Callaway had the ball six times in the first half and scored a touchdown all six times. The next two times that Wright City had the ball, North Callaway scored a touchdown and built up a 55 to nothing lead. They went on to best Wright City 55 to 21.
North Callaway Justin Menard had rushing touchdowns of 1 and 4 yards, and he caught a 12-yard touchdown pass. Vance Allen had a three-yard touchdown run. Jesse Crane had a 32-yard touchdown pass. Both touchdown passes were thrown by Jacob Haubner. Kyle Grajeda had a four-yard run for a touchdown. Ryan Pezold recovered a fumble in Wright City's endzone for a touchdown. Anthony Moses recovered a fumble and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown, and Cole Branson was 7 of 8 on extra points.
North Callaway in the first half had 190 yards rushing. Vance Allen lead the team with 65 yards on nine carries. North Callaway had 74 yards passing in the first half. North Callaway is now 3 -0 in the EMO Conference and 4-2 overall.
Wright City falls to 1-3 in the Eastern Missouri Conference and 1 and 5 overall. The next game for the T-Birds is this Friday against Van-Far for North Callaway's homecoming game.
SOFTBALL: North Callaway girls softball team participated in the EMO Conference tournament held in Montgomery City at the Montgomery City High School, and won the tournament Championship fairly easy with their two closest games being 7-1, including the championship.
In the first game, North Callaway beat Community R-6, 9-0. In the second game, North Callaway defeated Bowling Green, 7-1. In the championship, North Callaway beat Elsberry 7-1. In two of the games, including the championship, the leading scorer was Danielle Cassidy. in the other game, the winning pitcher was Jaida Ryan.
Cassidy is now 11-4. In the last game she pitched 5 innings, allowed no runs, and just three hits. In the championship games, we had two girls with RBI's. They were Maddie Sorell, who was 2 for 4, and Brynn McGrath, and she was one for three in the game. Jaida Gray lead the team with 7 hits and scored six runs in the tournament.
"The girls played great ball today. I was very proud of team's efforts and hope that we continue this strong effort into districts." said Coach Brandi Thomsen. North Callaway is now 17-5 and they play tonight at home their regular season game, against Mexico.