Montgomery County High School Athletic Director Adam Falloon has a lot more work to do now that the varsity basketball season has ended because his school is hosting Class 3, District 8.
Opportunities like that can be a double-edged sword because, for the individual in charge, there's a wealth of work to be done and few, if any, are going to recognize the efforts or so much as say thanks. The flip side of that coin is that the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats will have the home court advantage for the initial three games of the Missouri State High School Activities Association championship tournament. It's a duty all AD's are asked to assume at some point. They're just not all up to the task.
Some don't have the facilities. Others lack ability, but Falloon has it going on from top to bottom and that was evident last Saturday when the Montgomery County girls began this tourney with a win. On Monday it was time for the boys team to get started in this event as the fifth seed and its initial opponent was fourth-seed Lutheran St. Charles, 6-17 overall.
Montgomery County might have been the favorite coming into this contest, but on this night the Wildcats got upset by the Cougar 56-46 and end the season with a record of 10-15 overall.
Lutheran St. Charles plays in the semifinals today at 6 p.m. against Christian, 15-10 overall, which had a round one bye.
The rest of the district also played on Monday and results included Hermann, 19-6 overall, winning 48-46 against Wright City, 10-13 overall, and Bowling Green, 16-8 overall, was eliminated from the postseason 65-60 by Winfield, 9-17 overall. Hermann and Winfield play today at 7:30 p.m. The championship is scheduled for Friday at 7:45 p.m.