John Burroughs @ Cape Central
Caruthersville @ Liberty(Mountain View)
Chaffee @ Grandview(Hillsboro)
Charleston @ Sikeston
Dexter @ St.Gen
East Prarie @ Perryville
Farmington @ Festus
Hayti @ Thayer
Jackson @ North County
Fredericktown @ Kennett
NMCC @ Malden
Sullivan @ Park Hills
Union @ Poplar Bluff
Portageville @ St.Puis X(Festus)
Herculaneum @ Scott City
Valle @ Fr. Tolten Catholic
I think I covered all Semo area teams, if I left one out, feel free to add.
WOW. This is difficult.
I think I would feel pretty good about picking Sikeston to beat Charleston.
....but ????? on most of the others!!
I agree! I'd say John Burroughs and Sikeston are locks for me. I'll make my predictions later today.
John Burroughs @ Cape Central-John Burroughs
Caruthersville @ Liberty(Mountain View)-Caruthersville
Chaffee @ Grandview(Hillsboro)-Chaffee
Charleston @ Sikeston-Sikeston
Dexter @ St.Gen-St.Gen
East Prarie @ Perryville-Perryville
Farmington @ Festus-Farmington
Hayti @ Thayer-Thayer
Jackson @ North County-North County
Fredericktown @ Kennett-Fredericktown
NMCC @ Malden-NMCC
Sullivan @ Park Hills-Park Hills
Union @ Poplar Bluff-Poplar Bluff
Portageville @ St.Puis X(Festus) Portageville
Herculaneum @ Scott City-Herculaneum
Valle @ Fr. Tolten Catholic-Valle
Didn't know much about some of the teams so a few of the games were just guessing.
Lots of interesting games on the schedule. I'd say this is one of the best Week 1 slates we've had in awhile. Game of the week to me would be Caruthersville-Mtn. View. Hayti-Thayer will be a great Class 1 battle and Farmington-Festus could also steal the show. Plus, although I expect JB to win big, their matchup with Cape is also one that interests me. As someone who is out of area right now, I'm excited for Cover-It-Live with Crader next Friday to keep tabs on them all. I'll supply full predictions later.
I think Caruthersville vs Mt.View is the best match-up as well. Cville is #5 in Mosports Power Poll and Liberty is #4. Both return a ton of talent from last year. One advantage we have over them is we return our QB and have Darrell at RB. They are replacing both QB and RB from last year. Should be a fun game though, it can go either way imo.
sideline......what is cover-it-live with Crader?
Zach- Rachel Crader goes to a high school game every friday night and gives us live updates on the game(play by play,stats). Also, other posters update everyone on games they are at and post on Cover it Live. It's a great way to keep up with Semo area schools on friday night. Rachel does an outstanding job!
Hmm....that is really cool! Where is that found at?
It'll be on the front page of the site. Probably as a banner along the top next Friday.
Awesome! I'll definitely have to check that out from week to week!
I'd include Potosi in the list too. They are playing Confluence Prep out of the city according to MSHSAA.
John Burroughs @ Cape Central - JBS
Caruthersville @ Liberty(Mountain View) - C'ville
Chaffee @ Grandview(Hillsboro) - Grandview
Charleston @ Sikeston - Sikeston
Dexter @ St.Gen - Ste. Gen
East Prarie @ Perryville - Perryville
Farmington @ Festus - Festus
Hayti @ Thayer - Thayer
Jackson @ North County - NC
Fredericktown @ Kennett - Fredericktown
NMCC @ Malden - Malden
Sullivan @ Park Hills - PHC
Union @ Poplar Bluff - No idea here....
Herculaneum @ Scott City - Herky
Valle @ Fr. Tolten Catholic - Valle
Confluence Acad. @ Potosi - Potosi.
Could not even begin to guess at some of these games. I will stick with the ones i think i know.
Kennett (cant help it)
About time for some semo pig skin pick is it not?
I am gonna say Cape
They were impressive in Contact camp in June....
they are big, physical,and quick.
Burroughs is a class 3 school yes?
Gonna go with the Tigers....more to come
Here's my winners!! SG, Valle, Freddy, Sikeston, John B, PH, Perryville, Cville, that's all I really care about!! If cape takes JB lightly they will get beat by 35!! Ferrote will keep pedal down!! I think SG wins by 18!! Valle will destroy a new program! Sikeston by 21! Freddy by 6! Cville by 10! Sikeston by 21! PH by 3! But I'm hoping for the opposite haha!!
I hope Sikeston wins by more than 21.
John Burroughs is the real deal......at least they were last year!
John Burroughs has a running back going to Ohio State. If we are talking about a decent area Class 3 team, I'd agree Cape would win but JB is a top notch, state title contending team in Class 3. They would beat most every team down here if they are close to where they were last year.
Totally agree JB is the real deal! Cape won't be ready JB has to many weapons I think JB wins easy 49 to 14
I think a JB - Farmington game would have been entertaining last year!
Just got back from the Dyersburg, Fayettware game it was really boring can't wait for some good ole Missouri football to get underway....Best part of the night was watching the 10 old fighter planes fly over during the National Anthem.
With you bleed green, JB has 3 D1 kids.Take a look at the 6'4 255 kid. Stud...Not to mention the rec. and Elliot...I heard Liberty is real good. Chaffe,Sikeston,SG,EP,Festus,Thayer,NC,Fred,NMCC, Sullivan is loaded as well,PB is at home and gets the nod,Portegville,SC,Valle big...
Liberty is really good. They played Lamar very tough last season in the quarterfinal game. It will def be a test for both teams friday night!
If I wasn't going to the Caruthersville game friday, I would most definitely be going to the Cape/JB game. Would anyone happen to know if KFVS12 is doing any games this year?
Liberty (Mountain View)-This game was literally a tossup for me
Park Hills Central
Top 5 Games of the Week (in my opinion):
1) Caruthersville-Liberty (Mountain View)
2) Dexter-Ste. Genevieve
5) Cape Central-John Burroughs
I agree Sideline about the Cville game being a toss up. I think that 3.5 hour drive could take some out of my Tigers but I still say we have a little advantage at the skill positions.
You know I'm not rooting against you guys Cheese. I'd love to see you win but that drive is brutal. Sikeston used to have to do a similar one to play West Plains. I also kinda wish it were in a couple weeks after both teams have had some time in real games with their personnel. First week games can sometimes be upsets due to teams not completely gelling yet.
Oh I agree with you 100%.. It really is a 50/50 toss up this early in the season. Your right, that drive is brutal, I always hated going on long road games. Either way though, win or lose, Caruthersville will only be a better team after this game. Playing great teams like that makes you see your weaknesses and I think we will have some on the defensive side of the ball, most importantly, the secondary.. We are replacing a few key guys from last year. Should be an exciting game.
I'm not sure Dexter-Ste Genevieve will be one of the Top 5 closest games of the week. We will see.
Dustin, district rivals who have made the quarters last year (Ste. Gen) and the year before (Dexter) and have been two of the three best teams in the class in the area the last couple of years starting the season against each other isn't enough for it to warrant it being in the top five? I'm not saying these will be the five closest games. That top five is based on competitiveness of game, quality of teams involved, potential storylines around the game, etc. Sikeston-Charleston would be next on the list what with it being the best rivalry in SEMO but I don't expect that game to be anywhere near close and Charleston is not the most quality team in the area at the moment.
Bleed Green says SG 31 Dexter 14!! SG D looked Really good the other night!! Can't wait til Friday that's all I know!!
Hate to rain on anyone's parade but us Farmngton Knights will STEAMROLL Festus on Friday. 3/4 of their offense last year with QB Goodard is gone as he transferred to Kirkwood. Farmington with ar running clock late in 3rd qtr.
Cape Central looked good at their jamboree on Friday, but I doubt they have a 500 season with that schedule...Not sure what the thinking is but just hope we are healthy come districts..
Yep Farm BIG!!! I like Farm thus year there kinda flying under the radar that could bold well for the knights!!!!
I exect Farmington to be 9-0 or at worst 8-1 after week 9. The only test will be Hillsboro. However, we open lots of eyes week 1 with a lopsided win vs. Festus at Festus. Will not be close.
John Burroughs @ Cape Central - Cape Central
Caruthersville @ Liberty(Mountain View) - C'ville
Dexter @ St.Gen - Ste. Gen
Farmington @ Festus - Festus
Hayti @ Thayer - Hayti
Sullivan @ Park Hills - PHC
Union @ Poplar Bluff - Union
Portageville @ St.Puis X(Festus)- St.Puis
Didn't cape beat Farmington at the jamboree?
I see 5 wins for sure for central. I don't know anything about east and I assume chaminade will be very good. The sikeston game is a toss up for me since I haven't seen either team this year but sikeston lost more than central.
Not that familiar with that many of these teams, but- East Prairie vs Perryville *Perryville
Dexter vs Ste Genevieve * Ste Genevieve
Dexter has some good up and coming-but at Sikeston Contact Camp- Perryville pretty much dominated against Dexter-so I believe Ste Gen has more experience.....
Does anybody know more about Union and North County?
Union was pretty darn good last year in Class 4. Had the coach who was hired at Jackson. Gotta believe the players left over have to be at least decent. They'll beat PB.
Jackson beat North County 14-7 in their house last season and the Indians had a pretty bad season. So I would think Jackson will be the favorite to win the game this season.
You see I heard Union lost 20 of their 22 starters last year
John Burroughs @ Cape Central: JB
Caruthersville @ Liberty(Mountain View): Liberty (MV)
Chaffee @ Grandview(Hillsboro): Grandview (Hillsboro)
Charleston @ Sikeston: Sikeston
Dexter @ St.Gen: Dexter
East Prarie @ Perryville: Perryville
Farmington @ Festus: Farmington
Hayti @ Thayer: Thayer
Jackson @ North County: Jackson
Fredericktown @ Kennett: Fredericktown
NMCC @ Malden: NMCC
Sullivan @ Park Hills: Park Hills
Union @ Poplar Bluff: Union
Portageville @ St.Pius X (Festus): St. Pius X
Herculaneum @ Scott City: Herculaneum
Valle @ Fr. Tolten Catholic: Valle
Confluence Academy @ Potosi: Potosi
And BTW, Guest21, I know you're a big Perryville fan, but let's try to have some semblance of objectivity here. To say that Perryville dominated Dexter at the Sikeston Contact Camp is just laughable. If anything, it was just the opposite. My son sacked their QB twice.
Preacher Man-I have quite a bit of inside knowledge about Dexter. Nothing bad-infact You used to have a very good Little league football team. Especially the Black Team.(I believe you all lost a player to Perryville-correct? One of your best players-) Still have the footage of the contact camp between the 2. Perryville had more yards-Dexter did not dominate-I will concede to the idea that they wee pretty equal. Either way-Ste Gen has more experience. Sorry.
Bluff loses by 30 to Union this week.
Liberty QB was backup last yr for injury and had 2000 yds passing and 900 rushing, is also best wide reciever. They will put up ton of points with passing game and speed to spare.
Well I read on the Mosports Pre-Season Power Poll that he only played QB for 5 games, so to say he passed for 2000 yards and rushed for 900 is Exaggerating it a little bit. No way he average 400 yards in the air, and 180 on the ground per game! I'm sure the guy is very good, don't get me wrong but what type of talent does he have to throw to? Last season HE was the all state wide receiver, can't play both QB and WR at the same time. They do return a lot of talent on both sides of the ball though. They will be very experienced on the defensive side which will be huge against a high scoring offense like Caruthersville. I think this game comes down to who can win the turnover game and get points off of it. This will be a high scoring game. I still pick my Tigers to win, even though that 3.5 hour drive is going to be tough.
Just got his stats from last season and he was 47 completions on 87 attempts. He had 11 Td's to 3 Ints. He also had 28 carries for 192 yards with 3 Td's. So I wouldn't say he is this prolific passer and rusher. As sideline said, I wish this could have been a mid-season game so it would give both teams time to gel together. Anything can happen in a week 1 match-up. Either way though, Cville will have to get through Maplewood and Liberty will have to get through Lamar in order to see each other again, and that is a tall order.
Sorry I left out his passing yardage, it was 946 on the season
Cheese are they making the trip Friday night or sat morning? That could be key!!!
I'm not sure when they are leaving..The game is this friday night so I'm assuming they will leave early that afternoon.
They better leave at noon just to let the kids relax when they get there! I know Coach stoltzer would leave early and let the kids walk around the town just to get them relaxed and grab some food!! If cville wins this game it's says a lot obout your team!!!
blackgold...you don't think that Sikeston will a "test" in Week 4 at the Dome? Just curious....
They are a very tough team with good coaching. Even if we lose, as long as we compete well, and put up a good showing, that will go a long way with the confidence this team will have afterwards. It will only make our team stronger and more prepared for the tougher games down the stretch! Caruthersville is moving in the right direction as far as scheduling tougher teams. St.Gen will be a very tough game as well. They will test our rush defense I'm sure. I'm really excited about the game friday night!
were any other SEMO treams in the MoSports poll?
Class 1: Valle was #3 and Hayti #10, I imagine if Thayer beats Hayti Friday they'll enter the poll
Class 2: Cville was #5 (Liberty 4, Maplewood 3)
Class 3: none
Class 4: none
You think Thayer is going to beat Hayti? What about Mt. View and C-Ville? Those are long road trips but should be good games.
Guest21, to my knowledge no Dexter football players moved to Perryville. I will double-check that with my boys. We did have two players move to Malden. As for Ste. Gen, they lost alot of players to graduation just like we did, so I don't know how that equates to them having that much more experience than we do. I will grant you they will be the favorite Friday night as it will be in their house. But we will see how it goes; IMO, the teams that wins the turnover battle will win the game.
In Class 3 & 4 SEMO teams get no look until about week 5...
And Preacher man you got that one right!! Two young Qb there's gonna be TO!! I think what he was saying with experience was we have 3 WR back from last year schwent Roe and Palmer one which was all state!! We have our whole secondary back and a few of our lineman which one is Terana # 59 he's even bigger and better then his all state junior. Performance 6'7 270lb!! I know we lost Weiler and Bills our Qb and RB but there back ups Drury and Dallas will be pretty good!! I think Dallas will b better then Billingsly was IMO!! But your right TO will be key!! Come say high I stand on visitors side at the 15 by the scoreboard EVERY game!!!
BleedGreen, I think that's the first thing we've agreed on! LOL! Dexter has some pretty good players coming back too; see my various comments on this thread for our playmakers. I'll say "hi" on my way to the visitor's side Friday night.
Guest21, I just re-read your earlier post and you are right about the Black Team being totally dominant in our Little League program a few years back. They went undefeated one season and my youngest son played on that team. One of the best players on that team moved after that school year, a kid named Alex Brown. But I don't think he moved to Perryville, though I could be wrong about that. Is Brown at Perryville now, Guest21?
Union has only 4 seniors on their roster this season. But they have a young QB that figures to be very good this season. What's Bluff got for this season?
Just a quick FYI. You like to reference SG's head football coach a lot on here. His last name is "Stolzer", not "Stoltzer". Just thought you might want to make that correction in future posts.
Yes, Liberty's qb(Jaelon Acklin) only played 5 games at qb after our starter went down. He is the coach's son and made all state at 3 different sports last year as a sophomore(track,fb,basketball) He passed for 946 yards in 5 games, caught 50 passes for 894 yards, and rushed for 192 yards.Coach Acklin says this team has more depth than any other team Liberty has had. We only lost 4 seniors to graduation. Jaelon also plays CB and PR/KR(not sure about this year since he's the QB starter) I'm glad to see we added Caruthersville to our schedule to give us some very tough competition and prepare us for a tough SCA schedule. I think this game will be a dandy and maybe even a shootout. Will Caruthersville have a big fan base following them to Mtn. View?
Oh my bad! I didn't know miss spelling someone's name was such a big deal especially when you know who the heck I'm talking about!! You must be from a private school huh? Haha
I'm not sure about how many Caruthersville fans will travel to that game. If it were a Saturday, I'd say we would have a ton of people go. Seeing it's a friday game, not everyone can get off work early enough to make the 3.5 hour drive. I myself am making the trip!
Preacher Man just read the article from the Dexter newspaper coach Pixley or however u spell his name no harm intended! Dosnt sound to high on his team! If his lines are as weak as he his indicating then your Bearcats will be in for a looong night!! Our lines are huge and fast!! I hope it turns out to be a good game but after reading that I think I'm changing my Score a little! SG 38 Dexter 13!! I got some family in Dexter that are going to skin me alive now haha
I still feel Dexter will be down a lot this year. Only returning 4 starters? WOW!! May take some bumps the first few weeks but I see them improving as the season goes on. Good Luck to them, although, not against Caruthersville :)
I agree cheese I have a lot of Family in Dexter my Family is originally from the Dexter Malden area and not to Mention I have some friends down there who love there Bearcats so this is always a fun game for me!! If it's one thing I've learned about Dexter is you may get them early but as the season goes so will they!! I believe that's just a sign of good coaching!!!
Don't crow too soon, Bleed Green, that's typical Coach Pixley. They could win every game by 100 points and he'd still be preaching to his team about how they need to improve. But he's a great coach and the kids love playing for him.
Also, the article is a little misleading when it says we only have four seniors with varsity experience. We only have seven seniors this year, but they all lettered last season, as well as a number of underclassmen who also lettered. According to my oldest son, the OL, while inexperienced, is really coming together in practice and Coach Pixley has been complimentary.
BTW, BleedGreen, I hope the rest of the Dragons are just as overconfident as you are! That'll play right into our hands!
One thing that BG did nail is that Dexter always seems to get better as the season progress. I'm glad that Sikeston always plays them early.
I need to clarify that. Most all teams get better over the course of the season but Dexter seems to get noticeably better with the 2010 season being a great example. Coach Pixley does a great job at promoting improvement.
That is certainly true, Sideline. I will give Bleed Green credit for that and he also right that its a testament to our great coaching staff.
Not to throw a wet blanket on the party, but I think that Coach Gibbs has done a "fair" job as well. I'm not taking anything away from Coach Pixley, however. I, too, think he does a good job.
Here it is Guys You all know my live for SG football but to be honest there only going to be as good as there QB and RB let's them be!! If our QB plays like I think he can then we will have a great season but if he turns the ball over and dosnt improve game to game then my Dragons will be 500 at best!! After watching the Jamboree my worries are the drop passes and Our running game! Gotta run the ball to set up pass Dallas did not look impressive he hit hole slow and ran high and we all know that's not good! Not to mention had a key fumble in redzone! I believe in him though I think he will be good just needs to hit hole harder and stay low and hold on to the Rock!!
The playoff game between Dexter and Central last year was EPIC. That was one of the most tense playoff games I've ever been at.
Too true ZACHATTACK. That game-winning QB bootleg by Central was a great call but to me it seemed to go by in slow motion! A gut-wrenching loss we're hoping to avenge later this season! LOL!
OH.....you mean this.......
Anybody have a word on just how good Fredericktown will be this year? I've heard talk that they could be a sleeper in Class 3.
sideline, I have actually heard that too.....
Talked to a friend of Coach Ford there saying there D looks good but there O needs a little fine tuning!! Also know there going to spread! IMO they don't have the WR to run it! But I would never count out coach Henson I think he is a Great coach his players really live playing for him! I believe a 5 and 3 record maybe 4 and 4 either way I wouldnt take them lightly!!!!
Zach post some Video of the SG PH playoff game!! How about the play that the kid caught the ball on the 10 and ran into Endzone for the safety!!! Just picking man!!
Bleed Green...pssssshhhh.... I deleted 100% of the footage. It looked like a SG highlight reel.
Central has some extremely talented players and I must stand behind them and their coaching staff. I am pretty excited about this season and I know that they are gonna do everything they can to try to feed SG a big fat, delicious "L" sandwich.
Ftown should be good enough to beat Kennett. I don't know that they even have a starting QB at this point.
Who does Dexter Play again?
Sorry, Bleed Green, just thought, with the amount of respect you seem to have for the man, you might want to spell his name correctly. Thought I was doing you a favor by helping you out...evidently you saw otherwise.
Tigers2638, Dexter plays at Ste. Genevieve on Friday night at 7 p.m.
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