Fulton senior wide receiver Chris Tilson was named a first-team selection on the 2013 all-North Central Missouri Conference football team announced Tuesday.
The top-seeded Westminster College Blue Jays gave up a score in the game’s first 2 minutes before pounding No. 4 Greenville (Ill.) College with four unanswered goals in a 4-1 victory in the semifinals of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason men’s soccer tournament Wednesday night at Battle High School.
Cory Hanger allowed the Montgomery County Wildcats an entire 13 seconds to bask in their only lead of the night.
Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley made special note of the effectiveness of the state-ranked California Pintos’ misdirection running game entering Wednesday night’s Class 3, District 6 semifinal. No. 1 seed California didn’t stray from that scouting report, scoring on all seven of its possessions in handing fifth-seeded Fulton a season-ending 49-0 defeat.
Here are high school football playoff scores from around Missouri for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
MOKANE — The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs manhandled Montgomery County 12 days ago, serving the Wildcats with their only loss of the season.
Through nine regular-season games and one in district play, there’s not a lot that the Fulton Hornets football team hasn’t seen.
Junior Grant Gaines ran a time of 18 minutes, 17.40 seconds, good for 13th place at the Class 3, District 5 cross country meet at Howard Hills Sports Complex last Saturday. Gaines’ result qualifies him for this week’s Class 3 state championships at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.
Three William Wood players finished in double figures, led by senior guard Katie Scherder’s game-high 19 points in the No. 19 Lady Owls’ 74-59 season-opening win over Missouri Valley College on Monday night.
South Callaway will host Montgomery County in Class 2, District 6 semifinals
MOKANE — The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs stormed past the Lutheran (St. Peters) Cougars and are now ready for the sequel.
Hornets will travel to face top-seeded, state-ranked California in semifinals
With one drive to extend its season, the Fulton Hornets beat back whatever bad breaks that fell upon them in the season’s second half to extend their campaign. Junior quarterback Sam Christensen found junior fullback Noah Braun for a 4-yard touchdown with 32 seconds left in the fourth quarter, helping the No. 5 seed Hornets to a 34-30 comeback win over No. 4 Chillicothe in the first round of the Class 3, District 6 tournament on Thursday. The No. 5 seed Hornets (5-5) will play at the top-seeded California Pintos in the semifinals next Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Pintos (9-1) beat No. 8 Missouri Military Academy 69-0 in their district opener on Thursday.
A couple of big, early plays provided all the cushion No. 3 seed Montgomery County Wildcats needed to end the No. 6 North Callaway Thunderbirds’ season. The T-Birds fell on the road to the Wildcats 24-14 in Class 2, District 6 first-round play on Thursday. North Callaway’s season ends at 4-6 while Montgomery County (9-1) will play at No. 2 South Callaway next Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Scores for district games played Thursday
Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
The loose attitude at the Fulton Hornets’ practice Tuesday afternoon would indicate this is a group that isn’t feeling a whole heap of pressure.
MOKANE — With the playoff pursuit officially underway, the state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs are trying to stay one move ahead in order to advance.
KINGDOM CITY — For the North Callaway Thunderbirds, this rematch is not about revenge and has everything to do with self-preservation.
The fifth-seeded Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team’s season ended with a straight-set loss to No. 1 Boonville in the semifinals of the Class 3, District 9 Tournament on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Fulton was eliminated by the Lady Pirates in a 25-16, 25-12 loss. The Lady Hornets finished the season with a 10-15-3 record. “Boonville is a tough team …” Fulton head coach Megan Youse said. “They’re strong offensively and we weren’t able to hit on the block. “They’re strong; they’re the strongest team here — in my opinion — and we had a hard time keeping up with them.” Senior middle hitter Hayley Tobias supplied two aces for the Lady Hornets, while junior outside hitter Madison Droeste had a team-leading four digs and senior libero Victoria Langley contributed three. Senior middle hitter Ashley Wallace came away with one block. Tuesday night’s setback ended Fulton’s quest for a fifth straight district championship. “I think playing under the big lights kind of got to them,” Youse said. “They weren’t mentally focused … and they made a lot of mental mistakes — being out of position, not knowing who our subs were, stuff we learned a long time ago.”
The William Woods University women’s basketball team — coming off its fifth straight national tournament appearance — was ranked No. 19 in the NAIA Division I preseason Top 25 poll released Monday.
District competition has brought out the best in the Fulton Lady Hornets thus far. The No. 4 seed Lady Hornets turned away the No. 5 Mexico Lady Bulldogs in straight sets by scores of 25-12 and 25-19 in the first round of the Class 3, District 9 tournament on Monday at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Fulton (10-15-3) will play top-seeded Boonville in semifinal action at 5:30 today. The Lady Hornets are seeking the program’s fourth-straight district championship.
The Blue Jays lost for a fifth-straight game, dropping their Upper Midwest Athletic Conference game to Northwestern (Minn.) 36-21 on Saturday.