By Dean Backes
For most Union football opponents Jordan Webb is like an unsolvable puzzle. No matter how closely you watch him, or whether you flip him upside down or twist him this way and that way - you just can't figure him out.
By now his opponents know he's probably going to take the snap from center, drop back and throw the ball. Still, he keeps producing and remains unflappable.
So far this season, Webb has thrown for 1,178 yards already, and 15 touchdowns. He still hasn't thrown an interception.
In last week's 49-0 shut out of St. James, Webb threw 34 passes in the first half alone. For the game he was 29 of 36 for 383 yards and seven touchdowns. He is actually on pace to surpass last season's numbers of 3159 passing yards and 47 touchdowns.
Union is 3-0 so far this season, and with Webb at the helm, well on their way to challenging for some pretty heavy hardware at season's end.
Top Rushing Performances
Marionville's Layton Metcalf carried the ball 23 times for 305 yards and five touchdowns in a 43-0 blanking of Strafford.Cameron Fore needed just 13 rushes to gain 294 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns for Rolla in a 46-20 win over Parkview.Polo's Josh Duncan rushed 23 times for 293 yards and scored three times in a 43-22 triumph over Tarkio.Rayon Simmons ran 28 times for 279 yards and scored three times rushing for Christian Brothers in a 35-26 loss to DeSmet Jesuit.Fredericktown's Ryan Sawyer carried 26 times for 267 yards and scored twice in a 33-7 win over Herculaneum.Michael Hayes rushed 38 times for 241 yards and scored twice for Winnetonka in a 24-23 loss to Truman.Clark County's Javis Vineyard carried the ball 24 times for 229 yards in a 34-2 win over Milan.Tim Clark ran the ball 29 times for Chaminade and netted 228 yards rushing and scored a touchdown in a 20-7 victory over St. Louis University.Cabool's Ryan Smith rushed for 226 yards and tallied three scores rushing the football in a 48-8 win over Springfield Catholic.Adam Zweigart carried the ball 27 times and netted 213 rushing yards and a touchdown for Jackson in a 21-7 victory over Vianney.Perryville's Kris Cottner rushed 31 times for 205 yards in a 21-14 win over St. Genevieve.Devon Fowler carried the ball for 204 yards on 20 carries and scored three times for Joplin in a 48-28 win over West Plains.
Top Passing Performances
Danny Mundwiller needed just six completions to throw for 302 yards and four touchdowns in leading Hermann to a 40-8 win over Pacific.St. Joseph Central's Owen Lenander was good on 25 of 34 pass attempts and threw for 295 yards and four touchdowns in a 29-28 win over Lee's Summit.Jonathon Nutt led Palmyra to a 47-6 win over Louisiana by completing 21 of 27 passes for 292 yards and four scores.Joplin's Cory Rector connected on 18 of 24 passes for 259 yards and three scores in a 48-28 win over West Plains.Dillon Stonum completed 19 of 32 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns for Lathrop in a 28-14 win over Savannah.Plattsburg's Taylor Davis threw for 213 yards and a score in a 32-29 victory over Lincoln Prep College.Andy Walter was good on 16 of 28 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown for Maryville in a 33-26 win over Benton.Lee's Summit's Andrew Schnell completed 11 of 16 passes for 205 yards and a pair of scores in a 29-28 loss to Central.Lee Stoppelman connected on 10 of 18 aerials for 206 yards and three scores for Pleasant Hill in a 43-7 win over Boonville.Liberty's (Mo) Jimmy Smelcer completed 17 of 38 passes for 251 yards and a pair of scores in a 47-21 loss to Rockhurst.
Top Receiving Performances
Trevor Mosby caught 10 passes for 183 yards and two scores for Lee's Summit in a 29-28 loss to Central.Lathrop's Matt Holt latched on to nine passes for 149 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-14 victory over Savannah.Taylor Cameron grabbed just three passes, but they went for 128 yards and a score for Hermann in a 40-8 trouncing of Pacific.St. Joseph Central's Jeremy Weston caught 11 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in a 29-28 triumph over Lee's Summit.Kyle Martin caught eight aerials for 107 yards and a score for Christian Brothers in a 35-26 loss to DeSmet Jesuit.St. Joseph Central's Caleb Wiley caught four passes for 104 yards and a score in a 29-28 win over Lee's Summit.Justin Day grabbed four passes for 139 yards and a pair of scores for Pleasant Hill in a 43-7 victory over Boonville.Oak Grove's Adam Hightower caught three passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in a 40-7 win over Carrollton.
Girls Golf: Daly Shatters School Record
Hickman's senior golfer Ashlee Daly shattered her school's record for low round as she finished winning medalist honors at the Smith-Cotton Tournament held at the Sedalia Country Club September 10. She won the tournament by five strokes.
Daly's round of 1-under 69 shattered the old mark of 75 set by sisters Taylor and Payge Pleimann in 2001 and 2004 respectively. Daly had three birdies, two bogeys and 13 pars during her record-breaking performance.
Potpourri: MSHSAA Announces Broadcasting of State Finals on FSN Midwest
The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced earlier this month that three state football championship games and four state basketball championship games will air on FSN Midwest through the 2009-10 season.
The Class 2, 4 and 6 football championship contests will be televised at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The Class 5 boys and girls state finals basketball games will be televised live, while the Class 4 boys and girls state finals basketball games will be shown on tape delay at a later date.