Chaminade’s Mason Hutson had that winning feeling after booting what appeared to be a game winning 48-yard field goal with 6.9 seconds remaining in Saturday’s Class 5 quarterfinal against Webster Groves.
Statesman receiver Demetrius Robinson changed the outcome of the game, however, on one big play. Following the kickoff after Hutson’s kick, Webster Groves began its final drive at its own 20-yard line, needing one miraculous play.
Webster Groves quarterback Derrick Dilworth obliged the Statesmen faithful by connecting with the sophomore, who was streaking down the sideline. Robinson finished the play by crossing the goal line to give the Statesmen a 34-29 win at Moss Field.
"It was all verticals and throw the ball as deep as you can," Webster Groves coach Cliff Ice told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I thought they’d have more guys back … I thought our state championship run was over, but you never know."
Chaminade rallied from a 28-14 deficit going into the fourth quarter by getting a 12-yard scoring run by junior running back Rob Standard, who finished the season with 40 touchdowns following his 210-yard rushing performance in the quarterfinals. The Flyers pulled within 28-26 following Matt Greer’s 9-yard scoring reception from Chaminade signal-caller Christian Suntrup.
Walton rallies Cardinals to quarterfinal win
Jerrick Walton scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally Raytown South to a 21-15 win over Nixa, including the game-winner on the final play of the game. Walton reached up and pulled down Raytown South quarterback Dennis Tanner’s wobbly pass after the senior signal-caller had been hit as he released the ball. Walton raced into the end zone from 26 yards out to break the 15-15 tie.
Tanner scrambled around buying time on the game’s final play. Walton then cut sharply toward the sideline and sped by the Nixa defense on the way to pay dirt after making the grab.
"Those are the kind of plays that you are fearful of a block-in-the-back penalty, when a guy changes direction like that," Raytown South coach David Allie told the Springfield News Leader. "That was the first thing that popped into my mind. With time running out, I am thinking just fall down or don’t lose the ball.
"He just caught it and turned around. Luckily, we had guys on the edge that were able to make some blocks."
Huge drive saves Cassville
While Webster Groves and Raytown South were squeaking out wins on the game’s final play, Cassville milked the clock by going on a 19-play, 86-yard scoring drive that concluded with a Trevor Tanner 1-yard scoring run and a 21-20 quarterfinal win for Cassville over Logan-Rogersville.
The late Wildcats possession ran nearly 10 minutes off the clock. Logan-Rogersville did get the ball back with almost two minutes remaining in the game and all three timeouts left. The Wildcats drove to the Cassville 35-yard line before turning the ball over on downs.
Kearney scored in spurts last Saturday and then relied on a strong defensive performance in disposing of Harrisonville in one of four Class 4 quarterfinal contests. The Bulldogs started the contest by scoring on its first two possessions. Then Kearney scored four touchdowns over a six-minute span covering parts of the third and fourth quarters to turn the contest into a rout.
Kearney held a very good Harrisonville offense to 82 yards of total offense for the game and forced a pair of second-half turnovers. The Bulldogs rushed for 200 yards on 35 carries to earn a shot at defending champion Webb City this weekend. Ashton Hiatt ran for 127 yards for the game and scored a pair of touchdowns on 16 carries for Kearney.
Missouri quarterfinal football top performances
Raphael Spencer of O’Hara rushed for 280 yards and 4 touchdowns on 16 carries in a 50-49 win over Pleasant Hill…Blue Springs’ Darrian Miller rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries in a 23-21 win over Rockhurst…Jordan Clerkley of Fox rushed for 185 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 24 carries in a 45-17 loss to Oakville…Parkway North’s Jaimee Buchanan rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in a 21-0 win over Parkway Central…Trevor Dixon of Penney rushed for 162 yards and 3 touchdowns on 17 carries in a 47-3 win over Mid-Buchanan…Hogan Prep’s Maurice Sneed rushed for 159 yards and 3 touchdowns on 24 carries in a 35-32 loss to Maryville…Trenton Doyle of Lamar rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown in a 42-14 win over Fair Grove…Maryville’s Derek Demott rushed for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 18 carries in a 35-32 win over Hogan Prep…Braxton Baker of Webb City rushed for 134 yards in a 42-20 win over Bolivar…Rockhurst’s Sal Belfonte rushed for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries in a 23-21 loss to Blue Springs…Markell White of Lamar rushed for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 42-14 win over Fair Grove…DeSmet Jesuit’s Malcolm Agnew rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in a 27-6 win over Jefferson City.
Kolton Peavey of Bolivar completed 18-of-32 passes for 268 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 42-20 loss to Webb City…Oakville’s Joe Plassmeyer completed 22-of-28 passes for 252 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 45-17 win over Fox…Colton Dill of Logan-Rogersville threw for 246 yards in a 21-20 loss to Cassville…Pleasant Hill’s Cody Todd completed 14-of-25 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown in a 50-49 loss to O’Hara…Kerry Gibson of Hazelwood Central completed 8-of-13 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown in a 41-10 win over Lafayette (Wildwood)…Valle Catholic’s Michael Greminger threw for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Miller…Lucas Schawang of Mound City completed 7-of-17 passes for 173 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 32-7 win over Stanberry…Webster Groves’ Derrick Dilworth completed 9-of-15 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown in a 34-29 win over Chaminade…Steve Kaiser of DeSmet Jesuit completed 13-of-19 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown in a 27-6 win over Jefferson City…Miller’s Justin Jack completed 16-of-29 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in a 42-6 loss to Valle Catholic…Dawon Cummings of Hogan Prep completed 5-of-23 passes for 129 yards in a 35-32 loss to Maryville…Mid-Buchanan’s Drew Gray completed 14-of-29 passes for 127 yards in a 47-3 loss to Penney.
Tyler Welch of Bolivar caught 6 passes for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 42-20 loss to Webb City…Miami’s Garrett Gutshall had 134 yards receiving in a 42-40 loss to St. Joseph Christian…Jawyne Thomas of Hazelwood Central caught 6 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in a 41-10 win over Lafayette (Wildwood)…Webster Groves’ Demetrius Robinson caught 4 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 34-29 win over Chaminade…Durron Neal of DeSmet Jesuit caught 5 passes for 93 yards in a 27-6 win over Jefferson City…Miller’s Tyler Hinshaw caught 8 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in a 42-6 loss to Valle Catholic…Jevon Bausby of Hogan Prep caught 3 passes for 93 yards in a 35-32 loss to Maryville…Mound City’s Miles Jumps caught a pair of passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in a 32-7 win over Stanberry.
Oakville 45, Fox 17
Hazelwood Central 41, Lafayette (Wildwood) 10
DeSmet Jesuit 27, Jefferson City 6
Blue Springs 23, Rockhurst 21
Oakville (9-3) at No. 5 Hazelwood Central (11-1)
No. 1 DeSmet Jesuit (12-0) at No. 3 Blue Springs (11-1)
Webster Groves 34, Chaminade 29
Parkway North 21, Parkway Central 0
Raytown South 21, Nixa 15
Fort Osage 30, Raymore-Peculiar 19
No. 2 Webster Groves (11-0) at No. 4 Parkway North (10-1)
No. 9 Raytown South (10-3) at No. 1 Fort Osage (12-0)
Sikeston 28, Ladue Horton Watkins 6
Jefferson City-Helias 21, Normandy 13
Webb City 42, Bolivar 20
Kearney 41, Harrisonville 0
No. 6 Sikeston (13-0) vs. No. 3 Jefferson City-Helias (13-0) at Pete Adkins Field, Jefferson City
No. 4 Kearney (11-2) at No. 1 Webb City (13-0)
Priory 35, New Madrid County Central 12
Bowling Green 34, Mexico 7
Cassville 21, Logan-Rogersville 20
O’Hara 50, Pleasant Hill 49
No. 5 Bowling Green (13-0) at Priory (8-5)
No. 2 O’Hara (12-1) at No. 4 Cassville (12-1)
Brentwood 28, Caruthersville 14
Centralia 34, Clark County 6
Lamar 42, Fair Grove 14
Maryville 35, Hogan Prep 32
Brentwood (11-1) at No. 1 Centralia (13-0)
No. 3 Maryville (12-1) at Lamar (7-6)
Valle Catholic 42, Miller 6
Tipton 26, Adrian 7Wellington-Napoleon 29, Marceline 0
Penney 47, Mid-Buchanan 3
No. 4 Valle Catholic (13-0) at No. 3 Tipton (12-0)
No. 5 Wellington-Napoleon (12-1) at No. 2 Penney (12-0)