HS Football: Monroe City Squeaks Past Palmyra
It all came down to a 40 yd. field goal attempt with the game on the line Friday night. Palmyra's Noah Mencer successfully kicked two field goals in the first half. With just seconds remaining, Palmyra trailed 22 to 20. Mencer attempted to kick another field goal which would have put Palmyra up by a point. His kick from about 40 yards missed the uprights as the clock ran out.
The game between the two rivals was played at Lankford Field in Monroe City. Monroe remains undefeated with a 9-0 record. Palmyra stands at 7-2.
The Hannibal Pirates traveled to Columbia Friday night. Columbia Battle capitalized on a couple of Pirate fumbles and surged to a 20-0 lead. The Pirates scored two TD's in the second half, but fall short as the final was Columbia Battle 28, Hannibal 14. The Pirates begin District play next week with a record of 5-4.
In other high school football action on the Missouri side:
Highland 28 Louisiana 13
Clark County 26 Brookfield 0
South Shelby 54 Scotland Co 16
Macon 26 Centralia 19
Mark Twain 59 Clopton 14
Wright City 21 Bowling Green 16
Westran shuts out Paris, 35 to 0
S Callaway 59 Van Far 7
Fayette 38 KNOX Co 20
Illinois HS Football:
QHS 57 United township 0
QND 51 Charleston 0
Unity Payson 31 Calhoun 28 in Overtime
Pleasant Hill 34 Brown Co 7
West Hancock squeaks past Ottawa 14 to 13
Beardstown 42 West Central 14
Bushnell West Prairie 35 South Fulton 16
Illini West 28 Rushville Industry 12
Pleasant Plains 60 Pittsfield 6
Missouri Tigers in action Saturday vs. Georgia. Airtime on KHMO is 4:30 p.m. for the pregame, with kickoff at 6:30 from Athens, Ga.
NFL on KICK-FM:
Undefeated Kansas City hosts the Pittsburg Steelers Sunday in Arrowhead Stadium. Pregame on 97.9 Kick FM begins at 2 p.m., with kickoff scheduled for 3:25.