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

College Football:

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.