DDD FOOTBALL GLANCE: Doniphan at Kennett; Malden at Charleston

No. 8 Doniphan at No. 1 Kennett

Photo by Dustin Ward, staff
Kennett’s Marsayv’aun Harrell (left) eyes a run by Kennettt quarterback Bodey Ellis against the Dexter defense earlier this season.

LAST MEETING: Kennett beat Doniphan 41-6

LAST WEEK: Kennett beat Sikeston 36-0; Scott City beat Doniphan 49-6

HEAD TO HEAD STREAK: Kennett has won the only meeting against Doniphan. in the last decade

ABOUT DONIPHAN: Cabool beat Doniphan 52-2 in Week 1, Thayer beat Doniphan 50-19 in Week 2, Charleston beat Doniphan 20-0 in Week 3, NMCC beat Doniphan 54-6 in Week 4, Dexter beat Doniphan 32-0 in Week 5, Kelly beat Doniphan 42-6 in Week 6, Doniphan beat Chaffee 19-0 in Week 7, Fredericktown beat Doniphan 54-11 in Week 8, and Scott City beat Doniphan 49-6 in Week 9. Doniphan quarterback Alex Harris completed a 71-yard pass to receiver Ben Ruhl last week to account for the team’s only touchdown against Scott City. Doniphan put up 230 total yards of offense against Scott City. Doniphan completed nine of 15 passes for 151 yards against Scott City. Junior Trey Mills, who had a 49-yard punt return against Chaffee, is a threat to run one back.

ABOUT KENNETT: Kennett, which is ranked No. 5 in the latest Class 3 state poll, beat Fredericktown 49-0 in Week 1, beat Gosnell (Ark.) 44-8 in Week 2, beat Ste. Genevieve 33-0 in Week 3, beat Caruthersville 41-22 in Week 4, beat North County 45-6 in Week 5, beat NMCC 50-6 in Week 6, beat Dexter 56-6 in Week 7, beat Malden 51-0 in Week 8, and beat Sikeston 36-0 in Week 9. Kennett is a run-first squad that has carried the ball 322 times for 2,924 yards. Senior Marsayv’aun Harrell is the Indians’ top rusher with 125 carries for 1,257 yards. Quarterback Bodey Ellis has completed 25 of 55 passes for 402 yards and ran the ball 49 times 350 yards. The Kennett defense, which allows six points per game, has forced 28 turnovers this season. Kennett had 48 carries for 320 yards in last week’s victory at Sikeston. Harrell had 25 carries for 232 yards and three rushing touchdowns last week. Jordan Jarret and La’Quez Pulliam also had rushing touchdowns against Sikeston.


No. 5 Malden at No. 4 Charleston

Photo by Kyle Smith, staff
Malden quarterback Shay Amoss completes a pass against the Dexter defense Friday night.

LAST MEETING: Charleston beat Malden 28-20

LAST WEEK: Malden beat Dexter 20-0; Charleston beat Herculaneum 35-14

HEAD TO HEAD STREAK: Charleston leads series 24-17-1

ABOUT MALDEN: NMCC beat Malden 65-18 in Week 1, Caruthersville beat Malden 54-6 in Week 2, Malden beat Portageville 48-12 in Week 3, Kelly beat Malden 35-14 in Week 4, East Prairie beat Malden 35-30 in Week 5, Hayti beat Malden 56-14 in Week 6, Charleston beat Malden 28-20 in Week 7, Kennett beat Malden 51-0 in Week 8, and Malden beat Dexter 20-0 in Week 9. The Malden defense forced four turnovers as it secured its first shutout of the season last week against Dexter. Drew Blankinship, who finished with a team-high seven catches for 131 yards last week, caught three touchdown passes from Shay Amoss last week. Amoss completed 10 of 23 passes for 145 yards last week. Malden finished with 180 yards of offense in the first meeting with Charleston. Lamar Smith had a team-high 14 carries for 40 yards and Blankinship rushed the ball six times for 88 yards against Charleston. Coy Wade, who is a threat to make a deep catch or long return, had two catches for 29 yards in the first meeting with Charleston.

ABOUT CHARLESTON: Charleston beat Portageville 48-8 in Week 1, Hayti beat Charleston 36-7 in Week 2, Charleston beat Doniphan 20-0 in Week 3, Scott City beat Charleston 35-7 in Week 4, Charleston beat Kelly 24-10 in Week 5, Sikeston beat Charleston 27-12 in Week 6, Charleston beat Malden 28-20 in Week 7, East Prairie beat Charleston 36-0 in Week 8, and Charleston beat Herculaneum 35-14 in Week 9. Charleston fell behind Herculaneum 14-0 in the first quarter before scoring the final 35 points last week. Charleston scored a touchdown in the final minute to break a 20-all tie and beat Malden 28-20 in Week 7. Charleston put up 295 yards of total offense in the first meeting against Malden. Charleston quarterback Suave Fitzpatrick had 197 passing yards. Charleston receiver Blessin Kimble had eight catches for 133 yards, including two touchdown receptions against Malden.


FINAL DISTRICT STANDINGS

Class 1, District 1

Rank/TeamRecordPoints
1. Valle Catholic8-154.97
2. Hayti8-146.99
3. St. Vincent6-345.17
4. Charleston5-440.75
5. Malden2-730.83
6. Portageville2-726.53
7. Chaffee1-821.56
8. Crystal City0-917.89

Class 2, District 1

1. Scott City8-144.58
2. Caruthersville7-243.81
3. St. Pius X7-241.58
4. NMCC5-439.07
5. Kelly5-433.92
6. Jefferson4-531.19
7. East Prairie4-530.39
8. Herculaneum2-721.11

Class 3, District 1

1. Kennett9-050.08
2. Park Hills6-339.80
3. Ste. Genevieve6-336.69
4. Potosi5-434.33
5. Perryville5-432.05
6. Fredericktown3-626.44
7. Dexter1-716.97
8. Doniphan1-815.58

Class 4, District 1

1. Farmington7-243.16
2. Cape Central5-437.01
3. Hillsboro3-628.82
4. Festus4-530.83
5. DeSoto4-528.07
6. Sikeston3-627.56
7. North County2-721.53
8. Windsor3-623.40

Class 5, District 1

1. Jackson9-048.28
2. Fox7-242.64
3. Poplar Bluff4-528.15
4. Seckman2-725.42

FINAL CONFERENCE STANDINGS

SEMO NorthConf.Overall
Jackson4-09-0
Farmington3-17-2
Cape Central2-25-4
Poplar Bluff1-34-5
Sikeston0-43-5
SEMO SouthConf.Overall
Kennett3-09-0
Caruthersville2-17-2
NMCC1-25-4
Dexter0-31-7
SEMO EastConf.Overall
Charleston2-15-4
Kelly2-15-4
East Prairie2-14-5
Malden0-32-7
SEMO WestConf.Overall
Hayti3-08-1
Scott City2-18-1
Portageville1-22-7
Chaffee0-31-8

STATE RANKINGS

Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 9-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Cody Thorn, The Platte County Citizen; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Chris Parker, Ozone Sports; Brandon Zenner, The St. Joseph News-Press; J.B. Connoley, KRES radio; Matt King, The Daily Journal; Jason Peake, The Joplin Globe.

First-place votes in parenthesis.

CLASS 6

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. DeSmet (9), 9-0, 90, 1

2. Liberty North, 9-0, 79, 2

3. Joplin, 9-0, 74, 3

4. CBC, 7-2, 60, 4

5. Francis Howell, 8-1, 51, 5

6. Raymore-Peculiar, 7-2, 47, 6

7. Park Hill, 7-2, 40, 7

8. Marquette, 8-1, 20, 9

9. Blue Springs, 5-4, 19, 8

10. Rockhurst, 6-3, 13, 10

Also receiving votes: Fort Zumwalt West (7-2), 2

CLASS 5

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Fort Zumwalt North (9), 9-0, 90, 1

2. Jackson, 9-0, 81, 2

3. Eureka, 8-1, 65, 4

4. Chaminade, 6-3, 61, 3

5. Carthage, 7-2, 57, 5

6. Staley, 7-2, 47, 7

7. Raytown, 7-2, 39, 8

8. North Kansas City, 8-1, 28, 6

9. Battle, 6-3, 14, 10

10. Waynesville, 6-3, 9, NR

Dropped out: No. 9 McCluer North

Also receiving votes: McCluer North (6-3), 4

CLASS 4

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Webb City (6), 8-1, 86, 2

2. Camdenton (2), 9-0, 82, 3

3. Ladue (1), 8-1, 73, 1

4. West Plains, 8-1, 65, 4

5. Smithville, 8-1, 53, 6

6. Lebanon, 7-2, 35, 8

7. Jefferson City Helias, 8-1, 34, 7

8. Bolivar, 9-0, 30, 9

9. Platte County, 6-3, 25, 5

10. Farmington, 7-2, 8, 10

Also receiving votes: Lincoln College Prep (9-0), 4

CLASS 3

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Blair Oaks (9), 9-0, 90, 1

2. Odessa, 9-0, 81, 2

3. Mt. Vernon, 9-0, 71, 3

4. Trinity, 5-3, 62, 4

5. Kennett, 9-0, 56, 5

6. Center, 8-1, 41, 7

7. St. Clair, 9-0, 37, 8

8. St. Charles West, 7-2, 22, 6

9. Savannah, 7-2, 21, 10

10. Cassville, 7-2, 12, 9

Also receiving votes: Chillicothe (7-2), 2

CLASS 2

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Lutheran North (9), 8-0, 90, 1

2. Lathrop, 9-0, 75, 2

3. Maryville, 7-1, 74, 3

4. Centralia, 9-0, 63, 4

5. Ava, 9-0, 57, 5

6. Clark County, 8-1, 44, 6

7. Lamar, 7-2, 33, 7

8. Fair Grove, 8-0, 24, 10

9. Summit Christian Academy, 8-1, 19, 8

10. Monroe City, 6-3, 5, NR

Dropped out: No. 8 Palmyra

Also receiving votes: Knob Noster (7-2), 4; Palmyra (6-3), 4; Scott City (8-1), 2; Hallsville (7-2), 1

CLASS 1

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Lincoln (9), 9-0, 90, 1

2. Pierce City, 9-0, 80, 2

3. Thayer, 8-1, 71, 3

4. Mid Buchanan, 8-1, 61, 4

5. Hayti, 8-1, 53, 5

6. Valle Catholic, 8-1, 49, 6

7. Marceline, 8-1, 33, 7

8. Miller, 8-1, 26, 8

9. Adrian, 8-1, 16, 9

10. Scotland County, 8-1, 10, NR

Dropped out: No. 10 South Harrison

Also receiving votes: Gallatin (8-1), 3; South Harrison (8-1), 6

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