Two undefeated teams were knocked out of the Class 1 sectionals last night as Salisbury beat Tipton 15-13 at Tipton last night and Marionville—the defending state champs—topped Pierce City on the road 20-0. The win was extra sweet for Salisbury, which had lost to Tipton in the first round in 2001, 2002 and 2003. They’ll face St. Vincent, which beat South Shelby 24-7. Marionville will face Greenfield who won at Skyline (Urbana) 44-17. Drexel advanced to the quarterfinals with a 20-14 win over Orrick and Santa Fe moved on by topping Gallatin 20-12. East Buchanan remained perfect with a 42-0 shelling of Rock Port and Marceline shut out Scotland County 20-0. In an interesting twist, the visiting team won every game in the Class 1 Sectionals.
Blair Oaks kept its record perfect last night with a 46-30 win over Montgomery County 46-30. They’ll face Monroe City, who dispatched North Callaway 32-7. Caruthersville is also perfect at 11-0 by crushing Charleston 49-7 and will get Lutheran St. Charles, who beat Maplewood 35-7. Houston was a 21-13 winner over Springfield Catholic and will take on Mt. Vernon, which beat Holden 14-2. Lawson was a 44-18 winner over Knob Noster and Cameron beat Brookfield 35-20. Lawson and Cameron will meet in the quarterfinals…
Harrisonville began its quest for a second-straight title with a 49-0 win over School of the Osage, which hadn’t been to the playoffs in 18 years. Harrisonville will face Bolivar in the semis after the Liberators got past Monett 33-29 in a rain-delayed game. Ste. Genevieve, which lost to Harrisonville in last year’s title game, advanced with a 20-7 win over Perryville. They’ll take on 11-0 Mary Institute-Country Day, which beat Herculaneum 42-7. Kirksville advanced to the quarterfinals with a 21-13 win over Lutheran North and Mt. Grove beat St. Francis Borgia 38-16. Kirksville and Mt. Grove will meet on Monday. Richmond advanced to the quarterfinals for the second straight year by topping Oak Grove 22-14 and will face Maryville, which beat Kansas City Center 36-31…
Webb City and Camdenton have combined for 10 state titles since 1987 and have been the perennial power houses in Class 4. They will meet in the quarterfinals Monday night in Camdenton. Webb City crushed Ozark 46-6, while Camdenton beat Republic 16-14. The Lakers only lead came with a field goal in the final minute of the game. Both Webb City and Camdenton are undefeated. North County is also unblemished after beating West Plains 19-7 at home. They’ll get St. Clair, which beat Affton 14-7. Clayton High School, which was kept out of the play offs for using an ineligible player in the regular season in 2003, took no prisoners in their 2004 post-season debut—-they beat Sumner 30-0. Wentzville Holt will get Clayton in the quarterfinals after topping St. Charles West 18-10. The dream continues for Lee’s Summit West, which is in its first year of existence. After opening their inaugural campaign with an 0-7 start, the Titans went 3-0 in districts, then topped Raytown South, which was 9-1 coming into the sectionals, 9-6 in triple-overtime. West will take on St. Joseph Benton, which beat Westport 27-6.