Glendale Falcons – 4
Kickapoo Chiefs – 1
The Falcon’s set a high bar in the traditional derby this evening, winning easily by comparison to the history of this series. The game-winner was scored in the 6th minute (I subscribe to the goal that establishes a lead that is not relinquished when measuring game-winners) when Brandon Baum buried his 28 yard direct kick into the upper 90 over the outstretched hands of Kickapoo keeper Tyler Moses. Only 4 minutes later freshman Austin Hart scored as he ran onto a loose ball in the 6 yard box, following Patrick Baltz’s run into the box and shot that was parried by a diving keeper.
Kickapoo had opportunities in this game as twice in the next 10 minutes Baum and then Cameron Dugan were called upon to clear balls from behind Glendale keeper Jordan Pitt. A lack of bodies in the right place meant that the only goal the Chiefs would score this evening would come in stoppage time of the 1st half. Substitute Sean Marren first won a 50/50 ball in midfield before slotting a diagonal pass that sent Skyler Russell into the box between a pair of defenders. His shot from 15 yards brought the Chiefs back within 1 entering the 2nd half. Rumor has it that this is the first goal Russell has ever scored against either the Falcon’s or the Pershing Generals.
The Falcon’s extended their lead in the first 10 minutes of the second half. First Baltz once again got into the 6 yard box, this time burying a shot from Alec Martinez’s short pass. Later Dugan buried a shot that came after a scramble in the box, sealing the victory.
Springfield Catholic – 10
West Plains Zizzers – 0
Justin Bowenschulte and Austin Lewis each had hat tricks in this game played at Cooper #2. Full details available at the Catholic website. Pictured is David Bailey getting the 2nd of his 2 goals, slotting it just beyond the keepers reach.
Willard Tigers – 6
Lebanon Yellowjackets – 0
Bolivar Liberators – 5
Branson Pirates – 1
Goals by Matt Magana (3), Tinash Zingura (1st goal at Bolivar High School), and Kyle Slagle (PK). Assists by Mitchell Waters, Seth Hopwood, and Bradley Stillwagon as the Liberators continue their unbeaten string.
Webb City Cardinals – 2
Carl Junction Bulldogs – 1
The Cardinals have shrugged off last seasons difficulties as they win again against their local rivals
Marshfield Blue Jays – 9
Aurora Houn’Dawgs – 0
Marshfield’s offense clicked, as they scored 9 goals. Goals by: Nicholas Harden, Robert Martin, Colton Harden (PK), Ryan Doolittle (Robert Martin), Robert Martin (Colton Harden), Nicholas Harden (DJ Hensley), Ryan Doolittle (Koty Jones), Colton Harden, Robert Martin (PK). Robert Martin also tied Marshfield’s career goal total at 37.