The local football teams all play this weekend, with an eye on the sky, wondering how much rain they will have to endure?
The remnants of tropical hurricane Isaac might soak the local players. “We will have a game at Burroughs Saturday unless there is lightening,” said the Bombers athletic director Peter Tasker.
Friday afternoon reschedule
This is the first game rescheduled to try and get ahead of the storm.
(0-1) MICDS at (1-0) Westminster Christian Academy, 4 p.m.
Senior rusher Denzell Conway dashed for two TD runs in a 35-19 loss to Maplewood. A year ago, the Rams won the opener with the Blue Devils 36-35 in overtime.
Coach Josh Smith is trying different combinations and see who will win the starting quarterback job. He changed Shane Combs for Clayton Buddemeyer in the second half against Maplewood.
Westminster got off on the right foot, beating Wheaton Academy of Chicago, 38-19.
Quarterback Brett Bond was 11 of 14 passing for 207 yards and a solo TD.
The Wildcats feature running back Alex Rideout (17 for 71 yards and 3 TDs and wide receiver Kyle Kinner who caught 5 balls for 30 yards.
Friday night lights
(0-1) Ladue at (0-1) Parkway West, 7 p.m.
Both teams are looking to turn the ship in a brand new season. Ladue took it on the chin at Parkway Central, losing 42-19 while West dropped its opener to Timberland 20-6.
Austin Sisk had a good game for the Longhorns, completing 18 of 28 passes for 167 yards and a TD, but he was picked off 3 times.
Ladue is looking to get quarterback Matt Hooper untracked. “He has to learn to deal with the speed of the game,” said his coach Mike Tarpey after the loss last week at Central.
Shawn Whitley and Udell Hyde each crossed the goal line for the Rams and sophomore kicker Jack Fox drilled a 25-yard field goal in the opener.
Saturday, storms or not
(1-0) Lutheran South at (1-0) John Burroughs 1 p.m.
The Bombers could be a potential juggernaut. They whipped up on Cape Girardeau Central, 43-14 to get the season going.
Ezekiel Elliott, their wonder back ran for TDs of 12 and 36; caught a 29 yard pass from Tre Moore and returned a late-game punt 62 yards. Elliott, who has given a verbal commitment to Ohio State University rushed 14 times for 106 yards. Foye Oluoken, one of the area’s premier receivers caught a 9 yard TD from Nicholas Duncan.
Lutheran south clobbered DuBourg 49-0 to open the season.
Quarterback Dalton Schumer galloped for TD runs of 55 and 1 and tossed a 45 yarder to Anthony Dodson.