Varsity Zone

August 26, 2014

Rockhurst, Winnetonka charge up Missouri high school football rankings

Blue Springs hangs on to the top spot in Missouri Class 6, and Fort Osage is alone atop the Class 5 poll.

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After opening-week blowouts, Rockhurst and Winnetonka have made quick climbs up the Missouri state rankings. Rockhurst scored four times in the first quarter in a 49-14 rout at Rock Bridge, and Winnetonka rolled over Oak Park 45-13.

The poll is compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, including myself; Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribune; Earl Austin, The St. Louis American; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan ; Rus Baer, freelance writer; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Rance Burger, The Springfield News-Leader; Dave Roberts, The Rolla Daily News; Cody Thorn, The St. Joseph News-Press; Kevin Foedinger, KRES radio; Chris Pobst, Sikeston Standard-Democrat; and Donn Adamson, The Daily Journal.

My top votes this week went to Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Webb City, Maryville, Lamar and Valle Catholic.

CLASS 6

1. Blue Springs (14), 1-0

2. Lee’s Summit West , 1-0

3. Hazelwood Central (1), 1-0

4. Rockhurst, 1-0

5. Lee's Summit, 1-0

6. Francis Howell, 1-0

7. Kirkwood, 1-0

8. Rock Bridge, 0-1

9. CBC, 1-0

10. Eureka, 1-0

Also receiving votes: Jefferson City (1-0), Fort Zumwalt West (1-0) Raymore-Peculiar (1-0)

CLASS 5

1. Fort Osage (15), 1-0

2. Jackson, 1-0

3. Winnetonka, 1-0

4. Webster Groves, 0-1

5. Liberty North, 1-0

6. Willard, 1-0

7. Staley, 0-1

8. Camdenton, 1-0

9. Nixa, 0-1

10. Chaminade, 1-0

Also receiving votes: Rockwood Summit (1-0), Park Hill (1-0), Parkway Central (1-0), Fort Zumwalt North (1-0), Liberty (0-1), Lebanon (1-0), McCluer North (0-1), Park Hill South (1-0), Fort Zumwalt East (1-0)

CLASS 4

1. Webb City (15), 1-0

2. Helias, 1-0

3. Carl Junction, 1-0

4. Kearney, 1-0

5. Westminster, 1-0

6. Miller Career, 1-0

7. St. Charles West, 0-1

8. St. Joseph Lafayette, 1-0

9. Cape Central, 1-0

10. Bolivar, 0-1

Also receiving votes: Hannibal (1-0), Festus (0-1), Harrisonville (1-0)

CLASS 3

1. Maryville (15), 1-0

2. John Burroughs, 1-0

3. Blair Oaks, 1-0

4. California, 1-0

5. Mountain Grove, 1-0

6. Park Hills Central, 1-0

7. Oak Grove, 1-0

8. Ava, 1-0

9. McCluer South-Berkeley, 1-0

10. Duchesne, 0-1

Also receiving votes: Centralia (1-0), O’Hara (1-0), Cassville (1-0), Monett (1-0), Cameron (0-1), Reeds Spring (1-0), Salem (1-0), Soldan International Studies (1-0)

CLASS 2

1. Lamar (15), 1-0

2. Strafford, 1-0

3. Mt. View-Liberty, 1-0

4. South Callaway, 1-0

5. Lutheran North, 1-0

6. East Buchanan, 1-0

7. Lafayette County, 1-0

8. Malden, 1-0

9. Caruthersville, 0-1

10. Hermann, 1-0

Also receiving votes: LeBlond, (1-0), Lawson (0-1), Brookfield (1-0)

CLASS 1

1. Valle Catholic (15), 1-0

2. Westran, 1-0

3. Hamilton-Penney, 1-0

4. Salisbury, 1-0

5. Midway, 1-0

6. Marceline, 1-0

7. Osceola, 0-1

8. Marionville, 0-1

9. Jasper, 1-0

10. South Shelby, 0-1

Also receiving votes: South Harrison (0-1), Thayer (1-0), Miller (1-0), Milan (1-0),

Plattsburg (1-0), Skyline (0-1) Wellington-Napoleon (1-0)

To reach Sam McDowell, send email to smcdowell@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/SamMcDowell11.

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