High School Sports

Rockhurst, Winnetonka charge up Missouri high school football rankings

Quarterback Ian Brown.
Quarterback Ian Brown. The Kansas City Star

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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