Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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Hot hand from Bayless leads Marquette

Kyler Bayless threw for 310 yards and five touchdowns including three TD tosses to Nicholas Bulanda in a span of 3 minutes and 57 seconds in the second quarter as Marquette rolled to a 54-7 win over Parkway South.

The pair hooked up for four scores on passes of 29, 39, 46 and 7 yards. The 39-yard strike came early in the second quarter and broke a 7-7 tie.

Bulanda caught seven passes for 156 yards.

Bayless, who connected on 17 of 22 passes, also hit Xavier Jackson on a 7-yard TD pass with 46 seconds left in the first half to push the lead to 38-7. Jackson scored on a 10-yard run in the third period.

William Fleming rambled 42 yards with a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter for Marquette (6-2), which has won four in a row. Fleming also recorded four tackles and a sack.

Alonte Smith scored on a short run for South (2-6).

O'Fallon Christian 24, Westminster 21 * Zach Harding hit a 22- yard field goal as time expired to lift the Eagles to a thrilling win at home.

Brady Tolle added a pair of TD runs for the winners. His 2-yard run with 2:13 left broke a 14-14 tie. Tolle also hit Evan Soell on a 13-yard TD strike to tie the game.

Westminster knotted the contest 21-21 on a 10-yard pass from Chad Biden to Grant LaValle with 54 seconds left.

Tolle hit on 25 of 34 passes for 273 yards.

Mehlville 26, Northwest-Cedar Hill 0 * Brendon Mady threw for a score and ran for another in the final 1:26 of the first half to lead the Panthers at home.

Mady scored on a 2-yard run and then connected with Ben Hughes from 18 yards out with 15 seconds left in the half for a 20-0 cushion.

Jabri Shelton put the game away with a 2-yard run on the last play of the third quarter.

The Panthers (2-6), who beat Seckman 40-0 on Sept. 17, broke a two-game losing streak.

Northwest (4-4) had won three of its previous four.

Parkway Central 18, Parkway West 14 * The kicking game proved the difference for the Colts.

Central kicker Job Thomasson kicked the eventual game-winning extra point midway though the second quarter and hit a third- quarter field goal to give Central some cushion in what was a defensive battle between the two teams. Central also came up with a key interception by Patrick Dill in the end zone with 3:23 left in the game to help the Colts secure the Mayor's Cup win.

Central improved to 6-2 and 3-2 in the Suburban Central-National while West fell to 5-3 and 2-2.

Gateway STEM 15, Miller Career 14 * The Jaguars trailed almost the entire game until Cantrell Spivey hauled in a 62-yard touchdown reception with eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Kicker Dzevad Hamzic, a soccer player who walked on to the team midway through Gateway STEM's season, converted the game's only PAT attempt to give the Jaguars the lead.

"This was a PHL battle," Gateway STEM coach Jason Dulick said. …

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