Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Football Friday Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Football Friday Roundup

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Kirkwood overcomes deficit to beat Lafayette

Kirkwood scored 27 unanswered points to dig out of a two-touchdown hole on the way to a 41-21 win on the road against Lafayette.

Ryan Kraichely tossed long scoring bombs to Jairus Maclin (45 yards) and Travion Mosby (78) in the first half to begin the comeback.

Nick Williams added a pair of field goals.

Lafayette (2-1) jumped to a 14-0 lead on a 15-yard scoring toss from quarterback Ryan Novak to Alex Adams.

The Pioneers outscored Lafayette 41-7 after the slow beginning.

Kirkwood (3-0), the defending Class 6 state champion, beat Chaminade and Jefferson City to begin the season. The Pioneers are No. 2 in the rankings.

Webster Groves 28, Ladue 21 * John Doria hit Ethan Cooley on a 98-yard strike with 6:48 left to lift the Statesmen to 3-0.

Ladue held a 21-7 lead at the break.

Webster Groves, which went 3-7 last year, has tallied 94 points in three games.

The Statemen will take on Ritenour (3-0) next week. Ritenour beat Northwest-Cedar Hill 20-0 on Friday.

Marquette 20, Hazelwood West 13 (OT) * Julian Elliott scored on a 3-yard run in the extra session to give the Mustangs their first win of the season.

Kyle Mill sent the game into overtime on a 5-yard TD run with 4:48 left in the fourth quarter. He also scored on a 7-yard run in the opening period.

"In the second half our kids kind of woke up and got things going," Marquette coach Matt Klein said. "We finished the half well and carried that into overtime."

Marquette scored on its first possession and then held West on downs to complete the triumph.

The Mustangs began the campaign with losses to Summit and Parkway North.

Vicario Upchurch scored twice for West (1-2), which was coming off a 41-0 win at University City.

Fort Zumwalt North 42, Troy 7 * The Panthers bolted out to an early three-touchdown lead on the way to improving to 3-0 with a win in Lincoln County.

Jack Ederer highlighted the first-half blitz with a 76-yard TD run right before the break.

Cairo Payne and Jaylin Vaughn scored on short runs in the opening period.

Grant Latina put the game away by returning the second-half kickoff 90 yards for a score.

The Panthers, who lost to Vianney 49-14 in the state title game last season, have racked up 119 points so far this year.

North is the No. 8 team in the latest large-school rankings.

St. Mary's 49, O'Fallon Christian 14 * The Dragons began their showdown with Archdiocesan Athletic Association large-division foe O'Fallon Christian by kicking the ball off and sending its defense onto the field.

It was the right move.

Two snaps and 18 seconds later, the St. Mary's offense was celebrating in the end zone on the way to improving to 3-0.

O'Fallon Christian fumbled the first snap of the game and defensive lineman Darius Houston fell on the ball at the O'Fallon Christian 16-yard line. …

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