Football up in maryville..last night it was the spoofhounds taking on the lathrop mules for a district title...and today it was the bearcats hosting the central missouri mules for a miaa conference titleand playoff hopes were riding on this game... mules and bearcats shaking it up before the kickoff showing respect for each other as this game gets underway...======the bearcats start with great field position as they picked off the mules on the first play of the game...and its a short yardage handoff to justin rankin who rumbles in for the touchdown he would have two on the day...======to the bearcats second touchdown... again with great field postion and knocking on the door..
Quarterback braden wright fakes the option pitch..and keeps it himself..and he scores...=======the bearcats jumped all over the mules to start out and who can blame the fans for dancing...====== second quater is where ucm starts to make some noise...as koby wilkerson is in wildcat formation..and he gets around the edge....touchdown mules... ======then the ucm back with the ball again..
Brook bolles drops back and finds shae wyatt for the 21 yard strike..
=====bearcats would go up 28-14 at the half....=====and the defense for northwest really stepping up big in this game...causing eight sacks... one fumble..and four interceptions including this one by jackson barnes who returns it for a touchdown... the bearcats go on to win this one 45-23...and are miaa co- champions..
We heard from the team after the win..
(sot the win today was about taking the next step.
So we've finished two years in a row with two losses and i just felt like it was that next step for our football program to get towards where we ulitmately want to go if that makes any sense.
I felt like we grew today and i think that's a good thing for our kids and our program.") griffons on the