Pacific 28, De Soto 20
Clint Anderson’s won his debut as Pacific’s head coach, leading his Indians to a 28-20 victory at De Soto.
Eain Roberts hit Jason Koepke for a touchdown with 1:04 left in the third quarter and Keaton Broam kicked the extra point to give Pacific its first lead of the night.
Dalton Voyles added an insurance touchdown with 9:34 left in the game to give Pacific it’s final margin of victory.
Parkway West 49, Union 39
Action on the field was just as hot as the temperatures Friday night in Chesterfield as the Parkway West Longhorns held off the Union Wildcats, 49-39.
Parkway West led 7-6 after a quarter and added a touchdown on a blocked punt. The Longhorns were up 14-6 at the break.
Union came out with a touchdown from Blake Hulsey to Nick Eads and a three-yard Hulsey run to make it 18-14 in favor of Union.
The Longhorns scored on a run to go ahead, but a John Prosser 20-yard run with a Ryan Schumaker kick made it 25-21 in favor of Union.
Parkway West returned the kickoff 90 yards to go back ahead and led 28-25 after three quarters.
Hulsey found Eads multiple times in the final quarter as both teams turned up the offensive pressure. In the end, Parkway West held on, 49-39.
Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27
By Ryan Storz, Sullivan Independent News
Drew Harlow’s 12-yard fumble return with under four minutes to play was the winning score as the Central Rebels opened the 2014 season with a 34-27 victory over the Sullivan Eagles in Park Hills Friday.
Sullivan (0-1) fought back from an 11-point halftime deficit, tying the game at 27-27 with 9:52 remaining on an 87-yard kickoff return from JJ Miller.
The kickoff return followed a bold decision from Central to go for the two-point conversion up 27-20 after a 1-yard touchdown run from Harlow with 10:06 left. Central quarterback Jake Bridges was unable to complete the pass attempt to Braden Manion, his favorite target.
Bridges completed 17 of 26 passes for 281 yards.
The Rebels jumped all over Sullivan with three touchdowns in the final seven minutes of the first half.
Manion caught a 30-yard and 60-yard pass from Bridges on back-to-back drives. After a fumble by Sullivan quarterback Michael McDermott with 1:57 remaining in the half, Harlow completed a 25-yard drive to give the Rebels a 21-10 lead at the half.
Sullivan led 3-0 and 10-7 at one point. The game’s first score came on a 51-yard field goal by Jake Lochner in the first quarter. Lochner broke his own school record by a yard.
After Manion’s 30-yard touchdown catch midway through the second quarter, Sullivan running back Troy Creek broke off a 36-yard run to give the Eagles a 10-7 lead.
Creek got the Eagles back within a touchdown on a 61-yard score to open the second half. A fumble by Brandon Mayberry gave the Eagles the ball at the Central 26. Unable to find the end zone, Sullivan turned to Lochner, who booted a 43-yard field goal with 5:48 remaining in the quarter to narrow the lead to 21-20.
Central completed a 68-yard drive with Harlow’s touchdown to take a 27-20 lead, but Miller’s kickoff return evened the score back up. The Rebels drove more than 80 yards back into Sullivan’s goal line territory, but the Eagles made big stops on third and fourth down to get the ball back.
S - Jake Lochner 51 kick @ 5:08 3-0
C - Braden Manion 30 catch from Jake Bridges @ 7:50 (Bridges kick) 7-3
S - Troy Creek 36 run @ 5:24 (Lochner kick) 10-7
C - Manion 60 catch from Bridges @ 2:17 (Bridges kick) 14-10
C - Drew Harlow 4 run @ :29 (Bridges kick) 21-10
S - Creek 61 run @ 10:24 (Lochner kick) 21-17
S - Lochner 43 kick @ 5:48 21-20
C - Harlow 1 run @ 10:06 (pass failed) 27-20
S - JJ Miller 87 kick return @ 9:52 (Lochner kick) 27-27
C - Harlow 12 fumble return @ 4:22 (Bridges kick) 34-27
St. James 12, Cuba 6
Information from Rob Viehman, Three Rivers Publishing
Brett Karnes hit Jake Money for two touchdowns as the St. James Tigers held off the Cuba Wildcats on opening night.