The Fall Season is winding down and that means the playoffs are starting to warm up. Football has two weeks left before Districts begin. Southern Boone finds themselves fighting for the #3 seed and it looks like that will probably be decided with the last regular season game against Boonville. Boonville currently has a slight point lead on the Eagles (39.81 to 37.38), close enough that the winner of the Southern Boone vs Boonville game will be the #3 seed and the loser will have to hope that Oak Grove (currently in line for the #5 seed) doesn’t do enough in it’s last two weeks to surpass them. The difference that would make is that the #4 seed will get the host to game but it wouldn’t change who they play as St. Michael the Archangel is far enough back that they can not move up.
In conjunction with giving them the best seeding in Districts, two more wins gives the Eagles a shot at taking 2nd Place in the conference. After running into the buzzsaw that is the #1 team in Class 3 (Blair Oaks) last week, the Eagles are 3-2 in conference behind Blair Oaks (5-0) and Hallsville and Boonville (4-1). Boonville plays Hallsville this week and if Boonville beats them like I think the will, an Eagle victory over Boonville would set up a chance at a 3 way tie for 2nd at 5-2. Hallsville plays a scrappy Versailles team for thier last regular season game and Southern Boone plays a better than their record California team this week so nothing is a given. Either way the Eagles will need to iron some things out and get everything in order as they will have a tough District either way. The #1 seed Odessa is #2 in Class 3 and 7-0 and the #2 seed Center is 6-1 who’s only loss is to Class 4 Bolivar (7-0 & #10 in Class 4).
Softball finished up it’s regular season this past week. The Lady Eagles had a good week going 2-1 against some tough teams. They started off the week with a battle against the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons with a shot at the Conference Championship on the line. The game was a close one but Blair Oaks pulled out the 4-3 victory to win their 23rd Conference title in the last 24 years. Zoey DeHaas was the only player on either team with 2 hits. Camryn Schaller struck out 5 in the loss. The Lady Eagles didn’t have time to hang their head as they had to come back the next night and take on powerhouse Jefferson City. Camryn Schaller led the Lady Eagles with 2 hits and pitched a complete game and dominated the Lady Jays from the get-go. Southern Boone took out the Lady Jays 6-1 in a complete game win by Camryn. Southern Boone finished off the regular season with an 8-2 thrashing of Osage. Jordyn Loutzenhise-Sapp and Riece Clevenger both had 3 hits and Asylyne Ussery led the Lady Eagles with 2 RBI’s. Camryn Schaller had another complete game master piece as she struck out 15 on the night. The Lady Eagles get ready for Districts this week with an opening round game against Tri-County opponent Eldon.
Boys Soccer had a light week with only two games. Southern Boone faced off against long time rival Fatima (Fatima is the team the Eagles have played the most since starting Soccer in 2000 (25 games) and its the team that the Eagles have the most All-Time Wins against (19)) on Friday after the game being rained out the day before. The wet and cold conditions played there part as the Eagles had a hard time getting much going. Rajesh Bennett scored a goal halfway through the first half to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead and that’s what the score would be at halftime. Neither team could get anything going on in the second half and the Eagles held on for a 1-0 win. In the 2nd game of the week the Eagles took on a scrappy Moberly team. In the same fashion, the Eagles had a time getting anything going in the first half and the teams went into halftime tied at 0. But the Eagles came out quick in the 2nd half with a goal by Jack Bigos just 3 mintues in and within the next 10 minutes the Eagles would add 4 more goals. In the end, the Eagles scored 7 second half goals to defeat Moberly 7-0. Jack Bigos led the Eagles with 2 goals scored.
Southern Boone Volleyball had a big week. The Lady Eagles started the week with by travelling to Mexico for a non-conference match and the Lady Eagles were ready to play as they swept the Lady Bulldogs in straight sets (25-23, 25-23). Southern Boone then had to come back and get ready for the Eldon Tournament. The Lady Eagles came in hot and were able to win their pool by defeating Calvary Lutheran (2-0), Boonville (2-0), and Fulton (2-0). They kept it moving by defeating Capital City in straight sets in bracket play and then beating a very good Owensville team in straight sets to move to the Finals. In the Championship game the Lady Eagles fell to a very hot Eldon team playing on their home court. But they came away with a hard fought 2nd Place finish and the Lady Eagles are now 15-7-2 on the season. It’s only the 2nd time the Volleyball team has had back to back 15 win seasons and the Lady Eagles still have 4 regular season matches and the Versailles tournament left to play. They could become the first 20 win team in school history.
Congratulations to the Girls Golf team as they placed 5 in the Top 30 at Districts and finished in 3rd Place as at team.
5th - Lila Frazier
7th - Gracyn Merriott
14th - Lily Frazier
24th - Kassidy Warren (missed moving on by 1 spot)
30th - Hayley Sapp
Lila, Gracyn, and Lily moved on to Sectionals where Lila (8th) and Lily (16th) proceeded to qualify for the State Tournament. Gracyn just missed qualifying by 3 strokes as she finished 22nd. The State Tournament will be held over two days (21st & 22nd) in Springfield. Congratulations to all the Girls for their great season and good luck Lila and Lily next week at State.
Boys and Girls Cross Country will compete in Districts on November 2nd.