The countdown to districts begins as each Fall sport has less than a month remaining in their regular season. Southern Boone football had a rough week as they took their first loss of the season. The Eagles were having a rough 1st half and added to it by turning the ball over inside the 20 with less than 2 minutes to go in the half. The Indians capitalized on the mistake with a touchdown and 2-point conversion to take a 20-0 lead into the half. But the Eagles did not quit and fought back. They got within 26-21 in the 4th quarter but couldn’t get one last stop. The Indians scored a late touchdown to put the game away and win 33-21. Southern Boone fell to 4-1 on the season but are still in the thick of things. The Eagles still have games against Blair Oaks and Boonville, as does Hallsville. These four teams will make it an interesting watch this last month as Blair Oaks, Boonville, and Southern Boone are all ranked in Class 3 and Hallsville is just 1 spot out of the Class 2 Top 10.
The Southern Boone softball team started out rough losing to a tough Helias squad 3-7 and then dropping their 1st conference game to Hallsville 8-10. But the Lady Eagles bounced back to go undefeated in Eugene at the AA Softball Tournament. They Lady Eagles capped it off with a no-hitter by Camryn Schaller against Marshfield, winning 12-0. Southern Boone finished off the week with a shutout on Senior Night against Pilot Grove. The Lady Eagles helped send off Landrie Cole, Jordyn Loutzehniser-Sapp, and Camryn Schaller off in style with a 11-0 shutout win. The softball team is 13-3 on the season and still in the hunt for the Conference Title.
The Boys Soccer team had a quiet week as they only had two games. But the Eagles made short work of their opponents in both of those games as they defeated Belle 7-0 and Sullivan 7-0. Rece Gilmore had a hat-trick (3 goals) in each of those games. The Eagles are 12-1 on the season and now ranked #3 in Class 2. Southern Boone will get a good test next week as they travel to Kansas City to face Barstow on the 4th and will play St. Pius X (KC) on the 5th.
Southern Boone volleyball only had a couple of games but both were exciting in their own way. The Lady Eagles started the week with an exciting thumping of the Fulton Lady Hornets. Defeating them in straight sets 25-13 and 25-11. Up next was a big match-up with Blair Oaks. Southern Boone and Blair Oaks were the only two teams who were still unbeaten in Tri-County Conference games coming into this match. To go with that, Blair Oaks came in 20-0 on the season overall playing excellent ball. Blair Oaks came out and won the 1st set 25-20. In the 2nd set the two teams battled back and forth but the Lady Falcons ended up prevailing 25-23. The Lady Eagles will fight to finish the conference season strong and get ready for districts. Volleyball districts start the 16th of October.