By Chris Geinosky
Here’s how the Top 25 Missouri high school football teams fared in Week 7 action.
1. Christian Brothers College (6-1) beat Chaminade 48-14
Another week, another 40-point effort for the Cadets, who have scored at least 42 in all seven games this season.
2. Jackson (7-0) beat Farmington 55-0
On the strength of yet another blowout victory, the Indians claim their fourth consecutive SEMO North Championship.
3. Liberty North (5-1) beat No. 4 Lee’s Summit North 38-35
In a game that lived up to all the hype, the Eagles land on top in a battle of the best teams in Kansas City this season.
4. Lee’s Summit North (6-1) lost to No. 3 Liberty North 38-35
The Broncos played from behind most of the night but proved they can play with one of the best teams in the state.
5. De Smet Jesuit (5-2) beat Rockhurst 28-14
Junior running back Keshawn Ford rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Spartans to a fourth consecutive victory.
6. Holt (7-0) beat Troy Buchanan 28-24
Jackson Smith (165 yards of total offense and three touchdowns) helped the Indians rally from a two-touchdown deficit.
7. Smithville (7-0) beat Raytown 34-0
The Warriors completely dominated a Raytown team that received high praise earlier in the season.
8. Joplin (6-1) lost to No. 9 Carthage 34-22
Joplin showed some chinks in the armor for the first time in weeks, suffering its first loss of the 2021 season.
9. Carthage (7-0) beat No. 8 Joplin 34-22
The Tigers turned this Southwest Missouri showdown into a beatdown, as they led this game 34-7 after three quarters.
10. MICDS (7-0) beat Lutheran South 44-7
The Rams score 44 points in the first half and officially capture the Metro League Conference championship.
11. Lebanon (7-0) beat Camdenton 33-14
Despite trailing in the first half, Lebanon recovers to claim the Highway 5 Trophy and stay undefeated on the year.
12. Francis Howell (6-1) beat Francis Howell Central 44-0
Coming off the first loss of the season, the Vikings score 21 first-quarter points and roll to a bragging rights victory.
13. Nixa (6-1) beat No. 22 Webb City 41-27
For the first time in program history the Eagles defeat Webb City, and they do it by outscoring the Cardinals 27-15 after half.
14. Hannibal (7-0) beat Moberly 48-14
Once again the Pirates score at least 40 points, something they have accomplished in every game this season.
15. Lamar (7-0) beat Monett 52-21
As expected, the Tigers cruise to a third consecutive victory (and five total on the season) of at least 30 points.
16. St. Mary’s (St. Louis) (5-1) beat Cardinal Ritter 42-0
Chalk up another running clock victory for the Dragons, who continue to roll through their schedule without much issue.
17. West Plains (6-1) beat Parkview 57-12
The Zizzers took out their frustrations of last week’s loss on the Vikings as they led 42-12 at halftime.
18. Park Hill South (7-0) beat North Kansas City 7-0
A stellar defensive effort, which included two late stands in the red zone, kept the Panthers’ undefeated season in tact.
19. Hazelwood Central (7-0) beat Riverview Gardens 60-0
Make it back-to-back shutouts for the Hawks. Hazelwood Central has won its past two games by a combined score of 95-0.
20. Odessa (7-0) beat Center 42-41
Leading 36-12 at halftime, the Bulldogs had to hang on as the Yellowjackets’ rally fell short with a missed PAT in the final minutes.
21. Blair Oaks (5-2) lost to Hallsville 56-51
Hallsville scored two touchdowns in the game’s final 100 seconds, giving Blair Oaks two regular season losses for the first time since 2014.
22. Webb City (4-3) lost to No. 13 Nixa 41-27
According to MSHSAA records, this marks the first time in more than 20 years the Cardinals have lost three games in one season.
23. Valle Catholic (7-0) beat New Madrid County Central 64-22
The Warriors allowed a season-high 22 points but still recorded their seventh straight mercy-rule, running-clock win.
24. Raymore-Peculiar (5-2) beat Columbia Hickman 35-3
The defending state champs have struggled to score points this season but have put up 71 in the last two weeks combined.
25. Liberty (5-2) beat Park Hill 35-32
After leading 35-18 with less than three minutes to play in the game, the Blue Jays had to hold off a late rally by the Trojans.