The combined squad from Southwest (Livingston County) and Breckenridge overwhelmed Hardin-Central last night 50 – 8 in Ludlow. Junior running back Ethan Crowe continued to dominate both on the ground and through the air for the Wildcats in a game they never trailed. Crowe is the leading rusher in the state of Missouri 8-man football. The Wildcats now move on to face North Andrew. The Cardinals got a 78 – 22 win last night over St. Joseph Christian. Southwest will be at home hosting North Andrew Friday night, November 16th for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
We’ve got more high school football playoff action coming up on the radio this afternoon. The Holden Eagles are on the road to Lathrop where they will take on the Mules. Mike Stone and Donn Emis will have their pregame show at 1:15 this afternoon, with the kickoff at 1:30 on 103.9 The Grenade. That game will also be streaming at 1039thegrenade.com. The winner of the Holden and Lathrop game will move on to face either Clark County or Blair Oaks, who also match up at 1:30 this afternoon.
In Class 6 playoff action last night the Blue Springs Wildcats advanced to the state football final four with a 14 – 11 win over Rockhurst. Blue Springs will now play DeSmet High from St. Louis Friday night at 7 o’clock.
Kyle Busch set a track record in winning the pole at Phoenix International Raceway, where Brad Keselowski got a jump on Jimmie Johnson in their tight championship race. Martin Truex Jr. qualified second and Denny Hamlin was third to give Toyota the top three starting spots for Sunday’s race. But all eyes are on title contenders Johnson and Keselowski, who are separated by seven points in the standings with two races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Only it was Keselowski who had the better qualifying effort. He’ll start 14th on Sunday, Johnson 24th.
Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014. Tony Stewart would not comment on the report by ESPN.com, which says Harvick has signed a multi-year agreement to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing when his contract expires after next season. Harvick is in his 12th Sprint Cup season with Richard Childress Racing. He’s won 18 races, but never finished higher than third in the championship standings. Harvick is currently winless on the season and ranked 11th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings.
Cody Zeller had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Christian Watford had a career-high 15 boards, leading top-ranked Indiana to a 97-54 rout of Bryant in the season opener. The Hoosiers have won 15 consecutive openers and 28 straight home openers.
The game between fourth-ranked Ohio State and Marquette was called off last night because of condensation on the court of the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. It was one of three games scheduled to be played on either an aircraft carrier or an air force base on the kickoff to Veterans Day weekend.
Bad news for the Kangaroo fans out there – Seton Hall dropped UMKC 75-36 last night in the season opener for both teams. The Kangaroos of the Summit League returned four starters, but it didn’t matter as Seton Hall outscored UMKC 41-14 in the second half.
And for our very own Aggie news director Chelsea Wade, Elston Turner scored 15 points and Fabyon Harris added 14 in his Texas A&M debut as they cruised to a 71-59 win over Louisiana Tech on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.