High School Football
The Higginsville Huskers remain undefeated following the Wednesday night domination of Knob Noster; for the story click here.
In other area tournament action:
Wellington defeated Lone Jack, 59-14
Fort Osage blanked Raytown, 36-0
Holden beat St. Paul Lutheran of Concordia, 51-21
Platte Co. won against Liberty North, 35-14.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In a season filled with as many negatives as positives, Missouri knows it has an equalizer in Marcus Murphy. For good reason.
Murphy’s four kick returns for touchdowns are a school record, one he needed only seven games to set.
He leads the nation with three punt returns and ranks 10th with an average of 15.4 yards per return. His kickoff return average of 31.4 yards would rank sixth in the country, though he hasn’t returned enough kickoffs to officially qualify.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — At the last minute, a group of corporate sponsors stepped up to bail out the struggling San Diego Chargers and make sure that Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs will be televised in Southern California.
Depending on the outcome, they might regret guaranteeing to cover a whopping 10,000 tickets that remained unsold 72 hours before kickoff.
Already prime-time flops twice this year, the Chargers (3-4) will try to get it right against the staggering Chiefs (1-6), arguably the NFL’s worst team. Although the Chiefs have the same record as Jacksonville and Carolina, their issues run deeper than that.
Playing under the lights might merely illuminate what’s wrong with these AFC West rivals, who play in the NFL’s weakest division.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels traded right-hander Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league reliever Brandon Sisk. The Angels exercised Santana’s $13 million option for next season before trading the Dominican veteran and cash to the Royals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have declined their 2013 option on Joakim Soria after he missed all of last season because of Tommy John surgery, making the former All-Star closer a free agent.
The Royals chose to exercise a $750,000 buyout clause on the right-hander Wednesday rather than the $8 million option for next season. Even though Soria is a free agent, both sides have expressed interest in working out a new contract.