Disappointment for some, jubilation for others in state high school football tournament play on Saturday. The Higginsville Huskers have advanced to the state finals at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Friday. The Huskers grabbed an early lead then held off a late Blair Oaks charge for a 27-24 win in Blair Oaks. Higginsville will face Lamar in the Class two state championship game Friday afternoon. Kick off is scheduled for 1:00PM. We’ll have that game live as our final Game of the Week broadcast on 103.9 KRLI.

In class one: Concordia mustered very little offense Saturday. The Orioles lost at Valle catholic 14-6. They finish a solid season at 12-2. In Class three: Richmond had no answers for Logan Rogersville Saturday, the Spartans fell to the Wildcats 48-28 at Richmond. They finish the season at 12-2 as well.

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The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots take the “Monday Night Football” spotlight this week as they square off at Gillette Stadium. Chiefs head coach Todd Haley says they are fired up to play in the national spotlight.
The Chiefs are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after back-to-back division losses to the Dolphins and Broncos. Kansas City is now 4-and-5 on the season and will have Tyler Palko under center at New England. Palko steps in to start for injured quarterback Matt Cassel, who had surgery on his hand and could be out for the rest of the season.

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St. Louis jumped out to a seven-point lead early, but it was all Seattle from there as the Seahawks dropped the Rams, 24-7.  Sam Bradford, who was 20-for-40 for 181 yards, threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd in the first quarter.  Bradford also threw an interception, lost a fumble and failed to lead the Rams to another score.
With the loss the Rams fall to 2-8.

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final     Miami     35     Buffalo     8
Final     Detroit     49     Carolina     35
Final     Baltimore     31     Cincinnati     24
Final OT     Dallas     27     Washington     24
Final     Cleveland     14     Jacksonville     10
Final     Oakland     27     Minnesota     21
Final     Green Bay     35     Tampa Bay     26
Final     San Francisco     23     Arizona     7
Final     Chicago     31     San Diego     20
Final     Atlanta     23     Tennessee     17
Final     Philadelphia     17     N-Y Giants     10

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final     ( 1) North Carolina     101     MVSU     75
Final     ( 2) Kentucky     62     Old Dominion     52
Final     ( 4) UConn     87     Coppin St.     70
Final     (16) Alabama     65     Purdue     56
Final     (21) Marquette     96     Mississippi     66
Final     (25) Florida St.     80     South Alabama     39

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Dream Team ballots

Salisbury (Coach: Kirk Stott) Offense: Jeremiah Jackson  Defense: Colin
Binder

Pleasant Hill (Kyle Roach)  Offense: Josh Griffith  Defense: Tully Byrne

SW-Livingston (Tyler Anderson) Offense: Ethan Crowe  Defense: Justin Lewis

Northwest (Caleb Crocker) Offense: Cortlen Austin   Defense: Wally Nicholson

Crest Ridge (Chris Cavanaugh) Offense: Jordan Erisman  Defense: Jon Siegfried

Warrensburg (Scott Grinde)  Offense: Kalen Fulcher  Defense: Mike Taylor

Brookfield (Nile Thudium)   Offense: Jordan Bradley  Defense: Matt Forbes

Hardin-Central (Kirk Thacker) Offense: Randy Estenbaum Defense: Mike Boydston

Chillicothe (Phil Willard) Offense: Guy Vinson  Defense: Jacob Lewis

Cameron (David Rash) Offense: Zach Way   Defense: Brendan Gabbart

Polo (Kyle Ross)  Offense: Zach Freeman  Defense: Ashton Shelton

Lexington  (Tom Beck)  Offense: Dallas Lamphier  Defense: Drake Oetting

Lawson (Todd Dunn)  Offense: Dylan Morris     Defense: Benton Maddux

Oak Grove  (Pat Richard)  Offensive: Chase Wrisinger     Defense: Skyler Hulse

St. Paul Lutheran (Larry Laubenstien)  Offense: Seth Dahlke    Defense: Aaron Hemme

Sweet Springs  (Baker)    Offense: Jeffery Hall     Defense: Colby Dorhman

Wellington-Napoleon (Quentin Bainbridge) Offense: Jacob Beckemeyer  Defense: Brett Schaberg

Trenton (Wes Croy)    Offense: Clay O’Neal    Defense: Jacob Meservey

Kearney (Greg Jones)  Offense: Travis Fink    Defense: Brian Raynai

Holden (Rich Johnson)  Offense: Max Mickey  Defense: Eric Stout

Wentworth Military Academy (Josh Barge)   Offense: Brennan Harms   Defense: Ethan Hannah

Santa Fe  (Andy Frerking)  Offense: Andrew Vogel    Defense:  Cody Schmidt

Norborne  (Dave Menning)  Offense: Jacob Uribe    Defense: Tyler McNelly

Concordia  (John Cox)  Offense: Collin Werths   Defense: Josh Kock

Smith-Cotton (Mark Johnson)    Offense: Connor Moriarty    Defense: Datian Weeks

Milan (John Dabney)  Offense:   Cooper Bankus  Defense:  Alex Oder

Brayer (Troy Stemberger)  Offense: Jesse Utt     Defense: Brandon Taylor