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Kirkwood Blows Out Holt in Playoff Romping

Rock solid defense and a balanced Pioneer offensive attack led to a 48-0 shutout over the Indians Monday night at home.

Different team. Same result. , the Kirkwood Pioneers football team racked up another 48-0 shutout, this time against the Holt Indians Monday night at .

The Pioneers dominated the game by scoring early and often with good field position from three defensive takeaways and a blocked punt.

The first Pioneer touchdown, an 8-yard pass from to Antonio Weston, was set up when Marquis Terry blocked a Holt punt. Ramon Alton scored his first of two touchdowns a mere 61 seconds later on a 4-yard run.

In the second quarter, Buckner connected with Northwestern University recruit for a 10-yard touchdown pass. With only 1:18 remaining in the first half, Jordan Bishop arced a high 45-yard touchdown pass to Andre Harris on third down, bringing the Pioneers to a 27-0 lead going into halftime.

Harris wasn't done. He intercepted a pass and returned it for a 29-yard touchdown on Holt's first possession of the second half. Ramon Alton got the mercy run running clock going with an 8-yard touchdown run on the next Pioneer drive.

The final nail in the coffin came when Kenneth Cummings added a 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to bring the Kirkwood score to 48.

The Pioneer defense once again stood tall. They recorded their third consecutive shutout handing the offense great field position all game.

The balanced Pioneer offensive attack scored six touchdowns with only 264 total yards (176 yards rushing and 88 yards passing).

For the second year in a row the Pioneers will travel to Camdenton, MO, on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. quarterfinal playoff game.

Al Johnson November 08, 2011 at 10:36 PM
How do they decide the home team? It can't be rotated if it's the second year in a row for Kirkwood to travel. It can't be by seed or record because Kirkwood should be ahead on both.
Michael Biedenstein November 09, 2011 at 01:14 PM
Al, MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Activities Association) currently doesn't seed teams in the playoffs to determine who hosts games. The current system to determine the site (home field) involves factors such as previously hosted games and whether you are on the top or bottom of the playoff bracket... I'm not going to pretend to completely understand it. Not to worry, next year the playoff system will again be different. Click here to read about the new system for next year: http://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/Info/11ManFootball_News_Eleven%20Man%20Football_content.aspx?viewmode=story&storyid=27

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