Sunday, September 23, 2012
"It was a butt-kicking," Parkway North High Coach Bob Bunton said.
In the world of college football, Homecoming is generally the time when the home team finds an overmatched opponent, thanks them for playing and sends the fans home happy. Unfortunately for the Parkway North Vikings, the high school level offers little such luxury. Saturday, the Kirkwood Pioneers (5-0), ranked number 1 statewide in Class 5, came in and used a dominating first quarter on both sides of the ball to extinguish any Viking hopes for an upset en route to a 47-6 rout. After Parkway North (2-3) was forced to punt on its first possession, Pioneers QB Jordan Bishop found WR Andre Harris on a 51 yard touchdown pass. On North's next play from scrimmage after the kickoff, Harris intercepted an Andy Huss pass in Viking territory for a …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Kirkwood (4-0) took their first lead of the game with just over two minutes left. The Pioneers hung on for a 28-24 win over Rockwood Summit (3-1) at the Edward Jones Dome Saturday.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Staley's rushing attack proved too much for Kirkwood. Miscues in the fourth quarter end hope.
Kirkwood football finally met its match in a junior and a senior from Staley. Their combined 285 yards proved too much for the Pioneers in the Class 5 state final game at the Edward Jones Dome. Kirkwood battled back from two-score deficits in the second and third quarters, but fell in the end 35-21 to the Staley Falcons, from Kansas City. The Pioneers finished with a 12-1 record. Staley finished at a perfect 14-0. The Staley duo of junior quarterback Trent Hosick and senior running back Morgan Steward ambushed Kirkwood with 53- and 20-yard runs by Steward followed by Hosick’s 2-yard finish. The Falcons were on the board 29 seconds into the game. While the Staley offense was primarily running – quarterback Hosick had only three completions …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Pioneers ride a hot start to a 40-21 victory over the previously unbeaten Colts despite playing most of the game without star receiver Mike McHugh.
On the biggest stage of the season so far for Kirkwood and Parkway Central, one team was clearly ready for the spotlight, and one team clearly was not. As it turned out, with TV cameras rolling and college scouts and recruiters watching from the sidelines, it was the fourth-ranked Pioneers (5-0) who proved to be ready. Behind a sensational performance in all three phases of the game, Kirkwood turned in a convincing 40-21 win over the fifth-ranked Colts (5-1). “The kids played hard and we got some breaks,” Kirkwood coach Matt Irvin said. “We’ve got some more work to do, clearly, but I’m pretty pleased with our kids, that’s for sure.” Indeed he should be, as Kirkwood dominated the action from the opening possession, when it forced a three-…