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Football Preview: Mehlville Hosts Fort Zumwalt North, Oakville Travels to Parkway North

The Panther football team is coming off a win against Northwest, while the Tigers will be out for revenge after a one-point loss to Marquette.

MEHLVILLE

Fresh off their , the Mehlville Panthers turn their attention to Fort Zumwalt North in their first home contest.

Fort Zumwalt North also won their first game, a 14-6 victory over St. Charles West.

Senior quarterback Brendan Moore got the offense rolling by completing six of seven passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns.

Greg VonderHaar and Patrick Partee led the defense with six and five tackles, respectively.

Coach Eric Meyer said he was impressed with the team’s opening performance, but still had to improve to be competitive with Fort Zumwalt North.

North’s quarterback, Zach Hilliard, completed 12 in 17 passes for 177 yards and one touchdown last Friday. Receiver Colin Mueller caught four of those passes for 84 yards and one touchdown.

The Panthers kick off 7 p.m. Friday at .

OAKVILLE

The in their season opener and will be ready for vengeance against Parkway North.

Moe LaGrand led the offense with 84 yards in 11 carries and Derrick Brown scored the team’s only touchdown on a 21-yard run in the second quarter.

Oakville made their own mistakes, coach Arlee Conners said after Friday’s game.

The team dropped a pass, fumbled and threw an interception in or near the end zone all in the second half.

Parkway North also lost their first game by one point to St. Louis University High.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday at Parkway North High School, 12860 Fee Fee Road. 

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