Monday, September 17, 2012
Panthers cough up four fumbles and throw two interceptions in 41-3 loss against Fox.
Mistakes and the ability to capitalize on them was the key in Friday's Suburban West Conference football showdown between Mehlville and Fox. And at the outset, which began with a botched onside kick on the opening kickoff by Fox, it seemed like the breaks were going to go Mehlville's way. That feeling was further reinforced when the Panthers connected for a 30-yard halfback option pass on the first play of the game. Unfortunately, those two plays were about all Mehlville would get on Friday, as Fox forced six Panther turnovers and capitalized on them all in a convincing 41-3 Homecoming Night victory for the Warriors. "You're not going to win many games turning the ball over six times that's for sure," Mehlville head coach Eric Meyer said…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Panthers turn the ball over six times and were held without a touchdown in humbling loss to surging Fox.
The Fox High football team improved its record to 3-1 Friday night with a scintillating 41-3 Homecoming Night victory over visiting Mehlville. Senior running back Jimmy Huskey rushed for 162 yards and scored four touchdowns to the lead the Fox offense, while the Warrior defense forced six turnovers and didn't give up a touchdown for the second straight week. Mehlville scored first on a 28-yard field goal by junior Chris Simmons on the first possession. But then Fox scored 41 unanswered points to cruise to a victory that kept it tied with Lafayette and Parkway South atop the Suburban West league standings. The Panthers fell to 1-3 on the year. Please tune in to Patch later Saturday for the full story on Mehlville's loss against Fox.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The Panthers fell 14-8 to Fort Zumwalt North in their first home game.
Turnovers and injuries brought down the Mehlville High School football team in a 14-8 loss to Fort Zumwalt North Friday at home. The team lost quarterback Brendan Moore and wide receiver/safety Patrick Partee in the first half to injuries. Coach Eric Meyer said it’s uncertain how long they’ll be out. “We need some guys to step up,” he said. “We had some injuries, it’s time to move on; get guys healthy and move on.” Kirkland Burton scored the Panthers’ only touchdown and had several strong carries for the team. One drive started the fourth quarter with six carries before getting stopped on fourth down. “He just ran the ball super hard, that’s kind of what we expect. He came in and did a great job for us,” Meyer said. Joe Murphy, who stepped…
The Vikings use several goal-line stands to hold on for a home win against the visiting Tigers.
This is why we have artificial turf. That's what Parkway North Head Coach Bob Bunton said after his Vikings survived a rainy evening against the Oakville Tigers Friday night at Parkway North. The game was played despite heavy downpours as the St. Louis area was drenched by the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. Had the game not been played Friday, it would have been made up early Monday morning. The Vikings were the first team to score, converting a fake punt for a first down in the first half against Oakville (0-2) to take a 6-0 lead at the half. In the second half, the teams traded costly fumbles deep in Parkway North territory. A deep passing play for North was called back on a penalty and on the following play, Jonathan Little broke off a 90…
Friday, August 31, 2012
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 49-22 victory over Northwest, 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 …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Tigers fell 10-9 to the Marquette Mustangs at home; Derrick Brown scored Oakville's only touchdown.
In a change of tradition, the Oakville High School football team and cheerleaders celebrated Senior Night at the season opener. But the lively home crowd couldn't help the Tigers as they fell 10-9 to Marquette. Conners said the 2012 seniors were one of the best groups he’s seen at the school. “They’re going to move on and do some good things athletically and others will move on and do some things academically,” he said. See photos of all the seniors on our Facebook page. Marquette came out strong and scored seven minutes into the game on a pass to Mitch Carr. The Mustangs almost scored again in the first, but Oakville's defense halted them to keep the score 7-0. With two minutes left in the half, Derrick Brown tied the game with a 21-yard…
The Panthers scored 42 points in the first half of the game led by quarterback Brendan Moore.
The Mehlville High School football team came out and scored 42 points in 24 minutes to kick off the 2012 football season. The Panthers soundly defeated the Northwest Lions 49-22 at Northwest. See more photos of the game and fans on our Facebook page. “Our kids made plays when they had to,” Mehlville coach Eric Meyer said. “The key was moving the ball around and we completed some big passes.” The coach credited linemen Zack Merritt, Alex Pulcher, Jimmy Sellers, Nick Franey and Connor Besancenez with blocking that led the offensive charge. Mehlville scored once more after the first half when Darrius Williams ran into the end zone with two minutes left. “Mehlville’s a very, very good team,” Northwest coach Nick Hoth said. “They’re big and …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Head coach Eric Meyer said he's please with how well the Mehlville High School football team did in a preseason scrimmage Friday.
Coach Eric Meyer said his team was tired of beating each other up in practice. But on Friday, the Mehlville football team got plenty of practice beating up other teams during a preseason scrimmage at Oakville, where the offensive and defensive lines were dominant. See more photos on our Facebook page. The eight-team scrimmage had the Panthers facing Seckman, Riverview Gardens and Roosevelt high schools in 12-play mini-games. “I thought we had some good things that worked,” Meyer said. “You come out and try to iron some things out and we know there’s more things we have to work on.” The team returns quarterback Brendan Moore, who stepped in last season for an injured Jeff White. White graduated and Moore will take over the offense. Senior…
The Oakville High School football team, led by coach Arlee Conners, hosted a preseason Jamboree Friday.
The Oakville football team got its first taste of competition Friday as it hosted a preseason jamboree with seven other schools. The Tigers faced Hazelwood East, Rockwood Summit and Vianney in a 12-play scrimmage. Coach Arlee Conners said the competition was key to practicing some of the little things the team needs to work on before the season starts. “We’re going to make sure our protection is sound, make sure our guys are protecting the quarterback, and make sure everyone understands their assignments,” he said. “That’s the foundation of our offense and I think for the most part, we did that.” Moe LaGrand scored two touchdowns during the scrimmage, establishing himself as one of the team’s top scorers. Conners said Ben Howard was solid …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Mehlville and Oakville are now in a district with Eureka, Lafayette, Lindbergh, Marquette, Northwest and Parkway South. See their football schedules below.
High school football teams will have a more similar playoff system to other sports with a new format that starts this season. The Missouri State High School Activities Association unanimously voted for the new playoff system in April 2011. The district championship starts at the tenth game of the season. A points system based on regular season performance will rank the teams in their districts. After three games, the district champion will advance to the state quarterfinals. Eureka, Lafayette, Lindbergh, Marquette, Mehlville, Northwest, Oakville and Parkway South are in Class 6, District 1. Oakville High School Football Schedule Mehlville High School Football Schedule