Thursday, October 14
SM West 23, SM South 7
While SM West didn't put up the gaudy offensive numbers they had in past weeks, the Vikings handled business accordingly in their district opener. They got on the board midway through the first quarter when quarterback Armani Williams found receiver JJ Shara on a 31-yard touchdown pass. Before halftime kicker Mark Whitrock booted a 37-yarder to put the Vikes up 10-0. In the third quarter the Vikings found the endzone again through the air, this time on a 56-yard pass from Williams to DeAndre Graves. SM South, trailing 17-0, compiled a nice drive later in the quarter and quarterback Alex Forslund put the final touches on it with a 6-yard touchdown run. From then on neither team had much success offensively, but SM West was able to add two more Whitrock field goals, from 27 and 34 yards.
**Note: Next week's matchup between SM West and SM East has been selected by KC Metro Sports as the Hy-Vee High School Game of the Week and will be televised to the metro. The last time the game between these two teams was featured as the Game of the Week was in 2005, when SM West won 17-7 after trailing 7-3 at the half.