Thursday, Aug. 14

2014 Eldon Mustangs schedule

8/23 College Prep at Madison (2 p.m.)
8/29 Hogan Prep Academy Charter     
9/5 Blair Oaks     
9/12 at California     
9/19 at Warsaw     
9/26 Versailles     
10/3 at Osage     
10/10 Hallsville     
10/17 at Southern Boone
All games are scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Eldon: Look back at 2013

A 5-4 regular season in 2012 led to tournament success for the Eldon Mustangs in 2012. Eldon entered 2013 looking to ride even further toward a Class 3 state championship in 2013.
A narrow 48-42 loss at home against the Miller Career Academy started out the Mustangs' non-conference slate. Eldon quickly evened their record up with a 41-14 home victory over Buffalo.
The Mustangs were then corralled by California to start out the conference season, again at home, 38-0. In their fourth consecutive home contest Eldon again evened up its record with a 62-19 defeat of Warsaw.
The Mustangs hit the road for the first time in 2013 and took out any frustrations they had with a 56-0 rolling of the Versailles Tigers, then repeated that 56-point output at home against Osage, defeating the Indians 56-38.
Another road game brought another victory for Eldon as they won a tight contest at Hallsville 14-7.
The Mustangs' regular-season home finale saw Eldon top 50 points again, sending Southern Boone home with a 50-24 loss. The following week's contest wasn't as kind to the Mustangs, however, as they fell 48-12 at Blair Oaks to finish the regular season at 6-3. That mark was still good enough for a regular season District 3 championship.
A rematch with Versailles was Eldon's state tournament opener and the result was much the same as the Mustangs won 55-26.
Salem was the next opponent for Eldon and another win was the result, this time to the tune of 41-14. A much closer contest awaited the Mustangs when they faced Ava but Eldon again prevailed 19-14 and proved themselves to be the best team in their district.
Seneca now was the obstacle that the Mustangs had to overcome for a spot in the Class 3 state semifinals.
That task proved to be too much for Eldon as Seneca moved on with a 43-0 win.
The Mustangs ended the 2013 season with an overall record of 9-4.

2014 Versailles Tigers schedule

8/22 at Knob Noster
8/29 at Fulton
9/5 California
9/12 Warsaw
9/19 at Osage
9/26 at Eldon
10/3 Hallsville
10/10 Southern Boone
10/17 at Blair Oaks
All games are scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m.

Versailles: Look back at 2013

The Versailles' Tigers' 2012 season featured a 2-7 regular season record and a loss to the Osage Indians in the first round of district tournament play. Unfortunately for Versailles, 2013 wouldn't live up to the hopes of being a better year.
The Tigers began their non-conference pair of games at Knob Noster, where Versailles came up on the short end of a close 35-32 contest. The Tigers then returned to Versailles for their home opener against Fulton, again getting the offense going to the tune of 33 points, but the 44 points they allowed doomed them to an 0-2 start.
Versailles began the conference schedule at Warsaw and suffered their worst defeat of the season to that point 40-16. It seemed as though the Tigers had lost their roar as the next three weeks got even worse.
Versailles got a chance to avenge their season-ending loss from the year before by hosting Osage, but the Indians proved to be the superior team that night, trouncing the Tigers 57-0. A second consecutive home game produced a very similar result, as the Eldon Mustangs handed Versailles a 56-0 loss.
A road trip to Hallsville was another lopsided defeat for the Tigers, with the final buzzer sounding with the score sitting at 45-0.
The next week was another road game for Versailles, this time at Southern Boone, and while the Tigers did break their streak of shutouts by posting six points, the losing streak would continue as they gave up 48 points.
The final home game of the regular season for Versailles brought in Blair Oaks and Blair Oaks left with a 61-26 victory. The regular season finale for the Tigers was another defeat, 63-12, at the hands of California.
Attempting to put a winless regular season behind them, Versailles faced Eldon for the second time in 2013. The Mustangs ended the Tigers' season there 55-26. Versailles finished 2013 with an 0-10 overall mark.

2014 Osage Indians schedule

8/22 Fulton     
8/29 at Moberly     
9/5 Warsaw     
9/12 Southern Boone     
9/19 Versailles     
9/26 at Blair Oaks     
10/3 Eldon     
10/10 at California     
10/17 at Hallsville
All games are scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m.

Osage: Look back at 2013

If the rivalry between the Osage Indians and Eldon Mustangs needed any provoking, the end of 2012 for Osage provided plenty of that. The Mustangs ended the Indians' season with a 42-7 defeat in state tournament play that season. Osage began 2013 with the date with Eldon circled on its calendar.
The season started out quietly, however, for the Indians as they fell 28-22 at Fulton and then lost their home opener to Moberly 34-7. As it entered Tri-County Conference play with an 0-2 record, Osage hoped to improve its fortune.
The Indians took care of that business with a 45-20 victory at Southern Boone. Osage was just getting warmed up, however. The Indians then went and sent the Versailles Tigers to the showers early with a 57-0 trouncing on the Tigers' home field.
Osage's conference home opener saw the Indians come with an overall record of 2-2 and to that point undefeated in conference play. Blair Oaks humbled Osage 61-29 and it seemed the Indians' spirit was broken.
Following that loss, Osage looked to rebound from their first conference loss while simultaneously avenging the loss that ended their 2012 campaign. The Indians made the trip up to Eldon to take on the Mustangs. Unfortunately for Osage, Eldon won the game 56-38, sending the Indians into a losing streak.
That streak would be extended in the next two weeks, both home games. Osage lost to California 49-14, then played an overtime thriller that the Indians came up just short in against Hallsville, 41-34.
The regular season would end on a positive note, however, as Osage got its third victory of the season 60-46 at Warsaw.
The Indians showed their fight in the first round of the Class 3 state tournament but again came up just short, falling 43-40 to Salem. Osage ended its 2013 campaign with an overall record of 3-7 and head coach Dan Henderson resigned.

2014 Camdenton Lakers schedule

8/22 at Hillcrest     
8/29 at West Plains     
9/5 Lebanon     
9/12 at Kickapoo     
9/19 Parkview     
9/26 at Rolla     
10/3 Waynesville     
10/10 Joplin     
10/17 at Glendale
All games are scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m.

Camdenton: Look back at 2013

The Camdenton Lakers came into 2013 looking to get further into the Class 5 state tournament and erase the memory of a 7-0 loss to Parkway Central which ended their 2012 season. For a good stretch of 2013, it looked like the Lakers might do exactly that.
The season began with two consecutive home contests against Hillcrest and West Plains. Camdenton took advantage of its home field, outscoring those two opponents 52-29 to start out the season at 2-0.
For its first road game of the year, the Lakers were set to visit Lebanon. Camdenton left the field that night with a hard-fought 20-17 victory, and the Lakers were through 1/3 of their regular season schedule without a blemish.
That unblemished record fell victim to Kickapoo during Week 4, however. The Lakers were unable to defend their home field, falling 21-19 for their first loss of the regular season. In a way, it acted as the motivation that Camdenton needed, as the Lakers dominated their competition for the rest of the regular season.
Despite playing three of their last five games on the road, Camdenton showed that it was hitting it stride at the right time. They won games at Parkview, against Rolla, at Waynesville, at Joplin and against Glendale by an average of 27.4 points per game. The fewest points they scored during that stretch came at Waynesville when they put up 30. The most points they allowed came at Joplin when they surrendered 21.
The Lakers went into the Class 5 District 4 tournament with a ton of momentum and a regular season district championship at 8-1. Their first district tournament game was against Smith-Cotton and although they allowed 22 points to be scored, Camdenton put up 32 to move on to the tournament championship game against Waynesville.
Familiarity proved to be deadly for Waynesville, as the second time these two teams played in a month turned out to be even more lopsided in the Lakers' favor. Camdenton won the game 35-0 and advanced to the Class 5 State tournament with a chance for revenge. Their first round opponent would be Parkway Central.
The Lakers did score this time, putting up 13 points. However, that number wouldn't be enough as Parkway Central would move on with a 23-13 victory. 2013 ended in much the same way that 2012 did for the Lakers, but the team took major steps forward.