Today in sports: 11/7/14


photo courtesy of Kirkwood Football's Twitter account

Holden Foreman, sports writer

Varsity football punched their ticket to the MSHSAA Class 6 semifinals with a 56-9 victory over Lafayette tonight. Things started off in the visiting team’s favor when Lafayette completed a 61 yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game, but then Kirkwood took control. Reece Goddard, sophomore quarterback, rushed for four touchdowns while Jerod Alton ran for over 200 yards, including a record setting 96 yard rushing touchdown, throughout the game. Meanwhile, Jamal Scott tied Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin’s record for the second most interceptions in a season with his sixth. Lafayette failed to score another touchdown for the remainder of the game until they managed a safety to cut the lead to 47. The Pioneers will visit CBC next Friday and attempt to advance to state in their first year with Class 6.

At the state meet preliminaries boys’ swimming earned 14th seed in the 200 meter freestyle relay.  Meanwhile, the 200 meter medley took the 10th seed, and Jack Wever, freshman, earned his spot for Saturday with the 11th seed in the backstroke. The final events will take place tomorrow and the Pioneer swimmers are hoping for some medals.

On the other hand, the hockey team met defeat once again with a 1-5 loss to Chaminade in their second regular season game. Chaminade took an early 2-0 lead which it held until the end of the second period when Kole Mudra scored to cut the lead to one. Then, in the third, Chaminade quickly tacked on three more goals to finish the game 5-1. The Pioneers are still looking for their first win at 0-2 on the season.