KENNETT -- Fredericktown put itself in a position to win Class 3 District 1 on Friday night, beating Kennett 28-14.
The Blackcats (4-5) will play Dexter for the district this Friday at 7 p.m. in Fredericktown.
Against Kennett, Fredericktown racked up 281 yards on the ground and 96 through the air.
Kyle Stephens did the most damage, rushing for 170 yards on 21 attempts with one TD. Nick McDaniel scored twice, finishing with 87 yards on 13 carries.
Quarterback Kyle Tesreau threw for 96 yards on 5-of-8 passing. For Kennett, Tyree Goolsby ran for 180 yards on 25 carries.
He scored the first touchdown of the game on a one-yard plunge with 6:11 left in the first quarter.
Tesreau tied the score at 7-7 with three-yard score later in the quarter.
In the second, Stephens cored from five yards out to give the Blackcats a 14-7 halftime advantage. In the third quarter, McDaniel increased the lead to 20-7 with an eight-yard TD run.
He scored again in the fourth quarter on a 26-yard scamper, then ran in the two-point conversion to make it 28-7. With 48 seconds left in the game, Kennett's Alando Edwards hauled in a 49-yard TD pass from quarterback Ben Foster to make it 28-14.
Kennett (3-5) will travel to NMCC on Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. game.
MALDEN -- Malden cruised past East Prairie on Friday night, posting a 53-8 win to improve to 4-5 on the season.
The Green Wave led 46-0 at halftime.
"We didn't play very well, and the score indicates that," said East Prairie coach Ken Latham. "We didn't have a lot of fire for some reason, and that hasn't been in our character this year. That's what is disappointing. Even though we might be beat, normally the kids play hard and get after it."
Karrington Rogers scored Malden's first touchdown on an 82-yard pass from quarterback Scott Matthews. Bruising running back John Sutton scored later in the quarter from four yards out to make it 13-0.
In the second, Kyle Jones caught a 10-yard TD pass from Matthews, Sutton scored on a 9-yard run, Jamall Kilgore returned an interception 13 yards for a TD, Kilgore scored on a 38-yard run, then Josh Coons scored on a 30-yard fumble recovery.
In the third quarter, Malden's Adam Neal scored on a 49-yard run to make it 53-0.
Brent Harland scored East Prairie's only touchdown with 3:45 left in the game on a 20-yard run. Matt Boyer ran in the 2-point conversion to make the final score 53-8.
"They did score two touchdowns off our offense, so it wasn't completely our defense's fault," said Latham. "Their offensive and defensive lines really dominated us. It made it tough on us."
Harland led the Eagles with 102 yards on 11 carries. Josh Boyer finished with 33 yards.
Quarterback Matt Boyer threw for 110 yards on 6-of-24 passing with three interceptions.
Kaleb Thurman had two catches for 17 yards and Dez Johnson had four receptions for 93 yards.
East Prairie (0-9) will host Portageville on Friday night. Malden (4-5) will host Caruthersville on Friday.
PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent rattled off 42 unanswered points to beat Chaffee 42-7 on Friday night.
The Red Devils opened the game with a bang, marching 80 yards. Zac Horman capped off the drive with a three-yard touchdown run to give Chaffee a 7-0 lead.
"The kids were up and we were playing well," said Chaffee coach Alan Horrell. "We won the first quarter 7-0. After that, it just kind of slipped away from us."
Brandon Davis led the Red Devils on the ground with 27 yards on 15 carries. Horman had eight yards on four attempts. Quarterback Sam Burnett threw for 94 yards on 8-of-17 passing with two interceptions.
James Reischman had four catches for 80 yards.
Horman had three catches for 15 yards. Nick Powderly had one grab for negative one yard.