SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team lost to Cape Central on Monday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, 7-0.
The Bulldogs defeated Cape Central's JV last week but a late score by the Tigers wrapped up Monday's game after an interception. The Tigers scored with two minutes left.
Sikeston falls to 1-2 on the season.
NMCC 27, Sikeston 16
NEW MADRID - The Sikeston ninth grade football team fell to 0-2 on the season after falling to New Madrid County Central 27-16 on Monday evening in New Madrid.
Sikeston jumped out to an 8-0 lead on Mark Fraser's 8-yard run on a fourth down play. Jake Pratcher ran in the two-point conversion.
NMCC stormed back to take a 21-16 lead by halftime.
Sikeston's other touchdown was scored by Vince Howard on a 15-yard sweep. Charlie Bohannon added the two-point conversion.
"We just made too many fundamental mistakes," said Sikeston coach Steve Bays. "You can't make mistakes like that and expect to win the ballgame. They beat us on offense and special teams. We can't afford to let that happen."
Eighth grade beats Kennett
On Saturday, Sikeston's eighth grade football team thrashed the Kennett Indians 35-0 to improve to 1-1 on the season.
Eli Jackson tallied four touchdowns in the game. The Bulldogs' other score came on Kyle Valentine's 40-yard touchdown reception from Tanner Bryant.
"All special teams played excellent and the defense played excellent -- they gained almost no yards," said Sikeston coach Tim Young. "We had four touchdowns called back so it could've been a lot higher score."
Sikeston's eighth and ninth grade teams will be in action on Thursday at Charleston starting at 5 p.m.
SIKESTON - Sikeston led a 2-0 lead slip away in the final 20 minutes of the game against visiting West Plains.
After a scoreless first half, Sikeston struck first when Clay Matthews scored at the 44:00 mark on an assist from Dakota Trevino.
Scott Gardner extended the Bulldog lead to 2-0 on an assist from Ryan Beaird at the 58:00 mark.
But West Plains' Nick Dryden took over from there, scoring three goals at the 62:00, 75:00 and 78:00 marks to pull out the victory for the Zizzers.
Sikeston goalkeeper Timmy Hart recorded eight saves as he replaced normal starter Scott Droddy, who was ill.
Sikeston out-shot West Plains 14-11.
Sikeston (2-6) will play at Poplar Bluff today at 5 p.m.
Sikeston's junior varsity team tied West Plains 2-2. Clay Tongate and Michael Ragsdell each had a goal. Caleb Davidson had two assists.
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central varsity improved to 7-5-1 with a win over Chaffee on Monday.
NMCC won in straight sets, 25-17, 25-22.
Brooke Brimer and Brittany Kirby paced the Lady Eagles' service game with eight and five points, respectively.
"We had a very balanced attack," noted NMCC coach Diane Fowler.
Meoshe Morgan, with five, and Amelia Porter, with four, topped the kill category.
"We still make too many errors and we need to get better to compete against quality teams in our area," said Fowler, of her athletic, but inexperienced squad. "But we're certainly pleased with the win."
The NMCC junior varsity (3-4) also prevailed in a three-game set, 25-7, 22
SIKESTON -- Sikeston defeated Charleston 25-18, 25-10 in a SEMO Conference match on Monday.
"Tonight we played a raw, but determined, Charleston team," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "They kept throwing the ball back at us in the first game, but, in the second game, we started playing our game. That was the difference between the two scores."
Sikeston's junior varsity fell to Charleston in three games, 25-14, 16-25, 20
"They played a lot of one-hit volleyball," said Beydler, "and we never adjusted to it."
The Sikeston varsity (6-8) participated in the Perryville Tournament over the weekend.
The Lady Bulldogs went 2-2 in pool play, garnering wins over Ste. Genevieve and Perryville, suffering losses to Bismarck and St. Vincent. Sikeston failed to rise out of pool play as only the top two teams in each pool advanced to bracket play.
Sikeston visits Jackson for varsity/junior varsity action today at 6 p.m.