NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs improved to 2-0 on the season with a 26-6 road win over New Madrid County Central.
Giving the Bulldogs the early lead, Markeith Bratcher broke free for a 60 yard touchdown run with 8:10 left in the first quarter.
Drew Harper connected with Matt Green for the two-point conversion to make it 8-0.
After NMCC scored later in the first to make it 8-6, the Bulldogs gained back a little breathing room right before the half when Ray Council scored on a 15-yard pass from Harper with 35 seconds left followed by a failed two-point conversion.
Sikeston went on to score twice in the fourth quarter with Council rushing 10 yards to paydirt with 3:50 left in the game, followed by a 15-yard touchdown run by Chris Word with 22 seconds left to make up the final.
Both of the two-point conversions on the final touchdowns were unsuccessful.
Sikeston coach Alan Scheeter said while he's glad his team improved to 2-0 there was still a lot of mistakes, including penalties and fumbles his team needs to work on.
Looking to stay undefeated, the Bulldogs will playing visiting Farmington Monday at 4:30 p.m.
ORAN -- Dropping to .500 on the season, the Oran Lady Eagles surrendered 10 hits to the visiting Jackson Lady Indians, falling 6-2.
Coming into the sixth leading 2-0, Jackson rallied for four runs in the frame to make it a 6-0 advantage.
Though Oran came back with two in the bottom of the inning, that was as close as they Lady Eagles would get.
With seven hits on the night Oran was led by Abbey Anderson, Addie Kielhofner and Halle Woodfin who collected two hits apiece.
They will travel to Clearwater to play the Lady Tigers today at 4 p.m.
Jackson 011 004 0 - 6
Oran 000 002 0 - 2
WP -- M. Jones. LP -- Morgan Todt. Multiple hitters -- (J) Whitledge 2-5, Andersan 2-5, Garner 2-3, B. Jones 2-4; (O) Abbey Anderson 2-4, Addie Kielhofner 2-4, Halle Woodfin 2-4. 2B -- (J) B. Jones; (O) Woodfin. 3B -- (J) Whitledge.
DEXTER -- After falling 25-16 in the first set to visiting Cape Central, the Dexter Lady Bearcats rallied to edge out the Lady Tigers 25-21 and 25-23 in the final two sets to earn the win.
"I cannot say enough about how proud I am of my girls tonight," Dexter coach Lauren Hutchcraft said. "We started off slow in the first set and came back in the second two sets. We had really been emphasizing blocking and covering in practice. I am elated that the girls pulled this win off tonight.
"They really wanted it and dug deep."
Hutchcraft added she was impressed with several of her girls play against Cape.
I saw some good kills from Hannah (Noe), Elisha (Flannigan), Brittany (Harris) and McKenzie (Mitchell). We also had some good digs by Kelsey (May), Lauren (Ward) and Shelbie (Hessling).
"We've gone to three sets against three good teams, and that makes it even sweeter to walk away with this win tonight."
Earlier in the night the Lady Bearcats jayvee also came away with the win, beating the Lady Tigers jayvee in straight sets 25-20, 25-20.
SCOTT CITY (SMNS) -- Defending Class 2 state champion Scott City opened its 2010 volleyball season Tuesday night with a 25-7, 25-18 sweep of visiting Advance.
Two returning all-state players led the way for the Rams. Junior Katie Hogan, a first-team all-state honoree last season, led the way with 10 kills, three kill-blocks, eight digs and two aces. Mikah Simpson, who earned second team all-state last season, added five kills, 10 digs and six aces.
Sydney Short added four kills, six digs and 13 assists. Whitney Froman recorded four kill-blocks, while Katessa Simmons had three kills and Mallory Reddick had 10 digs.
CHARLESTON -- The Malden Lady Greenwave defeated Charleston in straight sets on Tuesday.
Malden won the first set 25-23 in a close battle before winning the second set 25-15.