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Missouri high school football: Top standouts, best performances in Week 2

Rockhurst RB Aidan Ryan scores four times in victory
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We're taking a look at some of the top standouts and performers from Missouri high school football games in Week 2.

See: Top standouts, best performances in Week 1

Jordan Arthur, WR/DB, Houston

Arthur had an 18-yard touchdown run, a 2-point conversion catch and returned an interception 74 yards in the Tigers’ 55-6 win over Fayette.

Sam Barton, RB/FS, McDonald County

In a 34-14 win over Marshfield, the senior ran for 245 yards and five touchdowns. He also added an interception.

Jack Behl, QB, Lafayette (Wildwood)

The junior threw for 200 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-25 win over Fox.

Sam Boydston, QB, Parkway North

A junior, Boydston completed 12 of 15 passes for 194 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of a 52-0 win against McCluer North on Friday. 

Delton Davis, WR, Maryville

The senior ran for a 31-yard touchdown, caught a 22-yard touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown in a 50-12 win over Harrisonville in a battle of state-ranked teams.

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Tristan Graham, QB, Howell Central

Graham completed 11 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns (with one interception) and ran for 71 yards on six carries in the Spartans' 31-28 road win at Pacific on Friday. 

Jaylon Hampton, RB, Jackson

The freshman ran for a pair of touchdowns to help the Indians knock off Francis Howell and snap the reigning Class 5 champion Vikings’ 15-game winning streak

James Hollins, QB, Riverview Gardens

In a rare Wednesday night varsity game, the senior completed nine of 10 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns.

Gabe Johnson, QB, Webb City

The sophomore quarterback did a little bit of everything in a 47-28 win over Carl Junction. He ran for a 20-yard touchdown, passed for a 72-yard score and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown.

See: Missouri Top 25 high school football rankings (8/30/2023)

Gavin Johnston, QB, Mount Vernon

The junior helped the Mountaineers pick up a Big 8 Conference win by throwing for 246 yards — on 14-of-21 passing — and three scores in the 42-7 win.

Toryn Jones, RB, Joplin

The junior helped the Eagles pick up another league win on Thursday, 28-14, by rushing for three touchdowns in a home game against Willard.

Carson Lindquist, LB, Kirkwood

In a 10-7 win over Pattonville, the middle linebacker recorded 17 tackles for the Pioneers.

Ben Long, RB, Lutheran South

A junior, Long ran for three touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and returned a kickoff for a score in the Lancers' 76-42 loss at St. James on Friday night. He ran six times for 133 yards, caught two passes for 54 yards and completed a 44-yard pass. Long also added 103 yards on three kickoff returns, giving him 334 all-purpose yards.

Tillman Martin, QB, Liberty North

The 6-foot-4 first-year starter completed 18 of 24 passes for 271 yards and threw for three touchdowns in a 34-7 win over Liberty.

Cole McKey, QB, Christian Brothers 

McKey, a senior, completed 21 of 34 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns in the Cadets' 45-31 loss at Bryant (Ark.) on Friday night

Marcel Milner, CB, Park Hill South

In a 39-24 loss to Lee’s Summit North, the junior returned two interceptions for touchdowns for the Panthers.

Luke Meyer, RB, Pacific 

Meyer ran 23 times for 135 yards and three touchdowns and caught four passes for 68 yards in Pacific's 31-28 loss to visiting Francis Howell Central on Friday. The senior has five touchdowns through the first two games. 

Aidan Ryan, RB, Rockhurst

A returning 1,000-yard rusher, Ryan helped the Hawklets roll to a 47-10 win over Blue Springs South with four touchdown runs. He finished with 169 yards on 15 carries.

See: Vote: Who should be SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week (August 21-27)?

Jake Ryan, QB, Father Tolton 

The senior had touchdown passes of 13, 48 and 11 yards as Tolton moved to 2-0 for the first time in program history with a 42-0 win over Putnam County.

Marco Sansone, QB, St. Louis University High 

A senior, Sansone passed for 167 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-7 victory against visiting Timberland on Friday night. 

Corey Simms, WR, Christian Brothers

A junior, Simms caught nine passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the Cadets' loss in Arkansas on Friday. The Division I prospect has 18 receptions for 323 receiving yards and three scores through the first two weeks. 

Elijah Stevens, RB, Rockwood Summit

In a balanced offensive attack — 30 carries, 33 passes — the senior ran for 185 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns in a 27-21 win over Marquette.

Will Travers, QB, Webster Groves

In a 50-35 loss to Ritenour, the sophomore QB threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns for the Statesmen.

Brock Williamson, TE, St. Joseph Central

He had touchdown catches of 1, 20, 40 and 44 yards from quarterback Caleb Aguilar in a 54-6 win over St. Joseph Benton.

Ryan Wingo, WR, St. Louis University High

The 5-star recruit had four catches for 96 yards, including touchdowns covering 15 and 29 yards, in a win over Timberland. He also returned a punt 85 yards for a score as the Jr. Billikens improved to 2-0. 

See: Ryan Wingo highlights: SLUH wide receiver shines in season opener

Kayden Wood, QB, Vianney

Wood, a sophomore, completed 14 of 15 passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-7 win over visiting Duchesne as the Griffins improved to 2-0 after entering the season with a 12-game losing streak. 

Sam Wyrick, QB, Helias Catholic

The senior had two touchdown passes to Luke Swan and then ran for a 35-yard score in a 42-12 win over Hickman.

Tate Youtsey, RB/LB, Hamilton Penney

He helped the Hornets pick up a 28-0 win. He blocked a punt that Carter Kanoy returned for a score while adding a 3-yard touchdown for the game’s final points. 

NOTE: To nominate a player for the top performances list, please email SBLive Regional Editor Nate Latsch at or via Twitter/X at @natelatsch.

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