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Missouri high school football: Top standouts, best performances in Week 8 (10/14/2023)

Joplin's Quin Renfro, a South Dakota State commit, scores five TDs

We're taking a look at some of the top standouts and best performances from Missouri high school football games in Week 8.

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Jordan Cribbs, K, Nixa

The Eagles locked up the Central Ozark Conference championship with a 31-28 win over Republic thanks to Cribbs hitting a 25-yarder at the buzzer.

Adrian Fox, QB, Jackson

He ran for three touchdowns in the first half to help Jackson pick up a 48-20 win over Holt at ‘The Pit’ in Jackson. The senior ran for 136 yards and passed for 194 yards.

Carson Boyd, QB, Cardinal Ritter

The Lions scored 34 straight points in a 34-21 win over visiting Hillsboro on Saturday and Boyd and Antwon McKay Jr., Ritter's rotating QBs, combined to throw five touchdown passes. Boyd, a junior, threw three. McKay, a senior committed to Western Illinois, tossed two.

Keyshawn Boyd, RB, Cape Girardeau Central

The sophomore had a pair of short touchdown runs and added a 36-yard touchdown pass to help the Tigers pick up a 51-21 win over DeSoto.

James Bryant, LB, Lutheran North

A freshman linebacker, Bryant was credited with 12 tackles and six sacks in the Crusaders' 62-0 win over visiting Lutheran St. Charles on Friday. Lutheran North was credited with 17 sacks as a team.

Sam Closser, CB, Blair Oaks

The 5-foot-7 cornerback had a pair of interceptions in the Falcons’ 49-0 win over Hallsville, including his first that set up the game’s first score.

Timmy Emmons, S, Winfield

In a 7-0 win over Cuba, the Warriors snapped a five-game losing skid. The Warriors’ defense created five turnovers — four interceptions and a fumble recovery — and Emmons finished with two interceptions.

Darius Graham, WR, Poplar Bluff

The senior caught a 27-yard touchdown pass in a 42-7 win over Kennett and in the process moving into third place all-time in Mules’ history with 1,599 yards receiving.

Hoyt Gregory, QB, North Point

The junior helped the Grizzlies pick up a 28-20 win over Washington by throwing three touchdowns. His pass to Ty’Ron Williams in the fourth was the difference.

Quenton Hughes, QB, Neosho

In a 37-18 loss against Webb City, the senior completed 19 of 37 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns — connecting with Tyrone Harris 14 times for 179 yards and two TDs.

Madden Irving, RB, Chaminade

The junior busted out for four touchdowns and 251 yards on 26 carries — 9.65 yards per carry — and added a 35-yard reception in a 41-24 win over Gateway STEM. Three of his five scores came in the fourth and he eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season in this game.

Elijah Leonard, QB, Lee’s Summit North

The top-ranked Broncos rallied for a 28-21 win over Lee’s Summit West and the senior Missouri State commit scored the go-ahead touchdown late on a run. He finished with three total touchdowns in the victory.

Dylan Macon, RB, John Burroughs

Macon led the Bombers offense in their 38-6 win against visiting Roosevelt on Saturday. The junior ran for 184 yards and four touchdowns – both season highs – on 20 carries and caught two passes for 34 yards.

Rocco Marriott, QB, Platte County

The sophomore signal caller ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for another as the Pirates won a third straight game and improved to 6-2 with a 24-21 win over Park Hill South.

Jeremiah McClellan, WR, CBC

The Ohio State pledge had five catches for 107 yards and three of them went for touchdowns in a 47-3 blowout win on the road against Warren Central (Indiana). He also ran for 62 yards on two carries.

Jayden McGee, LB, Lincoln College Prep

The senior recovered two fumbles, returned one of them for a score, and added a pick-six as well as the Blue Tigers picked up a 56-0 win over Kansas City Southeast.

Dejerrian Miller, WR, Cardinal Ritter

Miller, a junior Division I prospect, caught three touchdown passes in the Lions' 34-21 win over visiting Hillsboro on Saturday. 

Jordan Morgens-Clark, DB, Parkway North

The junior returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown with 2 minutes as Parkway North beat Eureka 21-16.

Elijah Morton, RB/LB, Rock Bridge

He had a 2-yard touchdown run and later picked up a fumble in the end zone for a score on defense as he helped the Bruins beat his former team, Hickman, 47-0, in the Providence Bowl showdown in Columbia.

Silas Morton, RB, Strafford

The senior had five touchdown runs – from 24, 11, 42, 14 and 9 yards out – to help the Indians pick up a 42-16 win over Lighthouse Christian Academy.

Tyler New, QB, Worth County

The senior had four touchdown runs and added a 30-yard touchdown pass as Worth County hammered King City 62-8.

Owen Norman, QB, Lindbergh

The Flyers blanked Mehlville, 35-0, and the senior quarterback led the way offensively as he rushed for 164 yards and was a perfect 5-for-5 passing for 90 yards.

Collin Parsons, RB, Howell Central

The Spartans suffered a 55-28 loss to visiting Howell, but Parsons had a big game in the losing effort. He rushed for 174 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries and caught three passes for 18 yards. 

Quin Renfro, RB, Joplin

The South Dakota State pledge ran for 226 yards and five touchdowns — all longer than 30 yards — to help the Eagles pick up a win over Carthage in Central Ozark Conference action.

Ty Shelton, QB, Timberland

He threw for 123 yards and a touchdown and added a touchdown run and 170 yards on 15 carries in a 32-21 win over Francis Howell North on Thursday.

Wyatt Woods, QB, Republic

He did a little bit of everything for the Tigers as came up short against Nixa, 31-28. The senior ran for two touchdowns, threw a touchdown pass and also caught one — on a reverse pass from James Rexroat in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 28-all.

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