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Missouri high school football: Top standouts, best performances in Week 9 (10/21/2023)

Summit's Grant Gibson accounts for seven TDs in win at Parkway West
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We're taking a look at some of the top standouts and best performances from Missouri high school football games in Week 9 – the final week of the regular season.

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Waylon Anders, QB, Hannibal

Anders, a junior, completed 11 of 15 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns and added 51 yards and two scores rushing in the Pirates' 42-7 victory against Battle.

Tyler Bax, QB, Blair Oaks

Bax accounted for five touchdowns as he led the Falcons to the Tri-County Conference title with a 62-28 win over Southern Boone County. 

Jobe Bryant, WR/RB, Park Hills Central

He did a little of everything in the Rebels’ 47-21 win over Farmington on Thursday. He had five catches for 68 yards, 14 carries for 175 yards and three touchdowns and also threw a 29-yard touchdown.

Jack Cheaney, RB, Nevada

He became the latest player to run for a 99-yard touchdown, which would make him 17th in MSHSAA history to do so. He finished with 283 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns in a 40-36 loss to Seneca.

Luke Gadberry, QB/DB, Sikeston

The junior recovered a fumble and then threw a touchdown pass on the next drive. He added a second passing touchdown as the Bulldogs beat Charleston, 25-14, on Friday. The win snapped a 16-game losing skid.

Grant Gibson, QB, Rockwood Summit

Gibson, a senior, accounted for seven total touchdowns in a 59-20 win at Parkway West as the Falcons finished the regular season undefeated. He completed 18 of 25 passes for 324 yards and six touchdowns (with one interception) and ran for 22 yards and another score.

Hoyt Gregory, QB, North Point

The dual-threat quarterback ran 19 times for 149 yards and three scores while throwing two touchdowns and 229 yards in a 48-19 win over St. Charles. The junior completed 14 of 17 passes.

Holden Hayes, WR, Fort Zumwalt West

The sophomore hauled in a 26-yard touchdown pass with 1:12 from Clayton O’Bryan to give the Jaguars a 10-7 win over Fort Zumwalt North in a Thursday clash.

Dakarri Hollis, QB, Lutheran North

Hollis tossed four touchdown passes in the Crusaders' 44-12 win at St. Mary's on Friday night. The junior has now accounted for 30 touchdowns in eight games, with 22 passing and eight rushing.

James Holmes, RB, Confluence Prep

The Titans picked up their third win of the year with a 24-9 victory over Principia on Friday. Holmes had one touchdown run in every quarter.

Gavyn Hoover, QB, Seneca

He had a 45-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and then threw an 8-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds left to lift the Indians to a 40-36 win over Nevada on Friday to win the Big 8 Conference West Division crown. 

Madden Irving, RB, Chaminade

The Red Devils ran for 575 yards and Irving did the heavy lifting with 34 carries for 323 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 48-37 win over Lutheran St. Charles on Thursday.

Anthony Keller, WR/DB, Holt

Keller scored three touchdowns in a 63-14 win over Timberland. The senior returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, then caught two TD passes in the second quarter. He finished with six catches for 135 yards – his third straight 100-yard game.

Antwon McKay Jr., QB, Cardinal Ritter

A Western Illinois commit, McKay ran a touchdown and threw three touchdown passes to three different receivers – Elijah Abdullah, Dejerrian Miller and De’Shaun Stevenson – in a 52-39 win at St. Louis University High.

Trenton Mitchell, RB, Clayton

Mitchell scored four touchdowns as the Greyhounds wrapped up the regular season with a 45-8 win over Affton on Friday. He ran for three touchdowns on five carries and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass.

Cooper Myers, RB, Rock Bridge

Myers, a senior, ran for 150 yards and scored three touchdowns on 22 carries to lead the Bruins in a showdown against visiting Francis Howell. 

Tyler New, QB, Worth County

In a convincing 94-6 win over Princeton on Friday, the senior had two touchdown runs and added touchdown passes of 40, 66 and 25 yards. He added a 2-point conversion run and pass as well.

Quin Renfro, RB, Joplin

The South Dakota State pledge had another big night, running 33 times for 334 yards and five touchdowns — for the second week in a row — in a 56-24 win over Neosho on Friday.

Kai Robinson, RB, Chaminade

The Red Devils ran for 575 yards in their 48-37 win over Lutheran St. Charles on Thursday and it was the 1-2 punch of Madden Irving and Robinson who ran wild. Robinson, a sophomore, finished with 209 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries – all career bests – in the victory. 

Zyan Royal, RB, Kirkwood

He had a pair of short touchdown runs and also ran in two 2-point conversions in the Pioneers' 56-0 win over Hazelwood West on Friday.

Jake Ryan, QB, Father Tolton

The Trailblazers finished the school’s first-ever undefeated regular season with a 56-0 win over Fayette on Friday. Ryan threw three touchdowns and broke the school's single-season record for touchdown passes with 28. 

Marco Sansone, QB, St. Louis University High

The senior quarterback threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns – to three different receivers: seniors Joseph Harris, Ryan Wingo and Nathan Gunn – in a loss to visiting Cardinal Ritter. He completed 25 of 36 passes with seven different players catching passes.

Adam Shipley, QB, Francis Howell

He ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Vikings beat Rock Bridge, 30-28, on Friday.

Jamarion Smith, RB, Portageville

The senior ran for 432 yards and scored six touchdowns in a win over New Madrid County Central on Thursday. Smith had touchdown runs of 63, 18, 3, 22, 39 and 93 yards.

Messiah Smith, RB, Parkway North

The Vikings closed out the regular season with an 8-1 mark and Smith played a big part in the 35-0 win over Parkway Central on Friday, running for 150 yards and three touchdowns.

Carson Spies, QB, Chaffee

The Red Devils' QB ran for 171 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-6 win over Grandview (Hillsboro).

Elijah Stevens, RB, Rockwood Summit

Stevens rushed for 126 yards in the Falcons' 59-20 win at Parkway West and, in the process, broke the school's career rushing record. The senior running back also caught a 16-yard touchdown pass in the blowout win.

Ayden Sullivan, QB, Holt

Sullivan threw for 351 yards and six touchdowns, with two interceptions, in a 63-14 win over visiting Timberland. He also ran for 52 yards on three carries, giving him 403 total yards. The senior QB has thrown for 2,109 yards and 28 TDs (with three INTs) through nine games.

Zai’Aire Thomas, RB, Cape Girardeau Central

Thomas scored on the second play of the game – the first of his three touchdowns – in a 57-6 win over Potosi on Friday.

Mitch Weisenborn, DE, Francis Howell

The 6-foot-3 junior blocked the potential 33-yard game-winning field goal attempt by Rock Bridge in the final seconds and the visiting Vikings won 30-28 on Friday.

Ty Williams, RB, Grain Valley

The Eagles closed out the regular season with six wins in a row with a 42-6 triumph over Raytown on Friday. Williams ran 13 times for 220 yards and scored four times. 

Brock Williamson, LB, St. Joseph Central

The middle linebacker picked off a pass and returned it 24 yards in what was the game-winning score against Truman in a 10-7 win on Friday.

Jacob Wilson, QB, Jefferson City

The senior had three touchdown runs in the second half to help the Jays pick up a 34-7 win over Moberly on Friday.

Seth Valley, WR, Sullivan

He had three catches for 141 yards and two of the catches went for touchdowns as Sullivan picked up a 40-14 win over North County on Thursday.

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