The Neosho fifth and sixth grade football teams completed their season against Carl Junction, Joplin, Carthage and Seneca at the 2012 Superbowl last weekend. The Wildcats went 1-3 on the day.
Neosho Black 28, Carl Junction Red 6
The Neosho Black fifth grade team was the lone Wildcats squad to win their Superbowl game, as Carl Junction could not contain their rushing attack.
Sam Cook had the high-water mark for the tailbacks as he rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown. Quincy Willis also had a big day with three touchdowns, including a two-point conversion, on 98 rushing yards.
Payton Morris rushed for 25 yards and scored on a two-point conversion. Willis, meanwhile, completed a 16-yard strike to Carter Elder and a 15 yarder to Nevin Price, and finished with 32 yards through the air. Cook had a 47-yard kick return and Mason Gammons had one for six.
Willis also led the team with five tackles followed by Cook (4), Gammons (3), R.J. Long (2), Levi Campbell (1), Elder (1), Bryce Ipock (2), Nathan Douglas (1), Kaden Dickens (1), Morris (3), Price (3), Caleb Misner (1), Grant Baslee (1) and Riese Davis (1). Price also turned in a fumble recovery and had an interception to help lead the defense. Long, Gammons and Campbell also recovered fumbles.
Joplin Red 30, Neosho Gold 6
Joplin’s defense yielded very little as Neosho’s only touchdown came on a one-yard pass from Gage Kelley to Nakota Bach. Meanwhile, Joplin’s offense, which was firing on all cylinders, closed the season while playing its best football.
Kelley led the Wildcats in rushing with 30 yards while Dylan Collins turned in 18 and Jace Parmley 5. Kelley also had 59 passing with 39 to Collins, 14 to Brady Franklin, four went to Bach, and two to Zane Persinger. Kelley also had 59 in returns while Parmley added 22.
Franklin led Neosho’s defense with six tackles followed by Hunter Box (1), Bach (3), Chase Capps (1), Zach Sharp (1), Collins (2), Bret Camerer (1), Ryan DePaul (1), Jaden Harter (2), Kelley (1), Hunter Mason (1), Matt Houk (2), Persinger (4), Parmley (3) and Tyler Lewis (2).
Carthage Blue 40, Neosho Black 6
Neosho couldn’t solve the powerful offensive attack imposed by Carthage as the Tigers rolled to a Superbowl victory.
The loss didn’t stop Neosho quarterback Drew Osborn from amassing 83 yards through the air to lead the offense. Cade Lyerla also threw for 16 yards and led the team in rushing with 42. Osborn, meanwhile, ran for 21.
Brok Logan had 76 receiving yards while Mason Ray turned in 21 receiving and added eight on returns. Alec Rothman added a seven-yard return.
Osborn’s six tackles led the Wildcats defense. Logan and Charles Merrell had four tackles followed by Jordan Bridges (1), Connor Cathers (2), Lyerla (2), Jacob Miller (1), Ray (3), Rothman (3) and Wyatt Whisenhunt (2).
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Neosho Gold lost a heartbreaker as Seneca had just enough steam to hold off the Wildcats at the end.
Dylan Jordan led the team with 60 yards rushing on nine carries. Braxton Barnes had 46 yards on the ground and 31 through the air, including an 11-yard touchdown strike to Connor McGehee. McGehee finished with two catches for 18 yards while Colton Mouse had one catch for 13.
Jordan and Mouse had six tackles each while Gavin Colston and Blake Norris finished with four apiece. Barnes had three stops followed by Kip Box (1), McGehee (2), Ethan White (2) and Issack Howard (2).