The East side came out on top of the First Annual Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association All-Star Game 44-26. Fans showed up for the 7:00 contest to see the best 8-Man football players in Missouri hit the football field as high schoolers for one last time.
The game opened up with the West marching the ball down the field and scoring on a 4 yard run by Connor Nicholas. The first drive took over half of the first quarter, but the West would quickly answer. It took just over 3 minutes for Scoot Anderson to find Cody Luke on a 46 yard touchdown pass to take the lead with a Kyler Hiatt two-point conversion run. The West would then get the ball back and score on a pass from Miles Clifton to Connor Nicholas to regain the lead. This is where the East took the game over a little bit. They scored the next 3 times with a Cody Luke run, Kyler Hiatt run, and a pass from Scoot Anderson to Kyler Hiatt. Miles Clifton was able to find Kolton Jones for the West at the end of the third quarter for a 10 yard touchdown pass. The East would score at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 21 yard run by Scoot Anderson. The West would quickly try to get back in the ball game with a 57 yard pass from Jacob Parker to Cole Rosier on a double reverse pass. Kyler Hiatt would finish the scoring with a 8 yard touchdown run and bringing the East side the victory in the first all-star game for the association.
The Offensive MVP of the game was Scoot Anderson of South Holt. He threw for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns, while rushing for 153 yards and another score as the quarterback of the winning team.
The Defensive MVP was David Buhman of St. Joseph Christian. He led the East in stopping the powerful West offense throughout the night as the vocal leader of the defense, while making key plays at key times.
Please check back for pictures and more information from the first game. Statisctics are below.
Scoot Anderson 9-17, 104 yds 2 TD
Scoot Anderson 21 carries, 153 yards 1 TD
Kyler Hiatt 12 carries, 61 yards 2 TD
Cody Luke 15 carries, 61 yards 1 TD
Aaron Summers 1 carry, 4 yards
Cody Luke 2 rec, 58 yds 1 TD
Kyler Hiatt 3 rec, 15 yds 1 TD
Aaron Summers 3 rec, 20 yds
Daniel Carpenter 1 rec, 11 yds
Miles Clifton 15-26, 129 yds 2 TD, 2 INT
Jacob Parker 1-1, 57 yds, 1 TD
Miles Clifton 7 car, 34 yards
Connor Nicholas 8 car, 36 yards
Patrick Treece 11 rec, 77 yds
Cole Rosier 3 rec, 64 yds 1 TD
Connor Nicholas 6 rec, 36 yds 1 TD
Kolton Jones 5 rec, 45 yds 1 TD