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Examiner
  • Prep football roundup: Oak Grove takes showdown with Harrisonville

  • Ethan Fugitt scored on a 12-yard run in the third quarter to lift the Oak Grove football team to a 21-14 upset of Harrisonville Friday.

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  • Ethan Fugitt scored on a 12-yard run in the third quarter to lift the Oak Grove football team to a 21-14 upset of Harrisonville Friday.
    Oak Grove (7-0), ranked fourth in Class 3, snapped Harrisonville’s 48-game conference winning streak and now sits alone atop the Missouri River Valley Conference West standings at 3-0. The Wildcats had won 22 in a row in the MRVC.
    Harrisonville, ranked third in Class 4, fell to 5-2 and 2-1 in the conference.
    Oak Grove forced two turnovers in the decisive third quarter, in which Harrisonville managed only three offensive plays.
    Aaron Graham helped the Panthers control the line of scrimmage with 123 yards on 21 carries, including a 36-yard touchdown run. Levi Harmon scored Oak Grove’s other touchdown on an 8-yard run.
    MARSHALL 27, TRUMAN 6: A solid running game and strong defense lifted Marshall to a victory over Truman in the first meeting between the teams.
    “We didn’t play very well and they did,” Truman coach Jeff Floyd said. “They did a good job up front both offensively and defensively.”
    The Owls rushed for 258 yards on 40 attempts. They had to pass only two times, completing one for 6 yards.
    Alex Ryan passed 10 yards to Alex Davis for the only Truman touchdown in the second quarter.
    The Patriots (1-6) couldn’t overcome a 12-6 halftime deficit.
    Truman rushed for only 81 yards and added 122 more passing.
    ST. MARY’S 56, MARANATHA ACADEMY 12: Antonio Johnson scored five touchdowns to lift the Trojans to the easy Crossroads Conference victory Friday at Blue Valley (Kan.) West High School.
    Johnson scored in just about every way possible. He caught TD passes of 16 and 15 yards, returned a fumble 20 yards, returned an interception 20 yards and a brought a kickoff back 82 yards.
    Tucker West scored on a 1-yard run, Jacob Cheney had a 7-yard TD run and Ozzy Litchfield returned a fumble 30 yards for a score. Drew Huttinger passed to his brother Alex for a two-point conversion and ran for another. The other two Trojan points came on a safety.
    The Trojans (2-5, 1-2) were never in danger, posting a 40-6 halftime lead.
    “It was good team effort,” St. Mary’s coach Tim Cogan said.
     

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