Riley Childs smiled, raised his eyebrows and lifted his head a bit when it was suggested that an opposing defense should pack eight or more men in the box when he transforms from fullback to quarterback.
Even though Ozark won this year’s ‘Backyard Brawl,’ the Tigers share the same sentiment as the Eagles that they are thankful the teams are meeting again.
If not for a referee with perhaps a bit too much caffeine in his system last Friday not gaining some semblance of composure, Ozark could be without Tylr Bolin entering Districts.
WEBB CITY — Playing COC heavyweights Joplin and Webb City back-to-back weeks no doubt took a toll on Ozark as the Tigers fell to the Cardinals 65-0 Friday.
We’re still two Friday nights from the end of regular-season play mind you. But all signs point to Ozark and Nixa meeting for a second time this season in the Class 5 District 6 semifinal round.
Appropriately, Nixa’s Matthew Vorse was rewarded with his time to shine Friday when he put his thinking cap on, kept his head up and slowed himself down.
Ozark couldn’t keep Joplin from reaching the end zone on any of the Eagles’ six first-half possessions Friday and the visitors even scored when they didn’t have the ball.
John C. Reilly has appeared in only one movie with Will Ferrell since they starred together in “Step Brothers” 11 years ago. Reilly’s portrayal of Stonewall Jackson in “Anchorman II — The Legend Continues” was as forgettable as the movie.
Ramone Green has played in all six of Nixa’s games as a freshman running back this season, but felt he received his official initiation to playing under Friday night lights last week against Carl Junction.