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Missouri high school football rankings after Week 2

A pair of Springfield teams are ranked among the best in Missouri high school football.

Kickapoo senior Maverick McGee rushed for 237 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries in the first two games of 2016.

Kickapoo senior Maverick McGee rushed for 237 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries in the first two games of 2016.

The Missouri Media Rankings released Tuesday show the 2-0 Kickapoo Chiefs as the No. 4-rated Class 6 team in the state for a second week in a row.

Kickapoo coach Kurt Thompson credits the current crop of Chiefs for picking up the team after graduation decimated the roster from the team that went 12-1 and reached the Class 6 playoff semifinals last season.

“We only have two full-time returning starters defensively from last year, we had three full-time returning starters offensively,” Thompson said. “We’re playing with a bunch of new faces that were playing behind some very good football players the last couple of years.”

For the first time under coach Mike Mauk, the Glendale Falcons are ranked. Glendale (2-0) checks in at No. 9 in the Class 5 rankings. Quarterback Alex Huston has already surpassed 1,000 yards passing in Glendale’s five-wide receiver, no huddle offensive scheme.

Nixa (2-0) moves up a position to the No. 5 spot in Class 5

Webb City’s 0-2 start didn’t impress the 14 reporters who vote in the Missouri Media Rankings each week. The defending Class 4 state champions fall to No. 10 following losses to No. 2 Carl Junction and Carthage.

High school football

Missouri Media Rankings as of Aug. 30, 2016

First-place votes in parenthesis.

CLASS 6

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. CBC (12), 2-0, 138, 1

2. Blue Springs (2), 2-0, 126, 2

3. Jefferson City, 2-0, 108, 3

4. Springfield Kickapoo, 2-0, 88, 4 

5. Kirkwood, 1-1, 82, 6

6. SLUH, 2-0, 60, 8

7. Lee’s Summit West, 1-1, 54, 7

8. Hazelwood Central, 2-0, 41, 9   

9. Eureka, 2-0, 31, 10

10. Rockhurst, 2-0, 20, NR 

Dropped out: No. 5 Park Hill

Also receiving votes:  Lee’s Summit (1-1), 16; Park Hill (1-1), 6

CLASS 5

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Chaminade (11), 2-0, 136, 1

2. Staley (3), 2-0, 129, 2

2. Battle, 2-0, 113, 3

4. Liberty North, 1-1, 92, 4

5. Nixa, 2-0, 69, 6   

6. Liberty, 2-0, 59, T8

7. Fort Zumwalt North, 1-1, 54, 6

8. Vianney, 1-1, 46, 5 

9. Glendale, 2-0, 25, NR

10. Pattonville, 1-1, 22, 10

Dropped out: No. T8 Fort Osage

Also receiving votes:  Truman (1-1), 12; Jackson (2-0), 6; Park Hill South (2-0), 3; Timberland (2-0), 2; Carthage (1-1), 1; Webster Groves (2-0), 1

CLASS 4

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Kearney (9), 2-0, 135, 1 

2. Carl Junction (5), 2-0, 131, 2

3. Harrisonville, 2-0, 110, 6

4. Parkway North, 2-0, 78, 8

5. Platte County, 2-0, 73, 9

6. St. Dominic, 2-0, 65, NR

7. Camdenton, 2-0, 60, NR  

8. Hannibal, 1-1, 52, 4

9. Westminster, 1-1, 22, 5

10. Webb City, 0-2, 16, 3

Dropped out: No. 7 West Plains, No. 10 Ladue

Also receiving votes: Ladue (1-1), 14; Raytown South (1-1), 7; Hillsboro (2-0), 3; Cape Girardeau Central (1-1), 2; West Plains (1-1), 2

CLASS 3

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Maryville (12), 2-0, 138, 1

2. Blair Oaks (2), 2-0, 126, 2

3. John Burroughs, 1-1, 112, 3 

4. Monett, 2-0, 89, 4

5. Center, 2-0, 77, 6 

6. McCluer South-Berkley, 2-0, 68, 5

7. Mexico, 1-1, 41, 7

8. Park Hills Central, 2-0, 37, 9

9. Richmond, 2-0, 28, NR

10. Chillicothe, 2-0, 21, NR

Dropped out: No. 8 Odessa, No. 10 Oak Grove

Also receiving votes: Osage (2-0), 14; Odessa (1-1), 11; Lutheran South (2-0), 5; St. Pius X (1-1), 2; Oak Grove (0-2), 1 

CLASS 2

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Lamar (14), 2-0, 140, 1

2. Mt. View-Liberty, 2-0, 124, 2

3. Centralia, 2-0, 112, 3

4. Mountain Grove, 2-0, 86, 5

5. Lutheran North, 2-0, 84, 4

6. Brookfield, 2-0, 57, 6

7. Malden, 2-0, 56, 8

8. Trinity, 2-0, 45, 9

9. Fair Grove, 2-0, 36, 10

10. Cardinal Ritter, 2-0, 14, NR 

Dropped out: No. 7 Lafayette County

Also receiving votes:  Macon (2-0), 6; Palmyra (1-1), 6; Lawson (1-1), 3; Lafayette County (1-1), 1

CLASS 1

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Valle Catholic (14), 2-0, 140, 1

2. Marceline, 2-0, 122, 2

3. Hamilton-Penney, 2-0, 115, 3

4. Lincoln, 2-0, 96, 4

5. Lockwood, 2-0, 83, 6

6. Polo, 2-0, 66, 7 

7. Cass-Midway, 2-0, 46, 9

8. Hayti, 2-0, 37, 10

9. Mark Twain, 1-1, 35, 5

10. Westran, 2-0, 20, NR

Dropped out: No. 8 East Buchanan

Also receiving votes:  East Buchanan (1-1), 8; South Shelby (1-1), 2 

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