Missouri high school football preaseason rankings


by Jeff Fisher

As we discussed on last week’s radio show (above) with Lee’s Summit West head coach Royce Boehm, the 2014 Missouri high school football season will be interesting with the defending Class 5 champ moving-up to Class 6 where Blue Springs has won two straight state titles.

The 15-members of sportswriters and broadcasters panel that vote on the state high school football rankings seem to think LSW will be just fine with the move up.  Blue Springs opens the season as #1 team in Class 6 in the preseason statewide rankings.  Lee’s Summit West is right behind in #2.

The regular season opens Friday.

CLASS 6

Rank, team, 2013 Rec., Pts.

1. Blue Springs (14), 14-0, 149

2. Lee’s Summit West , 13-1, 125

3. Hazelwood Central (1), 12-1, 117

4. Rock Bridge, 8-6, 89

5. Lee’s Summit, 10-2, 81

6. Rockhurst, 5-5, 78

7. Eureka, 11-2, 51

8. Kirkwood, 9-2, 35

9. Francis Howell, 8-3, 31

10. CBC, 9-3, 24

Also receiving votes: Jefferson City, 6-4, 23; Fort Zumwalt West, 8-4, 7; Raymore-Peculiar, 4-6, 7; Lafayette, 9-3, 6; Blue Springs South, 6-5, 2

CLASS 5

Rank, team, 2013 Rec., Pts.

T1. Fort Osage, 11-1, 139

T1. Webster Groves, 9-5, 139

3. Parkway Central, 13-2, 101

4. Nixa, 9-2, 60

T5. Jackson, 8-4, 59

T5. Winnetonka, 8-3, 59

7. Staley, 6-5, 55

8. Willard, 8-3, 47

T9. Liberty North, 9-5, 37

T9. Camdenton, 10-2, 37

Also receiving votes: Liberty, 7-4, 31; Chaminade, 5-5, 17; Battle, 5-3, 15; Lebanon, 6-4, 8; McCluer North, 6-5, 8; Waynesville, 5-7, 6; Ladue, 10-2, 4; Park Hill, 3-7, 1; Park Hill South, 6-5, 1; Parkview, 5-6, 1

CLASS 4

Rank, team, 2013 Rec., Pts.

1. Webb City (15), 14-1, 150

2. Helias, 12-3, 135, 131

3. St. Charles West, 10-3, 96

4. Carl Junction, 10-2, 95

5. Kearney, 11-2, 93

6. Festus, 8-3, 48

7. Bolivar, 12-1, 86, 43

8. Miller Career, 11-1, 29

9. Westminster, 10-3, 26

T10. Cape Central, 9-5, 21

T10. Moberly, 10-1, 21

Also receiving votes: Union, 7-3, 19; St. Joseph Lafayette, 7-5, 18; Hillcrest, 7-4, 17; Harrisonville, 6-4, 9; Hannibal, 8-4, 7; Hillsboro, 9-3, 2

CLASS 3

Rank, team, 2013 Rec., Pts.

1. Maryville (15), 15-0, 150

2. John Burroughs, 11-1, 134

3. Blair Oaks, 12-2, 114

4. California, 12-2, 97

5. Park Hills Central, 12-1, 69

6. Mountain Grove, 10-2, 54

7. Duchesne, 10-2, 53

8. Oak Grove, 11-2, 42

9. Cameron, 8-4, 34

10. Ava, 7-5, 20

Also receiving votes: Richmond, 7-4, 15; McCluer South-Berkeley, 10-2, 13; Centralia, 9-2, 11; Aurora, 6-6, 10; Reeds Spring, 9-2, 6; Seneca, 11-4, 3

CLASS 2

Rank, team, 2013 Rec., Pts.

1. Lamar (15), 14-1, 150

2. Strafford, 10-1, 118

3. Mt. View-Liberty, 12-1, 105

4. South Callaway, 10-2, 85

5. Lutheran North, 9-5, 61

6. Caruthersville, 10-2, 59

7. East Buchanan, 9-3, 52

T8. Lafayette County, 11-1, 50

T8. Malden, 9-3, 50

10. Lawson, 12-3, 38

Also receiving votes: LeBlond, 6-6, 24; Hermann, 6-5, 18; Holden, 9-3, 11; Lathrop, 9-2, 4

CLASS 1

Rank, team, 2013 Rec., Pts.

1. Valle Catholic (15), 15-0, 150

2. Westran, 12-1, 127

3. Penney, 7-2, 126

4. Osceola, 12-2, 88

5. Salisbury, 9-2, 79

6. South Shelby, 7-5, 50

7. Marionville, 10-3, 46

8. Skyline, 7-4, 43

9. Marceline, 11-4, 30

10. Cass Midway, 11-1, 25

Also receiving votes: South Harrison, 8-3, 20; Jasper, 11-1, 15; Tipton, 4-6, 10; Thayer, 7-5, 8; Milan, 10-1, 5; Wellington-Napoleon, 5-7, 3

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.