Panthers demolish two-time state champs
Oak Grove faced their demon Friday night in the Class 3 state quarter-finals. Maryville ended the Panthers' quest for a state title in 2013 on the same field in the state quarters on their way to its second straight state crown.
After delivering the opening punch and taking a 7-0 lead, the Spoofhounds were the ones getting punched and punched and punched as Oak Grove attacked on both sides of the football before delivering a 69-23 knockout blow to Maryville to end a 42-game winning streak and ensure there would be a new state champion this year in Class 3.
Three Panthers named to All-MRVC West soccer team
Tyler Bright, Brenton Weathers and Shawn Kavadas have been named to the All-MRVC West soccer team. Bright was a Second Team selection while Weathers and Kavadas received Honorable Mention.
Bright, Miller, Kavadas named All-District
At the conclusion of the Class 2 District 13 soccer tournament, coaches voted players onto the All-District team. Since there were only four teams in the tournament, only a First Team was named. Tyler Bright, senior, and Mason Miller and Shawn Kavadas, sophomores, were selected from Oak Grove.
O'Hara, which defeated Center 4-1 in the championship match, had five players named All-District, Michael Drake, Brian Jakobe, Nick Diaz, Kyle Eckart and Austin Diaz. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Thirteen Panthers named to All-Conference football team
The MRVC West released its All-Conference football teams late last week. Thirteen Panthers were selected by the coaches.
Dalton Brinegar was a First Team selection as a defensive lineman and offensive lineman. Landon Cairer made the First Team at linebacker and the Second Team at running back. DaWaun Johnson was a First Team selection at defensive back. Aaron Graham was named to the First Team at running back.
Josh Klipper and Brennen Kellogg were selected to the Second Team as a defensive lineman and an offensive lineman. Caleb Drecktrah was voted to the Second Team as an offensive lineman. Zach Hipsher made the Second Team as a receiver/tight end. Scott Jones made the Second Team at kicker.
Michail Winstead was one of two linebackers receiving Honorable Mention. Kenton Wilhoit received Honorable Mention at defensive back. Austin Blackston was selected as the conference's Honorable Mention quarterback. Austin Nibarger received Honorable Mention as an offensive lineman.
Cairer, Brinegar, Graham, Drecktrah, Hipsher, Blackston and Jones were also named Academic All-Conference. They were joined on that list by Nathan White, Tyler Wilcox, Tanner Pavlica, Jake Moore and Quin Schnieders. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.