At Brookfield, Mo.
Highland 24, Brookfield 18: The Cougars positioned themselves to challenge for the Clarence Cannon Conference title by running out the clock after the Bulldogs made it a one-possession game. Brookfield scored on a 93-yard drive with 3:31 to play to make it a six-point game, but Highland picked up two first downs to secure the victory.
Drew Mallett scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 1:53 to go in the first quarter and connected with Robert Goehl on the two-point conversion to tae an 8-6 lead. The Cougars extended it to 16-6 when Mallett hit Devin Stutsman on a 7-yard touchdown pass with 5:31 remaining in the first half. Goehl caught a short slant pass with 2:28 to go in the third quarter and turned it into a 52-yard touchdown play for a 24-12 lead.
The Cougars are 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the CCC and will face Monroe City next Friday night in Ewing, Mo.
At Center, Mo.
Mark Twain 22, North Callaway 8: A 7-yard Landon Moss touchdown run gave the Tigers an 8-0 halftime lead, and he scored twice in the second half to cement the Eastern Missouri Conference victory. Moss scored on a 1-yard run with 1:22 remaining in the third quarter for a 16-0 edge. Following a Jaxen Lake fumble recovery, Moss scored on a 3-yard run to give the Tigers a 22-0 lead. The Tigers are 7-1 overall.
At Palmyra, Mo.
Palmyra 27, South Shelby 8: Landyn Smith bookended the Clarence Cannon Conference with touchdowns as the Panthers bounced back from a loss at Highland. Smith caught a 15-yard pass from Adam Goodwin with 9:25 remaining in the first quarter and scored on a 21-yard run with 4:06 remaining in regulation. Goodwin scored the two touchdowns in the middle, reaching the end zone on a 25-yard run with 11:05 remaining in the first half and a 5-yard run with 21.2 seconds remaining. Palmyra improves to 4-4.
At Greenfield, Ill.
Greenfield-Northwestern 37, Brown County 0: The injury-riddle Hornets struggled in the Western Illinois Valley Conference crossover game.
At Flower City Park, Palmyra, Mo.
Class 2 District 5: Third-seeded Highland advanced to the district championship game with a 3-2 victory over second-seeded Palmyra after scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning. Emma Harshberger singled with one out and scored from first with two outs on Payton Miller’s double.
Harshberger went 3 for 3 with a double, a triple and two runs scored, while Miller was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Miller also struck out 10 and walked none, allowing just four hits.
The Cougars will face fourth-seeded Clark County at 1 p.m. Saturday in the title game after the Indians knocked off top-seeded Monroe City 7-2. Lucy Pratt went 2 for 3 for the Panthers, while Mackenzie Moss, Audri Youngblood and Carly Youngblood each doubled. Clark County scored five runs on seven hits off Pratt in the first five innings.
At Kirksville, Mo.
Quincy University 2, Truman State 1: The Hawks ended a four-game winless streak as Cole Hayes scored the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute of the Great Lakes Valley Conference showdown. Off a throw-in from the right sideline, QU defender Spencer Van Nest hit a header that dropped over Truman State’s backline. Hayes shielded his defender, ran onto the ball and buried a low liner into the far corner of the goal. The Hawks’ first goal came in the 23rd minute when Jack Rhead scored off a Craig Chisholm assist. The Hawks improve to 5-6-2 overall and 3-5-2 in the GLVC.
At Kirksville, Mo.
Truman State 1, Quincy University 0: The Hawks were shut out for the fifth time in Great Lakes Valley Conference play and allowed a late goal to suffer the loss. Quincy had a 10-9 edge in shots and a 5-3 edge in corner kicks, but Truman State’s Izzy Heintz scored in the 75th minute. The Hawks fell to 4-8-0 overall and a 3-7-0 in GLVC play.
At Hammond Sportsplex & Community Center, Hammond, Ind.
Midwest Region Crossover: Quincy University swept two matches on the first day of the event, beating Northwood 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 and upending Ohio Dominican 25-16, 25-19, 25-22. Against Northwood, the Hawks’ Emily Rehagen had 14 kills and nine digs, while Emma Wijnbergen had 13 kills. Makayle Knoblauch finished with 38 assists and 21 digs. Against Ohio Dominican, Rehagen had 12 kills, while Sarah Brown and Alyssa Grimm had 10 kills apiece. Knoblauch had 40 assists, while Mattie Norris had 13 digs. The Hawks are 10-10 overall.
At the Student Activity Center, Quincy
John Wood Community College d. Frontier Community College: In their final in-region match of the regular season, the Trail Blazers earned a 25-14, 25-16, 25-22 victory. Paige Knuffman had 15 kills, while Avery Waner had 25 digs and Isadora Gasparini finished with 21 assists. JWCC is 14-10 overall and 3-7 against region opponents.