MRH Football Rolls Brentwood in Districts

Maplewood Richmond Heights sophomore Elijah Keely score four times in the district final.

For the second year in a row, the Class 2 District 2 District championship came down to Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights. MRH didn’t let this one get close, beating the Eagles at MRH 54-14.

Brentwood finished the season at 10-2. MRH, now 10-2, goes on to play Caruthersville on Saturday at 1:30 in the state quarterfinal. The game location is yet to be determined.

See more game photos at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook.

After MRH senior quarterback Kahlid Hagens scored on the first drive, the score stayed 7-0 through the first quarter.

The Blue Devils scored 33 unanswered points in the second quarter. Hagens on a 53-yard run; sophomore Elijah Keely twice, on a run and a pass; a 50-yard Hagens pass found junior Cortlen Brooks; and senior lineman Aaron Spudich scooped up a Brentwood fumble to score.

Brentwood coach Keith Herring said they planned on running the ball, as they had the last two times they played.

“They just loaded the box on us, and when Nick got hurt, we had some passes open and he wasn’t throwing to the right guy, we knew something was wrong,” Herring said.

Senior quarterback Nick Feathston suffered a concussion in the second quarter.

Junior Marc Powells, who had missed much of the season with a broken arm came in in the second half.

“We had about half of our offense we could run without him being in there.”

MRH scored twice in the second half, both on Keely runs. Brentwood got on the board with runs from senior Rekardo Owens and sophomore Austin Koster.

MRH Coach Rich Nixon said his team continues to improve.

 “They continue to grow,” he said. “It’s been my experience, the longer we go, and we continue to work and stay focused, we get better.”

MRH now needs to win two more games to reach the state final.

The seniors on the Brentwood team were #9 Nick Featherston, #11 Jordan Groth, #86 Mykel Hudspeth, #27 Rekardo Owens, #63 Evan Sigler and #75 David Rivera.

RDBet November 06, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Good job by Maplewood. If they cut down on their mistakes & penalties - they could be even more dominant.
The Brentwood Football Booster Club November 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Congratualtions to Brentwood for a great season. Only 26 players who managed a very impressive 10-2 record. They won and lost with class-no fights or dancing in the endzone after scores. You should be very proud of your accomplishments.
Susan November 06, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Malewood was also given penalies for the endzone celebratations.
That Dude November 06, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Don't HATE, Appreciate Pimpin' ... Ya Heard Me!!
Common Sense November 07, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Yeah 10 wins and zero wins against a team with a winning record! Great cupcake 10 win season.
Ken Jones November 07, 2012 at 02:37 AM
And excluding BHS vs MRH, MRH lost 2 of 3 to teams with good records and like BHS won the rest against teams with a combined record of 24 -48. Y'all had some "cupcakes" yourselves.
1987 November 07, 2012 at 04:38 AM
This from a Ste.Gen fan and I totally agree. "MRH had over 140 yards of penalties in the first half & way over 200 yards for the entire game. Most were personal foul penalties that occurred after the play was over. They blantanly knocked a guy out of the game by pushing him down (over another player) and he landed on his head. The thugs celebrated while this kid laid on the ground. Poor sportsmanship all the way around from MRH. I would not be a proud parent of any of this kids & the coach from MRH. No way do you celebrate after a play like that. Not to mention the facemasking, the late hits out of bounds. MRH showed all the way around that they are classless thugs. Not to mention when an opposing player is laying on the ground hurt, you don't play degrading music over the PA system. The entire MRH student body, coaches and administrators should be embarrassed by their actions. High school football is not about thug-a-nomics. When a player is hurt, take a knee and don't stand there and dance like hooligans. If the coach for MRH was worth anything he would have yanked those guys out of the game . The refs of this game were doing the best they can; but they should have thrown these thugs out of the game. The first drive of the second half MRH had 3 more personal fouls. They missed many more, but at that point they let the game get out of control and personally I think they were scared to throw more flags and at that point they just wanted to get out of Maplewood alive."
Susan November 07, 2012 at 03:52 PM
As the parent of one of those "thugs", you must have watched a different game. There was no celebrating when that player got hurt. Everyone was concerned for his safety and all players. When push comes to shove, yes there were a lot of penalties, too many.It was obvious to everyone that the refs had it out for Maplewood, it was a football game not a game of tag. So leave the name calling for the playground and grow up. And I am a proud parent !!!!
RDBet November 07, 2012 at 04:31 PM
I hope Maplewood romps to the title. However, their chances are hurt by useless penalties. Also, I lament the lack of parity in regular season for Class 2. These teams would be better off in the playoffs if somehow they saw tougher competition on a weekly basis. Granted, this is difficult for small high schools that only dress 26 players.
Ed November 07, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Brentwood's enrollment is literally 3 students over the class 1 cutoff - I'd say all in all we have a pretty great team; both on the field and off. Between their academics, community service, and discipline - I'll put them against anyone in the state as young men of character. Let's be honest - a state championship would be great; but real success is measured off the field and well after Thanksgiving weekend.
JM November 07, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Brentwood played hard the whole game and the whole season, great job men! Any given Monday night. Next year is right around the corner!
Player November 08, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Considering you werent out on the field hearing and seeing what your son was doing or saying, you have no right to talk. Every time one of your players did something they either danced or down graded the Eagles. Please name one time when Maplewood wasn't out of line. I was out there and your son is classless and a dirty football player. Its called sportsmanship and its obvious to everyone in the state the Maplewood doesn't have class.
Player November 08, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Its true Maplewood is a good team...but the way they handle themselves on the field is disrespectful and unnecessary. Fight your way to the top, but not in that way MRH.Watch one Brentwood game, we are almost a class 1 team beating class 3 teams and we never dance or do something outrageous. We celebrate with eachother but not so that everyone can see or hear
Ed November 09, 2012 at 01:26 AM
well said, Player. Go Eagles


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