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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.

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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