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Missouri high school football: Top standouts, best performances in Week 3

Lutheran North's Dakarri Hollis accounted for 518 total yards, four TDs
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We're taking a look at some of the top standouts and performers from Missouri high school football games in Week 3.

See: Missouri Week 1 standouts | Week 2 standouts 

Don Allen, WR/RB/CB, Maryville

Allen hauled in six catches for 125 yards and two scores — 16 and 55 yards — in his offensive debut in Week 3. As a cornerback, he was part of a unit that allowed Chillicothe just 18 yards passing in a 50-0 victory for the Spoofhounds.

Trey Bass, WR, Lutheran North

A junior, Bass caught four passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the Crusaders' 45-42 comeback walk-off victory at Francis Howell. 

Jack Behl, QB, Lafayette (Wildwood)

Behl threw for 364 yards and three touchdowns (with one interception) in the Lancers' 39-0 win over Riverview Gardens on Friday. 

Chase Bensing, TE/LB, Fort Zumwalt South

The senior hauled in three touchdown catches and had two interceptions as Fort Zumwalt South secured a 31-28 win over Francis Howell Central.

Jack Cheaney, RB, Nevada

A week after putting up four touchdowns, the junior did one better with five touchdowns as the Class 4 ranked team hammered East Newton, 47-19, in a Big 8 Conference clash.

Adrian Fox, QB, Jackson

He completed 18 of 27 passes for 367 yards and helped Jackson beat Farmington, 63-38. Fox threw two touchdowns in the first quarter, before the Indians turned to the running game. All told, the offense generated 606 yards in the win.

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Breckin Galardo, RB, Webb City

The senior accounted for three touchdowns for the Cardinals in a showdown of Class 5 ranked teams with Webb City winning 41-21 over Republic. Galardo had TD runs of 4, 41, 4. He had 9 carries for 76 yards in the contest to go with the three scores.

Tommy Gibbar, QB, Seckman

Gibbar racked up 299 total yards and six touchdowns as the Jaguars defeated Northwest (Cedar Hill) 56-7 on Friday. He ran for 175 yards and four scores on 14 carries and passed for 124 yards and two touchdowns. 

Grant Gibson, QB, Rockwood Summit

A senior, Gibson led the way in the Falcons' 49-7 win at Parkway Central. He completed 14 of 18 passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns – including two to Elijah Stevens – in the victory. 

Joseph Harris, WR, St. Louis University High

Harris caught five passes for 155 yards and a touchdown in SLUH's 49-14 loss to visiting CBC.

Aiden Hinkle, QB, Oak Park

The Northmen upset Class 5 No. 2-ranked Grain Valley behind a trio of touchdowns from Hinkle, who had a 2-yard touchdown run with 19 seconds left to cap a 11-point rally over the final quarter and half.

Logan Hite, RB/LB, Poplar Bluff

The senior scored the only touchdown in overtime to help the Mules pick up a 42-35 win over Cape Girardeau Central. He also added a touchdown run in regulation.

Dakarri Hollis, QB, Lutheran North

A last-second touchdown pass by Hollis, who improvised a bit by scrambling and throwing across the field to Barry Benson, lifted the Crusaders to a thrilling 45-42 road win over reigning Class 5 champion Francis Howell. He completed 20 of his 26 passes for 370 yards and three touchdowns and ran 22 times for 148 yards and a score.

Tanner Howes, RB, Lee's Summit North

Howes, a senior, had a big game in the Broncos' 21-14 win at Staley. He rushed for 200 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and added a 23-yard reception.

Jadis Jones, WR, New Madrid County Central

The Coastal Carolina pledge had a big night with seven catches for 287 yards and five touchdowns. The Eagles picked up a 38-27 win over Dexter in the process.

Cameron Lee, WR/DB, Father Tolton

The senior had two touchdown catches, a 70-yard pick-6, blocked an extra point and returned a punt 55 yards as the Trailblazers improved to 3-0 with a 48-21 win over Louisiana.

Nickson Mario, FS, Winnetonka

The senior hauled in two interceptions in the first half and Griffins raced out to an early lead and beat Excelsior Springs, 35-7. It win snapped the Griffins’ 14-game losing streak that dated back to Oct. 15, 2021.

Alex Marberry, DB, Helias

The junior two interceptions and returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown in the first half, helping the Crusaders pick up a 41-0 win over Columbia Battle on the road.

Jeremiah McClellan, WR, Christian Brothers

The Ohio State pledge accounted for three touchdown as the Cadets blasted SLUH, 49-14, in the Metro Catholic Conference opener. He caught a touchdown pass and ran for two scores.

See: Jeremiah McClellan's three TDs lead CBC past SLUH

Luke Meyer, RB/LB, Pacific

Meyer accounted for 251 total yards and five touchdowns in Pacific's 40-27 win over visiting St. Clair. He ran for 150 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries, caught six passes for 60 yards and a touchdown and completed one pass for 41 yards. The senior also had five tackles.

Ben Murawski, WR, Smithville

He accounted for three touchdowns to guide Class 4 No. 2-ranked Smithville to a 41-15 win over No. 4-ranked Kearney. He caught two touchdown passes from Jake Shaffer and then had a pick six.

Owen Norman, QB, Lindbergh

One of two Flyers with more than 100 yards in a 42-14 win over Fox. The senior ran for 170 yards on 19 carries and scored three times. He was also 6-for-8 passing for 81 yards and two more touchdowns.

Andrew Olson, RB, Liberty (KC)

He accounted for a pair of touchdowns on his 15 carries and finished with 93 yards the ground. The Blue Jays rallied from an early deficit with 28 straight points in a 35-20 win over Ray-Pec.

Jack Parent, QB, Priory

Parent, a junior, accounted for 308 total yards and five touchdowns in Priory's 36-20 win at Lutheran South on Friday. He gained 211 and four touchdowns on 17 carries and passed for 97 yards and a score. 

Robby Preckel, WR, Lafayette (Wildwood)

Lancers' quarterback Jack Behl threw for 364 yards against Riverview Gardens and Preckel was his most productive target. Preckel, a junior, caught six passes for 199 yards – both career highs – and a touchdown.

Thomas Pulliam, RB, St. Dominic

Pulliam had a career game in the Crusaders' road win at Mascoutah (Ill.). The senior carried 22 times for 149 yards and four touchdowns – both career-highs – as St. Dominic rolled to a 42-14 win.

Courtney Rivers, RB, Christian Brothers

A sophomore, Rivers had a breakout game in the Cadets' win at St. Louis University High with 139 yards rushing and a touchdown – a 62-yard run for his first varsity TD – on 10 carries.  

Daniel Rose, QB, Joplin

Without starting quarterback Hobbs Gooch available, Rose made his first start for the Eagles and led them to a 28-0 win over Ozark. He was 12 for 17 passing for 145 yards and a touchdowns, while adding a touchdown run on the ground.

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Drevyn Seamon, RB, Rock Bridge

The Bruins handed the Jefferson City a 35-27 loss — the seventh straight win in the series for Rock Bridge — and the junior had 29-yard touchdown run and a 90-yard kickoff return.

Ty Shelton, QB, Timberland

The 5-foot-10 senior passed for a pair of touchdowns in the first half and added a touchdown run in the fourth to help the Wolves earn their first win of the season — a 28-7 triumph over Vianney.

Messiah Smith, RB, Parkway North

The junior helped pave the way for a 42-18 win over McCluer by rushing for 166 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries.

Johnny Starks, RB/LB, Carl Junction

The Bulldogs picked up win No. 1 on the season — 32-24 over Neosho — and the two-way starter made a big impact. He blocked a punt that was returned for a score, blocked a field goal, blocked a PAT and ran for 69-yard touchdown.

Antonio Strong, WR/DB, St. Mary’s

A highly-recruited defensive back, he had touchdown catches of 25 and 43 yards from David Leonard in a 30-23 win over Waterloo (Ill.)

Ayden Sullivan, QB, Holt

The senior had three touchdown passes — two to Gabe Cunningham in the second half — to help the Indians pick up a 28-17 win over Washington.

Ethan Venable, DL/RB, Oakville

A two-way senior standout, Venable racked up 14 tackles and three sacks in the Tigers' 35-24 win over Webster Groves on Thursday. 

Hayden Wolfe, RB, St. Francis Borgia

Wolfe, a junior, rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries as the Knights defeated host Strafford 42-7 on Friday. 

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