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Goal Lines: Russellville back on the road to face Scotland County

by News Tribune | September 23, 2022 at 2:00 a.m.

The Russellville Indians are heading north today.

Way north.

Russellville (4-0) is heading to Memphis -- about 15 miles south of the Iowa border -- to take on the Scotland County Tigers (0-4).

This will be the last of a three-game road swing for the Indians, who won 35-14 last Friday at Carrollton after beating Diamond 34-22 in Week 2.

Russellville is averaging a little more than 34 points per game behind a potent rushing attack. The Indians are averaging 222 yards on the ground.

Josiah Herman tops the Indians with 417 yards (6.7 avg.), scoring four touchdowns. Chris Seaver is next with 191 yards (7.6 avg.) and four scores, while Jesse Daniel has totaled 136 yards (3.5 avg.) and three touchdowns.

Daniel has also thrown for two touchdowns this season.

Russellville is allowing an average of 12 points per game to its opponents.

Seaver tops the Indians with 39 solo tackles to go along with 33 assisted stops.

The Tigers have had problems on offense this season, scoring a total of 24 points in four games.

Scotland County, which will be celebrating Homecoming tonight, is coming off a 48-7 loss at Salisbury. The Tigers are allowing an average of 45.5 points to their opponents this season.

Scotland County, a member of the Lewis & Clark Conference, has suffered losses to Clark County (56-0), Highland (26-7), Fayette (28-10) and Salisbury (28-7).

Game time is 7 p.m.

Russellville will be home next Friday against Crystal City. It will be Homecoming for the Indians.

Through four weeks, Russellville is atop the Class 1 District 5 standings with 46.92 points. Cole Camp (4-0), which is tied for No. 8 in the Class 1 rankings, is second with 45.33 points.

Eldon vs. Hallsville

The Eldon Mustangs look to get back into the win column tonight when they host the Hallsville Indians in a Tri-County Conference contest.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Eldon (3-1 overall, 1-1 Tri-County) is coming off a 28-0 loss at School of the Osage. The Mustangs had been averaging nearly 50 points per game before getting shut out last Friday.

Hallsville (2-2, 1-1) won 18-6 last Friday night at Versailles to snap a two-game losing streak. After opening the season with a 58-20 win against Palmyra, Hallsville fell 26-20 at Centralia and 59-58 at home against Boonville.

Colton Nichols is a dual-threat on offense for Hallsville. The junior is 31-of-53 passing for 455 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing for 725 yards (10.4 avg.) and 11 touchdowns.

Five Hallsville players have at least five receptions this season, led by Isaac Stinson’s nine catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

Eldon had won four straight games against Hallsville before falling to the Indians the last two seasons. Hallsville won last year’s game 34-20.

Osage at California

The California Pintos and the School of the Osage Indians will be seeking their second win of the season tonight in a Tri-County Conference matchup.

Game time is 7 p.m. at Riley Field.

California (1-3 overall, 0-2 Tri-County) followed its one-point loss at Southern Boone with a 52-14 home defeat last Friday to the Blair Oaks Falcons, who moved to No. 1 in Class 2 in this week’s Missouri Media Rankings.

Osage (1-3, 1-1) snapped its three-game losing streak to start the season by blanking the Eldon Mustangs 28-0. The Indians scored 14 points in each half.

Martin Kilmer leads the Pinto offense with 901 yards passing, completing 61-of-108 attempts. Ayden Bryant has caught 23 passes for 484 yards and five touchdowns, while Brooks Volkart has 391 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Osage rushed for a season-high 334 yards in the win against Eldon. Eric Hood caught a 33-yard touchdown pass and Jackson Funderburk scored on a 25-yard touchdown run.

California enters the game averaging 34.3 points and allowing 40.5 points per game. Osage is scoring 24.3 points and giving up 35.0 points per contest.

Tipton at Wellington-Napoleon

The Tipton Cardinals look to pick up win No. 4 of the season tonight when they travel to take on the Wellington-Napoleon Tigers.

Tipton (3-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 62-12 victory at home against Slater. Tipton led 27-6 after one quarter and took a 55-6 advantage into halftime.

Wellington-Napoleon (2-2) had a two-game winning streak snapped last Friday with a 28-6 loss at undefeated Adrian. The Tigers are scoring 22 points per game, while allowing 21.5 to their opponents.

Game time is 7 p.m.

South Callaway at Louisiana

There’s been a pattern to the season so far for the South Callaway Bulldogs -- win, loss, win, loss.

The Bulldogs hope that pattern continues tonight as they travel to Louisiana to take on the Bulldogs.

South Callaway has won both of its previous meetings against Louisiana -- 55-12 in 2020 and 34-12 last season.

Louisiana (0-4) is coming off a 30-12 loss last Friday night at North Callaway.

Game time is 7 p.m.

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