There haven't been any shockers. Two weeks into the high school football season, the local teams are about where I expected them to be.
Jefferson City is 0-2 after falling 40-13 on Friday night at Hannibal.
Chaminade, the Week 1 opponent, and Hannibal should be among the most physically talented teams Jefferson City will face in the regular season. Those are two tough games to start for new head coach Damon Wells.
I think the Jays have done a good job against the Red Devils and Pirates. Yes, the objective is to win each week, but the program is in the early stage of its latest attempt at a rebuild and the wins might not come as easily as some would hope.
Jefferson City will be at home this Friday against Rock Bridge, another 0-2 team. The Bruins figure to be among the teams battling for the top spot in the Central Missouri Activities Conference this season, but I think the Jays will give them all they want and may even pick up that first victory.
Helias evened its record at 1-1 with a 41-6 victory Friday night against Hickman at Ray Hentges Stadium.
The Kewpies were the right opponent for the Crusaders, who were coming off a disappointing loss to Hannibal. Hickman has a handful of good athletes, but not really enough to be competitive against a team that plays like a team.
Helias needed a big win for its confidence and got it. The defense forced four turnovers, the offense saw some good things from its run game. But there are still parts of the game that need work for the Crusaders, who open defense of the CMAC championship Friday in Columbia against Battle.
Capital City dropped to 0-2 with a 35-6 loss Friday at home to Kansas City Center.
It's unfair to coach Joe Collier and the Cavaliers to pick through their results from the first two weeks. It's a program basically starting from scratch with a new offensive system in place and has its first-ever senior class.
You can't just throw 11 guys out on the field and expect to win right away, especially at the Class 5 level. The Cavaliers have had some early success in their other athletic programs, it just takes more time with football.
Blair Oaks improved to 2-0 with a 62-16 win against Knob Noster.
The machine rolls on, there's not much else to say. The Falcons have put in the time and the work to be a program, not just a talented group in a class or two that has success before the team falls off.
The Falcons open Tri-County Conference action Friday night at home against California.
Russellville was off Friday after picking up its first win in program history in Week 1 against Missouri Military Academy in Mexico.
The Indians got a little extra time to celebrate that historic victory under first-year coach Tim Rulo, who got career win No. 100. Russellville will open its home schedule this Friday against Sweet Springs in what figures to be a raucous group of fans.