Hazelwood East

Hazelwood East defensive linemen Jerry Long (52) and defensive back Marquis Coleman (10) had Westminster's quarterback Shep Nye (10) throwing on the run during the Lutheran high School North Crusaders 73-0 trouncing of the Wildcats of Westminster Friday Sept. 16, 2022 at Lutheran North. 

After being injured late in Lutheran North’s season-opening victory against Hazelwood Central, senior running back Ricky Dixon’s season seemed in peril.

He had rushed for 129 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown, but there would be no celebration. After laying on the field several minutes, Dixon was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

Dixon has returned after the frightening incident, and helped the Crusaders tame the Westminster Wildcats 73-0 in a Metro Athletic League contest on Sept. 16, 2022.

Lutheran North takes on rival Lutheran South on Sept. 23.

The prep football season seems to be in a hurry-up offense as we are at the midpoint following this weekend’s upcoming games. Here are some of the top Week Four individual performances from last weekend’s action.

*Wide receiver Ryan Wingo of SLUH had four receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the Jr. Billikens’ 43-15 victory over Vashon.

*Running back Marvin Burks of Cardinal Ritter rushed for 218 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns in the Lions 40-14 victory over Helias.

*Quarterback Byron McNair of Pattonville completed 10 of 16 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown in the Pirates 29-17 victory over Lindbergh.

*Quarterback A.J. Raines of Timberland completed 32 of 44 passes for 489 yards and six touchdowns in the T-Wolves 59-56 victory over Fort Zumwalt West.

*Running back Jamal Roberts of St. Mary’s rushed for 238 yards on 15 carries and five touchdowns in the Dragons’ 56-20 victory over Lutheran St. Charles.

*Wide receiver Tank Billings of Timberland had seven receptions for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the T-Wolves 59-56 victory over Fort Zumwalt West.

*Quarterback Jayden Barnett of Ritenour completed 20 of 31 passes for 409 yards and two touchdowns in the Huskies’ 34-20 victory over Fox.

*Running back Steve Hall of MICDS rushed for 128 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Rams’ 45-7 victory over Priory.

*Linebacker Dominic Dixon of East St. Louis had nine tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in the Flyers’ 57-0 victory over Belleville West.

*Quarterback Colt Michael of O’Fallon threw three touchdown passes in the Panthers come-from-behind 32-21 victory over Edwardsvlle.

*Running back Kevin Emmanuel of Eureka rushed for 219 yards on 36 carries and two touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 35-28 victory over Marquette.

*Quarterback Omar Hopkins of Kirkwood completed 12 of 16 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in the Pioneers’ 36-18 victory over Hazelwood Central.

*Quarterback Robert Battle of East St. Louis completed 19 of 29 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns in the Flyers’ 57-0 victory over Belleville East.

*What’s on Tap for Week 4

CBC (3-1) at DeSmet (3-1), Friday, 6 p.m.

Francis Howell (4-0) at Troy (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

Timberland (4-0) at Francis Howell Central (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

Lutheran St. Charles (3-1) at Cardinal Ritter (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

East St. Louis (2-2) at O’Fallon (4-0), Saturday, 1 p.m.

Duchesne (2-2) at St. Mary’s (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

Lift for Life (3-1) at Brentwood (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

Lindbergh (3-1) at Summit (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

Parkway North (3-1) at Ladue (2-2), Friday, 7 p.m.

Oakville (3-1) at Eureka (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

*Shannon Dowell commits to Illinois State

O’Fallon High girls’ basketball standout Shannon Dowell gave a verbal commitment to Illinois State University last weekend. A 5’10” senior guard, Dowell is one of the top returning players

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