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Kirkwood vs. Rockwood Summit - 4pm

September 13, 2012
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The third game of the Great American Football Classicwill feature the Kirkwood Pioneers facing the Rockwood Summit Falcons. The Pioneers have won the past 2 meetings between the two schools but this year much more is riding on the line. Both schools enter this game undefeated in the Suburban South Conference. Kirkwood is ranked as the area’s #1 team while Summit is ranked #7.

Kirkwood finished last season with an overall record of 12-1 on their way to an appearance in the Class 5 Show-Me Bowl. The Pioneers lost that game and finished as runner-ups in the Class. The Pioneers will return 6 starters, led by senior quarterback Jordan Bishop, who returns after splitting time under center last season. Bishop finished the 2011 season with 940 yards passing and 19 passing touchdowns. The backfield will feature junior Ramon Alton at running back. Alton rushed for 1,177 yards and 17 touchdowns a season ago. The wide receiver core will be highlighted by senior Andre Harris and junior Antonio Weston. The defense returns 5 starters from last season. The Pioneers will run a 4-2-5 defensive scheme. Senior Tony Leachman will line up at the defensive end position as well as seeing time on the offensive line. Leachman recorded 52 tackles and 8 sacks as a junior last season. Jordan Bishop will also see time as a defensive back where he recorded 66 tackles, a sack and 2 interceptions a year ago.

The Summit Falcons are looking to get the bitter taste of last season out of their mouths. The Falcons ended the 2011 season on a last-second two-point conversion to tie the game against Webster Groves. Summit finished the season with an overall record of 6-4. Senior James Crockett leads the run-heavy Falcon offense as quarterback.  Senior Ian McIntosh returns from a 1,368 yard and 16 touchdown performance last season as running back. The defense will be highlighted by a University of Missouri commitment in Eric Beisel. Beisel recorded 110 tackles last season as a junior. The Falcon defense has not allowed more than 14 points in their first 3 games this season.

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