The Extra Point: Game of the Week: Moberly at Fulton

2 years 8 months 1 week ago September 12, 2014 Sep 12, 2014 Friday, September 12 2014 Friday, September 12, 2014 8:51:00 AM CDT in Friday Night Fever
By: John Zupon, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

FULTON - The first, and obvious, wish is for no rain. Two of the three weeks of this high school football season have had rain in the mix. Get the KOMU 8 Weather App to check if your game will be dry or not. But in case there is rain, teams have had plenty of practice with a wet ball. Moberly is heading to Fulton to take on the Hornets for this weeks game of the week.

Who: Moberly Spartans (1-2) at Fulton Hornets (2-1).

When: Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m.

Where: Fulton High School 1 Hornet Dr. Fulton, MO 65251

Distance: 57.5 miles, or about a 57 minute drive

Significance: This will be Moberly's second time in our game of the week, but they are hoping for a different outcome against a similar opponent. Week two they played Osage and lost. Osage is in class three, like Fulton, but has a very good team, like Fulton. Moberly did break the slump by winning last week against Kirksville and they are hoping to continue, going from slump to streak. Fulton has started off much like they did last year and they are also hoping for a different outcome, making it deep into the postseason. 

Class 4 - District 7

1. Helias Catholic (3-0)
2. Warrenton (3-0)
3. Mexico (2-1)
4. Hannibal (2-1)
5. Moberly (1-2)
6. Marshall (0-3)
7. Liberty (0-3)
8. Kirksville (0-3)

Class 3 - District 6

1. Blair Oaks (3-0)
2. California (3-0)
3. Fulton (2-1)
4. Eldon (1-2)
5. Versailles (1-2)
6. Owensville (1-2)
7. Southern Boone (0-3)
8. Boonville (0-3) 

 

Fulton Hornets (1-2): The Hornets are starting off much like they did last year. Last season, Fulton started off winning four of their first five but losing close games, late in the season. The latter part of that is what they are trying to change. Their only loss so far this year has been to fellow district three opponent, Osage. If Fulton wants to really change the result that they had last season, then they need to win the close ones and beat district rivals.

Player to Watch
: Devin Gibson, senior WR - Although Gibson only has seven receptions on the season, they have been for big yards. In the most decisive win of the season, Gibson hauled in four catches for 100 yards and scored three TDs. If the Hornets expect to win they need to get him just as involved if junior RB Travis Dean does not play.

Moberly Spartans (1-2): They have been a surprise. I did not expect Moberly to pull out a win against Kirksville, but they did. It is hard to predict this team, because they have lost to two district three opponents, but won against a district four. Being in a higher or lower district does not mean you have better or worse team, but it is usually a good indication.

Player to Watch: Greg Bain, senior RB - Bain has, for the second time been my player to watch. Since Moberly has yet to catch total fire, Bain needs to be the senior leader of this team. Bain will need to regain form from last season, in which he was named All-Conference and All-District. He needs to do this because of the lack of senior leadership at the quarterback position.

Prediction: This game will go one of two ways, Moberly squeaks by or Fulton continues to put up this huge offensive production they have been showing since losing in week one. I want to pull for the Spartans, but Fulton's offense just looks too good, especially if they get Dean back and continue the production with Gibson.

Moberly - 28
Fulton - 41

Tweet me what you think about my prediction at @JMZupon. Tweet your game photos to @komunews or @komusports, or email us at Photos@komu.com. Instagram works too, @komunews.
Be sure to watch Friday Night Fever at 10 p.m. on Friday night to see how your favorite team fared in week five.

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