Nichls Kenny - Chillicothe MO paper - 20-11-1984
of 16th annual Missouri football championships Both players are double threats. Lammers has 1,000 yards rushing and over 500 yards in receptions. LePage, a good runner out of the pocket, has on 99 of 160 aerials for 1,420 yards and touchdowns. He has also run over four himself and kicked a bundle extra Joplin Parkwood, coached by former Trenton Dewey Combs, who pocketed his 200th victory this season. He has a 203-65-8 record, including three 4-A championship titles in his great coaching career. Parkwood notched playoff appearances in 1979 the quarterfinals) and 1982 (making the in addition to its three championships.. Bears feature the running talents of Jeff who has rushed for more than 1,000 yards being converted from defensive back in the game of the season. Parkwood also features a quality passing combination in quarterback Sean Sadler and split end Sohosky. Sadler replaced veteran David Knob Noster, now 11-1, relies on the running of Matt Rest, who has rushed for 1,300 yards and scored 14 touchdowns this season. Quarterback Greg Burton has proven himself to be a double- threat, rushing for six touchdowns and throwing for six more. Mike Wutke is in his second year at the controls of the Panthers. ROCK PORT VS. APPLETON CITY Stew Cline, former Unionville football coach, is in his fifth year as head at Rock Port. He has put together a 41-8-4 record at the northwest Missouri school. Rock Port, now 12-0, is making its fifth trip to the playoffs. After taking second in 1970, the Blue Jays qualified in 1977,1978 and 1980, losing each year in the first round. The Blue Jay players to watch are bruising running running backs Todd Irvine and Tim Minter. Both are near the 1,000-yard mark on the season. Cline has commented that he has coached only one player who was a better all-around player than Irvin and that was All-State running back-linebacker Ronnie Roof of Unionville, whom Chillicothe fans remember well. Irvine, Minter and 6-2, 221-pound tackle Leisman are the leaders on defense. Appleton City, now 12-0, is in its fifth appearance. This marks the first time the Appleton City have made it as far-as the championship finals. All four previous appearances (1978, 1980,1981 and 1983) ended in quarterfinal Appleton City features a balanced offensive attack. Ricky Boin has rushed for 1,271 yards eight touchdowns. Quarterback Tommy Hackett thrown for nearly 700 yards and 16 touchdowns. Kenny Nichols has caught 22 passes for 521 and 14 touchdowns. Tackle Clint KlmkficK (6-3, 180) is the leading tackier on defense. Rock Port reached the finals by squeezing Marcelme, 6-3, at Rock Port last Saturday in mud.