Area seniors go out winners
West defeats East in all-star football game
Even though the Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma Club Grin Iron Classic was for charity, players on both sides wanted to win.
Friday night marked the 14th installment of the all-star game in Springfield, which featured the best recently-graduated seniors in southwest Missouri.
Two players from Cassville, Dalton Jett and Gabe Kirk, graced the 44-man West All-Star roster and ended their prep careers with a win.
Kirk and Jett helped lead the West All-Stars to the title, shutting out the East in a 27-0 rout.
The East Team was haunted by turnovers on several promising drives.
Former Carl Junction running back Keynan Scheurich opened the scoring for the West with a 52-yard touchdown run.
In the fourth quarter, he punched in two more touchdowns in back-to-back possessions with runs of 57 and four to give the West a 21-0 edge.
Scheurich finished with 20 carries for 200 yards and earned the Offensive MVP award.