HS Football Game Notes; A Preview of Kearney @ Liberty

Conferences: Liberty (Suburban Middle Six), Kearney (Suburban Small Six)

#9 ranked Kearney @ #7 ranked Liberty Friday August, 29 at 7p Live on KSMO at William Jewell College. Both Schools are participating in a new classification this season as Kearney goes to Class 4 from Class 5 and Liberty to Class 5 from Class 6. This should be a very competitive game with the Liberty Blue Jays coming off a tough game in Week one versus 2013 Class 5 State Champion Lees Summit West. Quarterback AJ Cambric and running back Devon Bryant leading Liberty’s offense versus a strong Kearney Bulldog team whose defense shut out St. Joe Central in week one. Keep an eye out for Junior Linebacker #11 Cale Garrett. On Offense for Kearney QB Johnny Weidmaier completed 90% of his passes in week one for 151 yards and 2 TD’s. On the ground  Zack Davis and Reagan Frakes combined for 17 carries, 192 yards and 4 TD’s of the teams 268 rushing yards. Davis also hauled in 6 receptions for 129 yards and 1 TD last week.

MaxPreps State Rankings: Liberty #7, Kearney #9

Liberty: Chad Frigon (17-16-0)
Kearney : Greg Jones (66-20-0) 2009 Class 4 State Champion

Kearney 1-0 (49-0) v St. Joe Central
Liberty 0-1 (Lost 14-44) to Lees Summit West

Liberty Team Stats
Rush 38 car, 190 yards
Pass 10-23, 173
AJ Cambric PASS: 10-23, 173 yds, 1 tds
Devon Bryant 25 carries, 120 yards, 1 TD
Robert Rawie 8 carries, 40 yards
AJ Cambric 5 car, 30 yards
Xavier Hinkle 2 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
Devon Bryant 2 rec , 46 yards
Nick Kern 1 rec , 33 yards

Kearney Team Stats
37 carries 268 yards
10-12 passing , 180 yards, 2 touchdowns
Defense 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery
Johnny Weidmaier 9-10, 151 yards, 2 TD
Zack Davis 1-1 29 yards
Zack Davis 4 car, 107 yards
Reagan Frakes 13 car, 85 yards, 4 TD
Jake Gassman 4 car, 24 yards
Nate Latz 5 car, 24 yards
Coalten Klenda 2 car, 15 yards
Jacob Marshall 3 car, 12 yards
Aaron Mello 1 car, 8 yards
Johnny Weidmaier 2 car, 2 yards, 1 TD
Logan Hick 1car, 1 yard
Zack Davis 6 rec, 129 yards 1TD
Ryan Hoffman 1 rec, 29 yards
Coalten Klenda 2 rec, 17 yards, 1TD
Jake Gassman 1 rec, 5yards

Niles Media Group offers training program

Niles Media Group producing the NCAA Baseball Regional in Louisiana for ESPN.

Niles Media Group producing the NCAA Baseball Regional in Louisiana for ESPN.

Are you interested in a career in sports media but don’t know how to get started?

Coming up June 9-11, Niles Media Group will offer a camera training program ran by sports broadcast media professionals.

Once you’ve gone through this three-day training program, you’ll be available to work events this fall ranging from high school to college football, among other opportunities.


The training runs from 3-7 p.m. each night and there are limited spots available.

You will learn basic field electronic setup, sports broadcast camera safety, setup and operation, as well as the terminology needed to run a camera during a live sporting event.

This is only for people who are serious about working in sports broadcast media.

If you’re interested in signing up for one of the few remaining spots, please contact Angie Paprocki at Angie@nilesmediagroup.com.

Kansas HS Track & Field Championships, NCAA Baseball on tap for Niles Media Group this weekend

Neil and Ryan Harwell calling the Kansas HS Track and Field championships last spring.

Neil and Ryan Harwell calling the Kansas HS Track and Field championships last spring.

LIBERTY, Mo. – Another busy weekend ahead for Niles Media Group as they get set to produce the Kansas High School Track and Field State Championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita, Kansas for KS22-Cox Communications, and also the Louisiana-Lafayette NCAA Baseball Regional for ESPN3.

The track and field events on Friday and through 3 p.m. on Saturday will be webcast through PlayOn Sports on the NFHS Network.

Starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, the championships can be seen on KS22-Cox Communications.

Neil and Ryan Harwell will be your broadcasters throughout the championships.

Further south, Niles Media Group will be producing NCAA Baseball on ESPN3 at the Louisiana-Lafayette Regional as part of the Road to Omaha.

Niles Media Group gets ready for Louisiana-Lafayette NCAA Baseball regional.

Niles Media Group gets ready for Louisiana-Lafayette NCAA Baseball regional.

Here’s the schedule for the four-team regional this weekend.

Friday, May 30 – 1pm CT- San Diego St vs Mississippi St. (Game 1)
Friday, May 30 – 6pm CT- Louisiana-Lafayette vs Jackson State. (Game 2)

Saturday, May 31 – 1pm CT- Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2 – (Game 3)
Saturday, May 31 – 6pm CT- Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2 – (Game 4)

Sunday, June 1 – 1pm CT- Loser Game 4 vs Winner Game 3 – (Game 5)
Sunday, June 1 – 6pm CT- winner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 4 – (Game 6)

Monday, June 2 – 6pm CT- IF NEEDED

The winner moves on to the Super Regional to face the winner of the Mississippi Regional, which consists of host Mississippi, Washington, Georgia Tech and Jacksonville State.

The entire 2014 NCAA Baseball bracket can be seen here.


Three MIAA Football players selected in 2014 NFL Draft

Pittsburg State WR John Brown goes up against Lindewood CB Pierre Desir last fall in St. Charles, Mo.

Pittsburg State WR John Brown goes up against Lindewood CB Pierre Desir last fall in St. Charles, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The MIAA conference has been no stranger to success on the football field in recent years, culminating with Northwest Missouri State’s National Championship last fall after an undefeated 15-0 season.

But success wasn’t simply limited to team achievements as John Brown of Pittsburg State, Pierre Desir of Lindenwood and Brandon Dixon of Northwest Missouri State were all selected in the NFL draft.

Brown, the standout receiver and return man for Pittsburg State, was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round with the No. 91 overall pick. Brown finished the 2013 season with 61 receptions for 1,198 yards and 14 touchdowns, also adding 653 yards and a touchdown in the return game as well.

Desir, the long-armed shutdown cornerback from Lindenwood, was selected by the Cleveland Browns in fourth round with the No. 127 pick overall. Desir managed four interceptions, eight pass breakups and 12 passes defensed in 2013 despite not being challenged by opposing offenses. Desir’s ability was widely known around the league and teams didn’t want to challenge the athletically gifted defensive back.

Dixon, the National Champion cornerback from Northwest Missouri State, was selected by the New York Jets in the sixth round with the No. 195 overall pick. Dixon was a tone-setter for the dominant Bearcats defense and just like Desir, Dixon wasn’t challenged often but still managed 11 pass breakups and 12 passes defensed in 2013.

The MIAA showcases the best Division II football in the country, both from a team, coaching and individual talent level perspective.

Catch all of the action of the next group of standout players this fall on the MIAA Television Network, produced by Niles Media Group.

High School Football 2014

The KSMO-TV 2014 High School Game of the Week will be featuring many of the best High School Football teams in the Metro. Ten weeks of areas best prep Football athletes with all games scheduled to air Live at 7p on KSMO-TV starting Friday Aug. 29. More information to come on each game as we near the season and we are looking forward to another exciting season of High School Football.

8/29 Kearney @ Liberty

9/5 Blue Springs* @ Blue Springs South

9/12 Olathe East @ Olathe South

9/19 Staley @ Fort Osage

9/26 Bishop Miege @ St. Thomas Aquinas

10/3 Lees Summit @ Park Hill

10/10 Blue Springs* @ Lees Summit West*

10/17 Liberty North @ North Kansas City

10/24 Lawrence @ Olathe North

10/31 Blue Valley* @ Blue Valley NorthWest
*defending State Champion