Saturday, October 13, 2012
Maplewood Richmond Heights senior quarterback Kahlid Hagens passed for 194 yards.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils came from behind twice, to finally beat Cardinal Ritter Friday night, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports. "He completed seven of 10 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 76 yards and two scores to lead the Blue Devils to a 38-30 win over the host Lions in a non-conference game." Read the full article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. MRH completes its regular season next Friday at home against John Burroughs (currently 6-0).
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Kahlid Hagens scored 32 points in the win, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team started 2012 with a victory. Kahlid Hagens led the Blue Devils to a win over Bayless on Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The win follows a second-place finish at the Poplar Bluff Showdown Tournament in Poplar Bluff (MO), where the Blue Devils barely lost to Booker T. Washington High School (Memphis) by one point in the championship game. The next game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday against Valley Park. * denotes South Central Athletic Association conference game.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
These Blue Devils were recognized for great football seasons.
The big news in local high school sports came early Friday afternoon, when The Associated Press All-State Football Teams were announced. It happened after voting ended among a panel of statewide sportswriters and sportscasters. Four players from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School were named to the all-state football list. In Class 2, juniors Wes Williams (linebacker) and Karon Thomas (defensive back) were selected to the First-Team squad, while teammates junior Kahlid Hagens (quarterback) and senior Kashon Hagens (wide receiver) were named to the Second-Team unit. Williams, one of the most productive linebackers in the area this past season, led the Devils (11-3) with 133 tackles (88 solo) and also had three quarterback sacks, five …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Devils lost in the state semifinal game.
Following two playoff games where the Blue Devils found ways to win when it looked bleak, the Maplewood Richmond Heights team was beat all four quarters on Saturday. MRH’s season came to an end in the Class 2 state semifinal game at Lamar in a 20-7 loss to the team from the west side of the state. “We were never really able to get going. Credit to their front four,” MRH acting coach Sterling Finney said. He said Lamar’s front four played a stronger game than MRH, and that was the difference. It wasn’t only a size difference, he said. “You could just tell through the whole course of the game, they looked more hungry,” Finney said. “The semifinals were on the line. They played like it and we didn’t.” MRH junior quarterback Kahlid Hagens …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Junior quarterback Kahlid Hagens missed last year's semifinals game because of a health issue. This year, he's ready for the rematch.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
A slow start leads to a momentum shift and a quarterfinal win for the Devils.
Maplewood Richmond Heights football once again won a game that had the Blue Devils fans on the edge of their seats. MRH (11-2) was down 13-0 early, but rallied to finish with a 36-29 Class 2 state quarterfinal win over Caruthersville (11-2). (More photos are available on our Blue Devils Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MRHBlueDevils) Combined, there were eight fumbles, and MRH accounted for five of those. It was an MRH fumble on the second possession that led to the Tigers’ first score, when Elbie Fonda ran 40 yards to score less than halfway into the quarter. Fonda had 31 touchdowns on the year, and at first it looked like he was going to have his way with the Devils. He scored again from scrimmage, then ran a kickoff all the way back …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The Eagles held the Blue Devils to 79 yards of offense but fell short in the end.
It was almost an “on any given Monday night” kind of game for Brentwood. The underdog Eagles held Maplewood Richmond Heights like no team has done all year, but in the end came up short. The Blue Devils finally found a way to overcome host Brentwood 7-0 in the sectional state playoff game. The Devils had beat the Eagles 55-0 in the second week of the regular season. With 3:15 left on the clock, MRH junior Aaron Spudich stripped the ball from Brentwood senior Danny Lynch. MRH junior Kahlid Hagens scooped up the ball and sprinted 80 yards for the game's first and only score. “Touchdown, that’s all I thought in my mind,” Hagens said. “Touchdown. The game is over.” "Kahlid is a super star," said MRH assistant coach Sterling Finney, who is …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Brandon Gregory has been suspended for the season, but his team stayed focused.
Motivation didn’t seem to be a problem Wednesday night for the Maplewood Richmond Heights football team. The Devils rolled visiting Principia 38-0 in the first playoff game of the postseason, improving the Blue Devils' overall record to 9-2. Principia’s season ended at 2-8. (More photos are available on our Blue Devils Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MRHBlueDevils) The Blue Devils were playing their third game without head coach Brandon Gregory. It came out today that Gregory was suspended without pay on Oct. 18 for an incident with a student, and will be gone for the remainder of the season. Assistant coach Sterling Finney was in command, and said the team is taking Gregory’s suspension as an opportunity to teach overcoming adversity. “…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Devils score touchdowns in five different ways in blowout victory of St. Louis charter school.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights football team finished off the 2011 regular season and clinched the MSHSAA Class 2 District 4 championship in grand style Thursday night, with a whopping 75-6 win over the Lift for Life Academy of St. Louis. The Blue Devils, who are now 8-2 this season and remain the highest-ranked St. Louis-area team in Class 2 at No. 7 in the state, earned themselves a berth in the state playoffs, which begin on Wednesday, November 2, and the right to host that game, which will be against the runner-up team from District 3. The Class 2 District 3 championship will be settled on Saturday, when Principia High School hosts Brentwood at 1 p.m. The winner of that game will get a home playoff game next Wednesday, while the loser…
Saturday, October 22, 2011
"Instant Oatmeal" Karon Thomas leads the Devils with three interceptions and two touchdowns.
It would be tempting to say that Maplewood Richmond Heights football ran on autopilot Friday night, as they trampled Northwest Academy at home with head coach Brandon Gregory away for personal reasons. (Find more MRH Blue Devils photos on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MRHBlueDevils) The Blue Devils clinched the top spot in their district after defeating the Hornets (2-7) 54-7, with assistant coach Sterling Finney in charge, stretching MRH's record to 7-2. “Gregory has created this well-oiled machine,” Finney said. “Honestly it didn’t matter who was in the forefront. He’s created this, and it was just my job that I kept it going.” Stand-out personal personal performances powered the machine, though. Sophomore “Instant Oatmeal” Karon…