Morning Sports Report – January 15, 2019


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs will make history Sunday evening when they host New England in the AFC championship game. It’s only the third time ever that KC has been involved in an AFC title game and it’ll be the first time ever that the Chiefs will be playing an AFC championship game at home. So it will be Clark Hunt’s team playing for the Lamar Hunt trophy that goes to the AFC winner. How sweet will that be?

Back in mid-October, the Chiefs lost to the Patriots in New England 43-40 in a Thursday night shootout. Andy Reid says the Pats will be a challenge.

“This isn’t their first rodeo here. They’ve done this a few times. And arguably, if not the, one of the greatest dynasties in the game. So our players will go through the process this week of getting ready to play a good football team and focus in on what we need to do to do that,” said Reid.

And don’t forget you can watch this historic football game right here on KOLR10.

It’s the 12-5 New England Patriots visiting the 13-4 Kansas City Chiefs. Kickoff is at 5:40 right here on KOLR10.

The Chiefs are four point favorites over the Patriots.

High school football news this morning.

Springfield Catholic quarterback Tyson Riley announced last night on twitter that he’s going to go to play football at the United States Military Academy.

Riley accounted for more than 2100 yards as a senior, 1600 of those on the ground. He rushed for 28 touchdowns and threw for three, and for the second year in a row, Riley was a first-team all-state selection as a defensive back.

The Black Knights were 11-2 last season including wins over Air Force and the Naval Academy.

It was also a big weekend for area basketball teams.

The Missouri State Bears rallied from 14 points down to beat Bradley Saturday night.3

Tulio Da Silva was named the Valley’s player and newcomer of the week. Da Silva had two 20 point efforts in the Bears wins at Indiana State and Bradley.

On the Lady Bears side, Jasmine Franklin won newcomer of the week for a second straight week. Franklin grabbed a career high 14 rebounds against Southern Illinois Sunday.

Also Drury’s Hailey Diestlekamp was named the GLVC player of the week after averaging 24 points per game last week.

I’m Dan Lucy with your Ozarks First web sports.

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