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WEEK 2 MISSOURIAN FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Jackson welcomes familiar coach tonight vs. Lindbergh (08/26/16)
Gravitational pull is a powerful force of nature. Sun and Earth. Earth and moon. The Pit and Nathan Norman. Any draw between the latter two, the home football field of the Jackson Indians and one of its all-time great players in Norman, can no longer be denied...
WEEK 2 MISSOURIAN FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Jackson welcomes familiar coach tonight vs. Lindbergh (08/26/16)
Gravitational pull is a powerful force of nature. Sun and Earth. Earth and moon. The Pit and Nathan Norman. Any draw between the latter two, the home football field of the Jackson Indians and one of its all-time great players in Norman, can no longer be denied...
Sikeston, Kennett set to face off for first time in four seasons (08/25/16)
The last time Sikeston met Kennett on the gridiron, the Bulldogs celebrated its 600th all-time victory in program history with a 56-0 win over the Indians at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
SD: Prep Football Glance -- Week 2 (08/25/16)
Charleston at Hayti Records: Charleston 0-1; Hayti 1-0 Series History: Hayti leads 9-5 Last Meeting: 2015, Hayti won 36-14 Last Week: Charleston lost to Sikeston 52-0; Hayti defeated Thayer 26-0 Outlook: Charleston has lost 22 games in-a-row and failed to score last week, gaining just 79 total yards. ...
Sikeston, Kennett set to face off for first time in four seasons (08/25/16)
The last time Sikeston met Kennett on the gridiron, the Bulldogs celebrated its 600th all-time victory in program history with a 56-0 win over the Indians at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
2016 Missouri Media football rankings -- Week 2 (08/23/16)
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 14-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribune; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan; Larry Thornton, KSDK radio; Cameron Teague-Robinson, The Columbia Tribune; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Rance Burger, The Springfield News-Leader; Cody Thorn, The St. ...
SD ROUNDUP: Sikeston, Oran volleyball win season opener (08/23/16)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Sikeston volleyball team swept SEMO Conference foe Cape Central in straight sets 25-13, 25-21 to open its season. No other information was provided. JV -- Cape Central won 25-17, 25-19 Oran 2, Kennett 1 ORAN, Mo. -- The Eagles won in three sets over visiting Kennett during both team's season debut. Oran won the first set 25-21, lost the second 20-25 and took the third set 25-23...
MISSOURIAN FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Chaffee football rolls past Crystal City in season opener (08/21/16)
The Chaffee football team opened its campaign with a win for a second consecutive season, rolling past visiting Crystal City 39-19 on Friday at Chaffee High School. It was the first time since last year's opener -- a 20-14 victory over Grandview -- that the Red Devils held an opponent under 20 points...
MISSOURIAN FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Chaffee football rolls past Crystal City in season opener (08/21/16)
The Chaffee football team opened its campaign with a win for a second consecutive season, rolling past visiting Crystal City 39-19 on Friday at Chaffee High School. It was the first time since last year's opener -- a 20-14 victory over Grandview -- that the Red Devils held an opponent under 20 points...
Cape Central football team falls to state-ranked Liberty in Pixley's debut (08/20/16)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. -- No one really ever knows what to expect from the season opener, and for the Cape Girardeau Central football team, that was the case Friday night. Buried deep in the Ozarks more than two hours away from home, Central found itself ahead late in the third quarter against a Liberty team beginning its season with high hopes...
Jackson football handles Hickman in season opener (08/20/16)
An 18-yard run up the middle by senior running back Bryndan Reid was all it took to change the outlook of the Jackson Indians. It came on the Indians' first offensive play of the season, after senior defensive back Landen Pehle intercepted a pass from Hickman quarterback Deven Crane that caromed off the hands of his receiver...
Kennett football team routs Fredericktown 57-10 in Week 1 (08/21/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - The Kennett Indians defense wasted little time getting down to business Friday night against the Fredericktown Blackcats. The Indians collected two tackles for a loss in the opening three plays of the game and did not allow a first down before Fredericktown was forced to punt...
Kennett football team routs Fredericktown 57-10 in Week 1 (08/20/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - The Kennett Indians defense wasted little time getting down to business Friday night against the Fredericktown Blackcats. The Indians collected two tackles for a loss in the opening three plays of the game and did not allow a first down before Fredericktown was forced to punt...
Dexter struggles on the road against Ste. Genevieve (08/20/16)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- The Dexter Bearcats had a rough beginning to the Kevin Goltra era Friday night, falling on the road to Ste. Genevieve 35-6. Goltra, in his first game as head coach of the Bearcats, watched as his new power running attack struggled to gain yards against the stout Dragon defense. Dexter managed just four first downs and 79 total yards in the game, scoring their only touchdown in the third quarter on a Payton Tinnin 13-yard run...
New-look Malden dominates NMCC (08/20/16)
"We were three-dimensional tonight. These aren't new positions for these guys, it's just that they haven't started in them, they haven't been in the spotlight yet."
Sikeston continues winning streak over Charleston (08/20/16)
Friday's win marked Sikeston's 17th victory in the last 20 meetings with Charleston. Sikeston leads the all-time series 93-34-4.
Caruthersville gains big edge early in romp over Portageville (08/20/16)
"Our offensive line was terrible. We couldn't throw. We didn't give (Torrey) time to throw. Some of that is just pride."
East Prairie throttles Kelly to open season (08/20/16)
"To come out and get a win is a big time positive for our program. Hats off to Kelly for coming out, playing hard and giving us all they had. We're proud of those young men for fighting like they did tonight and playing as hard as they did."
Poplar Bluff football team routs Riverview Gardens in first game at new stadium (08/20/16)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The first game at the new Mules Stadium started late and ended early with a 48-8 win by Poplar Bluff. Kickoff was just over 40 minutes late as visiting Riverview Gardens of St. Louis couldn't get the team bus above 60 mph, making an already long trip longer. The Rams were given as much time as needed to warm up, but the wait didn't slow the Mules...
Poplar Bluff football team routs Riverview Gardens in first game at new stadium (08/20/16)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The first game at the new Mules Stadium started late and ended early with a 48-8 win by Poplar Bluff. Kickoff was just over 40 minutes late as visiting Riverview Gardens of St. Louis couldn't get the team bus above 60 mph, making an already long trip longer. The Rams were given as much time as needed to warm up, but the wait didn't slow the Mules...
Cape Central football team falls to state-ranked Liberty in Pixley's debut (08/20/16)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. -- No one really ever knows what to expect from the season opener, and for the Cape Girardeau Central football team, that was the case Friday night. Buried deep in the Ozarks more than two hours away from home, Central found itself ahead late in the third quarter against a Liberty team beginning its season with high hopes...
Caruthersville gains big edge early in romp over Portageville (08/20/16)
"Our offensive line was terrible. We couldn't throw. We didn't give (Torrey) time to throw. Some of that is just pride."
East Prairie throttles Kelly to open season (08/20/16)
"To come out and get a win is a big time positive for our program. Hats off to Kelly for coming out, playing hard and giving us all they had. We're proud of those young men for fighting like they did tonight and playing as hard as they did."
Sikeston continues winning streak over Charleston (08/20/16)
Friday's win marked Sikeston's 17th victory in the last 20 meetings with Charleston. Sikeston leads the all-time series 93-34-4.
Jackson football handles Hickman in season opener (08/20/16)
An 18-yard run up the middle by senior running back Bryndan Reid was all it took to change the outlook of the Jackson Indians. It came on the Indians' first offensive play of the season, after senior defensive back Landen Pehle intercepted a pass from Hickman quarterback Deven Crane that caromed off the hands of his receiver...
Chaffee football rolls past Crystal City 39-19 in season opener (08/20/16)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee football team opened its campaign with a win for a second consecutive season, rolling past visiting Crystal City 39-19 on Friday in Chaffee, Missouri. It was the first time since last year's opener -- a 20-14 victory over Grandview -- that the Red Devils held an opponent under 20 points...
Chaffee football rolls past Crystal City 39-19 in season opener (08/20/16)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee football team opened its campaign with a win for a second consecutive season, rolling past visiting Crystal City 39-19 on Friday in Chaffee, Missouri. It was the first time since last year's opener -- a 20-14 victory over Grandview -- that the Red Devils held an opponent under 20 points...
August 19, 2016 Scoreboard (08/19/16)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Football is here: Scott City opens season with Green Up Game (08/19/16)
While the jury is out on what kind of football season Scott City will have, history says the Rams have a good chance at victory as it opens its season tonight at home against Grandview. Scott City will launch the 2015 campaign tonight with its Green Up Game, and the Rams have a perfect 3-0 record in Green Up Games, which raises money for organ donation in honor of former player Dominic Hooper, who died in an ATV accident in February of 2014 after his senior football season...
Football is here: Scott City opens season with Green Up Game (08/19/16)
While the jury is out on what kind of football season Scott City will have, history says the Rams have a good chance at victory as it opens its season tonight at home against Grandview. Scott City will launch the 2015 campaign tonight with its Green Up Game, and the Rams have a perfect 3-0 record in Green Up Games, which raises money for organ donation in honor of former player Dominic Hooper, who died in an ATV accident in February of 2014 after his senior football season...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 (08/18/16)
Sikeston at Charleston 2015 Records: Sikeston 7-4; Charleston 0-10 Series History: Sikeston leads 92-34-4 Last Meeting: 2015, Sikeston won 53-6 Outlook: Sikeston has won eight-straight in the series and dominated the last two meetings by a total of 119-26. ...
New coach steps in to lead new-look Cape Central football team (08/18/16)
With a new coach and without the program's most prolific player of all time, the Cape Girardeau Central football team is bound to have plenty of opportunities this year. New coach Arlen Pixley steps in to replace Nathan Norman, who led Central to three straight Class 4 final four trips, including a runner-up finish in 2014...
Jackson football team leaning on brotherhood this season (08/18/16)
Jackson football coach Brent Eckley has called his program a brotherhood before, but not until this season has he felt so strongly that it's ingrained in his team's identity. That bond is what has stood out to Eckley, who is set to begin his fifth season leading the Indians, so far...
Hungry senior class leads the way for Scott City football team in 2016 (08/18/16)
Eighth-year coach Jim May makes no bones about what he's been stressing to his team, which has seen promising starts the last two seasons ultimately fade into a futile quest for the program's first winning season since 2007. "Physical," May said of his team's approach. ...
Chaffee football team aims to continue building momentum (08/18/16)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Red Devils program is looking to continue its climb from the valley of a winless season that immediately followed the mountain peak year of 2013, when Chaffee won its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years in a 9-2 campaign. After a dramatic drop to an 0-9 season in 2014, the ascent has been steady for the Red Devils, who have adopted the current wave of no-huddle, spread offenses under veteran coach Charlie Vickery, a 1970 graduate of the school...
St. Vincent football team begins season with experienced core (08/18/16)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Experience is destined to leave its mark as the St. Vincent football team gets its season underway. After back-to-back second-round exits against powerhouse Valle Catholic in the Class 1 District 1 tournament, the Indians return their most seasoned group in recent memory...
Kelly football team looks for youth to carry the load in 2016 (08/18/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Kelly football team knows what it's getting into; coach Lance Powers understands the impact of graduating 15 seniors. "We're young this year, that's for sure," he said. "You can't hide it." The Hawks enter just their third season of varsity football looking to retool and find a new core, which looks like it may come from a big group of sophomores and a few impact freshman...
JACKSON INDIANS (08/18/16)
Jackson football coach Brent Eckley has called his program a brotherhood before, but not until this season has he felt so strongly that it's ingrained in his team's identity. That bond is what has stood out to Eckley, who is set to begin his fifth season leading the Indians, so far...
CAPE CENTRAL TIGERS (08/18/16)
With a new coach and without the program's most prolific player of all time, the Cape Girardeau Central football team is bound to have plenty of opportunities this year. New coach Arlen Pixley steps in to replace Nathan Norman, who led Central to three straight Class 4 final four trips, including a runner-up finish in 2014...
SCOTT CITY RAMS (08/18/16)
Eighth-year coach Jim May makes no bones about what he's been stressing to his team, which has seen promising starts the last two seasons ultimately fade into a futile quest for the program's first winning season since 2007. "Physical," May said of his team's approach. ...
Perryville football team hopes to continue upward trend (08/18/16)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Coach Mike Wojtczuk is pleased with the upward trajectory of the Perryville football program, but he's not content with falling back in line. The Pirates wrapped up the 2015 regular season with their first winning record in Wojtczuk's tenure before being walloped by Farmington 64-14 in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 tournament, ending their campaign at .500 with a 5-5 mark...
Perryville football team hopes to continue upward trend (08/18/16)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Coach Mike Wojtczuk is pleased with the upward trajectory of the Perryville football program, but he's not content with falling back in line. The Pirates wrapped up the 2015 regular season with their first winning record in Wojtczuk's tenure before being walloped by Farmington 64-14 in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 tournament, ending their campaign at .500 with a 5-5 mark...
Chaffee football team aims to continue building momentum (08/18/16)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Red Devils program is looking to continue its climb from the valley of a winless season that immediately followed the mountain peak year of 2013, when Chaffee won its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years in a 9-2 campaign. After a dramatic drop to an 0-9 season in 2014, the ascent has been steady for the Red Devils, who have adopted the current wave of no-huddle, spread offenses under veteran coach Charlie Vickery, a 1970 graduate of the school...
St. Vincent football team begins season with experienced core (08/18/16)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Experience is destined to leave its mark as the St. Vincent football team gets its season underway. After back-to-back second-round exits against powerhouse Valle Catholic in the Class 1 District 1 tournament, the Indians return their most seasoned group in recent memory...
Kelly football team looks for youth to carry the load in 2016 (08/18/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Kelly football team knows what it's getting into; coach Lance Powers understands the impact of graduating 15 seniors. "We're young this year, that's for sure," he said. "You can't hide it." The Hawks enter just their third season of varsity football looking to retool and find a new core, which looks like it may come from a big group of sophomores and a few impact freshman...
2016 Football Preview: Sikeston Bulldogs (08/17/16)
Head coach: Kent Gibbs, 10th season (69-35) 2015 record: 7-4 District: Class 4, District 1 Conference: SEMO North (Cape Central, Farmington, Jackson, Poplar Bluff) Playoff finish: Lost 41-12 to Cape Central in second round of districts Returning starters on offense: 6...
2016 Football Preview: Portageville Bulldogs (08/17/16)
Head coach: Jeff Bullock, 5th season (26-15) 2015 record: 6-4 District: Class 1, District 1 Conference: SEMO West (Chaffee, Hayti, Scott City) Playoff finish: Lost 34-18 to East Prairie in first round of districts Returning starters on offense: 5 Returning starters on defense: 6...
2016 Football Preview: Malden Green Wave (08/17/16)
Head coach: Joel Wyatt, 7th season (58-14) 2015 record: 14-1 District: Class 2, District 1 Conference: SEMO East (Charleston, East Prairie, Kelly) Playoff finish: Lost 37-0 to Lamar in Class 2 state title game Returning starters on offense: 5 Returning starters on defense: 6...
2016 Football Preview: East Prairie Eagles (08/17/16)
Head coach: Chad Jamerson, 5th season (14-28) 2015 record: 6-5 District: Class 2, District 1 Conference: SEMO East (Charleston, Kelly, Malden) Playoff finish: Lost 42-8 to Malden in second round of districts Returning starters on offense: 8 Returning starters on defense: 6...
2016 Football Preview: Charleston Bluejays (08/17/16)
Head coach: Brett Blackman, 7th season (19-44) 2015 record: 0-10 District: Class 2, District 1 Conference: SEMO East (East Prairie, Kelly, Malden) Playoff finish: Lost 63-0 to Malden in first round of districts Returning starters on offense: 10 Returning starters on defense: 11...
2016 Football Preview: Chaffee Red Devils (08/17/16)
Head coach: Charlie Vickery, 12th season (39-71) 2015 record: 3-7 District: Class 1, District 1 Conference: SEMO West (Hayti, Portageville, Scott City) Playoff finish: Lost 48-6 to Mark Twain in first round of districts Returning starters on offense: 7...
2016 Football Preview: New Madrid County Central Eagles (08/17/16)
Head coach: Tyler Fullhart, 1st season 
2015 record: 1-9 District: Class 3, District 1 Conference: SEMO South (Caruthersville, Dexter, Kennett) Playoff finish: Lost 49-6 to Ste. Genevieve in first round of districts Returning starters on offense: 3...
2016 Football Preview: Dexter Bearcats (08/17/16)
Head coach: Kevin Goltra, 1st season 2015 record: 3-7 District: Class 3, District 1 Conference: SEMO South (Caruthersville, Kennett, NMCC) Playoff finish: Lost 49-33 to Park Hills Central in first round of districts Returning starters on offense: 5 Returning starters on defense: 5...
Kennett competes at Dexter Football Jamboree (08/12/16)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Kennett Indians varsity football team went toe-to-toe with three area football programs and held its own Friday night at a four-team football jamboree at Charles Bland Stadium in Dexter. Kennett opened the night by tying New Madrid County Central 2-2 in touchdowns. The Indians followed by tying East Prairie 1-1 in touchdowns before outscoring Dexter 1-0 in touchdowns in its final head-to-head scrimmage...
Kennett competes at Dexter Football Jamboree (08/13/16)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Kennett Indians varsity football team went toe-to-toe with three area football programs and held its own Friday night at a four-team football jamboree at Charles Bland Stadium in Dexter. Kennett opened the night by tying New Madrid County Central 2-2 in touchdowns. The Indians followed by tying East Prairie 1-1 in touchdowns before outscoring Dexter 1-0 in touchdowns in its final head-to-head scrimmage...
Kennett football team hopes to continue recent success (08/12/16)
The Kennett Indians high school football program enters the 2016 season looking to increase its win total for a fourth straight season under fourth-year head coach Aaron Pixley. Kennett graduated 13 seniors, including standout quarterback Edward Wilson, off of last season's squad that finished 8-3...
Scott City, Chaffee, St. Vincent and Kelly get jitters out in football jamboree (08/12/16)
BENTON, Mo. — When the football touched Braden Cox’s hands, the Scott City senior ran like an animal uncaged — shoulders down, legs churning. But what’s the start of football season if not a license to escape the grind of preseason work and punish some people?...
Scott City, Chaffee, St. Vincent and Kelly get jitters out in football jamboree (08/12/16)
BENTON, Mo. — When the football touched Braden Cox’s hands, the Scott City senior ran like an animal uncaged — shoulders down, legs churning. But what’s the start of football season if not a license to escape the grind of preseason work and punish some people?...
Kennett football team hopes to continue recent success (08/12/16)
The Kennett Indians high school football program enters the 2016 season looking to increase its win total for a fourth straight season under fourth-year head coach Aaron Pixley. Kennett graduated 13 seniors, including standout quarterback Edward Wilson, off of last season's squad that finished 8-3...
Caruthersville football team in search of 8th straight winning season (08/10/16)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. - The Caruthersville Tigers enter the 2016 football season looking to put together its eighth straight winning season with a new quarterback. The Tigers graduated starting quarterback Peyton Faulkner off of last season's squad that finished 7-5 and placed second in Class 2, District 1...
Caruthersville football team in search of 8th straight winning season (08/10/16)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. - The Caruthersville Tigers enter the 2016 football season looking to put together its eighth straight winning season with a new quarterback. The Tigers graduated starting quarterback Peyton Faulkner off of last season's squad that finished 7-5 and placed second in Class 2, District 1...
Hayti football team eyes big year in new district (08/09/16)
HAYTI, Mo. - The Hayti Indians enter the 2016 football season looking to build on a 7-4 campaign in 2015 with a new quarterback that is surrounded by a slew of experienced players. The 2016 Hayti football roster is composed of 11 seniors, three juniors, 13 sophomores and eight freshmen...
Hayti football team eyes big year in new district (08/09/16)
HAYTI, Mo. - The Hayti Indians enter the 2016 football season looking to build on a 7-4 campaign in 2015 with a new quarterback that is surrounded by a slew of experienced players. The 2016 Hayti football roster is composed of 11 seniors, three juniors, 13 sophomores and eight freshmen...
Kennett kicks off high school football practice (08/06/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - The Kennett Indians high school football program wrapped up its first week of practice Friday morning at Metz Cherry Stadium. The Indians are currently working on breaking in a new set of upperclassmen after graduating a slew of players off of last season's squad that finished 8-3 and advanced to a Class 3, District 1 semifinal before suffering a 28-21 season-ending loss to Park Hills Central...
Kennett kicks off high school football practice (08/06/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - The Kennett Indians high school football program wrapped up its first week of practice Friday morning at Metz Cherry Stadium. The Indians are currently working on breaking in a new set of upperclassmen after graduating a slew of players off of last season's squad that finished 8-3 and advanced to a Class 3, District 1 semifinal before suffering a 28-21 season-ending loss to Park Hills Central...
SEMO Conference announces official changes for 2016-17 (08/03/16)
The SEMO Conference announced its official changes on Wednesday, all of which go into effect in the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Kelly will join the conference in football, creating four divisions. The Hawks will join Charleston, East Prairie and Malden in the East Division. ...
SEMO Conference announces official changes for 2016-17 (08/03/16)
The SEMO Conference announced its official changes on Wednesday, all of which go into effect in the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Kelly will join the conference in football, creating four divisions. The Hawks will join Charleston, East Prairie and Malden in the East Division. ...
Kennett football schedules set, practice kicks off Monday (07/27/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - Kennett has released its 2016 varsity football schedule, which includes five road games and four home games.
Kennett football schedules set, practice kickoff Monday (07/27/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - The Kennett Indians varsity football team has released its 2016-2017 schedule, which includes five road games and four home games. Kennett opens its season Aug. 19 when it hosts Fredericktown. Kennett visits Sikeston Aug. 19, plays at Carnahan Sept. 3, hosts Caruthersville Sept. 9, hosts Greene County Tech of Paragould Sept. 16, plays at New Madrid County Central Sept. 23, visits Dexter Sept. 30, hosts Malden Oct. 7 and travels to East Prairie Oct. 14...
2016 Kennett graduate Edward Wilson signs to play baseball at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (07/21/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - 2016 three-sport standout Edward Wilson remained unsure if he wanted to play college football or baseball following high school graduation this year. "I was thinking about football because it went so well my senior season," he said. "But it seemed like baseball might be the better path to take for the long run. I'm not as big as most college football players, so after thinking about it over the summer, I decided to go the baseball route."...
Giving back to his hometown a passion for Kony Ealy (07/11/16)
"It means a lot to the people here for me to come back and interact with those same people. It's all about giving back to the community and giving back to the kids."
Giving back to his hometown a passion for Kony Ealy (07/11/16)
"It means a lot to the people here for me to come back and interact with those same people. It's all about giving back to the community and giving back to the kids."
Semoball Awards keynote speaker Mark Schlereth challenges athletes to make difference (07/09/16)
Shelbey Johnson said she could relate to what three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth had to say during his keynote speech at the Third Annual Semoball Awards on Saturday night. Schlereth, who had 29 surgeries before the end of a 12-year NFL career, spoke about his journey...
Athletes, coaches honored during Third Annual Semoball Awards (07/09/16)
Another year, another enchanting evening at Southeast Missouri's premier sports awards show. The top student-athletes from 57 high schools across the region came together for the Third Annual Semoball Awards presented by SoutheastHEALTH on Saturday at Southeast Missouri State's River Campus, as Malden's Nick Thompson and Dexter's Makayla Waldner took home the top individual honors...
2016 St. Vincent Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Sikeston Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Scott City Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Portageville Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Poplar Bluff Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Perryville Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 New Madrid County Central Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Malden Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Kennett Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Thomas W. Kelly Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Jackson Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Hayti Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 East Prairie Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Dexter Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Charleston Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Chaffee Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Caruthersville Football Schedule (07/03/16)
2016 Cape Central Football Schedule (07/03/16)
Davis successfully defends title in Class 2 100 meters (06/29/16)
It's safe to say recent Kelly graduate Maurice Davis has finally settled on a sports identity. Back-to-back Class 2 state championships in the 100-meter dash has cemented a waffling teen who also was a star on the football field and played basketball...
New school role pulls Scheeter away from Sikeston baseball (06/24/16)
Scheeter confirmed Thursday that he has resigned as Sikeston's head baseball coach after five years ending a 20-year tenure with the program as a coach in some capacity.
Talent for all seasons: Central's Al Young named Southeast Missourian Boys Basketball Player of the Year (04/28/16)
Make no mistake about it -- football comes first for Al Young. But that wasn't always the case, and it shouldn't take away from what he accomplished on the basketball court during his four-year career at Cape Central.
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball coach Sam Sides reflects on 38-year Hall of Fame career (04/15/16)
It was March 8, 2014, and the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team had just walked off the floor following a Class 3 quarterfinal victory over Lutheran St. Charles. The result sealed a first trip to state for the program, which had only been in existence since 2006. It was a good feeling, and the Crusaders were feeling good. Into the locker room they headed...
New class and district assignments announced for basketball and football (04/09/16)
New class and district assignments were announced Saturday for both football and basketball for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years and will remain on a two-year cycle. The 128 smallest enrollments in basketball make up Class 1. The next 128 make up Class 2 and the next 128 make up Class 3. The next 96 make up Class 4. All remaining schools are placed in Class 5...
MSHSAA releases district, class realignments for football and basketball (04/09/16)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association released its newest classifications based on enrollment breaks for football and basketball on Saturday, re-aligning several districts around the area. In football, Scott City, Hayti and Portageville will drop a class and move to Class 1 District 1 -- a district that now features Barat Academy, Chaffee, Crystal City, St. Vincent and perennial power Valle Catholic...
MSHSAA releases district, class realignments for football and basketball (04/09/16)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association released its newest classifications based on enrollment breaks for football and basketball on Saturday, re-aligning several districts around the area. In football, Scott City, Hayti and Portageville will drop a class and move to Class 1 District 1 -- a district that now features Barat Academy, Chaffee, Crystal City, St. Vincent and perennial power Valle Catholic...
New class and district assignments announced for basketball and football (04/09/16)
New class and district assignments were announced Saturday for both football and basketball for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years and will remain on a two-year cycle. The 128 smallest enrollments in basketball make up Class 1. The next 128 make up Class 2 and the next 128 make up Class 3. The next 96 make up Class 4. All remaining schools are placed in Class 5...
New sites released for MSHSAA football and basketball championships (04/08/16)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association approved new locations for both the football and basketball state championships on Friday. The 2016 Show-Me Bowl -- which is the football championship -- will be played at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., for Classes 1-6. The 2017 games will be played at Faurot Field at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo...
New sites released for MSHSAA football and basketball championships (04/08/16)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association approved new locations for both the football and basketball state championships on Friday. The 2016 Show-Me Bowl -- which is the football championship -- will be played at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., for Classes 1-6. The 2017 games will be played at Faurot Field at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo...
Football for Doniphan Inc. outlines plans to jumpstart school football program (03/31/16)
Football for Doniphan Inc. held its first board meeting last week, signaling a new beginning for a town trying to rejuvenate its football program after a more than 30-year absence. Nine board members met Thursday and again Tuesday, outlining plans to get fundraising for a junior high program and new field and stadium off the ground...
School board approves proposal to bring back Doniphan football program (03/23/16)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- After more than 16 years of attempts to bring the sport he loves back to his alma mater, the third time was the charm for Gary Pennington. The Doniphan school board voted Tuesday night to accept the Doniphan for Football Inc. proposal, which would bring football back to the school after a more than 30-year hiatus in three to four years...
School board approves proposal to bring back Doniphan football program (03/23/16)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- After more than 16 years of attempts to bring the sport he loves back to his alma mater, the third time was the charm for Gary Pennington. The Doniphan school board voted Tuesday night to accept the Doniphan for Football Inc. proposal, which would bring football back to the school after a more than 30-year hiatus in three to four years...
Cape Central football announces Pixley to fill head coaching void left by Norman (03/21/16)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education moved to fill a vacant head coach position in a special meeting on Monday, hiring Kennett assistant coach Arlen Pixley as Cape Central High School's next varsity football coach. Pixley will take over a program that has been led the last five seasons by Nathan Norman, who took it to historic heights with three consecutive Class 4 semifinal appearances, including the school's first championship game appearance in 2014, before accepting the head coach position at Lindbergh High School early last month.. ...
Cape Central football announces Pixley to fill head coaching void left by Norman (03/21/16)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education moved to fill a vacant head coach position in a special meeting on Monday, hiring Kennett assistant coach Arlen Pixley as Cape Central High School's next varsity football coach. Pixley will take over a program that has been led the last five seasons by Nathan Norman, who took it to historic heights with three consecutive Class 4 semifinal appearances, including the school's first championship game appearance in 2014, before accepting the head coach position at Lindbergh High School early last month.. ...
Sikeson QB Nathan Hampton signs with Central Methodist University (03/18/16)
"The campus was nice. I feel like it would be a good fit for me. The facilities are nice and I felt like that would be good overall."
Fullhart hoping to bring youthful edge to NMCC football program (03/12/16)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Tyler Fullhart set a lofty goal for himself once he made the decision to become a high school football coach. "One of my career goals was to be a head coach by the time I was 30," he said. "Realistically, that's kind of out there."...
Fullhart hoping to bring youthful edge to NMCC football program (03/12/16)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Tyler Fullhart set a lofty goal for himself once he made the decision to become a high school football coach. "One of my career goals was to be a head coach by the time I was 30," he said. "Realistically, that's kind of out there."...
Former Jackson assistant is new head football coach for NMCC (03/11/16)
Former Jackson assistant and Caruthersville graduate Tyler Fullhart will be NMCC's fifth head coach in school history.
Goltra feels right at home as new Dexter football coach (02/20/16)
"Everything that I think makes up a good job in terms of high school football I think Dexter has almost all of those."
Goltra feels right at home as new Dexter football coach (02/20/16)
"Everything that I think makes up a good job in terms of high school football I think Dexter has almost all of those."
Dexter names Kevin Goltra new football coach (02/18/16)
Dexter is Goltra's third head coaching position since 2012. He has a career coaching record of 10-21 after short stints with Kenwood and Obion County high school's in Tennessee.
Jackson's Dickerson battled back from injury to become one of 11 area wrestlers headed to state (02/17/16)
Jackson coach Steve Wachter was exuberant after his team qualified eight wrestlers for the Missouri Wrestling Championships at last week's Class 4 District 1 meet. Among the most unlikely qualifiers was 220-pound junior Bryce Dickerson. It's not that Dickerson, who wrestled his freshman and sophomore seasons, was short on talent...
Once a Tiger, always a Tiger: Norman leaves Central for new chapter at Lindbergh (02/10/16)
Nathan Norman has built quite the resume in five seasons as head coach of the Cape Central football team. A 41-23 record, three straight trips to the state semifinals and the school's first state championship appearance are just a few of the accomplishments in his first stint as a head coach...
Once a Tiger, always a Tiger: Norman leaves Central for new chapter at Lindbergh (02/10/16)
Nathan Norman has built quite the resume in five seasons as head coach of the Cape Central football team. A 41-23 record, three straight trips to the state semifinals and the school's first state championship appearance are just a few of the accomplishments in his first stint as a head coach...
Central football coach leaving for St. Louis County job (02/10/16)
Cape Girardeau Central football coach Nathan Norman will leave his position and head north to St. Louis after an unprecedented five-year run at the school that included three consecutive Class 4 semifinals appearances and the lone state-title game appearance for the Tigers in 2014...
Britt Harris signs with Southeast Missouri State University (02/04/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - On Thursday, Feb. 3, Britt Harris became the second Kennett football player in as many years to sign on to continue his playing career at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Britt Harris signs with Southeast Missouri State University (02/04/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - On Thursday, Feb. 3, Britt Harris became the second Kennett football player in as many years to sign on to continue his playing career at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Jesse Hosket (02/03/16)
Jesse Hosket Previous School: East Central (Miss.) CC Position: Quarterback Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 220 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here With its only midyear transfer, SEMO added depth at the quarterback position by bringing in Hosket. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound signal caller was highly efficient as a sophomore at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss., where he completed 61.3 percent of his pass attempts and threw for 1,504 yards and 16 touchdowns to just two interceptions...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Corey Brown (02/03/16)
Corey Brown Previous School: Northwest Mississippi CC Position: Defensive line Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 295 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here The Redhawks bolstered their defensive line with a player that could make an immediate impact, as Brown comes to Cape Girardeau after two seasons at the junior college level...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Marlon Eugene (02/03/16)
Marlon Eugene High School: Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) Position: Defensive back Height: 6-foot Weight: 195 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Eugene played three different positions in high school, but looks poised to fill a role in the defensive secondary once he arrives at Southeast Missouri State after signing Wednesday to join the program...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Camden Boyle (02/03/16)
Camden Boyle High School: Lake Zurich (Ill.) Position: Long snapper Height: 6-foot Weight: 220 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here It's not a position of glory, but someone has to play it, and Southeast Missouri State made sure it has the role of long snapper filled for at least the next four years when Boyle signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Bydarrius Knighten (02/03/16)
Bydarrius Knighten High School: Rosa Fort (Tunica, Miss.) Position: Defensive back Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 175 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Knighten became one of three recruits from Mississippi to join Tom Matukewicz's incoming group when he signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Justin Swift (02/03/16)
Name: Justin Swift High School: Trezevant (Memphis, Tenn.) Position: Linebacker Height: 6-foot Weight: 235 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Trezevant High School coach Teli White believes that Tom Matukewicz and the Southeast Missouri State coaching staff made a smart decision in bringing Justin Swift to Cape Girardeau...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Mike Brown (02/03/16)
Name: Mike Brown High School: Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) Position: Center Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 300 pounds Southeast Missouri State only brought in one offensive lineman -- at least, only one it plans to play at the position -- on Wednesday, and that was Mike Brown...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Victor Alvarez (02/03/16)
Name: Victor Alvarez High School: Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.) Position: Linebacker Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 235 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Oxbridge Academy football coach Doug Socha thought that wide receiver Traionn Jones would likely be the player of his that ended up at Southeast Missouri State...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Traionn Jones (02/03/16)
Name: Traionn Jones High School: Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.) Position: Wide receiver Height: 5-foot-9 Weight: 190 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Oxbridge Academy football coach Doug Socha thought that wide receiver Traionn Jones would likely be the player of his that ended up at Southeast Missouri State...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Omardrick Douglas (02/03/16)
Name: Omardrick Douglas High School: Ballard (Louisville, Ky.) Position: Linebacker Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 210 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Omardrick Douglas knew almost instantly once he attended a camp at Southeast Missouri State that that's where he wanted to play college football...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Austin Crump (02/03/16)
Name: Austin Crump High School: Eureka (Eureka, Mo.) Position: Tight end Height: 6-foot-5 Weight: 240 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Austin Crump's high school football coach paid him one of the biggest compliments a player could ask for when he spoke about him on Tuesday night...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Brandt Selesky (02/03/16)
Name: Brandt Selesky High School: Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.) Position: Fullback Height: 6-foot Weight: 255 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here The Hewitt-Trussville high school football team had a couple of 1,000-yard rushers the last two years and broke a school record for rushing yards last season...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Clarence Thornton (02/03/16)
Name: Clarence Thornton High School: Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) Position: Defensive line Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 290 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Southeast Missouri State was one of the first teams to present Ridgeway's Clarence Thornton with a football scholarship...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Zach Hall (02/03/16)
Name: Zach Hall High School: Louisville Male (Louisville, Ky.) Postion: Linebacker Height: 6-foot Weight: 245 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Louisville Male's Zach Hall didn't garner a lot of attention on the recruiting trail, but with good reason, according to football coach Chris Wolfe...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Zack Smith (02/03/16)
Name: Zack Smith High School: Louisville Male (Louisville, Ky.) Position: Wide receiver Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 175 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here The first thing that pops into Louisville Male High School football coach Chris Wolfe's head when he thinks of Zack Smith is that he's a playmaker...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Joe Welte (02/03/16)
Name: Joe Welte High School: Fox Position: Linebacker Height: 6-foot Weight: 225 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Fox High School football coach Brent Tinker has coached for 14 years and can say quite confidently that Joe Welte is likely the most physical player at the point of contact that he's coached...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Kendrick Tiller (02/03/16)
Name: Kendrick Tiller High School: Lebanon Position: Kicker Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 170 pounds Hudl: Click here High school football teams in Missouri aren't always blessed with a kicker who's capable of expanding the offense too much. Lebanon High School football coach Will Christian, however, had just that in Kendrick Tiller, and now the Southeast Missouri State will get the services of Tiller, who signed a National Letter of Intent today...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Jake Reynolds (02/03/16)
Name: Jake Reynolds High School: Lafayette Position: Punter Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 170 pounds Hudl: Click here Just a few short days after Jake Reynolds took an official visit to five-time defending Football Championship Subdivision Champion North Dakota State, where he had an offer as a preferred walk-on, the Lafayette senior decided to make a verbal commitment to Southeast Missouri State...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Nick Thompson (02/03/16)
Name: Nick Thompson High School: Malden Position: Linebacker Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 225 pounds Hudl: Click here Malden coach Joel Wyatt has a pretty good idea of the type of player it takes for a program to rebuild and reach its full potential. For four straight seasons under Wyatt, senior linebacker Nick Thompson fit that bill and helped the Green Wave reach new heights, culminating the journey with a trip to the Class 2 state championship in November...
Southeast Missouri State football inks Cape Central wide receiver Al Young (02/03/16)
Young signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Redhawks on Wednesday.
Southeast Missouri State football releases 11-game slate for 2016 (02/03/16)
The Southeast Missouri State football team released its 2016 schedule on Wednesday. The Redhawks' 11-game slate features five games at Houck Stadium. Southeast has eight Ohio Valley Conference contests, including its conference opener at Murray State on Sept. 24, and begins the season Sept. 3 at Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Memphis...
Southeast Missouri State football inks Cape Central wide receiver Al Young (02/03/16)
Young signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Redhawks on Wednesday.
Fall sports finalists announced for Semoball Awards (01/30/16)
High school athletes throughout the region were recognized Saturday as 55 student-athletes from across Southeast Missouri were announced as finalists for the Third Annual Semoball Awards. Final nominees from eight different sport categories -- football offense, football defense, volleyball, boys soccer, boys and girls cross country, boys swimming and diving and girls tennis -- were revealed on air on SEMO ESPN Radio...
Fall sports finalists announced for Semoball Awards (01/30/16)
High school athletes throughout the region were recognized Saturday as 55 student-athletes from across Southeast Missouri were announced as finalists for the Third Annual Semoball Awards. Final nominees from eight different sport categories -- football offense, football defense, volleyball, boys soccer, boys and girls cross country, boys swimming and diving and girls tennis -- were revealed on air on SEMO ESPN Radio...
Justin Peden resigns as Dexter head football coach (01/29/16)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER, Mo. -- After three seasons as Dexter's head football coach, Justin Peden has resigned. Dexter athletic director Derek Urhahn confirmed Thursday that Peden submitted his resignation to the Dexter school board last week...
Cape Central, SEMO standout Ebaugh remembered for exploits, heart (01/27/16)
Great athlete, man with ballerina feet, leader, gentle giant and lifelong friend who always could be counted on to lend a hand to those in need -- just some of the words former teammates of Paul Ebaugh III used to describe the former two-sport standout at Southeast Missouri State and the 1962 Lou Muegge Award winner at Cape Central High School...
Cape Central, SEMO standout Ebaugh remembered for exploits, heart (01/27/16)
Great athlete, man with ballerina feet, leader, gentle giant and lifelong friend who always could be counted on to lend a hand to those in need -- just some of the words former teammates of Paul Ebaugh III used to describe the former two-sport standout at Southeast Missouri State and the 1962 Lou Muegge Award winner at Cape Central High School...
MSHSAA exploring football championship options (01/21/16)
Special to the Standard Democrat The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) is putting together a request for proposals for the Show-Me Bowl state championship football games, according to Jason West, media director. The request became necessary after the NFL stripped St. Louis of the Rams, throwing the future of the Edwards Jones Dome into limbo...
Braving the wind (01/21/16)
It's funny how thin the line between greatness and everything else below it is. It is a sheer cliff -- stand at the top and look down, and everyone else is far below, but a slight breeze and everyone is on level ground. The breeze has not budged Al Young, but the initial climb almost never happened...
Auggie Knutson, jr., Chaffee Gabriel Dudley, sr., Jackson Jeremy Elliott, sr., Jackson Landry Moore, sr., Jackson Levi Davidson, sr., Scott City Braden Cox, jr., Scott City Corey Starks, sr., Cape Central Matt Terbrak, sr., Perryville Brandon Renaud, (01/21/16)
Jersey number: 65 Favorite place to play: Chaffee High School Favorite warmup song: "Come With Me Now" by KONGOS Favorite pregame meal: Burger and fries Favorite memory from the season: Defeating Grandview to break our losing streak Favorite play from the season: Sacking Maurice Davis...
Southeast Missourian Boys Runner of the Year: St. Vincent's Levi Krauss (01/19/16)
Levi Krauss never has been the sort to be an onlooker or a mere participant. His approach to activities is high-octane, zestful, full-contact involvement. It's not surprising to find that the two-time all-state runner helps present musicals at St. Vincent High School. In fact, it may be more surprising to those in the theater audience that the outgoing senior on stage is a two-time all-state runner...
NMCC searching for new head football coach amid Dryden resignation (01/06/16)
davidj@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID, Mo. -- For the second time in three years, New Madrid County Central is looking for a new head football coach. NMCC athletic director Laura Ort confirmed that John Dryden resigned from the position last month after compiling a 5-15 record, including a 1-9 mark in 2015...
Standard Democrat Football Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Thompson (12/26/15)
More about Thompson Grade: Senior Position: Linebacker Defensive stats: 124 tackles, 26 TFL, 1 sack, 2 FR, 9 PBU Notes: The recent verbal commit to Southeast Missouri State University anchored a defense that allowed 21 points a game and reached the Class 2 state championship game taking second against Lamar. ...
Standard Democrat Football Offensive Player of the Year: Ethan Stevens (12/26/15)
Stevens carried the Bearcats to a 3-7 record and was a dangerous commodity for Dexter's offense.
2015 Missouri Media All-State Football Team (12/19/15)
List for the Missouri Sportswriters/Braodcasters 2015 All-State Football team.
Final Missouri Media Football Rankings (12/08/15)
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribune; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan; Larry Thornton, KSDK radio; Danny Jones, The Columbia Tribune; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Rance Burger, The Springfield News-Leader; Dave Roberts, The Rolla Daily News; Cody Thorn, The St. ...
2015 All-SEMO Conference football selections (12/04/15)
All-SEMO ConferenceNorth offense QB -- Tristen Francisco, Poplar Bluff, sr. 6-2, 165; RB -- Aaron Harris, Cape Central, so., 6-0, 195; Earnest Fobbs, Sikeston, sr., 6-0, 170; TE -- Harrison Ayers, Cape Central, jr., 6-1, 220; WR -- Al Young, Cape Central, sr., 6-0, 170; Brayden Krause, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 170; Jeremy Elliott, Jackson, sr., 6-0, 175; ATH -- Kway'Chon Chisom, Cape Central, jr., 5-9, 170; OL -- Jacob Holter, Cape Central, sr., 6-0, 275; Casey Vaughn, Cape Central, sr., 5-8, 260; Mitchell Garner, Sikeston, sr., 6-0, 240; Zach Thomas, Poplar Bluff, jr., 6-2, 280; Chase Montgomery, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 280; K -- Brayden Krause, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 170;. ...
Cape Central's Al Young takes home Carr Trophy (12/03/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Al Young finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, the Cape Central senior picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 70th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Malden drops Class 2 state championship to Lamar 37-0 (11/28/15)
"You can talk about incompletions, you can talk about Lamar throwing the football, you can talk about making open field tackles, but it comes down to physicality. It's no secret when you play them."
Malden drops Class 2 state championship to Lamar 37-0 (11/28/15)
"You can talk about incompletions, you can talk about Lamar throwing the football, you can talk about making open field tackles, but it comes down to physicality. It's no secret when you play them."
Malden set for its Class 2 championship clash with familiar Lamar (11/27/15)
This time, they know what to expect. They for sure know what Lamar is all about. It may not vault them to a shocking win later today, but it's destined to not catch the Green Wave by surprise.
Malden set for its Class 2 championship clash with familiar Lamar (11/27/15)
This time, they know what to expect. They for sure know what Lamar is all about. It may not vault them to a shocking win later today, but it's destined to not catch the Green Wave by surprise.
Cape Central boys basketball team preps for big season (11/24/15)
The recent on-field success of the Central High School football team has been a boon for the Tigers and their fans. Which is great if your name is Nathan Norman and you're the head football coach. Not so much if your name is Drew Church and you're the head basketball coach...
Thompson guides Malden to 24-21 semifinal win (11/21/15)
Kylus Thompson scored three touchdowns and had a key fourth quarter interception to seal Malden's trip to the Class 2 state championship game.
High school career comes to a close for Cape Central football standout Al Young (11/21/15)
The Cape Central football program didn't rise to three consecutive Class 4 state semifinals because of Al Young, but it wouldn't have been there without him. So when the Tigers hosted Webb City on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium, there was a lot of talk about it being the last opportunity for fans to watch Young play in Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape Central football team falls to Webb City in Class 4 semifinals (11/21/15)
All the momentum seemed to be with the Cape Central football team midway through the third quarter of Saturday's Class 4 semifinal. And just like that, Webb City took over.
High school career comes to a close for Cape Central football standout Al Young (11/21/15)
The Cape Central football program didn't rise to three consecutive Class 4 state semifinals because of Al Young, but it wouldn't have been there without him. So when the Tigers hosted Webb City on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium, there was a lot of talk about it being the last opportunity for fans to watch Young play in Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape Central football team falls to Webb City in Class 4 semifinals (11/21/15)
All the momentum seemed to be with the Cape Central football team midway through the third quarter of Saturday's Class 4 semifinal. And just like that, Webb City took over.
Cape Central football team set to face top-ranked Webb City in Class 4 semifinal (11/20/15)
The Tigers and Cardinals will be meeting in the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
Malden football team set to host Palmyra in Class 2 semifinal (11/20/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com It wouldn't be an unreasonable reaction if Malden fans were caught wiping their brows in relief after finding out that Class 2 power Lamar wasn't waiting for them in the semifinals. After all, they had a firsthand look at the four-time defending champs last season and it didn't turn out well...
Cape Central football team set to face top-ranked Webb City in Class 4 semifinal (11/20/15)
The Tigers and Cardinals will be meeting in the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
Malden football team set to host Palmyra in Class 2 semifinal (11/20/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com It wouldn't be an unreasonable reaction if Malden fans were caught wiping their brows in relief after finding out that Class 2 power Lamar wasn't waiting for them in the semifinals. After all, they had a firsthand look at the four-time defending champs last season and it didn't turn out well...
Sophomore Aaron Harris plays big role in Cape Central football team's return to final four (11/19/15)
The future of Cape Central football has arrived, and it comes in the form of sophomore Aaron Harris.
Sophomore Aaron Harris plays big role in Cape Central football team's return to final four (11/19/15)
The future of Cape Central football has arrived, and it comes in the form of sophomore Aaron Harris.
Defensive strides key in Cape Central football team's return to final four (11/18/15)
Nobody involved with Cape Central football can quite put their finger on it, but somewhere along the line this fall, the Tigers started playing pretty good defense.
Defensive strides key in Cape Central football team's state semifinal run (11/18/15)
Nobody involved with Cape Central football can quite put their finger on it, but somewhere along the line this fall, the Tigers started playing pretty good defense. Good enough defense that Central will be playing in a third consecutive Class 4 semifinal at 1 p.m. Saturday against Webb City...
Cape Central football team advances to third straight final four (11/14/15)
Central combined for 452 yards rushing and eight touchdowns in defeating Affton 54-28 in a Class 4 quarterfinal Friday at Tiger Stadium.
Cape Central football team advances to third straight final four (11/14/15)
Central combined for 452 yards rushing and eight touchdowns in defeating Affton 54-28 in a Class 4 quarterfinal Friday at Tiger Stadium.
Record setters: Sikeston, Dexter, Portageville standouts leave their marks on school record books (11/14/15)
SIKESTON -- School records fall and some fall short of breaking them. Both happened during this football season. A Dexter and Portageville quarterback flourished and Sikeston continued its winning ways during the 2015 high school football season in southeast Missouri...
Cape Central football team meets Affton in state quarterfinals for second straight year (11/13/15)
Cape Central and Affton will meet at 7 p.m. today for the second straight year in the state quarterfinals, this time at Tiger Stadium, and Central (8-4) isn't dwelling on the previous clash with the Cougars (12-1), even if it did feature a breezy 34-14 victory for the Tigers.
Malden wins 3OT slugfest over Cardinal Ritter (11/14/15)
ST. LOUIS -- The Class 2, state quarterfinal game between Malden and Cardinal Ritter Friday night resembled a heavyweight fight with one counterpunch after another. When the final bell sounded, it was Malden coming away with a 50-44 triple overtime win to advance to the Class 2 semifinals for the second-straight year...
Record setters: Sikeston, Dexter, Portageville standouts leave their marks on school record books (11/14/15)
SIKESTON -- School records fall and some fall short of breaking them. Both happened during this football season. A Dexter and Portageville quarterback flourished and Sikeston continued its winning ways during the 2015 high school football season in southeast Missouri...
Cape Central football team meets Affton in state quarterfinals for second straight year (11/13/15)
Cape Central and Affton will meet at 7 p.m. today for the second straight year in the state quarterfinals, this time at Tiger Stadium, and Central (8-4) isn't dwelling on the previous clash with the Cougars (12-1), even if it did feature a breezy 34-14 victory for the Tigers.
Malden awaits quarterfinal rematch with improved Cardinal Ritter (11/12/15)
Malden (12-0) and Cardinal Ritter (10-1) are two of the last eight teams left in Class 2 and will meet for the second straight time during the quarterfinals.
Malden awaits quarterfinal rematch with improved Cardinal Ritter (11/12/15)
Malden (12-0) and Cardinal Ritter (10-1) are two of the last eight teams left in Class 2 and will meet for the second straight time during the quarterfinals.
Brothers Nick and Kylus Thompson head Malden's dynamic offense (11/11/15)
Nick is the thunder. Kylus is the lightning. But it's took 18 years to get the two brothers on the same field together and they've certainly made a grand duo debut.
Brothers Nick and Kylus Thompson head Malden's dynamic offense (11/11/15)
Nick is the thunder. Kylus is the lightning. But it's took 18 years to get the two brothers on the same field together and they've certainly made a grand duo debut.
Cape Central football team downs Farmington, wins third straight district title (11/07/15)
Al Young ran, caught and returned an interception and a punt for a touchdown in the first half, leading the third-seeded Tigers to a 35-15 victory over fourth-seeded Farmington at Tiger Stadium.
Malden answers Caruthersville challenge to win Class 2, District 1 title (11/07/15)
State-ranked Malden staved off Caruthersville Friday during the Class 2, District 1 championship game 42-33 at Malden High School. It's Malden's second district title in a row and 11th overall.
Malden answers Caruthersville challenge to win Class 2, District 1 title (11/07/15)
State-ranked Malden staved off Caruthersville Friday during the Class 2, District 1 championship game 42-33 at Malden High School. It's Malden's second district title in a row and 11th overall.
Cape Central football team downs Farmington, wins third straight district title (11/07/15)
Al Young ran, caught and returned an interception and a punt for a touchdown in the first half, leading the third-seeded Tigers to a 35-15 victory over fourth-seeded Farmington at Tiger Stadium.
Cape Central football team tries to nail down third straight district title (11/06/15)
Fourth-seeded Farmington (6-5) will test the two-year reign of the third-seeded Tigers (7-4) at 7 p.m. today at Central High School.
Dexter honors athletes at 2015 Fall Sports Recognition Program (11/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter held its annual Fall Sports Recognition Program Thursday night at the high school auditorium. Athletes competing in cross country, volleyball, football cheerleading, football and girls tennis were recognized at the event. Senior Tyler Stevenson received the Charles Bland Award, which is presented yearly to the most well-rounded football player at Dexter...
Cape Central football team tries to nail down third straight district title (11/06/15)
Fourth-seeded Farmington (6-5) will test the two-year reign of the third-seeded Tigers (7-4) at 7 p.m. today at Central High School.
Kony Ealy, Otto Porter and other local athletes excelling (11/04/15)
From time to time, we like to take a look back at some of the athletes who made headlines in high school sports who are now making strides at the next level.
Central advances to district final with 41-12 thumping of Sikeston (11/01/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Week 11 Cape Central Tigers don't want anything to do with the Week 3 Cape Central Tigers. They spent 48 minutes Friday night distancing themselves from a crew that sustained a five-point loss to Sikeston nearly two months earlier on the very same field...
Cape Central football team advances to district final with 41-12 thumping of Sikeston (10/31/15)
The Tigers will face Farmington for the Class 4 District 1 title.
Sikeston stuffed by Cape Central 41-12 to end season (10/31/15)
"They're big, they're physical, they run well. They do a lot of good things. They're just a better football team."
East Prairie succumbs to Malden 42-8 in C2D1 semifinal (10/31/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Despite playing undefeated top-seed Malden, there were a lot of reasons for the fifth-seeded East Prairie Eagles to be optimistic entering Friday's Class 2, District 1 semifinal matchup. In their last meeting, in mid-September, the Eagles were without starting quarterback Brett Ellis, yet battled to within a touchdown of the Green Wave at halftime before ultimately falling 38-20...
Park Hill tops Kennett 28-21, ending season for Team 100 (10/31/15)
PARK HILLS -- Park Hills' Central High School were likely one play away from earning a situation where two kneels would run out the clock. But then Kennett forced a fumble and regained possession with 57 seconds left in the game.
Park Hills tops Kennett 28-21, ending season for Team 100 (10/31/15)
PARK HILLS -- Park Hills' Central High School were likely one play away from earning a situation where two kneels would run out the clock. But then Kennett forced a fumble and regained possession with 57 seconds left in the game.
Cape Central football team advances to district final with 41-12 thumping of Sikeston (10/31/15)
The Tigers will face Farmington for the Class 4 District 1 title.
Big first quarter sends Caruthersville over Hayti (10/31/15)
"I think the biggest thing was us coming out and setting the intensity. I've preached that to my kids all year."
Sikeston stuffed by Cape Central 41-12 to end season (10/31/15)
"They're big, they're physical, they run well. They do a lot of good things. They're just a better football team."
Cape Central football team looks to avenge loss to Sikeston (10/30/15)
The two SEMO Conference North teams meet in the Class 4 District 1 semifinals tonight.
Big first quarter sends Caruthersville over Hayti (10/31/15)
"I think the biggest thing was us coming out and setting the intensity. I've preached that to my kids all year."
Cape Central football team looks to avenge loss to Sikeston (10/30/15)
The Cape Central football team breezed though the first round of Class 4 District 1 tournament play with a 41-point victory, but overconfidence should not be a problem with the Tigers tonight when they visit Sikeston in the semifinal round. The second-seeded Bulldogs, who will host the contest, administered a 23-18 loss to the Tigers in Week 3 of the season...
Capsule: East Prairie taking on Malden in C2D1 semifinal (10/29/15)
East Prairie at Malden Class 2, District 1 Records: East Prairie 6-4; Malden 10-0 Series History: Malden leads 48-14-2 Last Meeting: Sept 18, Malden won 38-20 Last Week: East Prairie defeated Portageville 34-18; Malden defeated Charleston 63-0 Notes: East Prairie hung with the undefeated Green Wave in their first meeting, despite playing without quarterback Brett Ellis. ...
Sikeston and Cape Central meet again in Class 4, District 1 semifinal (10/29/15)
Cape Central will be looking for redemption. Sikeston will try to show that the first time was no fluke. The winner will have a spot in the district championship game. The loser is done.
Sikeston and Cape Central meet again in Class 4, District 1 semifinal (10/29/15)
Cape Central will be looking for redemption. Sikeston will try to show that the first time was no fluke. The winner will have a spot in the district championship game. The loser is done.
High school football roundup: St. Vincent football team edges Crystal City in district opener (10/25/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday and Saturday.
High school football roundup: St. Vincent football team edges Crystal City in district opener (10/25/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday and Saturday.
Cape Central football team cruises past North County in district opener (10/25/15)
This is the stage the Cape Central football team knows best. The third-seeded Tigers racked up 427 yards on the ground and forced a running clock in the third quarter, cruising past sixth-seeded North County on Friday in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 playoffs at Tiger Stadium...
Jackson football team wraps up season with district loss against Vianney (10/24/15)
Nearly a year after Jackson pulled off one of the most shocking comebacks in Missouri high school playoff history, emerging from the ashes of a 32-point halftime deficit, the Indians went quietly into the night with a season-ending 49-14 loss to the Golden Griffins.
Poplar Bluff staves off Oakville to advance to Class 5 District 1 semifinal (10/24/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff forced seven turnovers, returning a fumble for a score, and made a goal-line stand as the Mules beat Oakville 37-19 Friday night.
Cape Central football team cruises past North County in district opener (10/24/15)
The third-seeded Tigers racked up 427 yards on the ground and forced a running clock in the third quarter, cruising past sixth-seeded North County on Friday in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 playoffs at Tiger Stadium.
Park Hills football team rallies past Dexter late 49-33 in C3D1 quarterfinal (10/24/15)
PARK HILLS, Mo. - The seventh-seeded Dexter Bearcats kept pace with the second-seeded Park Hills Rebels for the first three quarters but were unable to calculate a score in the closing minutes Friday night. Defending district champion Park Hills scored the final three touchdowns of the playoff as it overcame a 33-28 third-quarter deficit to beat Dexter 49-33 in a Class 3, District 1 quarterfinal...
Kennett football advances in win over Fredericktown, 56-28 (10/24/15)
KENNETT -- The Indians' one hundredth season continues, thanks to a convincing victory over Fredericktown in Friday's week 10 battle at Metz Cherry Stadium.
Jackson football team wraps up season with district loss against Vianney (10/24/15)
Nearly a year after Jackson pulled off one of the most shocking comebacks in Missouri high school playoff history, emerging from the ashes of a 32-point halftime deficit, the Indians went quietly into the night with a season-ending 49-14 loss to the Golden Griffins.
Sikeston throws for 318 yards; escapes DeSoto upset attempt 35-34 (10/24/15)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's football season is still alive. But just barely. The Bulldogs squandered a huge lead, fell behind in the fourth quarter, and eventually rallied to defeat seventh-seeded DeSoto 35-34 in the opening round of Class 4, District 1 play at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium on Friday night...
East Prairie changes offense; avenges regular season loss to Portageville (10/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- Just three weeks ago East Prairie stepped into Portageville's field only to be handed a 40-20 loss that gave the Bulldogs home field advantage for their meeting in the opening round of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament...
High school football capsules: Week 10 (10/23/15)
A closer look at the first week of the postseason for teams across Southeast Missouri.
Sikeston hosts unfamiliar opponent to begin Class 4, District 1 playoffs (10/23/15)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs will try to keep its season alive as the district playoffs open play tomorrow night. The Bulldogs, seeded second in Class 4, District 1, will host No. 7 seed DeSoto tomorrow at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Sikeston (6-3) garnered the seed after finishing third in district points, but owned the tiebreaker over Cape Central to move up a slot. DeSoto (5-4) was seeded sixth after the final standings, but North County jumped them with its head to head victory...
High school football capsules: Week 10 (10/23/15)
A closer look at the first week of the postseason for teams across Southeast Missouri.
District football standings have been finalized (10/19/15)
Class 5, District 1 Class 4, District 1 Class 3, District 1 Class 2, District 1 Class 1, District 1...
Young shines on Senior Night as Cape Central football team routs Riverview Gardens (10/17/15)
The Tigers' most decorated player scored on four of his 10 touches and racked up 153 yards from scrimmage en route to Cape Central's 55-6 win over Riverview Gardens in the regular-season finale at Tiger Stadium.
High school football roundup: Jackson wins third straight, topples Miller Career Academy (10/18/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
High school football roundup: Jackson wins third straight, topples Miller Career Academy (10/18/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
Perryville defeats Scott City, takes momentum into district play (10/18/15)
SCOTT CITY -- At long last, the Perryville football team finally has momentum. The Pirates have been a team on the move the past two weeks. Entering Week 8, Perryville was at the bottom of the Class 4 District 1 team standings at No. 8. Even before the Pirates took the field against Windsor in a Saturday game, they had moved up to No. 7, and after an ensuing win against the Owls resided No.6...
Kennett football cruise past East Prairie, 34-12 (10/17/15)
KENNETT -- The Kennett High School football team is poised for week 10, following a convincing victory over East Prairie led by a 303-yard rushing performance by Edward Wilson.
Perryville defeats Scott City, takes momentum into district play (10/17/15)
The Pirates held the Rams scoreless in the second half of a 56-20 victory.
Sikeston drops to state-ranked Cardinal Ritter 38-25 (10/17/15)
Sikeston was completely out-matched in the first half as they fell behind 38-7, only to turn the contest around and outscore the Lions 18-0 in the second half.
Young shines on Senior Night as Cape Central football team routs Riverview Gardens (10/17/15)
The Tigers' most decorated player scored on four of his 10 touches and racked up 153 yards from scrimmage en route to Cape Central's 55-6 win over Riverview Gardens in the regular-season finale at Tiger Stadium.
Sikeston drops to state-ranked Cardinal Ritter 38-25 (10/17/15)
Sikeston was completely out-matched in the first half as they fell behind 38-7, only to turn the contest around and outscore the Lions 18-0 in the second half.
Portageville routs NMCC 62-0 in regular season finale (10/17/15)
While stopping the Eagles inside just short of the end zone on two separate drives in the first half, the Bulldogs offense was able to build a 26-point lead heading into the break.
Tenkhoff leads Chaffee past Kelly in 57-51 shootout (10/17/15)
Chaffee's quarterback rushed for 328 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Red Devils past Kelly in a 57-51 shootout Friday at Lambert Field at Kelly High School.
High school football capsules: Week 9 (10/16/15)
Last week: Perryville 35, Windsor 14; Red Bud (Ill.) 51, Scott City 28 Last year: Scott City 28, Perryville 13 Outlook: It's the final week before district play begins, and the Perryville Pirates are in a position they haven't been for years. The Pirates are coming off their first conference victory since the 2012 season that not only pulled them back to .500 at 4-4, but ensured their best record in coach Mike Wojtczuk's five seasons as head coach...
Sikeston hoping for positive regular season ending against state-ranked Cardinal Ritter (10/15/15)
"They're 7-1 and ranked in the state and I'm sure they're going to want to come down and get after us after last year's game. They do a really good job of getting their kids ready."
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/15/15)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Sikeston hoping for positive regular season ending against state-ranked Cardinal Ritter (10/15/15)
"They're 7-1 and ranked in the state and I'm sure they're going to want to come down and get after us after last year's game. They do a really good job of getting their kids ready."
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/15/15)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer takes down Carbondale, Sikeston JV football blanks East Prairie (10/13/15)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sam Cox's 13th goal of the season led to a 1-0 win over Carbondale, Ill., Monday on the road. Andrew Pearson provided the assist and Sikeston's defense earned its second straight shutout. The Bulldogs improved to 7-14-1 while Carbondale fell to 8-10-1. Sikeston will host Herrin, Ill., on Thursday...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer takes down Carbondale, Sikeston JV football blanks East Prairie (10/13/15)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sam Cox's 13th goal of the season led to a 1-0 win over Carbondale, Ill., Monday on the road. Andrew Pearson provided the assist and Sikeston's defense earned its second straight shutout. The Bulldogs improved to 7-14-1 while Carbondale fell to 8-10-1. Sikeston will host Herrin, Ill., on Thursday...
High school football roundup: Jackson cruises past Seckman (10/11/15)
The Indians scored six first-half touchdowns en route to a 49-6 victory.
High school football roundup: Jackson cruises past Seckman (10/11/15)
The Indians scored six first-half touchdowns en route to a 49-6 victory.
High school roundup: Ragsdale places first in two events for Cape Central boys swimming team (10/11/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
Jefferson football team outlasts Chaffee in offensive duel (10/10/15)
The game featured 1,148 combined yards as both teams traded blows in compiling 126 points. Jefferson prevailed over the host Red Devils 72-54.
Jefferson football team outlasts Chaffee in offensive duel (10/10/15)
The game featured 1,148 combined yards as both teams traded blows in compiling 126 points. Jefferson prevailed over the host Red Devils 72-54.
Malden remains undefeated with 34-20 win over Kennett (10/10/15)
MALDEN -- One first quarter exchange set the tone for Friday's matchup between Kennett and Malden.
Malden remains undefeated with 34-20 win over Kennett (10/10/15)
MALDEN -- One first quarter exchange set the tone for Friday's matchup between Kennett and Malden.