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Kennett HS football and tennis beat the heat, days before season openers (08/19/14)
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, temperatures rose to the low 90s in Kennett. Add the weight of humidity in the air and it felt like 101 degrees.
Central's offense dominates Hillsboro jamboree (08/16/14)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Cape Central put on an offensive show Friday night. The Tigers outscored each of their opponents, senior Peyton Montgomery solidified himself as the team's starting quarterback and the defense came alive late at the Hillsboro High School football jamboree...
Scott City, St. Vincent and Perryville football teams meet at jamboree (08/16/14)
The competition gave the teams a chance to face other teams before the season starts on Friday
Football preview: Plan stays the same for Sikeston despite losses (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing 16 seniors and returning a lineup peppered with inexperience and underclassmen, Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs says the goals of the program remain the same. "We want to compete and be in the money for conference and district championships," Gibbs said. "And we really don't change those goals much year to year."...
Football preview: Bearcats banking on plenty of experience (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- With a full season under their belt in head coach Justin Peden's system, the Dexter Bearcats hope to put last year's growing pains behind them as they enter the 2014 campaign. "I've gotten to know the guys and they've gotten to know me," Peden said of entering his second year with the year. ...
Football preview: First-year Kelly Hawks ready to hit the field (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Kelly head coach Kenneth Riedinger remembers the first game as a junior varsity team two years ago. He remembers a play that resulted in a block in the back penalty from the opposite end of the field. He also remembers the player having no idea what he had done...
Football preview: Dryden feels at home with NMCC (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- After 17 years of coaching and a multitude of different teams and towns in between, John Dryden feels the move to New Madrid County Central was the right one. "Coming from middle Tennessee, this area is a lot closer to how I grew up as far as the type of people, the rural community, it's almost like coming home even though it's two and a half hours away," Dryden said. "For me and my family it's been one of the best decisions we've ever made."...
Football preview: Youth fills Charleston's roster (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Though they lost many of the players that led to their resurgence the past three seasons to graduation, the atmosphere around the Charleston Bluejays is one of optimism entering 2014. That's because after watching their numbers dwindle into the high teens by the end of last season, the Bluejays have a crop of 34 players anchored by a hungry group of 18 freshman...
Football preview: Consistency key for East Prairie following one-win season (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Breaking a 19-game losing streak was a big step for East Prairie head coach Chad Jamerson last season. It lifted spirits and gave a small window of hope to a team that hadn't won a game since 2011. Though thankful for that victory, now the Eagles are focused on adding to that win column and hoping to become more consistent on the field along the way...
Football preview: Red Devils hammered by departures at skill positions (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Of all the local teams hurt by departures, perhaps none were hit harder than the Chaffee Red Devils at the skill positions. They enter the upcoming season coming off a banner 2013 campaign, but also with as many questions as answers...
Football preview: Portageville hoping to progress despite big losses (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- One thing Portageville head coach Jeff Bullock prided last year's squad on was their ability to continue to improve as the year went on. This was evident in their record when after winning only one of their first four games they broke off a five game winning streak late in the year to finish 6-4...
Central's offense dominates Hillsboro jamboree (08/16/14)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Cape Central put on an offensive show Friday night. The Tigers outscored each of their opponents, senior Peyton Montgomery solidified himself as the team's starting quarterback and the defense came alive late at the Hillsboro High School football jamboree...
Football preview: First-year Kelly Hawks ready to hit the field (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Kelly head coach Kenneth Riedinger remembers the first game as a junior varsity team two years ago. He remembers a play that resulted in a block in the back penalty from the opposite end of the field. He also remembers the player having no idea what he had done...
Scott City, St. Vincent and Perryille football teams meet at jamboree (08/16/14)
The competition gave the teams a chance to face other teams before the season starts on Friday
Football preview: Dryden feels at home with NMCC (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- After 17 years of coaching and a multitude of different teams and towns in between, John Dryden feels the move to New Madrid County Central was the right one. "Coming from middle Tennessee, this area is a lot closer to how I grew up as far as the type of people, the rural community, it's almost like coming home even though it's two and a half hours away," Dryden said. "For me and my family it's been one of the best decisions we've ever made."...
Football preview: Plan stays the same for Sikeston despite losses (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing 16 seniors and returning a lineup peppered with inexperience and underclassmen, Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs says the goals of the program remain the same. "We want to compete and be in the money for conference and district championships," Gibbs said. "And we really don't change those goals much year to year."...
Dexter high school football team competes at Kennett Jamboree (08/16/14)
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Bearcats ready to make noise entering 2014 season (08/15/14)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2014 season under second-year head coach Justin Peden with an ample supply of players who received playing time last season. The 2014 Dexter roster is composed of 16 seniors, 12 juniors, seven sophomores and 11 freshmen...
High school football playoff schedule changes alter start of season (08/15/14)
Although it officially begins this season, the Missouri State High School Athletic Association's changes to the football playoff schedule began taking its initial roots two years ago, and it's biggest proponents were internal. A 12-member panel, known as the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, met in December 2012 to study a new preseason practice format that would allow players to better acclimate themselves to heat during practices...
After jamboree, Kennett football work to build consistency (08/15/14)
One night removed from the Gatorade Game, football returned to Metz Cherry Stadium Friday night for a jamboree featuring Kennett, Dexter, East Prairie and New Madrid County Central. The event gives players a brief glimpse of competitive action against upcoming district opponents...
Bearcats ready to make noise entering 2014 season (08/15/14)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2014 season under second-year head coach Justin Peden with an ample supply of players who received playing time last season. The 2014 Dexter roster is composed of 16 seniors, 12 juniors, seven sophomores and 11 freshmen...
Kennett athletics on display at the Gatorade Game (08/14/14)
KENNETT, Mo. - Hours after students finished their first day at school on Thursday, the community in Kennett came together at Metz Cherry Stadium for the annual Bill Martin Gatorade Game, sponsored by the Kennett Rotary club. Admission cost just one bottle of Gatorade. For the price, fans got their first chance to come together to meet all of athletes that will carry Kennett's athletic program through the fall...
Kennett athletics on display at the Gatorade Game (08/14/14)
KENNETT, Mo. - Hours after students finished their first day at school on Thursday, the community in Kennett came together at Metz Cherry Stadium for the annual Bill Martin Gatorade Game, sponsored by the Kennett Rotary club. Admission cost just one bottle of Gatorade. For the price, fans got their first chance to come together to meet all of athletes that will carry Kennett's athletic program through the fall...
Rebuilding is a welcome task, says Hayti HS football head coach (08/12/14)
When Hayti High School football coach Neal Cruce walked onto the job last year, he not only knew what he was getting into, he welcomed the challenge. "We had six seniors, and we sent three out of six to play college football," Cruce said inside his office, just just one door away from the school's weight room. "So we're excited about that. I knew there was talent here. I know this district is winnable...but we got moved up to 2A."...
Rebuilding is a welcome task, says Hayti HS football head coach (08/12/14)
When Hayti High School football coach Neal Cruce walked onto the job last year, he not only knew what he was getting into, he welcomed the challenge. "We had six seniors, and we sent three out of six to play college football," Cruce said inside his office, just just one door away from the school's weight room. "So we're excited about that. I knew there was talent here. I know this district is winnable...but we got moved up to 2A."...
Kennett football team bulks up following years of weakness (08/11/14)
"There's really not much of a difference from 2-8 to 1-9." Looking back at his first year as the head coach of Kennett High School's football team, Aaron Pixley knows there is a lot of room for improvement. Such was the case when he was hired on to lead the program in 2013...
KHS Football bulks up, following years of weakness (08/11/14)
"There's really not much of a difference from 2 and 8 to 1 and 9." Looking back at his first year as the Head Coach of Kennett's High School football team, Aaron Pixley knows there is a lot of room for improvement. Such was the case when he was hired on to lead the program in 2013...
Fall sports practice in full swing (08/06/14)
Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs (center) gives direction during practice Tuesday on the practice field at Sikeston Public Schools stadium. The Bulldogs, along with all other fall sports in the area, began practice this week in preparation for the fall sports season. Sikeston's first football game is at home Aug. 22 against Charleston. (Chris Pobst photo)...
High school teams open practice for fall sports (08/04/14)
Monday marked the first day of practice for fall sports teams under the Missouri State High School Activities Association guidelines.
Fall practice begins today for Missouri (08/04/14)
2014 High School Football Schedules (08/01/14)
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2014 Kelly Football Schedule (08/01/14)
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe to attend Arizona Western College (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe to attend Arizona Western College (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Caruthersville recruit Monroe not attending SEMO (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Notre Dame's Haggerty selected Southeast Missourian Player of the Year for baseball (07/13/14)
Josh Haggerty had the kind of senior season that's hard to believe. Even for him.
Contact Camp comes to a close (06/28/14)
Tensions mount between Sikeston, Cape Central during first day of Contact Camp (06/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The tension built several plays before. Sikeston's offense was just held scoreless and now it's defense was trying to do the same against Cape Central. But the Tigers were marching. One play was stuffed with a hard tackle by a Sikeston defender up the middle. The very next play went for 15 yards and ended when Cape Central's Kwaychon Chism was brought down hard close to the sideline...
Sikeston, Central brush up on rivalry at football camp (06/27/14)
Contact Football camp brings conference teams together
Annual Contact Camp begins today (06/26/14)
SIKESTON -- The summer season doesn't usually signal thoughts of touchdown passes and extra points but every year for the past six high school football teams have put on the pads for two days of scrimmage. The SEMO Coaches Association Contact Camp will continue it's annual routine today as four area high school football teams have the chance to tackle someone else for a change. ...
Annual Contact Camp begins today (06/26/14)
SIKESTON -- The summer season doesn't usually signal thoughts of touchdown passes and extra points but every year for the past six high school football teams have put on the pads for two days of scrimmage. The SEMO Coaches Association Contact Camp will continue it's annual routine today as four area high school football teams have the chance to tackle someone else for a change. ...
William Moore brings it back home (06/24/14)
Hayti native, William Moore of the Atlanta Falcons, hosted the William Moore Youth Football Camp this past Saturday at Hayti High School. "Bringing it back home. That's what it's all about," said Moore. Over 100 area youths participated in the camp....
William Moore brings it back home (06/24/14)
Hayti native, William Moore of the Atlanta Falcons, hosted the William Moore Youth Football Camp this past Saturday at Hayti High School. "Bringing it back home. That's what it's all about," said Moore. Over 100 area youths participated in the camp...
Panthers rookie Ealy quickly adjusting to NFL (06/05/14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy has quickly adjusted to one aspect of being an NFL rookie: the off-the-field rituals. Veteran Charles Johnson whistled Ealy over after Wednesday's workouts, handing the rookie his helmet to carry the quarter-mile walk from the Panthers' practice field to the locker room...
Arlen Pixley to join brother at Kennett (05/23/14)
KENNETT -- Arlen Pixley will be joining his brother at Kennett. The former New Madrid County Central head football and wrestling coach has accepted a position with Kennett as their new defensive coordinator, assistant wrestling and track coach. He will be alongside his brother, Aaron Pixley, who is currently the head football and head wrestling coach...
Arlen Pixley to join brother Aaron on Tribe coaching staff (05/23/14)
Arlen Pixley will be joining his brother at Kennett. The former New Madrid County Central head football and wrestling coach has accepted a position with Kennett as their new defensive coordinator, assistant wrestling and track coach. He will be alongside his brother, Aaron Pixley, who is currently the head football and head wrestling coach...
Arlen Pixley to join brother Aaron on Tribe coaching staff (05/23/14)
Arlen Pixley will be joining his brother at Kennett. The former New Madrid County Central head football and wrestling coach has accepted a position with Kennett as their new defensive coordinator, assistant wrestling and track coach. He will be alongside his brother, Aaron Pixley, who is currently the head football and head wrestling coach...
Ealy picked 60th overall by Carolina in second round of NFL Draft (05/10/14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers went for the best player available rather than need on the second day of the NFL draft. The Panthers ignored more pressing needs at wide receiver and offensive tackle, instead selecting defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri in the second round and guard Trai Turner in the third round...
Panthers take Bootheel native Kony Ealy in draft's second round (05/10/14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers went for the best player available rather than need in the second round, selecting defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri with the 60th overall pick in the NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 273-pound Ealy started 25 games and had 14 sacks during his three seasons at Missouri. As a senior he had 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks...
Kony Ealy not selected in first round of NFL Draft (05/09/14)
There was a chance that the former New Madrid County Central Eagle star and former Missouri Tiger defensive end Kony Ealy could have been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, but that wasn't the case. Ealy, who was one of the 30 prospects invited to attend the draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will have to wait to hear his name. Second and third round coverage starts today at 6 p.m...
From Senath to Columbia: Jones to cheer for Mizzou beginning this fall (05/09/14)
Allyson Jones will be making a big jump this fall -- all the way from the Bootheel Conference to the Southeastern Conference. The Senath-Hornersville High School cheerleader and soon-to-be SHHS graduate recently made the all-girl cheerleading squad at the University of Missouri, where she will be cheering for the Tigers' football team and Lady Tigers' women's basketball team beginning next semester (the co-ed squad, consisting of men and women, cheers for men's basketball and also cheers for football).. ...
Ealy standing on verge of jump to NFL (05/07/14)
Kony Ealy has came a long way from the Bootheel of southeast Missouri. Over the last several years, Ealy has made the transition from talented high school football and Division I recruit at New Madrid County Central High School to being a star defensive end for the Missouri Tigers of the Southeastern Conference, which is arguably the nation's most prestigious college football conference...
Ealy standing on verge of jump to NFL (05/07/14)
Kony Ealy has came a long way from the Bootheel of southeast Missouri. Over the last several years, Ealy has made the transition from talented high school football and Division I recruit at New Madrid County Central High School to being a star defensive end for the Missouri Tigers of the Southeastern Conference, which is arguably the nation's most prestigious college football conference...
Dowdy signs to play football at Southwest Baptist (04/25/14)
Dexter senior D.J. Dowdy will have another opportunity to put on the football pads following graduation this spring. Dowdy signed a letter of intent to play football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., Wednesday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter...
Dowdy signs to play football at Southwest Baptist (04/25/14)
Dexter senior D.J. Dowdy will have another opportunity to put on the football pads following graduation this spring. Dowdy signed a letter of intent to play football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., Wednesday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter...
Dollins marches on comeback trail (04/15/14)
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of stories where the Daily Dunklin Democrat is catching up with former Kennett High School athletes who currently are playing Division I collegiate sports. Earlier this year, we caught up with Fred Garmon. Last month, we caught up with Adam Grantham, Cameron Wallace and Andy Lack. Watch future editions of the Daily Dunklin Democrat for more features on area athletes...
New assignments released for HS football, basketball districts (04/06/14)
Scott County Central moved up to Class 2 in basketball
McPherson signs letter with Rhodes (03/27/14)
Bron McPherson believes that Rhodes College offers him what he calls the "best of both worlds," so it should not be a surprise that the Kennett High School senior recently signed a letter of intent to play football for the Memphis school beginning this fall...
McPherson signs letter with Rhodes (03/27/14)
Bron McPherson believes that Rhodes College offers him what he calls the "best of both worlds," so it should not be a surprise that the Kennett High School senior recently signed a letter of intent to play football for the Memphis school beginning this fall...
SEMO football players get first look at new coaching regime (03/26/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Following the Southeast Missouri State football team's first spring practice on Tuesday, first-year coach Tom Matukewicz asked his players, who were huddled around him on the field at the Rosengarten Athletic Complex, "Was that a little fun?"...
Sam draws crowd but Ealy shines at Missouri's pro day (03/21/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Michael Sam certainly draws a crowd. Scouts from more than 30 NFL teams, fans and media packed Missouri's training facilities Thursday to watch the former Tigers defensive end and 14 of his former teammates at the school's annual pro day...
Bluejays ink with colleges (02/12/14)
Charleston senior Deon Cherry (bottom row, middle) recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for Lincoln University (Submitted photo).
Southeast Missouri State University head coach Matukewicz cashes in on area talent (02/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Though they reign as the biggest college in the area, the Southeast Missouri State University football program was known for not having much of a southeast Missouri presence. First-year head coach Tom Matukewicz changed that perception in one day...
Southeast Missouri State University head coach Matukewicz cashes in on area talent (02/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Though they reign as the biggest college in the area, the Southeast Missouri State University football program was known for not having much of a southeast Missouri presence. First-year head coach Tom Matukewicz changed that perception in one day...
Matukewicz's first Southeast Missouri State football recruiting class will include Kickapoo quarterback (02/05/14)
Several players will make their verbal commitment to Southeast Missouri State official Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Trainers, school officials learn how to deal with concussions (01/30/14)
More than 100 people attended a seminar at the Osage Centre on Wednesday
Seahawks stop division rival 49ers for trip to Super Bowl (01/20/14)
By BARRY WILNER Associated Press SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense -- and the 12th Man -- to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl. Seattle's top-ranked defense forced three fourth-quarter turnovers, and Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down for the winning points in a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC title Sunday...
Call them 'Iron Indians': Pixley sparks offseason weightlifting program at KHS (01/16/14)
Before coming back to Kennett last year, one of the hallmarks of Aaron Pixley's 13 seasons at the helm of Dexter High School football was the commitment of the team to the weight room. Pixley now is bringing that commitment to the weight room to Kennett as the school's head football coach, and it already is paying dividends. Several Kennett athletes have begun lifting and participating in other workouts after school as part of the program...
Call them 'Iron Indians': Pixley sparks offseason weightlifting program at KHS (01/16/14)
Before coming back to Kennett last year, one of the hallmarks of Aaron Pixley's 13 seasons at the helm of Dexter High School football was the commitment of the team to the weight room. Pixley now is bringing that commitment to the weight room to Kennett as the school's head football coach, and it already is paying dividends. Several Kennett athletes have begun lifting and participating in other workouts after school as part of the program...
Dryden named new NMCC head football coach (01/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles have hired their fourth-ever head football coach in it's history. With 17 years of experience, John Dryden will become NMCC's second head coach in the last 10 years. "We liked his experience," New Madrid athletic director Rand Amick said. "He's coached in a couple different states and was able to build a couple programs where he was. He had a very good interview and he expects to win."...
Dryden named new NMCC head football coach (01/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles have hired their fourth-ever head football coach in it's history. With 17 years of experience, John Dryden will become NMCC's second head coach in the last 10 years. "We liked his experience," New Madrid athletic director Rand Amick said. "He's coached in a couple different states and was able to build a couple programs where he was. He had a very good interview and he expects to win."...
2013 Stoddard County Sports Year-in-Review (01/03/14)
The accomplishments by Stoddard County athletes were unprecedented and at times unheard of at their respective programs before 2013. Other accomplishments represented continued success of traditional powerhouses in Stoddard County. The success continued for the Dexter Bearcats girls basketball program from the start of the calendar year until the end of 2013 under head coach Chad Allen. ...
2013 All-Standard Democrat Football Team (12/24/13)
About this team: The All-SD team was chosen by the Standard Democrat sports department from our coverage area that includes:  Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, NMCC, Portageville and Sikeston. QB -- Peyton Montgomery jr., 6-0, 167, Chaffee...
Standard Democrat Football Player of the Year: Peyton Montgomery (12/24/13)
Chaffee's historic season ran through dual-threat QB
Standard Democrat Football Player of the Year: Peyton Montgomery (12/24/13)
Chaffee's historic season ran through dual-threat QB
Southeast Missourian football player of the year: Central senior Mikey Jones goes from cart to off the charts (12/15/13)
Yes, it's safe to say Mikey Jones and the Central Tigers were misdiagnosed early in the 2013 football season. Many high school football watchers were writing off the Tigers after a 1-4 start to their season. They didn't have the look of a team about to go on an eight-game winning streak and bound for the Class 4 semifinals...
Central senior goes from cart to off the charts (12/15/13)
Yes, it's safe to say Mikey Jones and the Central Tigers were misdiagnosed early in the 2013 football season. Many high school football watchers were writing off the Tigers after a 1-4 start to their season. They didn't have the look of a team about to go on an eight-game winning streak and bound for the Class 4 semifinals...
Media releases 2013 All-State football teams (12/11/13)
The 2013 Media All-State football team was released late Tuesday night giving plenty of local athletes the all-state nod. Portageville's Ben Story made the Class 1 first team as a defensive back. The 5-9, 175 senior finished the season with 41 tackles, 11 interceptions and three defensive touchdowns...
Jones, Hobeck gain all-state distinction (12/11/13)
Players from three local teams attracted all-state football honors after their teams posted memorable football seasons in 2013. Central senior running back Mikey Jones and Jackson junior defensive lineman Preston Hobeck led the honors with first-team selections after helping their squads capture district titles and rankings in the final state poll by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association...
Jones, Hobeck gain all-state distinction (12/11/13)
Players from three local teams attracted all-state football honors after their teams posted memorable football seasons in 2013. Central senior running back Mikey Jones and Jackson junior defensive lineman Preston Hobeck led the honors with first-team selections after helping their squads capture district titles and rankings in the final state poll by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association...
Southeast Missouri All-Region high school football teams (12/06/13)
The 2013 Southeast Missouri All-Region football teams as nominated and selected by a panel of sportswriters from eight publications: Class 4/5 First Team Offense QB -- Dante Vandeven, jr., 6-2, 190, Jackson RB -- Mikey Jones, sr., 6-2, 205, Cape Central...
Three Dexter players make media all-region football team (12/06/13)
The Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association released its all-region football team today. Three Dexter players were selected to the Class 3 team. Dexter senior D.J. Dowdy was selected as a first-team all-purpose offensive player. Dexter senior offensive lineman Drew Mason was selected as a second-team offensive player...
Carutherville's Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/05/13)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Carutherville's Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/05/13)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/04/13)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/04/13)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Basketball Preview: Portageville Bulldogs (11/28/13)
With five returning varsity senior players, the Portageville Bulldogs under the leadership of coach Jason Irby will no doubt be a team to watch in southeast Missouri basketball. The returning seniors are Michael Hopkins, Carlos McGee, A.V. Banks, Jerl Weakly and Caleb Gooch. Gooch and Banks have both been starters at different times last year...
Basketball Preview: Malden Green Wave (11/28/13)
Risco native Andrew Halford is about to start his first season as head basketball coach for Malden High School. We sat down for an informal interview about the upcoming season. How's it looking so far? "Everything's new to everybody. We've got kids that's coming out working though. We've got guys putting in the time, putting in the effort, and that's what we've gotta have right now."...
Press release more surprising than Samuel's release (11/27/13)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director Mark Alnutt issued a press release Tuesday afternoon that said he "plans to replace" football coach Tony Samuel, who just led the Redhawks to another abysmal 3-9 season. As far as shocking moves go, this was the polar opposite. Samuel was 31-60 in eight seasons, he never settled on a quarterback this year, couldn't find a kicker reliable enough to kick extra points and inspired little hope for the future...
NMCC football recognized for good sportsmanship (11/25/13)
NEW MADRID - The sportsmanship of New Madrid County Central High School athletes earned the notice of state officials. John D. Miller with the Missouri State High School Athletic Association sent a letter to the New Madrid County R-1 School District about the football game involving NMCC and Fredericktown...
Central's season ends in Class 4 semifinal round (11/24/13)
WEBB CITY, Mo. -- Central football coach Nathan Norman told his underclassmen that they know what they have to strive for next after their Class 4 state semifinal. "I hope they take two things," Norman said. "One, that you never give up on a season, you never give up on anything. You fight until the very end...
Vinson to Young proves to be a lethal weapon for streaking Tigers (11/22/13)
Central quarterback Dennis Vinson can relate to the complexities of high school football, especially for sophomores, who sometimes are thrown into the fire of varsity action for the first time. He remembers his first varsity experience as a sophomore...
Vinson to Young proves to be a lethal weapon for streaking Tigers (11/22/13)
Central quarterback Dennis Vinson can relate to the complexities of high school football, especially for sophomores, who sometimes are thrown into the fire of varsity action for the first time. He remembers his first varsity experience as a sophomore...
Central to play powerhouse Webb City in Class 4 semifinals (11/22/13)
The road to Class 4 state football championships usually runs through Webb City, a town with a population of about 11,000 located seven miles northeast of Joplin, Mo. Central will travel that road today when it heads on a 336-mile journey to the other side of the state to take on the three-time defending state champion in a Class 4 semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Saturday...
Central to play powerhouse Webb City in Class 4 semifinals (11/22/13)
The road to Class 4 state football championships usually runs through Webb City, a town with a population of about 11,000 located seven miles northeast of Joplin, Mo. Central will travel that road today when it heads on a 336-mile journey to the other side of the state to take on the three-time defending state champion in a Class 4 semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Saturday...
Three seniors impress in first season at Central (11/21/13)
Six-foot-eight senior tight end Bo Wilferth pulls in a pass in the back of the end zone on a play that started with four-tenths of a second left in the first half to record his first career touchdown and give Central a 24-20 lead over Hillsboro in the Class 4 District 1 championship game...
Central football team advances to state semfinal round (11/17/13)
Central prevailed for a 25-22 victory over Miller Career Academy on a last-minute, 31-yard touchdown run by senior Mikey Jones.
Jackson football team's comeback falls short in quarterfinals (11/17/13)
The Indians lost to Webster Groves 42-39 in a Class 5 quarterfinal
Jackson football team's comeback falls short in quarterfinals (11/17/13)
The Indians lost to Webster Groves 42-39 in a Class 5 quarterfinal
Central football team advances to state semfinal round (11/17/13)
Central prevailed for a 25-22 victory over Miller Career Academy on a last-minute, 31-yard touchdown run by senior Mikey Jones.
Central football team advances to state semifinal round (11/16/13)
The Tigers defeated Miller Career Academy 25-22 on Saturday to advance to the Class 4 final four.
Central, Jackson to host quarterfinal football games Saturday (11/15/13)
Class 4 Miller Career Academy (11-0) at Central (8-4) 1:30 p.m. Saturday District 1 final: (2) Central 59, (1) Hillsboro 33 District 2 final: (1) Miller Career Academy 48, (3) St. Mary's 21 Winner plays: Webb City (11-1) vs. Westminster (10-2)...
SHS players recognized at annual football banquet (11/14/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team held their annual football banquet Thursday evening at the Clinton Building in Sikeston recognizing the efforts of players and coaches from the 2013 football season. All 49 members of the Sikeston football team were introduced and some were presented awards for their play on the field...
SHS players recognized at annual football banquet (11/14/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team held their annual football banquet Thursday evening at the Clinton Building in Sikeston recognizing the efforts of players and coaches from the 2013 football season. All 49 members of the Sikeston football team were introduced and some were presented awards for their play on the field...
Tigers crush Malden 60-18 for sixth straight district title (11/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- It'd be an honest mistake for not realizing the Tigers were missing one of the top players in Southeast Missouri Monday after taking on Malden for the Class 2, District 1 championship. That's because even with the absence of star running back Darrell Monroe to an ankle sprain, the Tigers still managed to put up over 400 yards of total offense in a 60-18 rout of the Green Wave to claim their sixth straight district title...
Jackson football gets district title, revenge on Vianney (11/12/13)
The Indians shutout the Griffins' offense -- and Iowa commit Markel Smith -- to claim their first district title since 2007.
Jackson football gets district title, revenge on Vianney (11/12/13)
The Indians shutout the Griffins' offense -- and Iowa commit Markel Smith -- to claim their first district title since 2007.
Central football team routs top-seeded Hillsboro for district crown (11/12/13)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Central senior Mikey Jones passed Monroe Hick's 11-year-old single-season school rushing record on his first carry of Monday night's Class 4 District 1 championship game with a 14-yard run on Tigers' first offensive play. He spent the rest of the night passing by the Hillsboro Hawks defense...
Central football team routs top-seeded Hillsboro for district crown (11/12/13)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Central senior Mikey Jones passed Monroe Hick's 11-year-old single-season school rushing record on his first carry of Monday night's Class 4 District 1 championship game with a 14-yard run on Tigers' first offensive play. He spent the rest of the night passing by the Hillsboro Hawks defense...
Central, Jackson to play for district football titles tonight (11/11/13)
Class 4 District 1 (Championship, 7 p.m.) (2) Central (7-4) at (1) Hillsboro (9-2) Last week: Central 56, (3) Festus 20; Hillsboro 42, (5) North County 19 Outlook: This is a district showdown between two streaking teams. Central is on a six-game roll, while Hillsboro is on a seven-game winning streak...
Central, Jackson to play for district football titles tonight (11/11/13)
Class 4 District 1 (Championship, 7 p.m.) (2) Central (7-4) at (1) Hillsboro (9-2) Last week: Central 56, (3) Festus 20; Hillsboro 42, (5) North County 19 Outlook: This is a district showdown between two streaking teams. Central is on a six-game roll, while Hillsboro is on a seven-game winning streak...
Dexter honors fall athletes (11/08/13)
The Dexter High School held its annual Fall Sports Recognition Program in the high school cafeteria Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Senior football player Holden Bruce received the Charles Bland Award. The award is presented yearly to the most well-rounded football player...
Dexter First-Time Letters (11/09/13)
Caruthersville, Malden meet again with championship on the line (11/08/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- To be the best you have to beat the best. That's exactly what the Malden Green Wave will try to do Monday when they try to take on perennial powerhouse Caruthersville in the Class 2, District 1 championship game...
Thayer ruins Chaffee's title hopes after 28-22 loss in district semifinals (11/07/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- A collection of Chaffee players made their way into the weight room and simply sat. Some had towels on their head. Others, still in game attire and pads on, kept their helmets on. No one said a word as they kept to themselves thinking about what they could have done differently following their 28-22 loss to Thayer Wednesday...
Second upset not there for Scott City (11/07/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Another upset wasn't in the cards for the Scott City Rams. Coming off last week's surprise takedown of Charleston, the Rams allowed 399 total yards of offense to the Malden Green Wave who rolled to a 62-16 win in the Class 2, District 1 semifinals...
Jackson, Cape Central advance after big wins (11/07/13)
JACKSON (SMNS) -- Colton Proffer rushed for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns as Jackson plowed past Poplar Bluff 37-6 in the Class 5, District 1 semifinals. Jackson is now vaulted into a rematch with top-seeded Vianney in Monday night's district final...
Jackson to face Vianney in Class 5 District 1 title game (11/07/13)
While 21 other players grappled with the muddy conditions Wednesday night at The Pit at Jackson High School, Indians senior running back Colten Proffer found nothing but firm footing. Proffer rushed for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns as Jackson plowed past Poplar Bluff 37-6 in the Class 5 District 1 semifinals...
Central dominates Festus in rematch (11/07/13)
The Central football team's defense finally caught up to its offense Wednesday night. Festus never had a chance. Central turned what most people expected to be a Class 4 District 1 semifinal thriller into a massive blowout, romping 56-20 at Tiger Stadium...
Rams can't pull off another upset (11/07/13)
Malden routed Scott City 62-16 in a Class 2 District 1 semifinal
Jackson to face Vianney in Class 5 District 1 title game (11/07/13)
While 21 other players grappled with the muddy conditions Wednesday night at The Pit at Jackson High School, Indians senior running back Colten Proffer found nothing but firm footing. Proffer rushed for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns as Jackson plowed past Poplar Bluff 37-6 in the Class 5 District 1 semifinals...
Chaffee's season comes to abrupt end vs. Thayer (11/07/13)
The Red Devils fell to the Bobcats in a district semifinal
Central dominates Festus in rematch (11/07/13)
The Central football team's defense finally caught up to its offense Wednesday night. Festus never had a chance. Central turned what most people expected to be a Class 4 District 1 semifinal thriller into a massive blowout, romping 56-20 at Tiger Stadium...
Jackson hosts Poplar Bluff in rematch (11/06/13)
Class 5 District 1 (3) Poplar Bluff (6-4) at (2) Jackson (6-3) Winner plays: (4) Rockwood Summit (4-6) at (1) Vianney (6-3) Last week: Poplar Bluff 34, Seckman 6; Jackson bye; Rockwood Summit 39, Fox 7; Vianney bye Outlook: It's been 12 days since Jackson last played a game, and it's been 26 days since the Indians' last win...
Jackson hosts Poplar Bluff in rematch (11/06/13)
Class 5 District 1 (3) Poplar Bluff (6-4) at (2) Jackson (6-3) Winner plays: (4) Rockwood Summit (4-6) at (1) Vianney (6-3) Last week: Poplar Bluff 34, Seckman 6; Jackson bye; Rockwood Summit 39, Fox 7; Vianney bye Outlook: It's been 12 days since Jackson last played a game, and it's been 26 days since the Indians' last win...
Chaffee marches past Hayti into district football semifinals (11/03/13)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Their hopes of an undefeated season may have came to an end last week against Charleston, but the Chaffee Red Devils got back to their winning ways when it mattered most. With Peyton Montgomery back under center after a one game absence, the Red Devils punched in two late scores Friday to down the Hayti Indians 34-12 in the opening round of the Class 1, District 1 tournament...
Chaffee moves on after 34-12 win over Hayti (11/02/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Their hopes of an undefeated season may have came to an end last week against Charleston, but the Chaffee Red Devils got back to their winning ways when it mattered most. With Peyton Montgomery back under center after a one game absence, the Red Devils punched in two late scores Friday to down the Hayti Indians 34-12 in the opening round of the Class 1, District 1 tournament...
Chaffee moves on after 34-12 win over Hayti (11/02/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Their hopes of an undefeated season may have came to an end last week against Charleston, but the Chaffee Red Devils got back to their winning ways when it mattered most. With Peyton Montgomery back under center after a one game absence, the Red Devils punched in two late scores Friday to down the Hayti Indians 34-12 in the opening round of the Class 1, District 1 tournament...
Weather delay, Knights fail to halt Central football team (11/01/13)
The Central football team had to overcome Farmington and the weather Thursday night. No problem on either front. Central endured a 70-minute weather delay that came after the host Tigers built a 13-0 lead barely five minutes into the game. The second-seeded Tigers, after play resumed, finished off a 63-28 victory over seventh-seeded Farmington in a Class 4 District playoff opener...
Sikeston's season comes to an end on stormy Halloween night (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- All season long the Sikeston Bulldogs have depended on its defense to bail them out. Thursday night the defense gave the team plenty of chances, but the offense could not capitalize on its opportunities in a 21-13 loss to North County in a Class 4, District 1 first round game at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Portageville runs over St. Vincent (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The post-game speech by Portageville head coach Jeff Bullock wasn't a cozy heart-to-heart. Although his team shut out St. Vincent during the Class 1, District 1 quarterfinals 28-0 and one of his running backs ran for over 300 yards, he felt it wasn't enough...
Dexter's early lead not enough against Potosi (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com POTOSI -- An early lead slipped away from the Dexter Bearcats Thursday as they eventually fell to Potosi 33-13 during the quarterfinals of the Class 3, District 1 tournament. A 63-yard pass from Peyton Pollock to D.J. Dowdy tied the game at 6-6 before two minutes had ticked off the opening clock. Dylan Bazarian recovered a fumble in the end zone to give Dexter a 13-6 edge after the first quarter...
East Prairie hammered by Malden 58-14 (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Malden's Dremond Robinson ran for 247 yards and five touchdowns Thursday as the Green Wave torched the East Prairie Eagles 58-14 during the first round of the Class 2, District 1 tournament. Malden, the district's second seed, scored on their first seven possessions and totaled 355 yards. East Prairie was limited to 186 total yards as the seventh seed...
Scott City stuns Charleston in district quarterfinal (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Playing the underdogs served Scott City well Thursday night as they kicked off the Class 2, District 1 tournament. Going into third-seeded Charleston's stadium, the sixth-seeded Scott City Rams put up two late touchdowns to stun the Bluejays in a 20-14 win that propels them to the tournament semifinals...
Dexter football team drops first round playoff game to Potosi (11/01/13)
POTOSI, Mo. - The sixth-seeded Dexter Bearcats gave the third-seeded Potosi Trojans a first-quarter scare on its home turf in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1, playoffs Halloween Night. Potosi jumped out to an early 6-0 lead with 10:41 left in the first quarter when Austin Cooley ran the ball 80 yards for a touchdown...
Portageville runs over St. Vincent (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The post-game speech by Portageville head coach Jeff Bullock wasn't a cozy heart-to-heart. Although his team shut out St. Vincent during the Class 1, District 1 quarterfinals 28-0 and one of his running backs ran for over 300 yards, he felt it wasn't enough...
Sikeston's season comes to an end on stormy Halloween night (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- All season long the Sikeston Bulldogs have depended on its defense to bail them out. Thursday night the defense gave the team plenty of chances, but the offense could not capitalize on its opportunities in a 21-13 loss to North County in a Class 4, District 1 first round game at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Scott City stuns Charleston in district quarterfinal (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Playing the underdogs served Scott City well Thursday night as they kicked off the Class 2, District 1 tournament. Going into third-seeded Charleston's stadium, the sixth-seeded Scott City Rams put up two late touchdowns to stun the Bluejays in a 20-14 win that propels them to the tournament semifinals...
Dexter football team drops first round playoff game to Potosi (11/01/13)
POTOSI, Mo. - The sixth-seeded Dexter Bearcats gave the third-seeded Potosi Trojans a first-quarter scare on its home turf in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1, playoffs Halloween Night. Potosi jumped out to an early 6-0 lead with 10:41 left in the first quarter when Austin Cooley ran the ball 80 yards for a touchdown...
Indians fall to Ste. Genevieve in playoffs (11/01/13)
The Kennett Indians competed in their first district playoff game on Thursday evening, as they taveled to Ste. Genevieve to take on the Hunter Dragons. Following the opening kickoff, Ste. Genevieve took over on their own 33 yardline. After the Indian defense forced the Hunter Dragons to a third and four, a sweep run netted Ste. Genevieve a first down. Two plays later, Brendan Dallas ran it in for a Hunter Dragon touchdown...
St. Vincent's season ends in Portageville (11/01/13)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- The St. Vincent football team had a number of scoring opportunities against Portageville in its Class 1 District 1 quarterfinal on Thursday. But the Indians were unable to capitalize, and big runs by Portageville's Ben Story helped the Bulldogs as they rolled to a 28-0 win at home...
Scott City football team upsets Charleston 20-14 (11/01/13)
Braden Cox passed for two touchdowns and 56 yards as the sixth-seeded Rams pulled a big upset over the third-seeded Blue Jays with a 20-14 victory in the Class 2 District 1 tournament at Charleston. The Rams jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Cox connected with Austin Spriggs on a 4-yard pass with 2 minutes, 31 seconds left in the first quarter, but Charleston quickly replied to tie the game on Devonte Ware's 57-yard run with 1:01 left in the quarter...
Indians fall to Ste. Genevieve in playoffs (11/01/13)
The Kennett Indians competed in their first district playoff game on Thursday evening, as they taveled to Ste. Genevieve to take on the Hunter Dragons. Following the opening kickoff, Ste. Genevieve took over on their own 33 yardline. After the Indian defense forced the Hunter Dragons to a third and four, a sweep run netted Ste. Genevieve a first down. Two plays later, Brendan Dallas ran it in for a Hunter Dragon touchdown...
Weather delay, Knights fail to halt Central (11/01/13)
The Central football team had to overcome Farmington and the weather Thursday night. No problem on either front. Central endured a 70-minute weather delay that came after the host Tigers built a 13-0 lead barely five minutes into the game. The second-seeded Tigers, after play resumed, finished off a 63-28 victory over seventh-seeded Farmington in a Class 4 District playoff opener...
St. Vincent's season ends in Portageville (11/01/13)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- The St. Vincent football team had a number of scoring opportunities against Portageville in its Class 1 District 1 quarterfinal on Thursday. But the Indians were unable to capitalize, and big runs by Portageville's Ben Story helped the Bulldogs as they rolled to a 28-0 win at home...
Prep Football Glance: District Quarterfinal (10/31/13)
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. (5)St. Vincent at (4)Portageville Records: St. Vincent (5-4); Portageville (5-3)...
Bulldogs open district play by hosting North County (10/31/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing three of its last four regular season games, the Sikeston Bulldogs football team just barely held on for home-field advantage in the first round of Class 4, District 1 play. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs held off fifth-seed North County by the smallest of margins, 35.98 to 35.73...
Prep Football Glance: District Quarterfinal (10/31/13)
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. (5)St. Vincent at (4)Portageville Records: St. Vincent (5-4); Portageville (5-3)...
Bulldogs open district play by hosting North County (10/31/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing three of its last four regular season games, the Sikeston Bulldogs football team just barely held on for home-field advantage in the first round of Class 4, District 1 play. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs held off fifth-seed North County by the smallest of margins, 35.98 to 35.73...
District play begins for H.S. football (10/31/13)
Class 4 District 1 (7) Farmington (1-8) at (2) Central (5-4) Last week: Central 62, Festus 56; Affton 62, Farmington 28 Outlook: Central will be looking for its second win of the season over Farmington after it jump-started its current four-game winning streak with a 59-21 win over the Knights in Week 6...
Indians football to take on Ste. Genevieve in playoffs (10/31/13)
On Thursday evening the Kennett Indians will be traveling to Ste. Genevieve, as they take on the Hunter Dragons in the first round of the district playoffs. The Hunter Dragons finished regular season play with a 6-3 record, and were 4-1 in their districts. ...
Indians football to take on Ste. Genevieve in playoffs (10/31/13)
On Thursday evening the Kennett Indians will be traveling to Ste. Genevieve, as they take on the Hunter Dragons in the first round of the district playoffs. The Hunter Dragons finished regular season play with a 6-3 record, and were 4-1 in their districts. ...
District football tournaments to kick off Thursday (10/29/13)
After losing three of their last four, the Sikeston Bulldogs football team will enter the Class 4, District 1 tournament as the fourth seed as area teams try to keep their seasons alive during the first round of district play starting Thursday. Sikeston (6-3) will host North County (6-3) at SPS Stadium Thursday at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 35.98 district point total which was slightly better than North County's 35.73...
Vianney appeal drops Jackson football team to No. 2 seed in district (10/28/13)
Jackson was demoted to the second seed behind Vianney for the upcoming Class 5 District 1 football tournament Saturday after the four other schools in the six-team district voted in favor of the appeal presented by the Golden Griffins to switch the top two teams...
Charleston hands first loss to Chaffee football team (10/26/13)
Chaffee, playing without injured quarterback Peyton Montgomery the entire game, fell behind early and suffered a 43-28 loss to Charleston.
Late touchdown lifts Central to win over Festus (10/27/13)
The teams combined to score four touchdowns in the final two minutes of the game
High school roundup (Fri.): Jackson drops final regular season game (10/27/13)
The Jackson football team found itself in a familiar position Friday night, and it wasn't a good one. "I think every game this year we have opened with a deficit on the road," Jackson coach Brent Eckley said. Class 6 Francis Howell Central took an early lead then made a late comeback by outscoring the Class 5 Indians by 15 points in the fourth quarter to secure a 38-34 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams...
High school roundup (Fri.): Jackson drops final regular season game (10/27/13)
The Jackson football team found itself in a familiar position Friday night, and it wasn't a good one. "I think every game this year we have opened with a deficit on the road," Jackson coach Brent Eckley said. Class 6 Francis Howell Central took an early lead then made a late comeback by outscoring the Class 5 Indians by 15 points in the fourth quarter to secure a 38-34 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams...
Late touchdown lifts Central to win over Festus (10/27/13)
The teams combined to score four touchdowns in the final two minutes of the game
Dexter football team falls victim to Malden comeback 30-27 (10/26/13)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats came tantalizingly close to pulling off a big upset in the regular season football finale Friday night against Malden. Dexter raced out to a 19-point halftime lead and got more than 400 all-purpose yards from quarterback Peyton Pollack, but could not stop a second-half comeback by the Green Wave, who rallied for a 30-27 win at Charles Bland Stadium...
Jays put end to Chaffee's undefeated season (10/26/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Charleston senior Robert Bogan didn't like the fact that the Chaffee Red Devils were vying for an undefeated regular season on his home field. "They were talking a lot of stuff," Robert Bogan said. "We had to get 'em."...
Sikeston blanked by Lions (10/26/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- Heading into Friday night's regular season finale against Cardinal Ritter, the Sikeston Bulldogs knew they were likely to be in the top four seeds in Class 4, District 1, regardless of how Friday's game turned out...
Bulldogs use special teams to down NMCC (10/26/13)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Two special teams touchdowns in a span of two minutes late in the second quarter Friday night helped the Portageville Bulldogs knock off the New Madrid County Central Eagles 34-18. NMCC held an 18-6 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the first half and faced a fourth down-and-26 after three penalties pushed the Eagles inside their 20. ...
Dexter football team falls victim to Malden comeback 30-27 (10/26/13)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats came tantalizingly close to pulling off a big upset in the regular season football finale Friday night against Malden. Dexter raced out to a 19-point halftime lead and got more than 400 all-purpose yards from quarterback Peyton Pollack, but could not stop a second-half comeback by the Green Wave, who rallied for a 30-27 win at Charles Bland Stadium...
Central rides wild finish to win over Festus (10/26/13)
Central ended the regular season on a four-game winning streak after Friday night's 62-56 victory over Festus.
Kennett tops East Prairie 58-8 on Homecoming (10/25/13)
The Kennett Indians football team took part in their final regular season game on Friday evening, as they played host to the East Prairie Eagles. Kennett's offense received good field position, as the opining kick was returned to midfield. After a 15 yard run by runningback Treyvon Bradford, Quarterback Akeem Nelson completed a pass to receiver Antavies Drake, who followed his blockers 35 yards, and into the end zone. After a successful two point conversion, the Indians had an early 8-0 lead...
Kennett tops East Prairie 58-8 on Homecoming (10/25/13)
The Kennett Indians football team took part in their final regular season game on Friday evening, as they played host to the East Prairie Eagles. Kennett's offense received good field position, as the opining kick was returned to midfield. After a 15 yard run by runningback Treyvon Bradford, Quarterback Akeem Nelson completed a pass to receiver Antavies Drake, who followed his blockers 35 yards, and into the end zone. After a successful two point conversion, the Indians had an early 8-0 lead...
High school football Week 9: Chaffee seeks to end regular season unbeaten (10/25/13)
Chaffee (8-0) at Charleston (4-4) Last week: Chaffee 56, Jefferson 22; Charleston 40, East Prairie 20 Last year: Charleston 50, Chaffee 8 Outlook: History can repeat itself for the Red Devils tonight. Chaffee can move to 9-0 for the first time since the 1956 Red Devils finished off an unbeaten season with a 41-0 victory over Charleston...
High school football Week 9: Chaffee seeks to end regular season unbeaten (10/25/13)
Chaffee (8-0) at Charleston (4-4) Last week: Chaffee 56, Jefferson 22; Charleston 40, East Prairie 20 Last year: Charleston 50, Chaffee 8 Outlook: History can repeat itself for the Red Devils tonight. Chaffee can move to 9-0 for the first time since the 1956 Red Devils finished off an unbeaten season with a 41-0 victory over Charleston...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/24/13)
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. Chaffee at Charleston Records: Chaffee (8-0); Charleston (4-4)...
Best seed on the line for SHS against Cardinal Ritter (10/24/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- Heading into last year's regular season finale against Cardinal Ritter, the Sikeston Bulldogs had already accomplished all of its season goals. They had already clinched the SEMO North Conference title and had locked up the top seed in Class 4, District 1...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/24/13)
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. Chaffee at Charleston Records: Chaffee (8-0); Charleston (4-4)...
Central football escapes with OT victory over Chaminade (10/20/13)
Central forced overtime with a late TD and beat Chaminade 28-21 on Friday
Chaffee football improves to 8-0 (10/20/13)
The Chaffee Red Devils' offense scored a lot of points on Friday, but it was defense that helped the team remain undefeated. The Red Devils rolled to their eighth win of the season with a 56-22 victory over Jefferson on homecoming. Jefferson, which dropped to 5-3, averaged 41.1 points per game before the loss...
Tigers escape with OT victory (10/20/13)
Central forced overtime with a late TD and beat Chaminade 28-21 on Friday
SHS snaps losing streak with 36-6 win over Jennings (10/19/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With season-highs in rushing yards and points scored, the Sikeston Bulldogs snapped a two-game skid with a 36-6 victory over Jennings on homecoming night in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
NMCC held to two first downs in loss to Blackcats (10/19/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Their nagging problems continued. The New Madrid County Central Eagles were outmatched on the line of scrimmage and couldn't keep their defense off the field Friday as the Fredericktown Blackcats pulled off a 20-6 win at New Madrid County Central High School...
Charleston rebounds with win over East Prairie (10/19/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- There would be no second half letdown this time around for the Charleston Bluejays. Rebounding from last week's one-point loss to Dexter, the Bluejays piled up 401 rushing yards on Friday on their way to a 40-20 win over East Prairie...
Chaffee stays unbeaten; Jackson, Cape Central play OT thrillers (10/19/13)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils kept their perfect season alive Friday night, rolling past Jefferson 56-22. Chaffee led just 16-14 after one quarter but outscored the Blue Jays 24-0 in the second quarter to take a 40-14 lead at halftime. The Red Devils added 16 more points in the third quarter on their way to improving to 8-0 on the season...
Bearcats run into buzzsaw at Park Hills Central (10/19/13)
SEMO News Service PARK HILLS -- The Dexter Bearcats' hopes of pulling an upset of state-ranked Park Hills Central ran into a roadblock. The Rebels scored on their first four possessions and six of their first seven to build up a big lead and roll to a 39-0 win over Dexter Friday night...
Jackson falls to Hickman in OT (10/19/13)
Hickman rallied for a 34-27 victory to end Jackson's winning streak at five games
Dexter football team comes up short in bid to upset state-ranked Park Hills Central (10/19/13)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The Dexter Bearcats' hopes of pulling an upset of state-ranked Park Hills Central ran into a roadblock. The Rebels scored on their first four possessions and six of their first seven to build up a big lead and roll to a 39-0 win over Dexter Friday night...
Dexter football team comes up short in bid to upset state-ranked Park Hills Central (10/19/13)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The Dexter Bearcats' hopes of pulling an upset of state-ranked Park Hills Central ran into a roadblock. The Rebels scored on their first four possessions and six of their first seven to build up a big lead and roll to a 39-0 win over Dexter Friday night...
NMCC held to two first downs in loss to Blackcats (10/19/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Their nagging problems continued. The New Madrid County Central Eagles were outmatched on the line of scrimmage and couldn't keep their defense off the field Friday as the Fredericktown Blackcats pulled off a 20-6 win at New Madrid County Central High School...
Chaffee stays unbeaten; Jackson, Cape Central play OT thrillers (10/19/13)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils kept their perfect season alive Friday night, rolling past Jefferson 56-22. Chaffee led just 16-14 after one quarter but outscored the Blue Jays 24-0 in the second quarter to take a 40-14 lead at halftime. The Red Devils added 16 more points in the third quarter on their way to improving to 8-0 on the season...
SHS snaps losing streak with 36-6 win over Jennings (10/19/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With season-highs in rushing yards and points scored, the Sikeston Bulldogs snapped a two-game skid with a 36-6 victory over Jennings on homecoming night in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Bearcats run into buzzsaw at Park Hills Central (10/19/13)
SEMO News Service PARK HILLS -- The Dexter Bearcats' hopes of pulling an upset of state-ranked Park Hills Central ran into a roadblock. The Rebels scored on their first four possessions and six of their first seven to build up a big lead and roll to a 39-0 win over Dexter Friday night...
Indians fall to Malden, 54-25 (10/19/13)
The Kennett Indians football team was back in action on Friday evening, as they traveled to Malden to take on the 5-2 Green Wave. Treyvon Bradford returned the opening kickoff to the 22 yard line, and that's where the Indians offense would begin their first possession. ...
Central football rallies to beat Chaminade in overtime (10/19/13)
The Central football team rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit for the second straight week.
Hickman football team defeats Jackson 34-27 in OT (10/19/13)
Hickman senior Justice Keith rushed for two late touchdowns as the Kewpies rallied for a 34-27 victory in overtime.
High school football capsules for Week 8 (10/18/13)
Jefferson (5-2) at Chaffee (7-0) Last week: Chaffee 28, Malden 18; Jefferson 57, Grandview 22 Last year: Chaffee 41, Jefferson 39 Outlook: The Red Devils handled an old nemesis last week in the Malden Green Wave to remain unbeaten, and they look to stay that way tonight against a relative newcomer...
Finishing season strong first on Sikeston's agenda (10/17/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With two games left on the regular season schedule and conference play finished, the Sikeston Bulldogs' focus has shifted to closing out strong and attempting to get the highest seed possible in district play...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 8 (10/17/13)
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. Jefferson at Chaffee Records: Chaffee (7-0); Jefferson (5-2)...
Finishing season strong first on Sikeston's agenda (10/17/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With two games left on the regular season schedule and conference play finished, the Sikeston Bulldogs' focus has shifted to closing out strong and attempting to get the highest seed possible in district play...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 8 (10/17/13)
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. Jefferson at Chaffee Records: Chaffee (7-0); Jefferson (5-2)...
Prep Roundup: Lady Bearcats advance to SCAA semis, JV football falls to Cape (10/15/13)
BERNIE (SMNS) - The top-seeded Dexter Bearcats booked its spot in the varsity SCAA Tournament semifinals Monday afternoon with a 25-1, 25-9, win against the eight-seeded Richland Rebels. Dexter (23-3) tallied the first 21 points of set 1. Alyssa Spear tallied five aces for Dexter during the 21-0 run...
Central comes from behind to beat Sikeston in thrilling fashion (10/13/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Central football coach Nathan Norman is generally not given to explosive halftime tirades. Friday night was the exception. "He slammed the trash can. It scared the mess out of me," Central sophomore Al Young said with a laugh. "I hate seeing coach like that."...
Advance volleyball team picks up victory (10/13/13)
Senior setter Allie Below led the Advance volleyball team to a 25-6, 25-12, 27-25 victory over Bell City on Friday night in a best-of-five match. Below finished with 24 assits in the match while Grayson Miles added 11 kills and Ashtyn Hudson had 10. Hannah Clark and Kendra Sokolowski finished with three aces each...
Offensive outburst pushes Jackson to big road victory (10/13/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Battle finally got a taste of Class 5. It's bitter. Jackson overcame an early two-touchdown deficit by scoring 42 unanswered points en route to a 48-19 bashing of the host Spartans on Friday night. Battle, a Class 4 school without a senior class, is expected to move up to Class 5 or Class 6 next year when a wave of current eighth-graders join. ...
Central comes from behind to beat Sikeston in thrilling fashion (10/13/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Central football coach Nathan Norman is generally not given to explosive halftime tirades. Friday night was the exception. "He slammed the trash can. It scared the mess out of me," Central sophomore Al Young said with a laugh. "I hate seeing coach like that."...
Dexter overcomes 20-point deficit to spoil Charleston's Homecoming 27-26 (10/12/13)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats football team has experienced its fair share of success converting on fourth downs in the 2013 season. Dexter entered its Week 7 contest at Charleston with eight fourth down conversions in its first six games. The Bearcats' offense continued to deliver in the clutch Friday night as it converted on 4 of 5 fourth down conversion attempts...
Big third quarter lifts Cape Central over SHS 29-17 (10/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It was a tale of two halves on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. In the first half against SEMO North Conference rival Cape Central, the Sikeston Bulldogs played nearly "flawless" as coach Kent Gibbs put it...
Chaffee wins first conference championship in 34 years (10/12/13)
CHAFFEE (SMNS) -- Junior quarterback Peyton Montgomery threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Chaffee claimed its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years with a 28-18 victory over Malden on Friday night. The Red Devils moved to 7-0 for the first time since the 1956 season...
Dexter rallies late to beat Bluejays (10/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- It would have been easy to write off Dexter going into Friday's game against Charleston. With starting quarterback Peyton Pollock on the sideline the Bearcats were missing a large chunk of their offense from their one-point loss against New Madrid County Central the week prior...
Bulldogs bulldoze East Prairie 53-0 (10/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- Most of the players that took the Portageville Bulldogs from worst to first and a district championship appearance a year ago are gone. Members of the team will be the first to say that they're proud of their resurgent 2012 season, but it's in the past...
Chaffee defeats Malden to win SEMO South Conference championship (10/12/13)
Junior quarterback Peyton Montgomery threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Chaffee claimed its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years with a 28-18 victory over Malden on Friday night.
NMCC falls to 3-4 with loss to Valle (10/12/13)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles fell to state-ranked Valle Catholic 48-14 in a road game Friday night. NMCC dropped to 3-4 on the season with the loss. Valle Catholic, the top-ranked team in Class 1, improved to 7-0 with the win...
Central football team comes from behind to beat Sikeston (10/12/13)
The Central football team used a big third quarter to knock off host Sikeston 29-17 Friday night.
Chaffee defeats Malden to win SEMO South Conference championship (10/12/13)
Junior quarterback Peyton Montgomery threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Chaffee claimed its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years with a 28-18 victory over Malden on Friday night.
Dexter overcomes 20-point deficit to spoil Charleston's Homecoming 27-26 (10/12/13)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats football team has experienced its fair share of success converting on fourth downs in the 2013 season. Dexter entered its Week 7 contest at Charleston with eight fourth down conversions in its first six games. The Bearcats' offense continued to deliver in the clutch Friday night as it converted on 4 of 5 fourth down conversion attempts...
Big third quarter lifts Cape Central over SHS 29-17 (10/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It was a tale of two halves on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. In the first half against SEMO North Conference rival Cape Central, the Sikeston Bulldogs played nearly "flawless" as coach Kent Gibbs put it...
Bulldogs bulldoze East Prairie 53-0 (10/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- Most of the players that took the Portageville Bulldogs from worst to first and a district championship appearance a year ago are gone. Members of the team will be the first to say that they're proud of their resurgent 2012 season, but it's in the past...
Central football team comes from behind to beat Sikeston (10/12/13)
The Central football team used a big third quarter to knock off host Sikeston 29-17 Friday night.
Tigers offense too much for Kennett, Indians fall 62-25 (10/12/13)
The Kennett Indians football team was back in action on Friday, as they traveled to Caruthersville to take on the Tigers. After winning the coin toss and opting to receive, the Indians offense started off with the ball. On second and ten, running back Treyvon Bradford ran for five yards. ...
Tigers offense too much for Kennett, Indians fall 62-25 (10/12/13)
The Kennett Indians football team was back in action on Friday, as they traveled to Caruthersville to take on the Tigers. After winning the coin toss and opting to receive, the Indians offense started off with the ball. On second and ten, running back Treyvon Bradford ran for five yards. ...
October 11, 2013 Scoreboard (10/11/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school football capsules for Week 7 (10/11/13)
Malden (5-1) at Chaffee (6-0) Last week: Malden 53, Hayti 14; Chaffee 54, East Prairie 32 Last year: Malden 46, Chaffee 22 Outlook: The Class 1 state-ranked Red Devils get their first true challenge when a perennial thorn in the side visits, and the winner will claim the SEMO South Conference title. Chaffee, ranked No. 9 and off to its first 6-0 start since 1969, has not accomplished that feat since 1979...
Sikeston looking to get back on track against rival Cape Central (10/09/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It's been a long time since the Sikeston Bulldogs have been in this position. Coming off a lopsided loss and with no chance at winning a conference title, this is unfamiliar territory for Bulldog football. Now it's up to Sikeston coach Kent Gibbs and his staff to refocus the team's goals and it starts tomorrow night when they host rival Cape Central in the 99th meeting between the two schools at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 7 (10/09/13)
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 every Thursday throughout the season. Malden at Chaffee Records: Chaffee (6-0); Malden (5-1)...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 7 (10/09/13)
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 every Thursday throughout the season. Malden at Chaffee Records: Chaffee (6-0); Malden (5-1)...
Sikeston looking to get back on track against rival Cape Central (10/09/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It's been a long time since the Sikeston Bulldogs have been in this position. Coming off a lopsided loss and with no chance at winning a conference title, this is unfamiliar territory for Bulldog football. Now it's up to Sikeston coach Kent Gibbs and his staff to refocus the team's goals and it starts tomorrow night when they host rival Cape Central in the 99th meeting between the two schools at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Chaffee and Malden to wage battle of unbeatens Friday (10/09/13)
To find the secret of an unusual, eerily similar season in the history of Red Devils football, one may want to check an old Chaffee football roster and the streets of the town Friday night. For whom and what? Later. Why? Because for Charlie Vickery, his former teammates and many in Chaffee, Friday's game against Malden is a blip on the space-time continuum, the recreation of a narrative that played out for a previous generation of Red Devils...
Chaffee strives to move to 7-0 on the season (10/09/13)
To find the secret of an unusual, eerily similar season in the history of Red Devils football, one may want to check an old Chaffee football roster and the streets of the town Friday night. For whom and what? Later. Why? Because for Charlie Vickery, his former teammates and many in Chaffee, Friday's game against Malden is a blip on the space-time continuum, the recreation of a narrative that played out for a previous generation of Red Devils...
Dexter JV Football Action (10/08/13)
Jackson claims SEMO North crown (10/06/13)
The Indians blasted defending champion Sikeston 49-0 at homecoming game
Central blasts Farmington to end rough stretch (10/06/13)
The Tigers exploded for 52 points in the first half to end a two-game losing streak
Jackson claims SEMO North crown (10/06/13)
The Indians blasted defending champion Sikeston 49-0 at homecoming game
Jackson manhandles Sikeston 49-0, wins conference title (10/05/13)
But very early it became evident that Sikeston would be no match for the Indians on Friday night at Jackson High School as the Bulldogs dropped its first game of the season 49-0.
Charleston shakes off slow start to rally past Kennett (10/05/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- It was a surprise to many to see Charleston quarterback Mike Kellum fake a handoff, roll out and look downfield to attempt a pass. It's something the Bluejays rarely do. What's even more uncommon? Charleston scored three times through the air...
NMCC downs Bearcats despite Pollock's big night (10/05/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Despite a gritty performance from junior quarterback Peyton Pollock, the Dexter Bearcats came up just short Friday night as they hosted New Madrid County Central for Homecoming. Unable to convert on a late fourth-quarter drive, the Bearcats saw a fumble allow the Eagles to hold on for a 21-20 win after NMCC was dominated in most statistical categories...
Portageville surges past Scott City (10/05/13)
SCOTT CITY (SMNS) -- The Scott City football team dropped to 1-5 with a home loss to Portageville on Friday. The Rams led 6-0 after the first quarter after freshman quarterback Braden Cox ran in from two yards out. Portageville tied the game in the second quarter when Ben Story scored a touchdown on a 61-yard run...
Chaffee offense too much for Eagles (10/05/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- The Chaffee Red Devils compiled 560 yards and improved to 6-0 Friday night, defeating East Prairie 54-32. Chaffee fell behind early, trailing 6-0 after the first quarter but the Red Devils exploded for 34 second quarter points...
Jackson football team dominates Sikeston (10/05/13)
Jackson replaced Sikeston as SEMO North Conference champions in convincing fashion Friday night with a 49-0 victory at home.
Football roundup: Chaffee defeats East Prairie 54-32 to improve to 6-0 (10/05/13)
The Chaffee football team remained undefeated with a road win at East Prairie on Friday. The Red Devils (6-0) trailed early before eventually beating the Eagles (1-5) 54-32. East Prairie opened the scoring and led 6-0 after the first quarter before Chaffee replied with 34 points in the second period to take a 34-14 lead into halftime...
Football roundup: Chaffee defeats East Prairie 54-32 to improve to 6-0 (10/05/13)
The Chaffee football team remained undefeated with a road win at East Prairie on Friday. The Red Devils (6-0) trailed early before eventually beating the Eagles (1-5) 54-32. East Prairie opened the scoring and led 6-0 after the first quarter before Chaffee replied with 34 points in the second period to take a 34-14 lead into halftime...
Jackson manhandles Sikeston 49-0 in battle of unbeatens (10/05/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Sikeston coach Kent Gibbs knew his team would have to play a near flawless game to have a chance at defeating the powerful Jackson Indians. He knew his defense would have to find a way to contain an offense averaging nearly 40 points per game and he knew that his own offense would have to find a way to keep the chains moving...
Charleston shakes off slow start to rally past Kennett (10/05/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- It was a surprise to many to see Charleston quarterback Mike Kellum fake a handoff, roll out and look downfield to attempt a pass. It's something the Bluejays rarely do. What's even more uncommon? Charleston scored three times through the air...
Portageville surges past Scott City (10/05/13)
SCOTT CITY (SMNS) -- The Scott City football team dropped to 1-5 with a home loss to Portageville on Friday. The Rams led 6-0 after the first quarter after freshman quarterback Braden Cox ran in from two yards out. Portageville tied the game in the second quarter when Ben Story scored a touchdown on a 61-yard run...
Dexter drops Homecoming Game to NMCC 21-20 (10/05/13)
DEXTER -- Despite a gritty performance from junior quarterback Peyton Pollock, the Dexter Bearcats came up just short Friday night as they hosted New Madrid County Central for Homecoming. Unable to convert on a late fourth-quarter drive, the Bearcats saw a fumble allow the Eagles to hold on for a 21-20 win after NMCC was dominated in most statistical categories...
Indians start off strong but fall to Charleston, 40-20 (10/05/13)
The Kennett Indians were back in action on Friday evening, as they traveled to Charleston to take on the Blue Jays. After winning the toss and choosing to receive, Jahaida Childress returned the ball to the 35 yardline. On third and short Treyvon Bradford ran for the first first down of the game. ...
Indians start off strong but fall to Charleston, 40-20 (10/05/13)
The Kennett Indians were back in action on Friday evening, as they traveled to Charleston to take on the Blue Jays. After winning the toss and choosing to receive, Jahaida Childress returned the ball to the 35 yardline. On third and short Treyvon Bradford ran for the first first down of the game. ...
Briefly: Central football team win big over Farmington (10/05/13)
Central had three 100-yard rushers -- all in the first half -- and blasted visiting Farmington 59-21 Friday night.
Oct. 4, 2013 Scoreboard (10/04/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school football week 6: Jackson, Sikeston meet for title (10/04/13)
Last week: Sikeston 22, Poplar Bluff 21; Jackson 56, Central 27 Last year: Sikeston 26, Jackson 17 Outlook: For the second straight year this game likely will decide the SEMO North Conference champion. Both teams entered with 5-0 marks last year, and the Bulldogs handed the Indians their first loss under coach Brent Eckley...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 6 (10/03/13)
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 every Thursday throughout the season. Chaffee at East Prairie Records: East Prairie (1-4); Chaffee (5-0)...
Tough test awaits Bulldogs as they head to 'The Pit' in Jackson (10/03/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Jackson Indians' rise as the premier high school football program in southeast Missouri is nearly complete. Only one obstacle remains: the Sikeston Bulldogs. The two SEMO North Conference powers will square off tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Jackson High School in the 98th meeting between the long storied rivals...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 6 (10/03/13)
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 every Thursday throughout the season. Chaffee at East Prairie Records: East Prairie (1-4); Chaffee (5-0)...
Tough test awaits Bulldogs as they head to 'The Pit' in Jackson (10/03/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Jackson Indians' rise as the premier high school football program in southeast Missouri is nearly complete. Only one obstacle remains: the Sikeston Bulldogs. The two SEMO North Conference powers will square off tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Jackson High School in the 98th meeting between the long storied rivals...
Prep Roundup: 9th grade football wins thriller over Poplar Bluff (09/30/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As time ran out Sikeston ninth grader Justus Faulkner crossed the goal line to give his ninth grade football team a thrilling, come-from-behind 18-16 win over Poplar Bluff Monday at SPS Stadium in Sikeston. "They played with a lot of heart," Sikeston ninth grade coach Matt Johnson said. "They didn't allow themselves to be out of the game."...
Prep Roundup: 9th grade football wins thriller over Poplar Bluff (09/30/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As time ran out Sikeston ninth grader Justus Faulkner crossed the goal line to give his ninth grade football team a thrilling, come-from-behind 18-16 win over Poplar Bluff Monday at SPS Stadium in Sikeston. "They played with a lot of heart," Sikeston ninth grade coach Matt Johnson said. "They didn't allow themselves to be out of the game."...