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Westminster Christian Academy moves up kickoff for Saturday’s game

Westminster Christian Academy’s football team will try to beat the heat and Festus by moving up the kickoff of its season opener at home. Due to the forecast for excessive heat this Saturday (Aug. 23), the start time of the first home varsity football game against Festus has been changed to 10 a.m. Concessions will be provided at the game.   Email this page

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St. Charles high school football preview

Fort Zumwalt West reached the Class 6 quarterfinals in Neil Nowack’s first season with the Jaguars. For his second season, Nowack has seven starters returning on offense and seven on defense. Still, the Jaguars will have their hands full trying to unseat the Francis Howell Vikings as champions of the Gateway South Athletic Conference.Francis Howell, which reached the sectional round of the Class 6 playoffs, has five starters back on offense and seven on offense. Coach Byran Koch has a hard-working group of seniors he is anxious to see in action this fall. Duchesne coach Charlie Elmendorf enters his 20th ...

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West County high school football preview

It’s almost time to play football again, but the new season brings changes. Gone are the old Suburban West and Suburban South conferences. The new configurations are based on school enrollments, location and sports offered. Parkway Central reached the Class 5 state championship game for the second time last fall. Coach Mark Goldenberg welcomes back five starters on offense and four on defense for his 12th season as the Colts’ head coach. While the Colts lost several key players from last year’s 13-2 squad, Goldenberg is used to the next class stepping up and keeping the program at a high ...

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Desir gets first action in Cleveland preseason opener

  Lindenwood University product Pierre Desir has been working diligently in training camp the past two weeks with the Cleveland Browns. The fourth round pick from Francis Howell Central had his first action just over a week ago in the Browns intersquad scrimmage in Akron, Ohio. On Saturday (Aug. 9), Desir got to see his first preseason action as an NFL player in the Browns preseason opener at Ford Field in Detroit against Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, and the Detroit Lions. Desir got into the game at left cornerback in the first half and missed a few tackles. He was ...

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Missouri Baptist football will play three Division I foes in debut season

  In just three weeks, the inaugural season of play will kickoff in earnest for the Missouri Baptist football Spartans and head coach Jason Burianek. The historic inaugural game for Missouri Baptist will involve a road trip down I-55 to Cape Girardeau to take on Ohio Valley Conference member, Southeast Missouri State at Houck Stadium. After going to SEMO, MBU will have to tackle back-to-back road games to the University of St. Francis (Ind.) on Sept. 4 and then nine days later at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee (Ok). The Spartans finally get a taste of home cooking on Sept. ...

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Gabbert adjusting to new role with the San Francisco 49ers

Parkway West graduate Blaine Gabbert has had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the San Francisco 49ers’ playbook. The latest addition to the quarterback group comes with solid credentials, though without much NFL success despite starting 27 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars the past three years. “The biggest thing is a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball,” Gabbert said to the Associated Press. “That makes the quarterback’s job easy.” Gabbert, drafted in the first round, the 10th pick overall out of Missouri, of the 2011 draft was handed the job in Jacksonville without much preparation ...

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Lindenwood football to appear on CBS Sports Network this fall

The Lindenwood football Lions will get a prime-time chance to showcase their skills to the entire nation when the Lions play in a nationally televised game during the 2014 season. That televised game, which will appear on CBS Sports Network, highlights the Lions 2014 home schedule. Lindenwood will play host to Missouri Western on Sept. 25 at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools and will be shown nationally on the CBS Sports Network. Also, it will mark the second time that Lindenwood has appeared on national television with the other appearance ...

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Rams National 7-on-7 team has 18 local football players ready to compete

The St. Louis Rams National 7-on-7 Team finished second last year and this year the squad of 18 local high school football players will attempt to win it all. Team will be coached by St. Louis Rams manager of fan development Kyle Eversgerd and Rams Training Academy Coach Matt Biermann. The Lineman Challenge participants will be coached by St. Louis Rams youth football ambassador Mike Gohn, who is retiring as the athletic director for the Parkway school district. The 2014 NFL 7-on-7 National Tournament and Lineman Challenge will be hosted by the Indianapolis Colts. Various events are scheduled throughout the ...

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