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Weather, Pattonville doom Fort Zumwalt North in Class 5 semifinals

Fort Zumwalt North managed to control everything in their first 12 games as they won each week this fall. Saturday at Pattonville was out of their control nearly from the start. Despite scoring the first touchdown, the Panthers could not handle the windy, rainy/cold conditions, a physical Pattonville defense, and the Pirates run game powered by speedy, shifty senior running back David Elllison, Jr.. All of that left the Panthers one game short of their goal of returning to the Class 5 championship game, as Zumwalt North bowed to Pattonville 26-7 Saturday in a Class 5 semifinal at Pattonville High ...

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Defense, Vaughn help Fort Zumwalt North stop Timberland for district championship

  A fast-paced, run-oriented offense gets the headlines these days for the Fort Zumwalt North football team. But the Panthers also have a pretty good defense as well. Fort Zumwalt North’s defense showed its muscle against Timberland. The Panthers “D” shut out Timberland for over three quarters and the offense did just enough as Zumwalt North defeated the Wolves 24-7 on Friday night for the Class 5, District 3 championship at Fort Zumwalt North High School. Fort Zumwalt North (11-0), which won it’s 11th straight game will host Lebanon in a Class 5 quarterfinal next Saturday at 1 p.m. It ...

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Foster, Hawkins vault Parkway North past St. Dominic in district opener

Cameron Foster made it happen for the Parkway North football team with his arm and Jason Hawkins did his thing in the receiving and return game. Foster threw for three touchdowns and Hawkins scored four touchdowns, three of them on pass receptions as the Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak with a convincing 47-11 win over St. Dominic in the Class 4, District 3 opener at Parkway North High School on Friday. It was an ideal way start to the postseason, as North scored twice in the first quarter and added 21 second quarter points to roll to a 33-3 ...

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Francis Howell/San Diego State product Munson achieves dream with rookie debut for New York Giants

The journey from undrafted free agent to making the 53-man roster has been nothing short of an amazing experience for former St. Charles area football star Calvin Munson. Munson, a 6-1, 241-pound former Francis Howell and San Diego State linebacker, recently made the New Giants 53-man roster and is getting the chance to live out a dream he has had since he was youngster. “It feels good and I’m definitely blessed to be with the Giants and just have the opportunity to go out there, compete and yeah, it’s been a lot of fun,” Munson said. Making the final 53-man ...

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Local high school coaches talk football

Fort Zumwalt North coach Joe Bacon would like to repeat last season – but with a different result in the final game. The Panthers had the best season in the program’s history in 2016, finishing 12-2 and winning the Gateway Athletic Conference [GAC] Central division. Fort Zumwalt North lost 49-14 to Vianney in the Class 5 state championship game. But that was then. Now, it’s time for the 2017 campaign. Bacon welcomes back five starters on offense and five on defense. In his first season at Francis Howell last fall, coach Cory Snyder led the Vikings to a 9-3 record ...

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Eureka stops Fort Zumwalt West with late surge

The Eureka High Wildcats football team definitely seems to find a way to close out games late. On Friday night, the Wildcats took control of a nip-and-tuck clash with Fort Zumwalt West thanks to a pair of late touchdowns, prevailing for a 45-26 week one win at Fort Zumwalt West. “I think we came out a little slow and we were executing the right things but we didn’t have the energy,” Eureka junior quarterback Tyler Kennedy said. “We talked about it at halftime and we came out and exploded.” Zumwalt West gave the Wildcats gave Eureka all it wanted for ...

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