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Prep Notebook: Smith, Personett to play in Shrine Game in June

Quincy High School's Deven Smith and Pittsfield's Korbyn Personett get to suit up for one final high school football game. Smith and Personett were selected to play in the 43rd annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on June 17 at Tucci Stadium in Bloomin

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College notebook: Palmyra products helping Bearcats chase national title

A pair of former Palmyra football players will be looking to help Northwest Missouri State win another NCAA Division II national championship. Junior defensive end Bobby Gruenloh will make his 13th start this season when the Bearcats (14-0) face...

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Missouri Media All-State Football Selections

Missouri All-State A panel of the state's sportscasters and sportswriters have announced their All-State football selections for 2016. Class 1 First Team Offense QB: Jaran Richman, Hamilton-Penney, Sr., 6-2, 185 AP: Andrew Smith, Princeton, Jr., 6-2, 180

C-SC looks to defensive-minded coach to turn football program around
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C-SC looks to defensive-minded coach to turn football program around

CANTON, Mo. -- The worst defensive NAIA football program in the nation each of the last two seasons is turning to a defensive guru to turn things around. Wednesday afternoon, Culver-Stockton College athletic director Pat Atwell announced the hiring...

Krietemeyer inheriting another rebuilding job, this time at Bowling Green
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Krietemeyer inheriting another rebuilding job, this time at Bowling Green

Kevin Krietemeyer sees many similarities in his new job as the head football coach at Bowling Green (Mo.) High School and the job he's leaving as the head football coach of the Unity-Payson program. When Krietemeyer arrived, the Mustangs had just finished a 2-7 season. By the time he left, he had guided Unity-Payson to the two best records in school history. Krietemeyer inherits a team at Bowling Green that won just one out of 10 games in 2016 and lost seven times by at least 35 points.

Coach of the Year: One conversation helps Monroe City's Kirby stay course
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Coach of the Year: One conversation helps Monroe City's Kirby stay course

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- A brief conversation with a former Monroe City football coach continually runs through David Kirby's mind. It's why Kirby led the Panthers to their best season in nearly two decades. After his second year as the Monroe City football coa

Player of the Year: Dunker matures into area's most prolific gunslinger
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Player of the Year: Dunker matures into area's most prolific gunslinger

The moment turned out to be as bittersweet as it was rewarding. One of the 18 players named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 2A all-state team, Unity-Payson quarterback Brodie Dunker relished the opportunity to attend the state championship game at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium with three of his teammates and be recognized during an on-field ceremony. Had he and the Mustangs been playing there as well, it would have meant so much more.

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40th annual Herald-Whig All-Area Football Team: First-Team Offense

Brodie Dunker Quarterback º Unity-Payson 6-2 º 205 º Senior Dunker completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,649 yards and 44 touchdowns, leading the Mustangs to an undefeated regular season and the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. He also ran for e

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40th annual Herald-Whig All-Area Football Team: First Team Defense

Daniel Lehenbauer Defensive line Palmyra 6-2 º 210 º Senior Lehenbauer was the rock in the Panthers' defense that allowed just 12.1 points per game. He led Palmyra with 77 tackles, with 31 of those tackles for loss along with 13 sacks. He also had an int

Foundation laid for Monroe City to make more postseason runs
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Foundation laid for Monroe City to make more postseason runs

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The bitterness was still fresh from losing a state championship, but Monroe City quarterback Blake Hays had an optimistic mind. He knows he gets two more chances to guide the Monroe City football team to a return trip to the Class 1 sta