Palmyra's Alexander won't surprise anyone this season
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Palmyra's Alexander won't surprise anyone this season

Jarom Alexander was virtually unknown to opponents of the Palmyra football team through the first six weeks of the season last fall. Then Week 7 rolled around. Alexander had totaled just six carries in the first six games for 87 yards, but he churned out 221 rushing yards on 20 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns in a 35-0 rout over Clarence Cannon Conference opponent Centralia on Sept. 28.

Football officiating shortage hits home for local schools
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Football officiating shortage hits home for local schools

The shortage of football officials in Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois has reached a critical stage. Officials at Highland High School announced Wednesday the home game against Clark County scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 has been moved...

South Shelby's Wood ready to shoulder workload
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South Shelby's Wood ready to shoulder workload

SHELBINA, Mo. -- Brock Wood enjoyed being part of a two-headed monster in the South Shelby football team's backfield the past two seasons. In that time, he and teammate Cody McKenzie racked up exactly 4,800 yards on the ground and scored 62 touchdowns.

Raiders usher in new coaching era with sense of urgency to get ready
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Raiders usher in new coaching era with sense of urgency to get ready

QUINCY -- Jack Cornell appreciates and understands the history of the Quincy Notre Dame football program as well as anyone. He became part of the story as a player and now gets the chance to write his own chapter as a coach. Yet, Cornell wouldn't have...

Hawks open practice needing to integrate new faces into mix
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Hawks open practice needing to integrate new faces into mix

QUINCY -- The easiest part of orientation for the Quincy University football players is over. The difficult task begins Monday. The Hawks moved into their dorm rooms Saturday and sat through the first team meetings. Sunday is scheduled to be much...

Consistent 'Cats: Atwell hoping C-SC can become more competitive in Heart
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Consistent 'Cats: Atwell hoping C-SC can become more competitive in Heart

CANTON, Mo. -- The road that snakes past the athletic fields and fraternity houses and rolls into the heart of the Culver-Stockton College campus is a solid representation of what is taking place on the Hill. At every turn, there's progress.

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College notebook: Hawks sixth in GLVC preseason poll

Where the Quincy University football team landed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference preseason poll wasn't unexpected. It offers the Hawks the opportunity to surprise some people. Coming off a three-win season last fall and with just four starters...

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C-SC football picked to finish fifth in Heart North

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Culver-Stockton College was picked to finish fifth in the North Division in the annual Heart of America Athletic Conference football coaches' preseason poll, the league announced Monday during Media Day. Three-time defending division

Following His Heart: Brock recounts yearlong recruitment process
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Following His Heart: Brock recounts yearlong recruitment process

Jirehl Brock recalled sitting down to one of the best meals he's ever eaten during his official recruiting visit to Northwestern earlier this summer. "They took me to this really nice steak place, and I had a steak that was worth about $80," he said while speaking to members of the Quincy Exchange Club during a Friday luncheon at the Elks. "I'm like, 'I'm glad I didn't have to pay for that.'"

Whirlwind of excitement: Quincy's Brock commits to Iowa State
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Whirlwind of excitement: Quincy's Brock commits to Iowa State

QUINCY -- A little more than a week ago, Jirehl Brock called Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell and running backs coach Nate Scheelhaase to inform them he had made his college choice. Everyone else had to wait nine days to hear the news. In front of a larger-than-expected crowd gathered in the Quincy High School gym Friday afternoon, the QHS senior running back read through a list of thank yous and then reached under the table...