Giant of Class 1 stands between Monroe City and title
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Giant of Class 1 stands between Monroe City and title

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- David Kirby has preached to the Monroe City football team this season hard work is rewarded with more hard work. That rings true more than ever this weekend. Monroe City returns to the Class 1 state championship game, and the Panthers..

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Class 1 state title preview: Ste. Genevieve Valle vs. Monroe City

Monore City vs. Ste. Genevieve Valle What: Class 1 state championship When: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Faurot Field, Columbia, Mo. Radio: KRES 104.7 FM Livestream: MSHSAA.tv ($9.95 monthly pass) Records: Ste. Genevieve Valle -- 12-1 (5-0 I-55 Conference).

Hays development under center helps Monroe City's offense thrive
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Hays development under center helps Monroe City's offense thrive

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- There's a notion that quarterbacks in a Wing-T offense simply hand the football to the fullback or running back. Monroe City's Blake Hays doesn't fit that stereotype.

Batsell cousins playing vital roles in Monroe City's run to title game
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Batsell cousins playing vital roles in Monroe City's run to title game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Nehemiah Batsell remembers the feeling watching the Monroe City football team beat Lincoln in last year's Class 1 state semifinal game at Lankford Field.

They're Baaaaack: Defense leads Monroe City's return to state title game
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They're Baaaaack: Defense leads Monroe City's return to state title game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Blake Hays and Monroe City football coach David Kirby enjoyed the moment for a split second. Fullback Cole Pennewell punched in a 6-yard touchdown run that put the Panthers ahead by two touchdowns over East Buchanan. Monroe City was 41

Celebration subdued for Panthers after winning semifinal game
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Celebration subdued for Panthers after winning semifinal game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- There was no wild celebration this time. Instead, there were a few hugs before the Monroe City football team formed a line to shake hands with East Buchanan after winning Saturday's Class 1 state semifinal game 28-14 at Lankford Field a

Clark County's surprise run ends in state semifinals
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Clark County's surprise run ends in state semifinals

KAHOKA, Mo. -- The Clark County football team knew it was in a place not many outside the program expected. The Indians couldn't keep their surprise playoff run last one more week. Clark County fell behind by three touchdowns early to Lafayette County and

Monroe City proving its able to stop the pass
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Monroe City proving its able to stop the pass

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Zach Osborn has heard the myth that Clarence Cannon Conference schools struggle to defend spread offenses. "We know towns outside of the CCC think we're just run heavy," said Osborn, a junior running back for the Panthers. "But there's

Prep football preview: East Buchanan at Monroe City
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Prep football preview: East Buchanan at Monroe City

East Buchanan at Monroe City What: Class 1 semifinal game When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Lankford Field, Monroe City, Mo. Radio: KRES 104.7 FM Records: East Buchanan -- 11-2 (6-1 Kansas City Interscholastic Conference). Monroe City 13-0 (8-0 Clarence Cannon

Class 2 semifinal preview: Lafayette County at Clark County
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Class 2 semifinal preview: Lafayette County at Clark County

Lafayette County at Clark County What: Class 2 semifinal game When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Clark County High School, Kahoka, Mo. Radio: KMEM 100.5 FM Records: Lafayette County -- 13-0 (5-0 Missouri River Valley Conference East Division). Clark County -- 9-4