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South Shelby's Wilt walks away after 13 successful seasons

SHELBINA, Mo. -- One of the reasons Rob Wilt enjoyed a successful 13-year run as the South Shelby football coach was his ability to get the Cardinals to stay 100-percent committed to the program even through som grueling nights...

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Football Player of the Year: Toughness, grit help Indians' Lapsley sprint away from competition
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Football Player of the Year: Toughness, grit help Indians' Lapsley sprint away from competition

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Caleb Lapsley possesses a sprinter's speed with a sprinter's build and a sprinter's stride. Yet, it's a bulldozer mentality that gives him his edge. The Clark County senior running back captured headlines and highlights...

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2019 All-area football team: First-team offense bios

Corder Lehenbauer Quarterback º Palmyra 5-foot-11 º 160 º Senior Inside the numbers: Lehenbauer threw three interceptions in the season-opening xxx to xxxx, but proved to everyone it was just an abberation. The right-hander threw just two interceptions th

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2019 All-area football team: First-team defense bios

Zac Becker Defensive line º Notre Dame 6-foot-3 º 200 º Senior Inside the numbers: One part of QND's "sack brothers," Becker played a huge role in helping the Raiders reach the Class 3A state semifinals. He finished with 69 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, s

Football Coach of the Year: Cornell mixes toughness with right amount of fun
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Football Coach of the Year: Cornell mixes toughness with right amount of fun

QUINCY -- Gruff, rough and all business. Jack Cornell's demeanor screams it when he walks the Quincy Notre Dame football team out of the locker room and onto the field for warmups. He stands 6-foot-7. His beard consumes his face. His voice bellows.

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2019 All-area football first- and second-team selections

OFFENSE First team Corder Lehenbauer, QB, Sr., Palmyra Keenan Batsell, RB, Sr., Monroe City Caleb Lapsley, RB, Sr., Clark County Brandon Rossmiller, RB, Jr., Central Jaxon Mueller, FB, Sr., Central Johnny Ohnemus, APB, Sr., Notre Dame Grant Hyer, WR, Jr.,

IHSA schools rescind district football format
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IHSA schools rescind district football format

QUINCY -- Although disappointed by the outcome of the Illinois High School Association bylaw amendment vote, specifically the rescinding of the district football scheduling format, no one within the Quincy Notre Dame athletic department stopped...

Batsell, Lapsley head Missouri all-state selections
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Batsell, Lapsley head Missouri all-state selections

Two of the Clarence Cannon Conference's best offensive weapons have been recognized as some of the greatest in the state. Clark County senior running back Caleb Lapsley and Monroe City senior running back Keenan Batsell were both named Class 2...

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Clark County misses out on state title game with overtime loss to Ava

AVA, Mo. -- For three quarters, the Clark County defense completely shut down the Ava offense in their Class 2 semifinal showdown. The Indians clung to an 8-0 lead thanks to a 15-yard touchdown run by Caleb Lapsley in the first quarter of a muddy...

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Stopping Ava's rushing attack Clark County's only option

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Last week the Clark County football team shut down a potent Hallsville rushing attack to win their Class 2 state quarterfinal matchup. The Indians will have to be even better on Saturday when they meet up with Ava in the Class 2 semifinals.