Whitaker's presence helping Pirates' offense thrive
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Whitaker's presence helping Pirates' offense thrive

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Will Whitaker will leave the Hannibal football program as arguably the best wide receiver to play for the Pirates. The senior set the program's single-season reciving yard record with 755 yards as a junior, and already has 734 this season.

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Prep football preview: MICDS at Hannibal

MICDS at Hannibal What: Class 4 quarterfinal game When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Porter Stadium, Hannibal, Mo. Radio: 1070 KMHO AM Records: MICDS 11-1 (4-1 Metro League); Hannibal 9-3 (5-0 North Central Missouri Confernce). Coaches: Matt Buha (34-13 at MIC

Brock leads contingent of all-state football honorees
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Brock leads contingent of all-state football honorees

QUINCY -- No one needs to question why Jirehl Brock was excluded from the all-state teams this time around. The record-setting Quincy High School running back earned an honor he rightly deserved, being named first-team all-state in Class 6A...

Third time's the charm? Central hopes so in quest for state title game berth
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Third time's the charm? Central hopes so in quest for state title game berth

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- For all the success the Central football team has enjoyed in the last decade, a state championship game appearance still eludes the program. The Panthers hope that changes Saturday. "That would mean so much to our community and everythi

Clark County's defense will be put to test by Blair Oaks
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Clark County's defense will be put to test by Blair Oaks

KAHOKA, Mo. -- The first thing London Brunk noticed when watching tape of Blair Oaks was how efficiently the state top-ranked Class 2 team runs its offense. "They can move the ball when they want to," said Brunk, a senior defensive back/quarterback for the

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Prep football preview: Central at Argenta-Oreana

Central at Argenta-Oreana What: Class 1 semifinal game When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Argenta-Oreana High School, Argenta, Ill. Records: Central 11-1 (4-1 Western Illinois Valley Conference North Division); Argenta-Oreana 12-0 (5-0 Little Okaw Valley Confer

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Prep football preview: Blair Oaks at Clark County

Blair Oaks at Clark County What: Class 2 quarterfinal game When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Clark County High School, Kahoka, Mo. Radio: KMEM 100.5 FM Records: Blair Oaks 12-0 (7-0 Tri-County Conference); Clark County 10-2 (5-2 Clarence Cannon Conference). Co

Central rolls past third WIVC opponent, into state semifinals
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Central rolls past third WIVC opponent, into state semifinals

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- A heads-up play was symbolic for the way things went for the Central football team in the first half. Central senior quarterback Eric Jones threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Collin Sally with less than two minutes remaining in the secon

Indians get revenge, win second straight district championship
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Indians get revenge, win second straight district championship

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The halfback pass has been worked on during the Clark County football practices during the last few weeks. The Indians found the perfect time to run it Friday night. Facing fourth and 14 from the Monroe City 30-yard line and a minute le

Resilient Pirates finish off district title with fourth-quarter surge
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Resilient Pirates finish off district title with fourth-quarter surge

ST. PETERS, Mo. -- When a 13-point lead evaporated in the span of 78 seconds Friday night, the Hannibal football players a decision to make. Give up or give 'em heck. How could a Mark St. Clair-coached team choose anything but the latter?