Pirates using balance to wear opponents down
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Pirates using balance to wear opponents down

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal football team is borrowing its game day philosophy from the sweet science of boxing. Be tough, tenacious and tactical. So far, that's worked well. The Pirates are 2-0 heading into Friday's game at Fulton...

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Knox County to transition to eight-man football in 2021

EDINA, Mo. -- After the news trickled out Tuesday night that the Knox County School Board voted to transition to eight-man football in 2021, Eagles coach Bruce Vannoy sent a direct message to his players. "Our focus is 100 percent still on this year...

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Pritzker stands firm on plan to push high-contact sports to spring

QUINCY -- A few days before planned rallies in Springfield and Chicago designed to support the #LetUsPlay movement, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker dug in his heels and hardened his stance there won't be high-contact sports played at the high school level...

Worth the wait: Pirates playmakers prevail in home opener
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Worth the wait: Pirates playmakers prevail in home opener

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The emergence of a freshman, the resilience of a senior and the playmaking ability of everyone in every class in between made the Hannibal football team's home opener worth the two-week wait. Carrying back-to-back victories against...

Palmyra wins home opener against Hallsville
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Palmyra wins home opener against Hallsville

PALMYRA, Mo. -- The Palmyra football defeated Hallsville 51-16 on Friday to truly commemorate the opening of their new football stadium. The game was short notice for both teams, as Palmyra and Hallsville's original opponents were forced to cancel...

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Football roundup: Wheeler wills Indians past Cougars

EWING, Mo. -- When the chips are down, playmakers make plays. Clark County quarterback Sam Wheeler proved that Friday night. After Highland climbed back in the third quarter to tie Friday's Clarence Cannon Conference meeting between the Cougar...

Raiders find home for spring football in Big 12 Conference
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Raiders find home for spring football in Big 12 Conference

QUINCY -- The relationships Quincy Notre Dame athletic director Bill Connell forged during a quarter-century coaching career and those cultivated by QND football coach Jack Cornell since taking over are paying major dividends. Without those friendships...

Winning turnover battle critical to Pirates' future success
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Winning turnover battle critical to Pirates' future success

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- After watching the livestream of last Friday's victory at Jefferson City and reviewing the game film, Hannibal football coach Quentin Hamner challenged the Pirates with one goal for this week's home opener against Fort Zumwalt West...

Panthers plan to keep rolling on new turf
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Panthers plan to keep rolling on new turf

PALMYRA, Mo. -- September 11 has been circled on the Palmyra football team's calendar for months. Not because of the opponent in Macon. Not because it's the team's first Clarence Cannon Conference contest. Not even just because it's the home opener...

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Area roundup: Ground game helps Cougars pick up road victory

MEXICO, Mo. -- A rough start turned into a surprising deficit before the Highland football team could get its footing. Once the Cougars did, they never stopped running. Highland rushed for 407 yards, erased a two-touchdown deficit and picked up...