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Double duece sets his sights on the NFL

Double duece sets his sights on the NFL

December 5, 2012 Comments

Christian Mengel

Western senior running back Michael Hill is one of eight finalists for the highest honor in Division II football, the Harlon Hill Trophy, and has earned a chance to impress the pros this upcoming semester. The Harlon Hill Trophy is given to the best player in D-II. Many consider it to be the Heisman Trophy […]

Griffon football set to take on top-seeded Mavericks

December 2, 2012 Comments

Mika Cummins

No.3 Missouri Western is set to face off against no.1 Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday on the road in the Division II Quarterfinals. Western is coming off Saturday’s fresh road victory over Henderson State. The game became the first road playoff victory for the Griffons and helped send them to Minnesota to play against the top-seeded […]

Western wins 57-55 in 3 OT playoff thriller

Western wins 57-55 in 3 OT playoff thriller

November 17, 2012 Comments

Kyle Inman

Missouri Western football advanced in the playoffs after stopping Minnesota-Duluth’s 2-point conversion attempt to win 57-55 in  triple-overtime at Spratt Stadium. The win marked the first time the Griffons have won a playoff game. “We were so close to sitting here crying and asking why and now we get to play again,” said Coach Jerry […]

MIAA Champions aim to claim first ever home playoff victory

MIAA Champions aim to claim first ever home playoff victory

November 13, 2012 Comments

Mika Cummins

[caption id="attachment_13824" align="aligncenter" width="300"] After defeating Northwest and winning the MIAA Championship , the Griffons will take on No. 7 ranked Minnesota-Deluth this Saturday at noon in the Spratt Stadium.*photo courtesy of gogriffons.com[/caption] No. 3 Western (10-1) is set to take on No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth (10-1) this Saturday in the second ever home playoff game. […]

Griffons shock Bearcats with comeback to win MIAA championship 21-20

Griffons shock Bearcats with comeback to win MIAA championship 21-20

November 10, 2012 Comments

Kyle Inman

No. 11 Missouri Western overcame a 20-7 lead in the fourth quarter to defeat rival No. 4 Northwest Missouri State 21-20 in Maryville to win sole possession of the MIAA championship for the first time in school history. “This is why we signed here, for this exact game, this scenario” said defensive end Ben Pister, […]

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