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Griffons black and Blue Tigers

Griffons black and Blue Tigers

October 10, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

Yomi Alli blocked his second kick in the past three weeks, which started a scoring trend that never ended for Missouri Western. [caption id="attachment_6695" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Michael Hill stiff arms a Lincoln defender, then breaking a large run in the second quarter Saturday, October 8th."][/caption] Western defeated Lincoln (Mo.) 81-20 Saturday at Spratt Stadium. It […]

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week

October 4, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

Name: Greg Zuerlein Sport: Football Year: Senior Position: Kicker Stats this week: Field goals attempted — 5; Field goals made — 5 Zuerlein connected on all five of his field goal attempts Saturday against Missouri Southern State. Not only did the five kicks tie a school record, but his long of the day was a […]

Western defeats Southern 35-23

October 1, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

Missouri Western defeated Missouri Southern 35-23 Saturday in Joplin, Mo. Western (3-2) fell behind early, after Southern (1-3) scored on a 1-yard-touchdown run by Steven Sumpter. Western’s Greg Zuerlein connected on three straight field goal attempts on the next three drives, including a Western record 57-yard try, breaking the previous record of 54. Zuerlein tied a school […]

One game at a time

September 27, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

It’s a cliche, but it’s more true now than ever. Missouri Western football is knee-deep in its regular season schedule. Four games in with only two wins, all indications are that the Griffons need to win six out of their next seven games to have a chance at another post-season appearance. But Western may be […]

‘White lightning’ strikes black, gold at Western

September 27, 2011 Comments

Kyle Inman

New Orleans native and speedy Griffon receiver T.J. Fannin has shown tremendous resiliency on his path to becoming a college football player. In 2005, the same year Fannin graduated from high school, Hurricane Katrina forced him and his family to relocate to Missouri. “I have been evacuated from probably 15 hurricanes in my life,” Fannin […]

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