Category: Football

Defensive end and sack specialist David Bass will play in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game will be played at Tropicana Field home of the Tampa Bay Rays and is considered a way to showcase your talent to NFL scouts before the draft. Bass is the…

Football team sets new bar for success

The season ended with a 17-10 loss in the Super Region 3 final at Minnesota State-Mankato, but the 2012 Griffon football team will be remembered for its unprecedented success. “We did things that no other Western team has done and nobody can take that away from us,” senior safety Shane Simpson said.  “We had fun…

Double duece sets his sights on the NFL

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…

Western wins 57-55 in 3 OT playoff thriller

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…