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Safeties save baby and garner national attention

September 13, 2011 Comments

Kyle Inman

Two local Missouri Western football players captured the heart of the nation over this past week. Griffon co-captains and starting safeties Jack Long and Shane Simpson have been in the national spotlight since saving the life of a young boy days before the Griffon’s home opener. 17-month-old Liam Snook was accidentally locked in a hot […]

Griffons remain a mystery after two weeks of season

September 13, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

The first game — ouch — but it became better. Missouri Western football heard all week from the media and the people around them that they looked awful. It was a disaster, a performance that people couldn’t believe was the same team that made the playoffs a year ago. But it was. It was a […]

Griffons defense delivers, upset No. 12 Central Missouri

Griffons defense delivers, upset No. 12 Central Missouri

September 10, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

David Bass pulled his defense together to start Missouri Western’s second football game of the season Saturday night, and everybody stuck with him. Bass had four sacks and tied the Griffon’s single-game sack record as Western [1-1] upset No. 12 ranked Central Missouri 23-6 Saturday at Spratt Stadium. The Mules had no answer for Western’s pass rush, as the team combined […]

Gorillas down Griffons in lopsided game

Gorillas down Griffons in lopsided game

September 2, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

[caption id="attachment_5516" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The same look as we saw most of the time Partridge takes another sack."][/caption] Penalties, sacks, chaos: it wasn’t pretty. Missouri Western dropped its season opener against MIAA opponent Pittsburg State Thursday night at Spratt Stadium 34-7. Western’s defense was unable to control the Gorilla’s pistol offense, which controlled the game from beginning […]

Returning players key for Western football

Returning players key for Western football

August 19, 2011 Comments

Kyle Inman

The 2011 Missouri Western football team will try and continue the momentum that they built with an 8-4 playoff season in 2010. The returning talent from last season’s team will provide plenty of excitement on the gridiron this fall. The Griffons were picked to finish fourth in the MIAA coaches poll and landed three spots […]

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