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Turnovers too much to overcome for Griffons

November 3, 2013 Comments

Albert Shelby

It was a game of turnovers, and the team with the least ultimately prevailed. Emporia State came into Spratt Stadium with an undefeated record and left the stadium still perfect after a 35-30 win over the Griffons. Turnovers early in the game led to the Hornets jumping on the Griffons early. With three minutes left […]

Griffons try to bounce back against Emporia

October 29, 2013 Comments

Albert Shelby

After suffering their first loss of the season to Pitt State last week, the Griffons will try to bounce back against another conference foe. Emporia State University will visit Spratt Stadium in hopes of continuing the winning streak they are currently on. The No.14 Hornets are a perfect 7-0, and have been one of the […]

From Zurlein to Schmiemeier

October 23, 2013 Comments

Albert Shelby

His story is as unique as his last name. John Schmiemeier was going into the year battling for the starting kicker position with Taylor Anderson. After Anderson went down with an injury, Schmiemeier took the starting job as kicker and has worked out well for the Griffons. Schmiemeier has been at Western since 2010 and has […]

Undefeated Western to battle Gorillas at Spratt

October 23, 2013 Comments

Albert Shelby

The schedule is starting to pick up for the Griffons, and no.12 Pittsburg State is where the challenge begins. After falling to Western in a consequential 63-14 loss last year, the Gorillas look to bounce back with an upset of their own this Saturday. Pittsburgh Sate is 6-1, and are coming off their first loss […]

Bass, Zuerlein thrive; Hill placed on waivers

October 21, 2013 Comments

Mika Cummins

There are three former Western football players currently playing at the next level, in the NFL. Greg Zuerlein is in his second year of professional football. Zuerlein is a part of the St. Louis Rams’ active roster as a kicker, wearing no.4. In 2012, Zuerlein had 67 kickoffs, 37 being touchbacks and the other 30 […]

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