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Western football foretelling the future

The future looks great for the football team — but not like in years past — Western actually has a reason to be optimistic now. Halfway through the season, the Griffons sat at 3-2 and needed to win every game to have a sure shot at making the post-season playoffs for the first time in back-to-back years. They did that,... Read More

Bearcats shock Griffons again, move to 2nd round

Matt Longacre saw the football on the ground and knew it was a chance at redemption. Northwest Missouri State had looked like it lost a chance to move on to the next round. With a little more than eight minutes to play in the game and with Missouri Western up by two, the defenseive lineman gave his team the final score.... Read More

Scouting Report: Northwest vs. Western

Northwest — Offense: Blake Christopher is healthy, and that helps the Bearcats out a lot. Trevor Adams didn’t necessarily do a bad job as the quarterback when Christopher missed time with a hand injury, but Christopher is their starter. He will look to keep the pressure on Western’s offense to match him stride for stride. Northwest averages just shy of... Read More

Griffon football player to be arraigned for DWI

­Missouri Western football player Benjamin Pister will be arraigned Nov. 9  after being cited in Country Club Village on Sept. 19 for driving while intoxicated.  Pister, A defensive lineman, was also cited for failure to drive on the right side of the road and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Four days after the citation, Pister did not play during... Read More

Five games in, one game out

Five games in, the Griffons have played two ranked opponents, two road games and two undefeated teams. Baffling? Well, sitting at 3-2 at this point, Missouri Western is right where it supposed to be. Factor in two season-ending injuries – T.J. Fannin and Marcus Thompson – how should Western fare in the second half of the season? Although Jerry Partridge said he would... Read More