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Column: Playing for pride

Following Saturday’s 21-7 homecoming loss to Washburn, all Missouri Western has left to play for is pride. After a game where the offense could only muster 245 yards of total offense including just 74 yards through the air, the Griffons now sit at three losses. A group that returned so much talent on each side of the ball for last years’... Read More

Griffons blow big first half lead against Gorillas

After a 31-27 loss in Pittsburg, Kansas, Western drops to 3-2 on the season and have suffered a huge hit to their playoff chances. Early in the first half, it looked like a replay from the same match-up three years ago. The outcome proved to be different and heartbreaking for the Griffons as they fell 31-27 in Pittsburg. “Very frustrating,”... Read More

Western prevails despite injuries

Without starting quarterback Skyler Windmiller or star wide receiver Dee Toliver, Missouri Western was still able to pull away from Lindenwood in the second half and cruise to a 34-14 victory. Sophomore quarterback T.J. LaFaver learned on Wednesday before the game that he would be the starter, as Windmiller was still dealing with effects from a concussion suffered last week.... Read More

Going big for milestone touchdown

Saturday was a special day for Griffon athletics. Griffon football finally had their long-awaited debut on the new turf at Craig Field against Central Oklahoma. The first touchdown came from an unexpected source, however. Junior Daylon Harper is transitioning to defensive line after spending the last couple seasons on the offensive side of the ball. Despite serving as a defensive... Read More

Griffons bounce back with big win

The Missouri Western football team got their mojo back with a big win against Central Oklahoma with a 26-16 victory on Saturday afternoon at Craig Field. They accomplished it by going back to what the program was built on, a dominating rushing attack and a suffocating defense. “We got a good football team,” Griffon Coach Jerry Partridge said. “We still... Read More