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Old faces out, new faces in for the new look football team

It was a challenging season for the Griffons this past fall. They are heading into next season with the possibility of having to rebuild at several positions. However, there are also some positions that look to be stacked and primed to improve from this past season. On defense, the linebacker is losing decorated player Yomi Alli, but have at least... Read More

Northwest preview: Defense to lead

There are many questions pending for the Griffons heading into their rivalry week. According to Griffon Coach Jerry Partridge, one spot where the Griffons are very confident is in their defense. “Every week we ask our defense to shut them out,” Partridge said. They are veteran-laden and can boost All-MIAA level players at all levels of the defense. For the... Read More

Offense struggles in lose in Emporia

Western avoided their third shutout in the Jerry Partridge-era with a 19-yard Tanner Pettet field goal with just 28 seconds left. The Griffons fell 17-3 on Saturday in Emporia to the Hornets.Partridge said he was “disappointed” in the performance of the team. “We are not performing to the level that I think our program standard is set,” Partridge said. The... Read More

Griffons to face former Pac-12 quarterback

Last week, Northeastern State made the mistake of giving a freshman quarterback his first start against Western’s secondary. The Griffon defense made them pay in the 24-17 win by forcing Blayne Armstrong to go 0-for-4 with three interceptions before he was pulled for veteran quarterback Kevin Pantastico. All in all, Western came up with five interceptions on the day, including... Read More

Western’s dynamic duo set for big final hurrah

The MIAA and all of Division II football is well aware how talented the Griffons’ starting right cornerback Mike Jordan, but they quickly learned last season that the Griffons are not just a one man show when it comes to shutting down an opponent’s passing attack. Across from the AFCA and D2football.com All-American is Sam Brown. Brown doesn’t have the... Read More