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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

Griffons run away from Lopers

That’s more of the offense we expect. The struggling Western offense busted out in a big way against Nebraska-Kearney and dominated the winless Loper squad to the tune of a 34-17 beatdown. “We had lost our mojo offensively,” Western coach Jerry Partridge said. “We weren’t as confident as we needed to be and it was nice to get that back.”... 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

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