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Griffons claim king of the Jungle after 63-14 blowout

The Griffons turned into beasts in the jungle on Saturday, ripping defending national champion Pittsburg State from limb-to-limb with a 64-13 blowout win in Pittsburg, Kan.  The Griffons improve to 7-1 on the season while the Gorillas fall to 5-2. “Great, great win,” Coach Jerry Partridge said. “I  think we played very well and it was fun to watch it... Read More

Shane Simpson: Safety on the field, daddy at home

A 4-foot tall, curly-haired 3-year old yells loudly from the stands of Spratt Stadium. She cheers, jumps up and down and screams as her big, brown eyes zoom in one particular football player: No. 7. She’s his biggest fan. As he quickly sprints along the field and attempts to tackle anyone who stands in his way, the little girl yells... Read More

Western football wins season opener 38-26

Missouri Western football took care of business in its season opener defeating conference opponent Central Missouri 38-26 at Spratt Stadium. “I thought we played really well,” coach Jerry Partridge said. “We looked really impressive for the first quarter and a half. We played good against a good football team.” The Griffons got out to a commanding 28-0 lead in the... Read More

Western Football hosts rival in big game Saturday

A huge crowd, two top 25 teams, playoff implications and a fierce rivalry make Saturday’s football game at Spratt Stadium big time as Missouri Western takes on Northwest Missouri State.   “It is our hated rival, and we are always amped up for this game,” safety Jack Long said. “It’s going to be an intense game, no matter what, every... Read More

Western defeats Southern 35-23

Missouri Western defeated Missouri Southern 35-23 Saturday in Joplin, Mo. Western (3-2) fell behind early, after Southern (1-3) scored on a 1-yard-touchdown run by Steven Sumpter. Western’s Greg Zuerlein connected on three straight field goal attempts on the next three drives, including a Western record 57-yard try, breaking the previous record of 54. Zuerlein tied a school record with five field goals.... Read More