Wyatt D. Wheeler Springfield News-Leader Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Sep 4, 2018 The second week of the high school season taught us a little more about our local teams and where they stand among the state's elite. A few notable teams from the area are starting to grab attention while some slipped just outside of this week's top 10 rankings. A number of area teams were recognized in this week's media rankings. Southwest Missouri teams are italicized. The statewide high school football rankings are compiled by a 12-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes are in parenthesis. VOTE: Who was Week 2's southwest Missouri high school football player of the week? More: Four hot takes from Week 2 of the high school football season in the Ozarks More: For Lamar, having the nation's longest winning streak might not be as fun as you'd think CLASS 6 Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW 1. CBC (12), 2-0, 120, 1 2. Lee’s Summit West, 2-0, 104, T3 3. … [Read more...] about Week 2: Missouri high school football media rankings
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Wyatt D. Wheeler Springfield News-Leader Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Aug 28, 2018 The first Missouri media high school football rankings of the season have been released and a few notable teams from around the area cracked the Top 10. Springfield Catholic grabs a No. 10 ranking in Class 3 coming off its dramatic win over Seneca. Mount Vernon got some respect as the No. 4 team in Class 3. They also received three first-place votes. A number of other area teams were recognized for their performances after Week 1. Southwest Missouri teams are italicized. The statewide high school football rankings are compiled by a 12-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes are in parenthesis. VOTE: Who was Week 1's southwest Missouri high school football player of the week? CLASS 6 Rank, team, Rec., Pts. 2. Blue Springs 1-0, 107 T3. Kirkwood, 1-0, 84 T3. Lee’s Summit West, 1-0, 84 5. Rock Bridge, 1-0, 81 6. Eureka, 1-0, 51 7. … [Read more...] about Week 1: Missouri high school football media rankings
Wyatt D. Wheeler Springfield News-Leader Published 4:55 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 The first week of the high school football season is over and a number of athletes across the area impressed. Each week, the News-Leader will select the student-athletes with the best stats and let readers vote on who they think is deserving of a player of the week honor. More: For Lamar, having the nation's longest winning streak might not be as fun as you'd think More: Tyson Riley's heroics give Springfield Catholic a thrilling win over Seneca More: Four hot takes from Week 1 of southwest Missouri's high school season At the end of Week 1, six athletes were selected as finalists for the best player of the opening week. Voting is open until 3 a.m. on Wednesday. There is no limit to how many times you can vote. In the future, the public and high school coaches are invited to nominate athletes for who they think are deserving. Email News-Leader sports reporter Wyatt Wheeler at … [Read more...] about VOTE: Who was Week 1’s southwest Missouri high school football player of the week?
Wyatt D. Wheeler Springfield News-Leader Published 3:30 p.m. UTC Aug 24, 2018 The Friday night lights are about to turn on across the Ozarks as another season of high school football gets underway. As teams go into their 2018 seasons, questions loom over several programs Who will replace Alex Huston? Will Kickapoo bounce back? Who is going to break out in 2018? Coaches are probably getting sick of the questions, and after Friday night's games, we may start to get some answers. More: Here is what you can expect from high school football coverage this year Here are our five biggest questions heading into the 2018 high school football season. Who will play quarterback for Glendale? Playing quarterback at Glendale in head coach Mike Mauk's system comes with almost a guarantee of putting up big numbers. Glendale lost its record-setting quarterback in Alex Huston due to graduation. Now Mauk has to decide who the next man behind center will be. During Glendale's … [Read more...] about 5 of the biggest questions heading into the southwest Missouri high school football season
March 14, 2018 5:16 PM Star athlete Jake Bain at John Burroughs School in Ladue, Mo., came out as gay last year. On Monday, the community stared down protesters from Westboro church in Kansas. Twitter/Pride St. Louis i By Lisa Gutierrez [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story On the football field, high school star running back Jake Bain relied on offensive linemen to block for him, clear his path.On Monday, the senior at John Burroughs School in Ladue, Mo., saw that a lot of people are willing to do the same for him off the field.When the school and LGBTQ communities heard last week that members of Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kan., planned to protest Monday at the school against Bain, they organized a peaceful counter-protest.Westboro, known for protest signs that say "God Hates Fags," targeted Bain because he came out as gay at a school assembly last year on National Coming Out Day.St. Louis … [Read more...] about Westboro targets gay Missouri high school football player. So 100-plus show him love