Batsell cousins playing vital roles in Monroe City's run to title game
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Batsell cousins playing vital roles in Monroe City's run to title game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Nehemiah Batsell remembers the feeling watching the Monroe City football team beat Lincoln in last year's Class 1 state semifinal game at Lankford Field.

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They're Baaaaack: Defense leads Monroe City's return to state title game
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They're Baaaaack: Defense leads Monroe City's return to state title game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Blake Hays and Monroe City football coach David Kirby enjoyed the moment for a split second. Fullback Cole Pennewell punched in a 6-yard touchdown run that put the Panthers ahead by two touchdowns over East Buchanan. Monroe City was 41

Celebration subdued for Panthers after winning semifinal game
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Celebration subdued for Panthers after winning semifinal game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- There was no wild celebration this time. Instead, there were a few hugs before the Monroe City football team formed a line to shake hands with East Buchanan after winning Saturday's Class 1 state semifinal game 28-14 at Lankford Field a

Clark County's surprise run ends in state semifinals
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Clark County's surprise run ends in state semifinals

KAHOKA, Mo. -- The Clark County football team knew it was in a place not many outside the program expected. The Indians couldn't keep their surprise playoff run last one more week. Clark County fell behind by three touchdowns early to Lafayette County and

Monroe City proving its able to stop the pass
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Monroe City proving its able to stop the pass

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Zach Osborn has heard the myth that Clarence Cannon Conference schools struggle to defend spread offenses. "We know towns outside of the CCC think we're just run heavy," said Osborn, a junior running back for the Panthers. "But there's

Prep football preview: East Buchanan at Monroe City
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Prep football preview: East Buchanan at Monroe City

East Buchanan at Monroe City What: Class 1 semifinal game When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Lankford Field, Monroe City, Mo. Radio: KRES 104.7 FM Records: East Buchanan -- 11-2 (6-1 Kansas City Interscholastic Conference). Monroe City 13-0 (8-0 Clarence Cannon

Class 2 semifinal preview: Lafayette County at Clark County
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Class 2 semifinal preview: Lafayette County at Clark County

Lafayette County at Clark County What: Class 2 semifinal game When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Clark County High School, Kahoka, Mo. Radio: KMEM 100.5 FM Records: Lafayette County -- 13-0 (5-0 Missouri River Valley Conference East Division). Clark County -- 9-4

Keeping It Loose: Clark County embracing underdog role while looking for state title game berth
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Keeping It Loose: Clark County embracing underdog role while looking for state title game berth

KAHOKA, Mo. -- London Brunk admits he didn't think earlier this fall going to football practice the week before Thanksgiving was unlikely. Clark County was 1-4 after suffering a Week 5 loss to Clarence Cannon Conference rival Palmyra. "We always want to go

Maroa-Forsyth rallies to stun top-seeded West Hancock
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Maroa-Forsyth rallies to stun top-seeded West Hancock

WARSAW, Ill. -- There was a shared sentiment from both sidelines following the West Hancock football team's Class 2A quarterfinal game against Maroa-Forsyth. The better team Saturday didn't win to advance to the state semifinals.

Clark County's defense grounds Thunderbirds to reach state semifinals
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Clark County's defense grounds Thunderbirds to reach state semifinals

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Ethan Allen knew the threat North Callaway's Adam Reno presented for the Clark County football team. The Indians made it difficult for the Thunderbirds running back and the rest of the offense to score. "We knew we were going...