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Youthful Tigers ready to come of age quickly

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Youth and inexperience won't be an excuse for anyone around the Scotland County football program. It's not even supposed to be a topic of conversation. "From Day 1, we said we weren't going to talk about it anymore," Tigers coach...

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Cougars hope 'nice shot it the arm' carries over to success

EWING, Mo. -- The aesthetics have changed around the Highland football program. The hope is it impacts the performance as well. Cougars coach Dave Degarmo is quite certain it will. "The players are seeing the school is buying in to helping them...

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Wolves to rely on strong senior class

PLEASANT HILL, Ill. -- Mike Giles can't accurately predict how much a difference having eight seniors will mean for the Pleasant Hill football team. It could be substantial, like enough to transform the Wolves from a 1-8 team last fall to a playoff...

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Column: First practice brings air of optimism

It's hard to tell what a team will be after its first practice. There's so much going on, so much new, even for players who are veterans in a program. Coaches bring new things to the table, players have grown and evolved both physically and mentally.

Culver-Stockton upperclassmen show ownership in first football practice
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Culver-Stockton upperclassmen show ownership in first football practice

CANTON, Mo. -- A lot of familiar faces were featured behind helmets when the Culver-Stockton College football team kicked off fall practice at Ellison Poulton Stadium on Saturday. The Wildcats bring back 20 of 22 starters from last season's team...

When Hawks put pads on, season's outlook will start to be revealed
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When Hawks put pads on, season's outlook will start to be revealed

QUINCY -- Everyone looks good until the pads come on. Through two days of helmet-only workouts, the Quincy University football team has been crisp, efficient and determined. The Hawks have yet to get physical, which steadily begins as they roll...

Hawks place priority on creating right tempo
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Hawks place priority on creating right tempo

QUINCY -- Start fast. Play fast. Finish fast. With such a mantra, the expectation is the Quincy University football team should be entertaining. Initial impressions are the Hawks will be, at least moreso than it has anytime in the recent past.

Hawks sixth in GLVC football preseason poll
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Hawks sixth in GLVC football preseason poll

LEBANON, Ill. -- The progress the Quincy University football program made during the second half of last season gave the Hawks a much-needed lift heading into the offseason. However, it wasn't enough to convince the Great Lakes Valley Conference coaches...

Lindenwood helps tighten gap between contenders, pretenders in GLVC
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Lindenwood helps tighten gap between contenders, pretenders in GLVC

LEBANON, Ill. -- The gap between worst and first among Great Lakes Valley Conference football programs isn't as wide as it once was. Lindenwood will help narrow it even more. The newest member of the GLVC, the St. Charles, Mo,-based school is seen...

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Saukees' Petty expected to make full recovery following cardiac arrest

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Noah Petty gets to go home. Petty, a senior at Pittsfield High School, was released Saturday morning from Carle Hospital in Champaign, Ill., five days after suffering a cardiac arrest while attending a football camp at Illinois State...