'Virus eventually wins': C-SC postpones two football games amid coronavirus concern
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'Virus eventually wins': C-SC postpones two football games amid coronavirus concern

CANTON, Mo. -- Andrew Rupcich and the rest of the Culver-Stockton College football players followed every protocol put in place to combat the coronavirus since their return to campus in hopes the inevitable wouldn't happen.

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Quoth the Ravens: Still Nevermore as Wildcats lose 31st consecutive meeting

ATCHISON, Kan. -- The Culver-Stockton College football team's defense stood its ground long enough Saturday afternoon to make upsetting Benedictine seem possible before a myriad of offensive miscues washed away all hope. Playing the second half without...

Never back down: Palmyra comes back to beat Monroe City for Mayor's Cup
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Never back down: Palmyra comes back to beat Monroe City for Mayor's Cup

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Ross Arch doesn't back down from a fight. The Palmyra football team showed it doesn't either. The two-time state wrestling champion ripped off two 40-plus-yard runs in the second half, including a 53-yard touchdown run in the fourth...

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Prep football roundup: Raiders fall in battle of ranked teams

ROSENDALE, Mo. Raiders fall in state-ranked battle The state-ranked North Shelby football team's first big test of the season saw a major swing of momentum in the second half result in a 44-20 loss to North Andrew on Friday night. After the Raiders' Carso

Finishing touches: Pirates make most of scoring opportunities against Bulldogs
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Finishing touches: Pirates make most of scoring opportunities against Bulldogs

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Two vastly different offensive styles put on display Friday night at Porter Stadium led to surprisingly similar yardage totals. The Hannibal football team churned out 371 yards. Mexico finished with 355. So what made the difference...

Monroe City, Palmyra stay committed to rushing attack
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Monroe City, Palmyra stay committed to rushing attack

While both teams pass the ball more than they have in the past, neither the Monroe City nor Palmyra football team has abandoned the running game. In fact, both squads boast a trio of backs who hit you in different ways. Monroe City's backfield is led...

Opposing forces: Palmyra and Monroe City meet in battle of ranked teams
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Opposing forces: Palmyra and Monroe City meet in battle of ranked teams

Palmyra running back Wade Begley explained Friday's showdown against Monroe City perfectly. "It's the Mayor's Cup. It's two really good teams going at it in a new stadium," Begley said. "It's going to be really exciting." The state rankings help...

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MSHSAA releases postseason classifications

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri State High School Activities Association released its classifications and district assignments for the fall season on Monday, giving area teams their first glimpse at their postseason paths. In football, undefeated Hannibal..

Wildcats' Marcum sets career record for passing TDs
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Wildcats' Marcum sets career record for passing TDs

CANTON, Mo. -- Connor Perrine knew what kind of jolt his 30-yard touchdown reception on the first play of the fourth quarter would give the Culver-Stockton College football team. He had no idea it was historic, too. "I came off the field...

Physical play of offensive line paves way for C-SC's ground game
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Physical play of offensive line paves way for C-SC's ground game

CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College offensive line coach Sean Chase never stopped preaching two things he expected from the Wildcats in Saturday's season opener against Evangel. Physicality and communication. The line delivered on both.