Jays remember, but won’t dwell, on loss to Hickman

The Jays defense converges on a Hazelwood East running back in a game earlier this month at Adkins Stadium. On Friday, the Jays will try to contain Hickman’s potent run game.

The Jays defense converges on a Hazelwood East running back in a game earlier this month at Adkins Stadium. On Friday, the Jays will try to contain Hickman’s potent run game. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

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The memory of Oct. 28, 2011, still has a sour taste in the minds of the Jefferson City football team.

Just ask Jefferson City head coach Ted LePage.

LePage still remembers vividly the 4-5 Kewpies ending the Jays’ season in stunning fashion with a 14-12 win in last year’s finale.

Two weeks before, the Jays were 8-0, and ranked No. 1 in Class 6. On that Friday night in Columbia, the Kewpies ended Jefferson City’s before the playoffs ever began.

But as the chapter turns on the historic rivalry, there is plenty at stake as the Jays and Kewpies meet for the 108th time Friday night at Adkins Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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