For the Blair Oaks football team, today's the payoff for all their hard work in the preseason.
After several weeks of practice, intrasquad scrimmages and a Jamboree, the Falcons will finally get to play a game that counts when they host the Moberly Spartans at 7 p.m. today at the Falcon Athletic Complex.
"It's one of those things where the kids are really ready," Blair Oaks coach Brad Drehle said. "It gets old doing the same thing over and over and over with no reward at the end. The reward is game time.