When Phil Pitts got the phone call earlier this week, there was one emotion on his end of the conversation.
Area teams are receiving notice in each of the six football classes in the media’s preseason state poll released this morning.
The Blair Oaks football team came into Friday night’s Jamboree with two goals. They left with two check marks next to those items on their to-do list.
There were good things and bad things Friday night for the Helias Crusaders.
On Friday night
Ted LePage wanted to see his team in a complete football setting before the season kicks off next week.
Area high-school football players have already been strapping on the pads for two weeks.
Alex Faddoul is just two weeks away from his first varsity start at quarterback. The Helias junior is ready for the pressure.
Ted LePage is an optimist. But the Jefferson City head football coach is also a realist.
Preparations for football season underway
With a Jamboree set for Friday and the season opener just a week after that, preparations for the upcoming Blair Oaks football season are shifting into high gear.
If things truly start up front in football, the Helias Crusaders should have a leg up on their opponents this season.
Tanner Elder of Blair Oaks High School split a pair of matches Thursday while representing Team USA in the Junior Euro Cup.
On Mom's Night
Watching football on televsion and from the stands has given Carla Saucier-Roling a basic understanding of the game. But the mother of Jefferson City Jays senior quarterback Isaac Roling has had the opporunity to expand that understanding during the last three summers.
Local sports about to start
SPORTS COMMENTARY: The first day of practice for fall sports in Missouri is Monday, Aug. 4. In just eight days, it’s time for football, boys soccer, volleyball, girls tennis and golf and cross country to officially begin their preparations for their respective seasons.
SPRINGFIELD — Blair Oaks senior-to-be Kory Franks is the leader after the first of four rounds in the boys division of the Bass Pro Shops/Payne Stewart Junior Championship.
Fourteen area girls soccer players and one coach were recently honored when the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state teams.