WRIGHT CITY, Mo. — Not a lot went right for the Mark Twain football team to close out the regular season.
Mark Twain was shut out 40-0 by Wright City in Eastern Missouri Conference action Friday night, and struggled to get anything going offensively. The Tigers will hope they can figure things out as district play begins next week.
The Wildcats scored three first-quarter touchdowns to build a 21-0 advantage after the opening 12 minutes. Wright City’s John Burke took the opening kickoff back 65 yards to make it 6-0. On the next possession, Wright City scored on a 23-yard run by Branden Contrares to make it 14-0. Will Janowski scored on the ensuing drive on a 14-yard run that made it 21-0 with 5:19 left in the first quarter.
Both communities that had ties to the late Jamar White showed their support throughout the week and at Friday night's Monroe City-Palmyra football game.
Antwuan Battle usually wears No. 14, but wore No. 21 to honor his late uncle Jamar White in a victory over Palmyra.
Monroe City assistant football and girls basketball coach Jamar White will be remembered as a coach that made his players believe they were always the best athletes on the floor or the field.