'It meant everything:' Monroe City's Battle honors uncle with three touchdowns
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'It meant everything:' Monroe City's Battle honors uncle with three touchdowns

Antwuan Battle usually wears No. 14, but wore No. 21 to honor his late uncle Jamar White in a victory over Palmyra.

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Tigers shut out in season finale

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.

Pirates fall short despite furious rally
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Pirates fall short despite furious rally

The Hannibal football team scored two touchdowns nine seconds apart in the fourth quarter, but fell to Columbia Battle.

Monroe City, Palmyra communities come together after tragedy
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Monroe City, Palmyra communities come together after tragedy

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.

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Game preview: Hannibal at Battle

Game info for Hannibal at Battle.

Pirates looking for redemption in finale
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Pirates looking for redemption in finale

Hannibal is 0-3 outside of conference play. The Pirates want to change that against Columbia Battle this Friday.

White made everyone his family, and he wanted the best for them
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White made everyone his family, and he wanted the best for them

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.

Morgan's big night helps Pirates capture NCMC title
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Morgan's big night helps Pirates capture NCMC title

The Hannibal senior linebacker was responsible for three total touchdowns as the Pirates thumped Marshall 63-15.

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Tigers struggle to keep pace

North Callaway scored 36 unanswered points to roll past Mark Twain 46-8.

Palmyra flips script in second half
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Palmyra flips script in second half

After not scoring in the first half, Palmyra held Macon scoreless in the second half for a 22-8 victory.

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