• Friday Night Fever

    California player wears pink socks for deceased mother

    Posted 4:17 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MONITEAU - When the calendar pages flip to October, the colors you normally think of are red, brown, and orange.

    But Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought a new color to that palette: pink.

    "Everyone has somebody in the family that's been touched by cancer in some way," (More)

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    Opening Drive, previewing high school football: district playoffs

    Posted 1:48 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever and Andrew Kauffman, KOUM 8 Sports Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On this week's episode of Opening Drive, find out why the color pink means a little bit more to one California football player and how one Tolton man won the drawing of a lifetime.

    Then, our hosts take a look at where every team in the mid-Missouri area is playing for the district playoffs.

    Finally, we preview the best playoff matchups this week. 

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    Local high school teammates bonded by more than football

    Posted 1:35 PM 10/23/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MEXICO - Many teams base their success on the number of wins and losses at the end of the season.

    The Missouri Military Academy Colonels are not one of those teams.

    On paper, this small college preparatory school in Mexico, MO is failing on the football field. Over a stretch of (More)