Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:26 PM by Andrew Gibson
Updated: Nov 9, 2012 8:16 PM
COLUMBIA -- A lot has gone well this season for the Hickman football team: The Kewpies have a 9-1 record, are ranked sixth in Missouri and have beaten Rock Bridge -- their Columbia rival -- twice, including once last week in the second round of the state playoffs.
Friday, Hickman will look to feed off its momentum in the district championship, which features the state's fifth- and sixth-ranked squads. Hickman travels to St. Charles, Mo., to play Francis Howell, a team that's posted several lopsided victories on its way to an 11-1 record.
In record and rank, the teams look relatively even. But there's one more factor that could make this game even more interesting: Last season, it was Howell that dealt Hickman its first-round playoff loss. Hickman coach Arnel Monroe told his team before the game that Friday's match is like returning to a crime scene.