Week 2: California vs. No. Callaway

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Date Opponent
Result Score
8-26 Eldon Home L 28-36
9-2 California Away L 7-43
9-9 South Callaway Home L 0-28
9-16 Hallsville Away W 37-12
9-23 Tipton Home L 26-50
9-30 Hermann Home W 32-28
10-7 Barat Academy Away W 26-21
10-14 Fulton Away W 36-7
10-21 Missouri Military Academy Away W 50-7
10-27 Southern Boone Home W  38-32 (2OT)
11-4 Orchard Farm Home W  54-35
11-7 Southern Boone Home W  24-0
11-12 Osage Home L  21-63

North Callaway has no business hanging their heads after the 2010 season, finishing 6-4 during the regular season with a tough playoff loss to a very skilled and potent Bowling Green team. It was the Thunderbird's first playoff game in over five years since they moved to Class 3. However, this ball club is certainly capable of better results, especially as players spend their 2011 pre-season battling it out for key competitive positions. With summer camps finishing up, veteran Head Coach Mike Emmons wants to build and maintain that momentum well into the season as they look to compete in the fierce Class 3, Mid-Mo Conference. Furthermore, he would like to build some depth as 20 lettermen return, eight of which are returning starters. The Thunderbirds number one strength this year will be their size, something they have lacked in previous years. Utilizing this strength along with creating and maintaining a balanced offense and defense, should fuel their opportunity for a successful 2011 season as they clash against such newbie powerhouses as Southern Boone and rival South Callaway.

Class: 3
Conference: Mid-MO
Head Coach: Mike Emmons
Years at School: 23
Record at School: 137-80
Overall Record: 137-80
Offensive Starters Returning: 4
Defensive Starters Returning: 4
Total Returning Lettermen: 20
2010 Overall Record: 6-5
2010 District Record: 2-1
2010 Playoff Record: 0-1

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