Rock Bridge Faces De Smet in Playoffs

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Thursday, January 26 2006 Jan 26, 2006 Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:24:46 PM CST January 26, 2006 in Sports

With a district championship in its rearview mirror, Rock Bridge spent the past week looking forward to Friday's playoff meeting with De Smet by keeping the mood light.

Rock Bridge used artwork both to inspire and poke fun at De Smet. The casual atmosphere during the week does not mean A.J. Ofodile's team is looking past the Spartans to a potential matchup with Rockhurst.

"They're a solid team...we're definitely not overlooking them at all. We're just happy to be in the playoffs, but we definitely want to move on and hopefully make it to the Rockhurst game. And take care of that when it comes," said Logan Gray, the Rock Bridge quarterback.

Ofodile and his staff have seen enough of the 8-2 Spartans on tape to know his team is in for a challenge.

"They're a very good football team... They've got some explosive players. They have a very balanced offense which makes them very dangerous, they can run the ball and pass the ball equally well. So they're definitely a formidable opponent," Ofodile said.

And lately, so is Rock Bridge. Led by quarterback Logan Gray, the Bruins offense seem to be clicking at just the right time.

After failing to qualify for the playoffs last year, Logan Gray led his Bruins squad to a district title this year. While the comparison may be unfair, it does possibly draw him even with a quarterback of Bruins past.

"I don't want to put Logan in a situation where he's, for lack of a better term, chasing Chase all the time. I mean that's a daunting task. Chase was an outstanding quarterback at this level, and you know he'll be an outstanding quarterback at the college level as well. And to put that kind of pressure on him is not fair right now," said Ofodile, Rock Bridge coach.

Whether he's as good as Patton isn't important for Gray and the Bruins. He and his teammates are riding high and feeling confident after running the table in district play.

Rock Bridge travels to De Smet Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

More News

Grid
List
WARREN - A Benton County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after he shot himself at a gun range Monday night. ... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, November 20 2018 Nov 20, 2018 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 8:13:00 AM CST November 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - It's a similar idea to paying a monthly fee for Netflix or a membership to a gym, but... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 11:19:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis on Monday were searching for a gunman who went into a... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 8:03:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Gas prices in mid-Missouri have been on the decline the past month. According to AAA, Missouri had... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 6:25:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A man died when he fell off a three story condominium building. The man who died... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 6:20:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol released an endangered silver advisory for a missing 74-year-old man. Jerry... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 5:47:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
FULTON - Hopeful participants filled the Callaway Chamber of Commerce for the opening of the Workforce Development Training Center Monday.... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 4:43:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- The Columbia Police Department is asking the community for help by releasing a photo of one of the suspects... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The State Board of Education is set to pick Missouri's next top K-12 education official. ... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 2:53:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The group Race Matters, Friends voiced concerns about Columbia city manage Mike Matthes and Police Chief Ken Burton.... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 2:23:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
PHELPS COUNTY - A grand jury indicted a St. James attorney with 18 counts involving sexual assaults of four different... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 2:07:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will vote Monday night on a proposed agreement between the city and two electric... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 1:26:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo euthanized a 55-year-old chimpanzee because her health was failing. Blackie, who... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 12:24:00 PM CST November 19, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY - It was a "loud verbal argument" between Tiffany Fountain and a male that led to a shooting... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 11:53:00 AM CST November 19, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, ratcheting... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 10:20:00 AM CST November 19, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Freshman wrestler at Drury University was shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident over the... More >>
1 day ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 9:13:00 AM CST November 19, 2018 in News
ROLLA (AP) — Authorities say four people have been killed in a head-on crash in Phelps County. The Missouri... More >>
1 day ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 8:12:00 AM CST November 19, 2018 in News
CAMDENTON - Camden County Sheriff's deputies said a suspect is in custody in connection with a homicide early Monday morning.... More >>
1 day ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 7:32:00 AM CST November 19, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 29°
10am 30°
11am 33°
12pm 34°
1pm 36°