Tolton seeks redemption against Lutheran St. Charles

3 months 5 days 5 hours ago Thursday, September 05 2019 Sep 5, 2019 Thursday, September 05, 2019 10:15:54 PM CDT September 05, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
By: Emma Moloney, Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Following a devastating blowout loss to Hallsville last week, head coach Michael Egnew and the rest of the Trailblazers had their work cut out for them at practice this week.

Recording a mere 166 passing yards and only one rushing yard against the Indians, it was clear that something would have to change on both sides of the ball if the team wanted the rest of the season to turn out any differently than last Friday.

“There’s lots of work to do all the way up until the game,” Egnew said. “Everything needs to be sharpened, and obviously we need to get more game ready, more focused as we move toward game day.”

In order to up their level of play the team has spent the past week of practice developing their running and passing game, as well as honing their defensive skills.

While Egnew may have a few hidden strategies up his sleeve for his team’s upcoming game, he said its overall approach is to play fast and aggressive through the entire game.

However, not all of the Trailblazers’ changes have happened on the field. The players have also adopted a more motivated and confident mentality going into their next game.

“We’re ready to go,” Egnew said. “I think they’re excited, and I think they need the opportunity, and want the opportunity, to redeem themselves.”

One player ready to take on this new mindset is junior starting receiver and defensive back Dylan Block, who said he’s leaned on his role as an upperclassmen to improve the team’s focus.

“I knew that we didn’t play our best game last Friday and that we needed to have a different attitude in practice going forward in order to get the most out of the team,” Block said.

Egnew said Block will be fundamental to his team’s chances of success in his role as a starting receiver for Friday’s matchup. But his own actions aren’t the only aspect of the game Block is focused on.

“I hope to get opportunities to make plays that help the team, as well as create opportunities for my teammates to makes plays,” Block said.

Tolton will look to display their renewed motivation Friday night at 7 p.m. when it takes on the Cougars at Lutheran St. Charles high school.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - On Wednesday, the Boone County League of Women Voters is celebrating 100 years since its founding. The... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, December 11 2019 Dec 11, 2019 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:45:00 AM CST December 11, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle will come together for a press conference over Missouri's HIV-specific... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, December 11 2019 Dec 11, 2019 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:40:00 AM CST December 11, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Hughes' family puts together their Christmas jigsaw puzzle in their front yard around Thanksgiving every year. It's... More >>
11 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:39:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The Supreme Court of Missouri unanimously upheld a death sentence ruling Tuesday against a Jefferson City man who... More >>
12 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:36:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled in favor of awarding $5.3 million to Ryan Ferguson. The court... More >>
13 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
ELDON - Four city workers in Eldon are left in the dark after they have been notified by the city... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:36:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA – Columbia Public Schools released its investigation summary into the Battle High School vs. Jackson R-2 varsity football game.... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:23:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Four state lawmakers have pre-filed legislation to raise Missouri's fuel tax in 2021. The tax is currently... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:13:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Nearly 70,000 pounds of pork will be going to Missouri families after a donation from the Missouri Pork... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:39:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – The Central Missouri Mother's Milk Depot opened in early spring of 2019. Now, as premature baby rates... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:05:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday for Planned Parenthood's fight with the state over funding. ... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:58:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department confirmed it was conducting a homicide investigation after a shooting at the Welcome Inn... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:45:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA – The man accused of killing a woman who has been missing since 2006 appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:35:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
MOBERLY - Police confirmed the identity of a man accused of robbing a gas station at gun point Saturday. ... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:25:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Mizzou officially announced the 33rd head coach in football program history Tuesday, welcoming former Appalachian State head coach... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:32:00 PM CST December 10, 2019 in News
COOPER COUNTY – Emergency crews continued the search for the body of missing Columbia woman Mengqi Ji Elledge early Tuesday... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:14:00 AM CST December 10, 2019 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:24:00 AM CST December 10, 2019 in News
PRAGUE (AP) - Police and officials say six people have been killed and three wounded in a shooting in a... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:33:57 AM CST December 10, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 31°
10am 37°
11am 41°
12pm 43°
1pm 44°