Taking a look back at the opening week of Blair Oaks football...I guess we got what we bargained for. It's a good thing that the MSHSAA moved the start of the season back a week to do away with a playoff system that included games on Wednesday and Monday nights...compressing four weeks of games into three weeks. This will especially help small schools with smaller rosters and coaching staffs fight through th epost season grind, helping heal the injured, etc. But playing varsi
When it was announced earlier this week that Nixa had reneged on its chance to play a game against Helias on national TV, Helias coach Phil Pitts was careful to point out all the possibilities they had offered Nixa to still play the game on ESPNU. They could move the game to Sunday night...and play the game either in JC or in Nixa. "School the next day" said Nixa. Helias could come to Nixa and play Sunday afternoon and ESPNU would come too. Still no go. The problem for Nixa i
Our first look at Blair Oaks was about what we expected. The first string moved the ball straight down the field at a fast pace with the first string against both helias and Centralia. Indeed on the first drive against helias, it appeared the Falcons offense went a little too fast for Helias as the Crusaders appeared to be adjusting their defense as the Falcons were snapping the ball. That will happen a lot this year. I like the "new" formation that puts Dominic Jamerson out
This was more of just an experiment to see how this part of the blog worked. This video is from 2010 and a young man named Phillip Smith from West Creek (Tn.) High School at the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Shootout dunking contest. this is his final dunk of the day. To see more dunks from that competition, click here!
Hard to believe...but football season is all but here. Friday night, August 15th at 5:45 we will bring you exclusive play-by-play and commentary from the Blair Oaks pre-season jamboree. And what a night it will be. For the first time in the history of the jamboree in Wardsville, Helias will be part of the controlled scrimmages. At 6 pm...Blair Oaks and Centralia will run their scrimmage...at about 6:30, Helias will take the field against Centralia...and the final scrimmage of