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Senior Aidan Hernandez makes a touchdown.

A Ferocious Victory

Aniya Sparrow, Photography Editor-in-Chief September 2, 2022

On Friday, Aug. 26th, the Varsity football team played Fort Zumwalt East Lions in an almost two and a half hour game, and came out on top with a score of 24-21. Starting off slow in the first quarter,...

Final Home Game of the Season

Final Home Game of the Season

Maya Culian & Aniya Sparrow, Social Media & Video Editors November 3, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 15, the Spartans Varsity Football Team had their senior night against Holt. The game ended with a final score of 56-4. They fought hard through the rain and all; the loss did not take away...

The student section throwing red white and blue powder in the air.

Red White and High Spirits

Riley Wania, Photo Editor September 22, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 3, varsity football suffered a tough loss against Fort Zumwalt South. While the team was a bit down about the loss, the student section remained high-spirited. Senior Luke Cummings...

Senior, Bobby Soderstrom sings in the stands.

Kicking the Season Off

Keaton Frye, Photo EIC September 3, 2021

On Friday Aug. 28 the Spartans varsity football squad walked onto Fort Zumwalt East's turf, unsure but hopeful for what the new season would bring. The away stands were jam-packed with high schoolers dressed...

Empty Stadium: A mask lies on the turf at Don Muench Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 2, a night that should have been a football game against Fort Zumwalt West played there. Three sports teams- softball, volleyball and football- have had games cancelled due to athletes being placed in quarantine due to Covid-19


Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff Reporter January 22, 2021

The bleachers seemed barren as masked spectators entered and sat in the stands socially distanced and the band sat in windows in the visitors section. Since the 2020-21 school year began, the school has...

Karson Webster, Aidan Eizworth, and MJ wait to sub in.

The Weakest Link

Avery Ott, Staff Photographer October 19, 2020

Freshman football struggled to play cohesively on Monday, Oct. 12th. They lost to their rivals at Francis Howell High with a final score of 6-54. The backup tackle for the offensive line, Cody Phillips,...

A football player crouches next to his helmet as he prepares for the game.

Going Back to Games

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

With every starter back from their mandatory quarantines, the varsity football team is ready to get back to play. Their next game is Friday, Oct. 16, against Holt, and senior Andrew Golden feels confident...

The varsity football team lines the field for the playing of the national anthem at Fort Zumwalt South, Sept. 4. With 16 players placed under mandatory quarantine, the games have been postponed until players come back Oct. 5.

Overcoming Effects of Football Quarantines

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

With 16 COVID-19 quarantines postponing the Homecoming and Oct. 2 football games, the team faces new challenges and adversity both on and off the field. Team bonding activities, such as an annual ‘clean...

Alex Vogel is awarded with his medal by Dr. Sonny Arnel

Football Senior Night

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor September 21, 2020

Most senior nights conclude a season and leave the seniors off to find what they intend to do with their careers in college. However, this year brought on an early senior night on only the second football...

Lightning Prevails

Lightning Prevails

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer September 21, 2020

On Sept. 8 the junior varsity football team played against St. Dominic. The team neither won nor lost due to the fact that the game was cancelled soon after it started because of lightning. When the game...

Freshmen Fall to North

Freshmen Fall to North

Ann-Maree Gammell, Staff Photographer November 8, 2019

The freshman football players heart’s were beating as the opposing team continues to make scores against them. The Spartans faced the Francis Howell North Knights on Monday, Oct. 7th At 5 pm.Although...

Kannon Cissell evading a defender while running along the sideline.

Practice Makes Perfect

Isaiah Salin, Staff reporter October 8, 2019

In football especially, practice makes perfect. At a 3-2 start to the season, the team has attributed their success to practice and their team’s familial bonding.  Kannon Cissell believes that the...

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