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 they lost the game, freshman Dylan Keith was able to find the motivation in himself to conti...

Practice Makes Perfect

Kannon Cissell evading a defender while running along the sideline.

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 team’s success is largely driven by their practice work and family-like bond. “Making new ...

FHC Has a Hard Loss Against OTHS

Abby Turner, Staff Photographer

October 2, 2019

In footballs’s Light The Field game against OTHS, was a tough game that we sadly lost 20-26. The team fought all the way to end keeping up the moral until the last moments of the game. They sadly had another bad loss against Howell.   Senior Sam Newton talks about how that loss has affected them sa...

FHC Crushes FZS in First Home Game

Abby Turner, Staff Photographer

October 2, 2019

In football’s first home game, we defeated Fort Zumwalt South with a great score of 32-0. The team played a great game full of many amazing plays. Many players have commented on how the team feels different this year.   Senior Kyle Roland says, “we’re more of team now, everybody’s...

Spartans loss to rivals

Spartans loss to rivals

Ann-Maree Gammell, Staff Photographer

October 1, 2019

The freshman football team prepared for their game against rivals, Francis Howell on Monday, Sept. 23rd. Although Spartans played hard and fiercely, the Vikings won with a score of 49-6. Freshman Dominic Debro scored the touchdown for the team. “I feel like we did good.”  Debro says, “It was just ...

Making history

Before the varsity football team's home opener, the student supporters displayed a banner that read

Kana Chung, Copy editor

September 13, 2019

For just the second time in the last 14 years of spartan football, the varsity team holds a 2-0 winning streak, and stands undefeated after the success at their home opener against Fort Zumwalt South . Junior Kannon Cissell had a stellar performance in last Friday’s game against Fort Zumwalt South. With...

Beating the streak

The football team watches from the sidelines during its victory over Francis Howell North on Sept. 28. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the team.

Marcus Falcomata, Staff reporter

October 31, 2018

Friday, Sept. 28. The air is much colder than it has been since spring as the Spartans take the field against Howell North, their Homecoming opponent. Five games are under the Spartan’s belt, all losses, but this one feels different. The white-out crowd is filled with a new energy as the Knights kic...

Charging forward

Charging forward

Payton Amlong, Photo Editor

September 26, 2018

The Spartan football C team, also known as “the Champions team”, hosted the game verse Holt on Sept. 24. After a tough battling game the Spartan’s took a loss with a score of 27-34. Sophomore Kannon Cissel said, “I personally didn’t go hundred percent of the time”, which is a regret of his. ...

Beyond the losses

Beyond the losses

Faith Carter, Staff Photographer

September 24, 2018

Under the heat of the setting sun, varsity football teams from Francis Howell Central and Francis Howell High faced each other on Friday, Sept. 14. Francis Howell Central suffered a 0-42 loss against Howell, but the night did not end there. Friday’s game also marked the 4th annual Light the Fi...

Two in one

Sophomore Jacob Taylor walks off the field after the Spartans loss to Francis Howell on Sept. 14. The previous week the team's game against O'Fallon Township had to be played on two different days due to bad weather.

Suzeann Thomas, Staff reporter

September 19, 2018

On Sept. 7-8 the varsity football team played O’Fallon Township at their field on Friday and at Belleville West on Saturday. The Spartans lost this two-parter game to O’Fallon Township, 37-20. The reason behind the two different locations was the rain and lighting that occurred. Senior Cameron H...

Fighting on and off the field

Players and coaches look on as the Spartans play their first game without Coach Todd Bizzell. The Spartans lost 43-28.

Isaiah Salin and Ruthann Kimbrel

September 10, 2018

Vernon “Todd” Bizzell was a motivating and hard working coach that pushed the football team to the limits and a caring teacher for his students at both Howell Central High and Saeger Middle School. He continued to work even as he was going through his own horrific battles; he was diagnosed with stage f...



Doug West, Staff Photographer

November 8, 2017

Concussions have become a growing epidemic in the sports and media world recently. A concussion happens when the athlete suffers an impact to the head and the brain collides within the skull. Symptoms of a concussion can include continuous headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, irritability, co...

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