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PIGSKIN PREVIEW: Wildcat football season set to begin on Friday

After participating in a preseason scrimmage against three other schools at Festus last week, the Cuba Wildcats are ready to put on the pads and play football that counts. The Cats will go under the Friday night lights at home this week, taking on the Herculaneum Blackcats at 7 p.m. at the Wildcat Field of Pride.

Wildcats move into new football district this year

The Cuba Wildcats open their football season at home this Friday night by taking on the Herculaneum Blackcats in what could turn out to be a district playoff preview game.

Tigers and Tigers will both be part of Class 3 District 5 football tourney

The Tigers at St. James and Salem high schools will hook up to open the regular season and could again collide in the district playoffs.
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Friday morning announced the football classification and district pairings for the 2018 school year, and both St. James and Salem are in Class 3 District 5.

Gibson is expected to be leader of Tigers’ defensive squad this season

    It was not difficult to spot Sage Gibson on the football field last season. At 5-7, 180 pounds, it wasn’t his size that made the St. James High School Tiger stand out.
    He was that little guy flying all over the field making some very big hits. And Gibson is hoping to save his best performances for his senior season this fall.

Tigers ready for first action at Friday’s Sullivan Jamboree

    This week’s Sullivan Jamboree is the dress rehearsal for the St. James High School football team’s season-opener. And after the first week of practice first-year Tiger head coach Josh Rodriguez feels his squad is right where it needs to be. St. James wrapped up the opening week of practice with a controlled scrimmage on Saturday.
    “It was as good as it was going to go,” Rodriguez said of the scrimmage, the team’s first day of full contact. “We’re not at our peak right now. It’s what you normally expect.