Prior to Rich Rehagen making public his plans to step aside as Nixa’s head coach at the football team’s banquet last Sunday, the Eagles never saw such an announcement coming.
An improbable and exceptionally quick climb up the ranks for Nixa’s DeSean Downs and Evann Long has culminated in their inclusion to the All-COC First-Team.
One of the biggest improvements Nixa made this season was holding onto the football. The Eagles coughed up the pigskin on only four occasions, down from 14 a year ago.
If not for a referee with perhaps a bit too much caffeine in his system last Friday not gaining some semblance of composure, Ozark could be without Tylr Bolin entering Districts.
WEBB CITY — Playing COC heavyweights Joplin and Webb City back-to-back weeks no doubt took a toll on Ozark as the Tigers fell to the Cardinals 65-0 Friday.
We’re still two Friday nights from the end of regular-season play mind you. But all signs point to Ozark and Nixa meeting for a second time this season in the Class 5 District 6 semifinal round.
Appropriately, Nixa’s Matthew Vorse was rewarded with his time to shine Friday when he put his thinking cap on, kept his head up and slowed himself down.
Ozark couldn’t keep Joplin from reaching the end zone on any of the Eagles’ six first-half possessions Friday and the visitors even scored when they didn’t have the ball.
John C. Reilly has appeared in only one movie with Will Ferrell since they starred together in “Step Brothers” 11 years ago. Reilly’s portrayal of Stonewall Jackson in “Anchorman II — The Legend Continues” was as forgettable as the movie.