A heavy weight prize fight was held at the McDonnell gym on the campus of MICDS last night. In the annual tribute to Cancer awareness “Pink Out Night,” the pugalists, the Bombers of Burroughs and Rams of MICDS came away with a split decision. Everyone of the 1,500 or so who packed the gym in a playoff-type atmosphere left getting their money’s worth (though no admission is charged at MICDS.)
The boy Bombers ran the season’s record to perfect 13-0 behind the heft of their heavy-weight football players just eking out a come-from-behind 40-38 victory. Football sensations Zeke Elliott and Foye Oluokun led the way with 11 apiece. Trey Pettus had 13 points; William Morehead 12 in a losing cause. Elliott had to cut short a desperation attempt by Robin Thompson to preserve the unbeaten season.
In the girls game opener, MICDS built up an early 10 point lead and coasted to an easy 70-21 clock-shortened victory. The future is now for the Lady Rams. Freshman Taylor Baur was top scorer with 15 points; junior Emily Kyman chipped in 13, all coming in the first half. MICDS is 13-1 at the midway point.
On the boys’ side, the Rams badly needed a victory. They were left tattered and torn on the football field last fall, and their reputation was deeply in need of a boost.
Burroughs’ coach Steve Wilcutt was just happy to escape with a win in the night cap. “We haven’t won the first 13 games of any season since I’ve been here. I’ll take it,” he said with a grin.
Sunday, on the Ladue-Frontenac Patch, you will get to see all the action photos from both games and hear from coaches and players alike. Come back Sunday and relive both games held on the MICDS campus Friday night.