Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Burroughs senior is one of 90 players chosen to play in the nation's premier high school all-star football game, but has become the poster boy for many of the games TV and magazine advertisements.
When John Burroughs football star Ezekiel Elliott touched down in San Antonio on Sunday to play in this Saturday's U.S. Army All-American All-Star Game, he had no idea what to expect in the week leading up to the game. The two-time Missouri all-state performer and St. Louis-area Offensive Player of the Year, who totaled more than 3,000 all-purpose yards and scored 50 touchdowns this past season, knew the U.S. Army folks would be keeping him busy, he just didn't know how. Well, in his first couple of days down in San Antonio, Elliott has learned that the plan is to feature him not only on the field, but as one of the posterboys for the week, in many of the week's planned television and magazine advertisements. 'Zeke', as he's called by …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Future Ohio State star capped his high school career with 419 all-purpose yards and set several other Show-Me Bowl records.
ST. LOUIS -- Even as the tears streamed down his face, John Burroughs senior football star Ezekiel Elliott stepped forward and did the one thing nobody else on his team wanted to do -- he accepted the second place trophy following the Bombers’ 35-22 loss to Maryville in the MSHSAA Class Show-Me Bowl, Friday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome. Check out the game photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Patch. After four years of pain and sweat, and three straight heart-aching Show-Me Bowl losses, no one of the Burroughs team wanted anything to do with that second place trophy. But just as he had all season, and throughout his brilliant career as a Bomber, Elliott stepped up and did what I had to be done. “I had to be strong for my teammates,” Elliott …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Senior touchdown machine will lead Bombers in third straight state championship game appearance on Friday, before heading to Ohio State next year.
Update: Zeke Elliott will depart Sunday for the U.S. Army All Star football game in San Antonio Tx. On the eve of the biggest, and final, game of his remarkable high school career, John Burroughs senior football star Ezekiel Elliott has just a few hours left to lament the two goals he set for himself going into this season. "Zeke," as he's called by friends, family, and teammates, desperately wants to break the the St. Louis area single-season touchdown record, which currently stands at 54. "I just want that record," said Elliott, who has 47 touchdowns this season, after scoring three times in the JBS' 28-6 win over Monett (MO) in the state semifinals last Saturday. "I still think I can get it." But what Elliott and all his Bomber …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Undefeated Bombers will square off against 10-3 Monett and its vaunted 'Purple Haze' defense.
The first half of last Saturday's MSHSAA Class 3 quarterfinal football game was about as frustrated as anyone has seen John Burroughs head coach Gus Frerotte during his short time as leader of the Bombers. Burroughs wasn't exactly playing badly, but there were having trouble stopping the Park Hills Central offense from holding the ball and controlling the clock. "It was frustrating, just really frustrating," Frerotte said last Saturday. "And it wasn't so much their offense. We knew they wanted to run the ball, run the ball, run the ball. Then, run the ball, run the ball, run the ball some more. I was upset that we had a chance to complete some passes and we didn't do it." The second half was a different story, as the Bombers took their …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Bombers are seeking third straight trip to the Show-Me Bowl, after suffering back-to-back, heartbreaking losses in the state title game the last two years.
The battle cry for the 2012 John Burroughs football season is two simple words that somehow tell the gut-wrenching story of Bombers football the last three years. Unfinished business. That's what John Burroughs has with themselves. That's what it has with the rest of the state. That's even what it has with the Edward Jones Dome building itself -- the site of the Bombers heartache in the state title game the last two years. John Burroughs has unfinished business, and its mission all season long is to finally finish it. "The whole team knows it," star running back Ezekiel Elliott said, after scoring six touchdowns in Burroughs' 50-6 district championship win over Soldan last Monday, which gives him an area-best 41 scores this season. "We've…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Senior Ezekiel Elliott scored four rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns as well, to raise his area-leading total to 41 this season.
MANCHESTER -- In a season of dynamic performances almost every week, the John Burroughs football team delivered one of its best efforts of the season Monday night in the Class 3 District 2 championship game against Soldan High of St. Louis. The Bombers, who have been on a mission since last season to get back to the Edward Jones Dome for their third straight appearance in the state championship game, looked every bit like the best team in the state, with a 50-6 romp over Soldan. "You can see it, these kids know what's at stake," Burroughs head coach and former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte said. "They come and practice hard every day, and they refuse to let each other let down. And it kind of shows up when we play a game like this." Star …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Ezekiel Elliott scores six touchdowns, as Bombers win big over Tigers.
MANCHESTER -- The top-ranked team in Missouri Class 3 football showed put on another impressive performance Monday night at Parkway South's Patriot Stadium, the unbeaten John Burroughs Bombers walloped Soldan International, 50-6, to claim its third straight district football championship. Senior running back Ezekiel Elliott scored six touchdowns (four rushing and two receiving), to bring his area-leading total to 41 this season, as Burroughs won its 11th straight game. Soldan, one of the top teams from the Public High League, which averaged 31.1 points a game this season, was held to a season-low six points by the stout Bomber defense. Please tune in to Patch.com Tuesday morning for the full story on Burroughs' Monday night football, …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Unbeaten John Burroughs is the No. 1 overall seed in Class 3, while Ladue and MICDS will compete as underdogs in Class 4.
The Missouri State High School Athletics Association (MSHSAA) officially released its 2012 High School Football Playoff Pairings on Monday, with several bits of good news for a couple of local teams. No. 1-ranked John Burroughs, to no one's surprise, was named the No. 1 seed in Class 3 District 2, which means the Bombers will have home-field advantage all the way through the district playoffs. This week, Burroughs (8-0) will begin its bid for a third straight state title game appearance, with a first-round district matchup against Confluence Prep Academy of St. Louis. Kickoff for that game is scheduled for 3 p.m. at JBS. One of the surprises of the new playoff pairings was Ladue earning the No. 4 seed in Class 4, District 3, where Sullivan…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Junior QB Matthew Hooper leads the way with 305 passing yards and four touchdowns, as Ladue rampages over Jennings, 49-6.
Coming off a disappointing loss at Fort Zumwalt North last week, the Ladue High football team bounced back in a big way Saturday afternoon against league rival Jennings High. The Rams looked re-energized and re-focused in 49-6 Senior Day romp over the visiting Warriors in the final regular season game of the year at Ladue’s Ramming Athletic Center. Junior quarterback Matthew Hooper, who completed just seven-of-20 passes against Zumwalt North, was as sharp as he’d been all season against Jennings, connecting on 18-of-23 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns. Hooper threw three of those scores in the first half, as the Rams built a 28-0 halftime lead. Senior running backs Shawn Whitley and Marcellis Wade each had a short touchdown run to …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Rams were losing by six at the half and by 14 until deep into the third quarter.
The Rams of Mary Institute & Country Day School found themselves behind by 14 points deep into the third quarter against the Lutheran South Lancers. Struggling with penalties and difficulty moving the football, the team finally got on the scoreboard on a long sideline run by wide receiver Alim Muhammad. With just under 4 minutes left in the third quarter, the Rams scored the extra point, set the score at 14-7, and it was all MICDS from then on. Other highlights: Want more pictures from Saturday's game? Check out the Ladue-Frontenac page on Facebook and find yourself in our photo gallery.