Friday, November 23, 2012
Ezekiel Elliott caps his sensational career with 419 all-purpose yards and three more touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough Maryville rushed for 436 yards as a team.
ST. LOUIS -- Try as he might, even the best player in the state couldn’t do it by himself. That’s the feeling fans and observers left the Edward Jones Dome with Friday afternoon, after John Burroughs running back/receiver/kick returner/defensive back Ezekiel Elliott turned in the single greatest individual yardage performance in Missouri football state championship game history, but still had to walk off the field in tears, following his team’s 35-22 loss to Maryville in the 2012 MSHSAA Class 3 Show-Me Bowl game. “It just hurts so much,” Elliott said, after amassing an incredible 419 all-purpose yards and scoring three touchdowns for the Bombers. “I really don’t know how else to put it. We put in so much work, and to get here and fall …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Check out some of the awesome photos from JBS' big win in Monett, sent to us by outstanding amateur photographer and contributor Margaret Bahe.
Burroughs won the game 28-6, and will play in the MSHSAA Show-Me Bowl state championship game on Friday. Here's just a handful of the terrific photos from the game sent to Patch by our friend and colleague, John Burroughs science teacher Margaret Bahe. Bahe has contributed award-winning action shots of Burroughs athletes ever since Patch launched in Ladue and Frontenac in December, 2010. Patch will have a full round of championship photos from the game at the Dome Friday with Maryville for the Class 2 Show Me Bowl title game.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
With 44 touchdowns last year, and 47 more this year, the Ohio State-bound star has scored 91 touchdowns the last two seasons.
Among the many honorees in nine different sports announced as 2012 All-Stars by Metro League commissioner Dory Smith on Monday, one announcement was no surprise at all. And that worst-kept secret of probably the entire 2012 Fall sports season was that John Burroughs running back Ezekiel Elliott -- the conference leader in rushing yards, total yards, all-purpose yards, and the St. Louis area leader in touchdowns -- was named Metro League Football Player of the Year, after a weekend vote conducted amongst the league's coaches. Elliott, who was a city-wide Player of the Year candidate last year, after scoring 44 touchdowns and leading the Bombers to their second straight Show-Me Bowl state title game, is widely considered the leading …
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 …
Monday, September 24, 2012
2 called back. Ohio State-bound speedster makes it all look easy.
Saturdays football showdown, John Burroughs at MICDS never had a chance. Ezekiel Elliott, the area’s leading scorer (23) TDs scored six times, one including a 65 yard punt return and the Bombers demolished their rivals the Rams, 55-7 Saturday on the MICDS home field. To make matter worse, two more Elliott TDs were called back because of penalties. There's room for improvement Burroughs Coach Gus Frerotte knows there’s still things to keep clean up in a 5-0 season. “Zeke was offsides the first time he scored, he knows better than that.” “ Elliott should be playing for Ohio State now, not the Bombers. He rushed 12 times for 222 yards. He makes those scores look easy, prancing into the end zone while tantalizing and teasing slower defenders. …